The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug dropped it’s first trailer this week:
And looks substantially more plot-developmental than perhaps the first one was:
#Trololol. Literally. Kinda. @The_hobbit_blog will keep you updated on all things The Hobbit. Peter Jackson and crew will more or less be looking for some cinematic redemption after the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey garnered a lackluster 65% on rottentomatoes. Which funnily enough is more than we can say for the likes of Zack Snyder’s ”Best film to date(56%)”.
Pat Summitt's birthday is today.
She also was awarded the Keith Jackson Eternal Flame Award
When the Wolverine is fighting ninja’s, it’s pretty hard to have a bad time:
This movie will really get to Wolverine’s core—so—fingers crossed that we’ve done it this time. I’m pretty confident we have. – Hugh Jackman
Director James Mangold is looking to delve more into Wolverine’s character; his résumé includes: Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line and 3:10 to Yuma, so we should be good on that. An “actor’s director”, @mang0ld knows Wolverine is a classic Anti-hero: a “superhero” with very human flaws foils and fables just like the rest of us. Marvel’s Canadian Berserker will be seeking cinematic redemption after his last solo film X-Men Origins:Wolverine got a 38% rottentomatoes score. Wow. I wonder if Zack Snyder directed it.
No ashes, no coal can burn with such glow.
As a secretive love of which no one must know.
But, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…” [Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities]
She began her dark journey into light at the age of seventeen.
In that darkness, he had beaten her ‘on her bare buttocks’ in a ‘special room’ away from the family. In the light, she eventually confessed that she had felt sexual excitement when her father beat her. Her mother had raised her ‘in complete sexual ignorance.’
Suffering – both physical and emotional – with love.
Gaia is a tough bitch.
Hot Cold Passion: a passion for science.
She was a Scientist, first.
And she was a Character — a very interesting, and complex character.
Having entered the science community as a woman, when men still dominated science, and being charmed by a huge scientific ego, Carl, she luckily had to explore the backwaters of evolutionary biology at the time, bacteria, not getting much support from him or her male contemporaries. Of course, like all good science, that estuary of knowledge contained biological riches totally ignored by well established conventional scientific community. Like Darwin before, she was sui generis: a driven, feisty, no holds barred, idea brawler — an intellectual maverick — by necessity and choice. Initially ignored, she generated a fair amount of hostility from the conventional scientific community when they were challenged.
And intellectual mavericks, with persistence, are the only type to challenge the major ideas of conventional science, and win — somewhat.
Her birthday is today. She would have been 87. A poet unknown.
"Only parts of us will ever
touch only parts of others –
one’s own truth is just that really — one’s own truth." -- Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn and her poetry
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The Troubadour of the 60′s is one year short to his diamond jubilee today exactly — May 24, 1941 — 74 years to be a exact. No, he isn’t under 30 anymore, far from it, and with no direction home.
To celebrate this classic free-wheelin example of a Different Drummer, I copied his Keirsey Temperament Portrait from Keirsey.com
Watch and Observe a Composer in Action
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is looking pretty boss:
Catching Fire protagonist Jennifer Lawrence a.k.a. “Jay-Law“ as she is known on the streets SYGU’ed pretty hard this year at the 85th Annual Academy Awards taking home Best Actress for her critically acclaimed portrayal of a beautifully flawed Tiffany in mental-health narrative Silver Linings Playbook. At the tender age of 22, #JLAW became the second youngest actress of all-time to take home the Trophy. Let’s just say this, folks. She’s no Zack Snyder.
She took his advice. For he was persuasive and he had her best interest in mind. It was Common Sense in his mind. He knew the value. He pushed the napkin toward her.
He was right.
And she became wildly successful. Almost 3 billion dollars worth.
But his day job was to be a critic. A Movie Critic. He would often say and do thumb down.
“It’s not the critic who counts.
It’s not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled.
Credit belongs to the man who really was in the arena…”
Although he was a mere movie critic, he was in the arena of life, like all of us, however. And he was concerning and constructive.
Lucky for her. Thumb up. He knew what he was talking about.
He gave his opinion on what movies were good, thumb up, or not so good, thumb down, and you decide. With his partners it was two thumbs up. It was his business to be familiar with the movies and the entertainment industry. He did it for 46 years.