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Posted by Jean Jessup on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, In : Science Fiction 

"Off to the movies we shall go, where we learn everything that we know.  'Cause the movies teach us what our parents don't have time to say." - South Park the Movie

2011 has been a big year for 2012 predictions of Alien Invasions, fake or otherwise. And I find it quite interesting that there have been a plethora of alien invasion movies in 2011.  Why does Hollywood think that alien invasion films are so popular now?  For decades or more, we have been trained in the U.S. to think that we are al...
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Posted by Jean Jessup on Thursday, November 24, 2011, In : Thriller 

"Listen up. There is a storm coming like nothing you have ever seen and none of you are prepared for it!" - Curtis (Michael Shannon), TAKE SHELTER

Take Shelter in one way is the simple story of a working class husband and father who has visceral dreams of a strange powerful storm coming and reacts by expanding his storm shelter.  And in another way, Take Shelter is an emotionally complex story which questions a man's sanity.  It is also a story filled with loosely connected metaphors and sy...
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TREE OF LIFE (Why Dinosaurs?)

Posted by Jean Jessup on Friday, October 7, 2011, In : Drama 
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I was clicking around on LAMB (Large Assoc of Movie Blogs) Forums and came across this video review of Tree Of Life by Anders Wotzke.   I agree with what Wotzke says in general and was inspired to answer his question on "why dinosaurs?".  I have not yet come across any reviewer who has an explanation for the dinosaurs in this film.  So I am offering my insights here.

In thinking about this...
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TEMPLE GRANDIN - True Story of an Autistic Inventor (Sleeper)

Posted by Jean Jessup on Saturday, March 26, 2011, In : Docudrama 

"...different, but not less." - Temple Grandin

This HBO film, Temple Grandin is the true story of Temple Grandin, Ph.D. who is the first autistic person to write about and lecture about her own autistic experience.  She is also an inventor that has created humane systems for herding cattle which are utilized by 50% of the cattle industry today.  This is the most uplifting, inspiring film I have seen in the past few years.  It won 7 Emmys in 2010 for star, Claire Danes and HBO.

The film shows Te...
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GI JOE, The Animated TV Series - A 1980's foreshadowing of NWO conspiracies

Posted by Jean Jessup on Saturday, March 19, 2011, In : GI Joe TV Series 

Offering a discussion and foreshadowing of conspiracy theory to children of the 1980's.

GI JOE, A Real American Hero animated TV series from the 1980's contains many, many references to political conspiracies that are issues for us today in the new millennium.  I was intrigued by articles about the GI Joe series that I encountered in my travels through the internet and decided to see the episodes for myself.  They are available on YouTube - just search on "GI Joe, A Real American Hero."  You c...
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