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Combo Obituary & Film Review: Bright Lights

Combo Obituary & Film Review: Bright Lights

It’s a Mother and Child Reunion (as Carrie’s ex would say). In the recent HBO documentary, “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,” a film that depicts the most famous (and most notorious) mother-daughter duo of all time, Carrie Fisher, weary from the ongoing self-examination (and public scrutiny) of a complicated life that included fame from birth, bipolar disorder, addiction, sensational stardom in her own right, impressive amounts of both accomplishment and ridicule, and a spectacular array of variously disastrous and glorious events, all survived with her renowned wit and tenacity… Carrie Fisher says “You know what would be really good? To get to the end of my personality and just lie in the sun.”

Dispatches From The 2016 American Film Market

The 2016 American Film Market closed its 37th edition Wednesday, November 9. During 8 days of an extensive global market, the AFM wraps its 37th edition, with a total of 9,255 films. Attendees were hosted nightly to Carousel Cocktails at sunset on the historic Santa Monica pier, providing a unique and memorable experience to connect and relax at

The Baby and the Bathwater: Thailand’s Cautionary Tale for Hillary Haters

There is a serious political problem with Election 2016 and Helen Highly objects. I’m talking to you, fellow Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives who won’t vote for “Crooked Hillary.”

I will start this political essay by offering theoretical agreements with the claims of so many relentless Hillary Haters (and also you — mere Hillary Resisters):

More About Command and Control: Arms Race in Space

This bomb is not from my childhood. This bomb is in the future, and it’s heading straight toward us all. “It’s politically sensitive, but it’s going to happen. Some people don’t want to hear this, and it sure isn’t in vogue, but absolutely we’re going to fight in space.” He explains further, “We’re going to fight from space, and we’re going to fight into space. That’s why the U.S. has development programs in directed energy and hit-to-kill mechanisms. We will engage terrestrial targets someday – ships, airplanes, land targets – from space.”

Command and Control Commentary Continued: Helen’s Own Highly Explosive Nuclear Crisis

Command and Control film by Kenner and Schlosser: Commentary Part 2. A Nuclear Bomb Explodes in My Childhood. I was a space age baby. That’s what my mother wrote in my baby album. I grew up being told the story of when we were in the hospital after she gave birth to me: There was this amazing few minutes when all the infants were left alone, even if they were crying, and all the nurses and mothers (along with millions of other Americans) turned to the TV to watch The First American be Launched into Space. It was a spectacular, patriotic event, and my father helped to make it possible.

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Editorial: Chevalier – May The Best One Win

A chevalier is a ring worn on the small finger of medieval lords indicating superiority and honors. Such a ring is the trophy to a game invented by six men stuck on an Athens-returning boat for (at least) 24 hours. The purpose of this game? Who is the best of them all. The men are judged

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