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Will The Public Rally Around the First Ever Female Fat Superhero? And Should They?

Will The Public Rally Around the First Ever Female Fat Superhero? And Should They?

Titled “Blubberella,” this is one movie that may finally put director Uwe Boll in the spotlight, at least temporarily. The German director, famous for low budget films mostly based on video games, has made a movie that introduces the world’s first female fat superhero. The only available footage is the recently released trailer, but based on Boll’s previous body of work, this film will likely be decidedly lacking in story or subtlety.

That being said, those looking for an obese role model will almost predictably be disappointed as this will probably not be a fat empowerment movie by any measure. The trailer seems to imply that the only plot is one where Blubberella somehow defeats Nazis through endless eating, and the occasional shooting of guns. The food jokes appear to supply most of the ‘comedy’ alongside the heroine’s weight.

Although this movie won’t be seen on a wide scale (straight to video is its likely fate), it will be interesting to see what even the limited audience captured by this movie ultimately thinks of it. Will those who are overweight see this film’s message as empowering or demeaning? Time will tell.

But even a straight to video film begs an important question. Is belittling this health crisis, and the people most affected by it, in anyway productive? The rising level of obesity in the Western world, including Boll’s own country, is alarming to put it lightly. Should we not instead find ways to constructively address this epidemic in such a way that we can spur positive change, rather than reduce those suffering from this crisis to nothing more than the butt of bad jokes?

I’m not saying we need to hand-hold anyone here. We’re all ultimately accountable for the lifestyle decisions we make. But reducing obesity to a cheap joke doesn’t seem like the direction we should head either. A medium like film can be used as powerful commentary, inciting positive discussions and movement toward addressing and creating real solutions. While this movie will not likely be considered a powerful art experience, it seems a shame that even C-grade movie fare is content with simply and solely preaching that fat people are funny.…

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Easy Action Steps to Attract Prosperity

Easy Action Steps to Attract Prosperity

Taking small, simple action steps is a good way to get some beneficial prosperity energy flowing through your life – but what kind of action should you take? Below are three simple steps to get you started:

Give to Others What You Want to Receive

There’s no doubt about it; giving to others makes you feel good! And when you feel good, you automatically begin attracting good things into your life. Even better, you can use this process to attract specific qualities into your life by finding a way to share those same qualities with others.

If you want to attract more money, start giving money to causes that are important to you. If you want to attract a loving relationship, start sharing your love more freely with others. If you crave more meaning in your daily life, find ways to make the lives of other people more meaningful. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, money, or energy to share, remember that small gestures can still have a very large impact and create a strong attraction for goodness to flow back to you.

Dare to Dream Bigger

Have you ever held yourself back from setting bigger goals because you were afraid you might fail to achieve them? After one or more painful failures early in our lives, most of us decided to squelch down our dreams and settle for “safer” endeavors so we never have to feel that way again. Unfortunately, such a habit only keeps us feeling dissatisfied. If you want to expand your perceived limitations in a fun and easy way, try the following exercise.

Grab a notebook and pen and find a quiet place to be alone. Clear your mind and then try to imagine the biggest, grandest goal for your life that you can. Make it big enough that you have no idea how to make it happen, but still realistic enough so that you can see yourself living it. Write this goal down in detail, ask the universe to show you how to make it happen, and then stay alert to any insights or nudges you may get about actions that would move you toward achieving it. By expanding your realm of possibilities in this way, you minimize any fear of failure and make success much more likely.

Build Your Belief

Low self-worth is a chronic problem for many people – and the most challenging thing about it is that we may not even realize we have it! The good news is that there is an easy way to tell if low self-worth may be hindering your ability to attract what you want. Right now, think about something you want and have been trying to attract.

Then grab a sheet of paper and write down, “I deserve to have (fill in your desire here).” Read that statement to yourself a few times, and notice how you feel. If you really do believe you deserve it, you will feel calm and confident about it. If you are holding any resistance to that belief you will feel a twinge of guilt, doubt, uncertainty, or fear pop up. This is a clear sign that you need to work on strengthening your belief that you deserve the things you want.…

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Facts And Figures About James Cameron’s Titanic

Facts And Figures About James Cameron’s Titanic

Upon hearing the word ‘Titanic’, people will most likely think about two things. The first is the sinking of the cruise ship RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage in April 15, 1912. The second is the epic movie Titanic written and directed by the uber-talented director James Cameron, which was loosely based on the tragic event. The film was released in 1997 and it tells the love story between two passengers of the cruise ship. The two main characters of this film are the poor but charming artist Jack Dawson and the 17 year old first class passenger Rose DeWitt Bukater.

Although James Cameron’s Titanic was released 14 years ago, many people are still fascinated by it today. The tragic love story of Jack and Rose definitely struck a chord with those who have watched the film. But there also many other things that make this movie special.

There are actually so many films about the tragedy of the RMS Titanic, but nothing can compete with Titanic in terms of popularity and financial success. An estimated budget of $200,000,000 was spent to make this movie, making it the most expensive film ever made when it was released in 1997. The movie held the title for 8 years, before losing it to King Kong which was released in 2005. Titanic did not just cost a lot of money to make, but it also generated a lot of cash. Titanic generated a worldwide gross revenue of $1,843,201,268, and in 1998 it was crowned the highest grossing film in history. The movie held the title for 11 years, before losing it to another movie written and directed by James Cameron. Yes, we are talking about the 2009 science fiction movie Avatar.

Soon after its release on 19 December 1997, Titanic received many positive reviews from both critics and the media. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a rating of 83% “Fresh” based on 97 reviews, while Metacritic rated it 74 out of 100 based on 34 reviews.

James Cameron’s Titanic also garnered numerous prestigious accolades. At the 70th Academy Awards in 1997, the film won 11 awards out of 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Song (for Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On). In the entire history of the Academy Awards, there are only two other movies that can match the success of Titanic: the 1959 Ben-Hur, and the 2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.…

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Movie Review: Real Steel

Movie Review: Real Steel

In “Real Steel,” Shawn Levy’s feature-length version of “Steel,” which is an episode of the Twilight Zone, a pugilist retires and makes a transition to the business side of the ring after robotic boxers replace humans. At the time when the sport of boxing was forever changed, Charlie Kenton, who is played by Hugh Jackman, was fighting for the title. Now, in place of humans fighting for the masses, enormous, powerful robots of steel exchange blows in the ring. Because of this, Charlie, a former gladiator, Charlie has now been forced to become an insignificant promoter, who pieces together fighting bots out of scrap metal as he makes his way through the secretive boxing circuit. When it seems certain that Charlie has fallen to rock bottom, Max, his estranged son, played by Dakota Goyo, provides him with the one-shot chance at a comeback by building and training a real champion. Charlie is completely equipped and ready to coach this robot to triumph so that once and for all, he can leave a permanent mark on the sport of boxing which his life was once dedicated to.

This movie has good science fiction credentials for the 1950s. As was previously mentioned, Levy’s adaptation is an adaptation of Steel done by Matheson (Richard) which is set in 1956. Shawn has reportedly expunged the characteristically the setting of Steel in which the society is in a repressive and controlled state and instead created it with a more homely feel which is much better to convey the plot which is based on a dad (Jackman) re-bonding with his estranged son. It does not work out as planned which seems to be the theme that is rampant in the movie scene nowadays. One comment however is that at least the stereotypical retired fighter clich?� is avoided as Hugh Jackman’s character somewhat exudes that, but one gets the feeling that Shawn just might have some more typical typecasts in his box of tricks.

On a positive note, the movie Real Steel is at the top of its game technologically, and I’m appreciating the details that went into the creation of the robots. If twenty eleven is the year in which that a simple reconstruction of ideas hits the mark then we are all in for the treat of a lifetime.

This movie Real Steel will hit the box offices in the United States on October 7 and will debut in the United Kingdom in the following week. We are left to wonder if this movie will be a major blockbuster or just be another movie that will soon be forgotten. The movie reviews will tell.…

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Security Issue in Internet Marketing

Security Issue in Internet Marketing

As internet is publicly used, it can help to widen the market through nations. By using internet marketing, both consumers and companies do enjoy a lot of privileges. At the same time, there are also risks that both sides have to take. It is a huge obstacle in preventing hackers, who is infamous as an online thief to take away your personal details. Therefore, security will be the main concerns of internet marketing.

For consumers, there is nothing more dangerous to expose your personal information online. A lot of cases are happening beyond consumer’s awareness. When consumers are having any kind of business trades, there will be certain information required, for instance, name, phone number, passport number and credit card numbers. The levels of damage may be varied. The lightest drawback could be some annoying phone calls or strange email. Some of the victims may only lose some online credit. The more serious case could rise up to the misuse on committing crime or even worse. There are more than thousand cases are happening everyday all over the world. In order to prevent any unnecessary problem, a lot of people are using fake or fault personal details. The selling volume on e- commerce market has significantly declined due to this issue. Their faiths on buying online products have dropped recently.

The other worry of e-buying is consumers sometimes may receive wrong delivery or parcel. It does bring a lot of inconvenience. Furthermore, not only consumers but also companies are facing the same attack. Compare to consumers, a lot of corporations may suffer more serious and permanent consequences. According to recent research, more and more absurd cases are found out. Many websites are sharing and selling customers personal information to each others. Thus, plenty of new protections and internet securities are inventing to save the risk. Many companies label themselves by putting the privacy of consumers as the frontline. A lot of solutions are carried out to rescue this situation.

After all, technology is a double edge. It can make our lives easier and more interesting. Otherwise, it also can be misused as a strong weapon for bad purposes.…

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Rome in 3D

Rome in 3D

There is a new world class sightseeing venue in Rome and when visiting the eternal city it must be part of your experience. I got a VIP tour of the new virtual journey through imperial Rome during my trip to the eternal city in September.

The facility is modern well lit and clean. Get your advanced tickets online and when you arrive pick up you stereo audio headset available in several different languages. Join your guide as they take you through a modern archeological dig and into a recreation of the famous Tunnel of Commodus.

Decorated with majestic frescoes, stuccos and mosaics the tunnel connected the gladiator warm up area to the coliseum in ancient times and was also used by the emperors to secretly enter the coliseum to enjoy the game of the blood sport.

After the Tunnel of Commodus, enter an interactive area with moving floor, ancient artifacts and a high definition video ceiling that opens up to bring to life the feeling of being lifted to fight the lions as the roaring crowds cheer above.

The shows main attraction is revealed through secret doors where you enter a modern and comfortable 3d theater. Unfortunately at the time of this article it was standing room only, but the management tells me that seating is planned for the future.

Relax and dawn your 3d glasses as you are taken by a virtual Roman citizen through the famous forum on an interactive tour of ancient Rome.

Experience life in Rome in 310 AD, see what the city looked like in its prime and experience a front row seat to a gladiator battle that will send chills up your spine.

The tour continues to the modern and air conditioned lower floor that contains interactive games, mini documentaries, the wheel of time and other ways to learn about the history of ancient Rome.

The gift shop has lots of unique items and has a cafe for a refreshing drink or coffee. When you finish you can latterly walk across the street to the real coliseum and Roman forum. Until now Rome had no modern world-class sightseeing venue; but now it does and I recommend it be a part of any itinerary.…

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Watching Movie Trailers

Watching Movie Trailers

Watching movies are some peoples favorite past time. They like to watch movie to kill boredom and some just loves watching movies especially on their favorite celebrity or celebrities. All new movies sometimes come out every week or even in just less than a week a new movie is coming out.

For people who like watch they tend to go on the cinema if the schedule they want to watch is on a “Now Showing” in those cinemas they are going. Well some just rent a Digital Video Disc(DVD) copy that are not showing anymore on cinemas.

They can go on a video marathon as long as they want depending on how many copies they have. This have more advantage because they can control the flow; pause, rewind or skip a scene. Another is on a television movie channel, they are a lot of these channels on most of all countries. These channels post a schedule on what title is it and what time it will be shown.

Now the question is how do we know if it is a good one to watch? Well you can ask your friends who already saw it for their feed backs, or look for a critic site and read the reviews of some analysts. For me the best idea is to watch its Movie Trailers. With Trailers who can have a better glimpse on how the it really looks like. Better than anyone else feed backs. Some Trailers are being selected to be shown to really attract viewers and yes it does not guarantee if the movie is worth watching unless you really watch the whole film, but watching Movie Trailers is considered to be the best way to know the movie rather than anything else.…

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Online Movie Rentals – The Number of Titles on Offer at Blockbuster

Online Movie Rentals – The Number of Titles on Offer at Blockbuster

Best known for traditional bricks and mortar stores, Blockbuster also offers online movie rentals. There is a huge range of titles on offer at Blockbuster. Not just movies, but TV shows too.

What titles are on offer? Blockbuster has a wide variety of movies. There are over 90,000 titles in their online catalog. Categories include action/adventure, animated films, comedy, films from many different countries, documentaries, drama, horror, comedy, music, performing arts, romance, childrens TV shows/films (for all ages), romance, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, sports, fitness, westerns, war films and special interest with a varied range of titles.

With this range of titles on offer, you can never get bored. There is something for everyone at Blockbuster.

There is also a huge range of TV shows to watch. Full seasons as well as individual episodes. You can also rent on Blu Ray at no extra cost. And, if you have trouble finding something to rent, movies come with reviews and recommendations. There are also featured lists showing the most popular films. All titles are well organised including new releases so you can find them easily.

How can you watch movies instantly so you don’t have to wait for them by mail? You can watch movies instantly right on your PC, Xbox, Playstation, TV or any other internet ready device. You can also download them to watch later. This added option means you can watch shows or movies at any time of the day or night.

The number of titles with this option is not as large as the selection to rent and receive by mail. But, with the growing demand for this service, the list of titles to watch instantly is growing rapidly.

How do online movie rentals work? If you’ve never tried online movie rentals before, Blockbuster makes it easy. You just choose the movies you want to see and put them on your favourites list. Blockbuster will send them to you automatically. Once you have watched your movie, send it back to get the next one on your list. They offer rental plans to hold 1, 2 or 3 movies at a time.

What titles can you rent on the free Blockbuster trial? You can try the service free for 2 weeks with a Blockbuster trial. You can choose from any of the wide variety of movies on offer. Even TV series can be added to your list. There is no obligation to carry on and you can cancel at any time.…