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Sunday, October 21, 2012

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF





People wear masks. Behind that mask are many stories, good, bad, and indifferent. Never move intimately, and emotionally close to anyone without first knowing who that person is. Strangers are tomorrow’s friends, but friends come in all levels from ‘Facebook’ internet friends to ‘soul mates’. Like ‘food’ today, one needs to know what’s in it, and if it’s a healthy pick or a ‘deal breaker’. In the case of humans who connect with the possibility of continual intimate partnering, it could be the most important decision you’ll ever make. It’s not like the old days of  where the male is dragging the female ‘catch’ by the hair with a big club in the other hand.









Little communication happened among the neanderthals, and yet that lack of intelligent behavior is common to one degree or another among people ‘coupling’. Millions of marriages are still ‘arranged marriages’! In the Western world, freedoms and slow acceptance of different kinds of coupling from ‘interracial’ to ‘gay marriage’ is becoming more accepted by the open minded. However, the dilemmas of hiding ones true self from the other, not to mention from oneself is still the norm. Closeness involves taking on the manners, qualities, and soul of the other that to one degree or another merges with your own. Does it make any sense not to know who you’re letting in to you from both points of view?







‘Tell me about
yourself’
, need not be said if two people are in the flow of easily doing it
naturally. Sometimes other communication unfolds where it happens naturally
when two people are in relaxed communication. Lead your life where smooth
communication can happen to the maximum point of it’s willingness to be
received. Open communication with no mask or barriers is fulfilling to the soul
and builds a knowing trust. Feel your heart opening and the others will open. 

¿WHERE?







"Where
can we find in this race of ours real men. Men of character, 


 men of
purpose, men of confidence, men of faith, men who really 


know
themselves?"





Marcus Mosiah
Garvey


The
Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey














REVIEW OF SINISTER














About The Movie:



Ellison Oswald (Hawke) is a
one-time best-seller whose books on real murders used to stir up sales, but now
just stir people up. Looking for a career boost, he moves to a small town where
a grisly murder took place when four-fifths of a family were found hanging from
a tree in their yard. What Hawke doesn't tell his wife (Juliet Rylance) and
kids (Michael Hall D'Addario and Clare Foley) is that he's moved them into the
actual house where the murdered clan lived and died. (Any resemblance to the
blocked, baffled Jack Nicholson character in The Shining is
purely intentional.) Ellison soon finds a box of Super 8 films in the attic,
and the most recently dated one shows the actual lynching. Ellison, desperate
for success, doesn't call the cops, which briefly fills the film with life.
What then helps kill Sinister dead is that Ellison does not
immediately watch all of the rest of the films in the box—each of which shows
another brutal murder—like any person in that circumstance would. Instead,
Ellison chooses to pop in and out from his tasks and watches them piece by
piece, spooling up another portrait of murder at random intervals any time the
film needs a jolt, which is often.



What Is Good/Bad About The Movie:





In a genre that is dominated by
sequels, remakes, prequels, spinoffs and other franchise cash-ins,
non-franchise films often resort to established sub-genres, such as
found-footage or “torture porn,” to stand out from the crowd. As a result, it’s
up to moviegoers, via word-of-mouth, to support filmmakers who are trying, and
succeeding, in delivering fresh scares and engaging/frightening stories. Does Sinister offer
a smart and scary experience that’s worthy of your box office dollars and
personal endorsement?




While certain elements of the plot are
predictable, Sinister has managed to deliver a horror film that is not
only creepier than most of its contemporaries, it excels with relatable
characters, and a smart premise – a premise that pays off in both the larger
story mythology as well as moment to moment scares. Moviegoers hoping for a
bloody splatter flick might be underwhelmed considering the movie relies
heavily on creepy night sequences, grainy video footage, and the unfolding
mystery around Mr. Boogie. That said, for viewers who have grown tired of
the countless stock horror offerings in the genre, Sinister should
provide an especially engaging and refreshingly spooky movie experience.







The scares themselves, as well as the larger mystery, are primarily
revealed through a combination of the escalating disturbances in
the Oswalt house and the super 8 tapes (which each depict a different
grisly murder). Many filmgoers have begun to tire of the found-footage gimmick,
as Hollywood continues to pump out one ridiculous application of the format
after another, but the Sinister 
found footage” rarely
disappoints. Each film is compelling and unsettling – with plenty of variation
and uniquely horrific imagery to keep viewers squirming in their seats.
Similarly, unlike many horror contemporaries, each violent moment in Sinister serves
a larger story purpose (not just violence for the sake of violence) – resulting
some satisfying call backs at the conclusion of the film.





Not every
element of 
Sinister is up to par and while the larger story
and experience deliver, a number of individual moments borrow heavily from
prior horror films and could be predictable to anyone who is paying close
enough attention (or anyone has seen the film’s notable inspirations). In
addition, 
Sinister joins the growing list of films that rely
on creepy kids to do their frightening dirty work. The children admittedly
deliver plenty of spooky on-screen drama but “spooky kid” moments don’t quite
live up to the promise established in the larger premise.







Nevertheless,
like the 2007 indie horror film Paranormal Activity (which
originally gained traction through festival screenings and word of mouth),
 Sinister‘s
rich premise and creepy monster, Mr. Boogie, could easily spawn a string
of high-profit franchise sequels. Only time will tell but, until then, this film succeeds in delivering an exceptionally engaging, and
frightening, movie experience with quality characters, a smart story, and
plenty of scares.





Overall Grade:



B-


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