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Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
5 years ago via Movies on Android phone

You get some background on Robbins interspersed with unimaginable traumas elicited from a deep Q like "how many here are thinking about suicide." Riveting. And not small stuff.

So, it is one big infomercial, but it turns out - that's not a bad thing.
A literal $5000 seminar for free.

And potentially it is life changing in its layered approach. But don't be fooled into thinking that's all you need.

The filmmakers love the guy, and full disclosure, I bought his cd course around 2001, but never got past the 1st disc. And like most, I remained intrigued yet still skeptical. So I'll attest - I had to see thru the slick packaging to see the honesty here.

A snapshot of his life principles, but even here, although he borders on techniques used by cults - a high price, remote location, demanding assumptions in breaking up a 'bad' relationship - he also maintains they have to work on themselves and that he is only starting something in them and they will have to continue for their future breakthroughs.

Like watching a movie instead of going to a trained counselor, this is simply the tip of the iceberg in changing your life - don't let this be the only piece of input that you get for help.
But ya gotta start somewhere.

This is like a ten minute talk w Dr Phil on your way to your therapist.

3 motivations to change out of 5

Mommy Dead and Dearest
5 years ago via Movies on Android phone

Quietly, yet shockingly compelling.
Your heart is torn to pieces, but at the same time, thanks to this incredible filmmaking, you are also shown the balance of understanding what's behind the madness.
There is no hero in this one.

From one prison to another.

This will trigger your emotions, and yet sober you up to be more aware of things around you.

This has somehow shaken even my view of hand holding.

5 out of 5

Cutthroat Island
5 years ago via Movies on Android phone

A clear predecessor to the Pirates of the Caribbean, and a better than average pirate movie led by the versatile Geena Davis.
Oddly tho it was cool to pan back then when it hit theatres, but its a decent swashbuckling flick.

Lush and sumptuous cinematography, spectacular and thunderous slo-mo stunts, and a few corny chuckles should have carried it, but it didn't quite win its audience.

A script fix: find the treasure to SAVE her pirate father and his reputation, not just be a leftover from him.
And needed more fun with the characters - espec the overly bland villain here, and the wasted talents of Chris Masterson who later proved his hilarious comic chops on Malcolm in the Middle.

Pacing problems are deadly for an action flick too.
Davis has fun tho and does her best, but the script doesn't match up to her quick wit.

Matthew Modine nails it - he steals his scenes playing a perfectly pitched Disney hero, and you can tell he's having a blast.

Someone saw this, improved on it & made Pirates of the Caribbean, I'm convinced. Plenty of good was mined from here.
Worth a look on a lazy afternoon.

3 shivered timbers out of 5