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enjoypolo wrote: See you on the otherside of the wormhole, friend! 😎

David Icke's new documentary, Renegade, is now officially released!! Humbled to have been able to crowdfund this project, and seeing it come to fruition at last. Haven't watched it yet, but I'm sure it's a treat.:p:rolleyes:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/renegade/

Oops, meant to post that in the music thread.

 
Posted : June 8, 2019 7:10 PM
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Bad Genius - a great film that somehow makes taking tests exciting and funny

Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.

Castle of Cogliostro

Studio Ghibli does a super 70's heist movie, with their usual panache and humour.

 
Posted : June 12, 2019 12:55 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx9MiTrllIY

A Quest for Meaning (En Quête de Sens; 2015)
A film by Nathanaël Coste and Marc De La Ménardière.

A Quest For Meaning" tells the story of Marc and Nathanaël, two childhood friends that hit the road to question the way of the world. Equipped with nothing more than a tiny camera and a microphone, they will attempt to uncover the causes of the current world crisis and discover a way to bring about change, by meeting philosophers, teachers, environmental activists and guardians of the ancient cultures.

I stumbled upon this film at my library purely by chance, while looking for Vandana Shiva, and it’s such a wonderful, and inspiring documentary, one of those you’d want the whole world to watch it.
A story I’m sure, many THC can relate to with their own homeric journey to awakening.

Featuring not only the great Vandana Shiva, but also Bruce Lipton, Cassandra Vieten (IONS), Satish Kumar, and many other individuals who walk the noble walk.

5-stars

PS: So many resources I’ve come across while watching this, such sages as Satish Kumar, publisher of Resurgence. Marc, the principal protagonist also shifted his life around this new perspective of the world, and it’s the paradigm I want to be involved in as well.

If we can’t fix the current system, then we must build a new one that embraces all Life, and sail forth, leaving the old ship to sink behind.

 
Posted : June 25, 2019 4:32 PM
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Latest film director I've been enthralled with, is Paul Thomas Anderson (aka PTA). His most well-known films are Magnolia (1999), There Will Be Blood (2007), The Master (2012), Phantom Thread (2017).

I'd watch some of those films before my awakening, but watching them now, I'm blown away by all the subtext in them. Particularly his first two films: Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia. In fact, the two are oddly sequential and take place in the same city, San Fernando Valley, where PTA is from. Boogie Nights in particular is a story about an underage actor (Mark Walberg) who debuts as a porn actor. It's well-made, but surprisingly "in-your-face" with Hollywood's business-as-usual , with all that it entails (underage sex; powerful producers bringing children to coke parties) and it's done with such explicit glamour and casualness that it smacks one in the face (especially knowing what we know here).

Watching Magnolia, it made me realize how these films seem to be very biographical, and made from the point of a view of an insider. Albeit a talented one. PTA is a master at getting the best out of his cast, and some cool pastiche to Stanley Kubrick.

There Will Be Blood, which I've watched again recently, is really the story about the birth of the Oil cartel, with all its cunning force. It's a powerful film, and I dare say that PTA is one of those directors who come close to Kubrick's level of meticulous details, and rhythm to his films.

Last but not least, The Master is a story about L. Ron Hubbard (LHR), the founder of Scientology (a man who was to the head with intelligentsia-esoteric involvements). A great movie, I shall so say no more. It's also one of Seymour Hoffman's last, so it's worth watching for that alone.

 
Posted : July 11, 2019 6:14 PM
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Last night I had the chance to go watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, in cinema (restored beautifully!).
All I can say is, even after 50-years (originally released in 1968), this is one of the most epic, awe-inspiring film I've seen. Like Nikola Tesla and others, it was way ahead of it's time, and in fact, I realize how it's made for this century in particular (aka The Disclosure Era).

I kept thinking, "it's no wonder he [Kubrick] was able to make the moon landing footage so believable". Everything from the cinematography in motion, to the actors' performances (especially those anti-gravity scenes) to the special effects, and of course the epic cosmic story of mankind's evolution, this film is to be stored in the Great Pyramids engraved in hieroglyphs for preservation.

I've heard many interpretations of the film, from the mundane "It's about technology/AI's take-over over humanity".
While I agree that plays a big part in the film, what I resonate the most with comes from the interpretation by Jay Weidner and Jay Dyer, it being about the age-old tale of Ascension, or the Natural Evolutionary Cycle of living beings (and in fact, of Life in the Universe), as well Life beyond Death. Like all good artworks, it's open to anyone's interpretation.

The behind-the-scenes on the film is probably as impressive as the movie itself, if not more, which only makes it more mystical.

There was something about the Carl Zeiss lens commissioned by NASA specifically for the Apollo 11 Moon mission which Kubrick allegedly got in return for his secret involvement in the infamous moon landing shot. I'm no photographer, but there's no doubt this played a huge role in the film-making process.
It was subsequently used in Barry Lyndon (1975), which used only natural lighting (never heard of anywhere else in feature-film production) and was achieved only thanks to that same lens. Suffice to say, Kubrick was a genius who knew how to play his insider-cards well.

I like the fact that he has the balls to co-opt an adaptation (Arthur C. Clarke's novel for 2001; Stephen Kings for Shining) and shits on it in a very subtle, but Joker-ly manner to put forth his own interpretation. Genius.

I'm also a big sucker for the Shining (1980) really being about pointing to Moon Landing. It's a whole can of worms, but in true Leonardo Da Vinci fashion, Kubrick will go down in History as a true artist and gnostic film-maker.


Barry Lyndon night scene using only candle-light (Stanley Kubrick on the left)


The Shining (1980): One of the more explicit hints pointing to a wholly different, but parallel, story-line in the film.


Sacred Geometry in 2001: 7 Merkabas in the Stargate sequence.


Planets alignment: Ascension theme. Boom goes the dynamite!

EDIT: Here's an article from today on RT about the myth 🙂

 
Posted : July 12, 2019 5:42 PM
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976, UK)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o1ad6b3hrA

How have I not watched this earlier boggles me, but it’s a must-watch for any THC enthusiast. With none other than David Bowie playing the character of an ET stranded on Earth for a mission, it’s an artsy film that tells a lot without talking much, and I love it!
Made in 1976, you realize how visionary this film must’ve been, with lots of futuristic tech portrayed. Last but not least spoiler, it was partly shot in the deserts of New Mexico, as if purely coincidental. Lord only knows what goes on underground in that area.
Some explicit sex scenes though, so be warned.

The Great Buddha+ (2017, Taiwan)

A great political satire/black-comedy taking place in Taiwan (or could be in China), about government officials, tales of lust&corruption, greed and class-inequalities. Very well made, and feels like a mix of many styles (Godfather; Tarantino, etc.). Surprised this film isn’t banned in China, or maybe it is.

I often feel that tight censorship can in some cases ironically breeds better, wittier, more novel story writing, for better or for worse. But I digress

 
Posted : August 11, 2019 6:11 PM
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Just came back from watching Tarantino’s latest film Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
What a disaster. Save yourselves some money, and download it when it comes out.
You know that frustration when the food at the restaurant is disappointing? Well that’s how I felt.

Imma share some spoilers down below, but let me get this point publicly. For whatever reasons, Tarantino seems to love underage girls sexual innuendos, as well as making Polanski look glam. Don’t get me wrong, I like a lot of Polanski’s films, but after all we know, it strikes me as daring, and almost like QT is an apologist for Hollywood’s darkness. Unfortunately, that’s all I can share without spoiling the film.


2 stars max for this one. Good thing I didn’t spend a dime on this (redeemed credit card points I had collected)

 
Posted : August 14, 2019 3:43 AM
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Yeah, I wasn't really interested. Other than the Kill Bill movies and Pulp Fiction I haven't been much of a fan. Evidently he is working on some sort of Star Trek project, unless it is a Klingon exploitation series where they sprout brow ridges and hair I don't see it going well. . .well even then it will still be shit. Was this Alex Kurtzman's idea?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjPgofYZhR0

 
Posted : August 15, 2019 4:07 AM
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The forecaster - really eye opening must watch film.

"MARTIN ARMSTRONG, once a US based trillion dollar financial adviser, used the number pi to predict economic turning points with precision. When some big New York bankers asked him to join the club to help them to take over Russia, he refused to join the manipulation. A few days later the FBI stormed his offices accusing him of a 3 billion dollar Ponzi Scheme - an attempt to stop him talking about the real Ponzi Scheme of debts that the US has build up over the years and which he thinks starts to collapse after October 1, 2015, a major pi turning point he is predicting."

Other honorable mentions this week -

MFKZ - strange, stylish anime set in 'Dark Meat City' an LA Analogue.

"Angelino is just one of thousands of deadbeats living in Dark Meat City. But an otherwise unremarkable scooter accident caused by a beautiful, mysterious stranger is about to transform his life... into a waking nightmare! He starts seeing monstrous forms prowling around all over the city... Is Angelino losing his mind, or could an alien invasion really be happening this quietly...?"

Time Trap - Fun, low-budget time paradox adventure, that doesn't so much have a twist, as goes AROUND the twist.

Bad Genius - Thai movie that somehow makes sitting exams into a thriller.

 
Posted : August 26, 2019 12:35 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLdTQCqcBDw

 
Posted : August 27, 2019 8:22 PM
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once upon a time is Hollywood was pretty crazy.
with brad pit in the 60's
theres going to be a between two ferns movie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnF-zTrHvGs

edit: you guys didn't like it?

 
Posted : August 28, 2019 2:43 AM
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sirujux wrote: once upon a time is Hollywood was pretty crazy.
with brad pit in the 60's
theres going to be a between two ferns movie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnF-zTrHvGs

edit: you guys didn't like it?

Personally, I thought it was a mediocre picture, especially given the talent present on set; subject-matter at hand. Not too hard to make it interesting. Instead..

I would compare it to going to a nice restaurant (expecting good things) and waiting hours just to be serviced, only to receive cold food, only to pay the big bill.

I thought the Jamie Foxx/Christopher Waltz/DiCaprio trifecta killed it in Django, big time. But what goes up must go down too, right?

The highlight for me was the soundtrack, with this vesion of California Dreamin'. But that's just my 2-cents.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUYXbICyJIg

 
Posted : August 29, 2019 9:22 AM
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I saw the joker movie and it was p weird.
on the way home there was a slow driver and someone was honking like crazy at them for a few min's. everyone was like wtf, crazy day or cool day. its nice out and my mom left for California for a month and a half so that's nice.

 
Posted : October 17, 2019 10:09 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCN_jAewgM4

Ayahuasca - Shamanic Exhibition (2019, Jan Kounen)
Just came back from this VR exhibition that recreated a visual experience of the sacred brew visuals captured "with the Shipibo tribe in the Amazon", snake-wisdom type while the shaman is singing icaros in a cozy, 10-people per session screening inside a vegetated geodesic dome with a table and props.
I didn't realize they were other shamanic VR media too, like Awavena.
Although VR's good, it still so much sharper and detailed on a flat-screen, and the headsets a little heavy.:D
Still, incredible stuff.

PS: Another one of his apparently. A lot of dolphin synchronicities lately:rolleyes:;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3Ax4tsYjhM

 
Posted : November 28, 2019 8:46 PM
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i was just thinking since this month is when the 1982 movie blade runner was based in 2019 did people 40 years ago really think there would be flying cars now? id say they were off by 20 years, 2040 sounds like a year thats just like blade runner.

i found out ya people did think there would be flying cars now

 
Posted : November 29, 2019 12:54 AM
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