Why are some people and organizations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? In business, it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters WHY you do i One of the books for my local PMI chapter, this book was adapted from the above 18 minute Ted Talk, and while the concept is great and greatly explained, the book doesn’t offer much more than stretching the material well past it’s breaking point with limited new material and repetition of the same points over and over again. It’s still good material, but there’s only about three examples here, unlike some of the...
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It Follows: Directed by David Robert Mitchell. With Bailey Spry, Carollette Phillips, Loren Bass, Keir Gilchrist. A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter. I watched this after watching a different anxiety inducing movie and I still feel this is one of the most horrifying, terrifying, and anxious movie I’ve ever seen. Buy On Amazon!
Pacific Rim: Directed by Guillermo del Toro. With Charlie Hunnam, Diego Klattenhoff, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi. As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. I got a new 4k player for the holidays and this is the film that I chose to be the first one played on it. It was a good choice! Buy On Amazon!
Moonfall: Directed by Roland Emmerich. With Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Charlie Plummer. A mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit and sends it hurtling on a collision course toward earth. Did you know that films that are in the “science fiction’ category don’t actually have to have any real science in them? Buy On Amazon!
Edge of Tomorrow: Directed by Doug Liman. With Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton. A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. Another 2023 Black Friday pickup, this remains a solid reimagining of Groundhog day, but maintains some unique aspects and has it’s own dangling threads that have nearly driven me insane when I try to contemplate their solutions. Buy On Amazon!
Howard the Duck: Directed by Willard Huyck. With Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale. A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a struggling female rock singer. I hadn’t seen this film in a while and the physical disk finally got down from it’s crazy prices, so now I have it in my collection (no Stan Lee appearance though!). Buy On Amazon!
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves: Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein. With Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith. A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. The 2023 4k black friday sale was kind to me and this film was one of my purchases. It’s a fun ride and well put together. Buy On Amazon!
Blue Beetle: Directed by Angel Manuel Soto. With Xolo Maridueña, Bruna Marquezine, Becky G, Damián Alcázar. An alien scarab chooses Jaime Reyes to be its symbiotic host, bestowing the recent college graduate with a suit of armor that’s capable of extraordinary powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the superhero known as Blue Beetle. This is a fun movie and I hope they deliver on the promise of a multiverse of Blue Beetles all fighting the time traveling blue beetle infinity being from the end of time. Buy On Amazon!
Suicide Squad: Directed by David Ayer. With Will Smith, Jaime FitzSimons, Ike Barinholtz, Margot Robbie. A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse. This was like $5 for the 4k disc, so it’s in my collection now and I watched it again and I have this to say for it: it’s my guilty pleasure. I love nearly everything about this film and firmly believe that if the DCU had kept going in this direction it would have done worlds better than...
Watchmen: Directed by Zack Snyder. With Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley. In a version of 1985 where superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach on the trail of a conspiracy that will change the course of history. I finally have this in 4k on a disc, something that I’ve had an eye out for since I learned it was a thing, and the price was finally under $9, so I pulled the trigger. Watchmen remains the standard that all other comic movies will be judged against and the “Ultimate Edition” makes no...