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What benefits could come from major movie studios merging together in the distant future?

Answer by Jon Ferreira:

During Hollywood’s Golden Age there were eight Hollywood studios commonly regarded as the “majors”. They were Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century-Fox), Loew’s Incorporated (owner of America’s largest theater circuit and parent company to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), Paramount Pictures, RKO Radio Pictures, Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, and United Artists.

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Stop the CREAPs

It is clear that we are jaded. We are so far removed from reality that we are able to continue existing unencumbered even with the increasing number of children who are killed in Jamaica on a weekly basis. 492 more words

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One in a billion

Keep your mind open its too beautiful to close. There’s a paradise within your thoughts that kiss the universe with sweetness. The world will try to put up walls to your happiness, don’t withdraw towards the darkness, it’s cold out there. 229 more words

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Why do we feel differently about behaviors in real life than when we see them reproduced in fiction?

                      “The play’s the thing. Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.”

                                                         ~ William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”, Act 2 scene 2

I can offer no studies or scholarly articles on parables or fiction that parallels real events producing catharsis (as Aristotle would say) intermingled with guilt and horror in viewers who committed similar deeds.

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Retro Cinema: FALLING DOWN (1993)


MICHAEL DOUGLAS stars as a vigilante / activist in the hidden gem FALLING DOWN, a cult classic poisoned with black humour. 906 more words


'Wellness' is not about health

The recent exposé of the so-called ‘wellness’ blogger, Belle Gibson, is nothing more than ripping the curtain back on yet another charlatan, playing on people’s hopes and fears. 515 more words

Social Justice

Forget black or blue -- #AllLivesMatter

In 1988, the hip hop group, N.W.A. — two-fifths of which comprised Ice Cube and Dr. Dre — recorded a song that, at the time, was a bold, inflammatory public anthem against our nation’s most powerful enforcers of the law. 515 more words

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