Loki vanished from the Nine Realms two years ago and Odin is desperate to find him. He sends Thor on a perilous mission to Nornheim to consult the all-seeing Norns. But Thor needs human help…the help of two humans in particular.
Amy Lewis and Bohdi Patel are about to get into a worlds of mischief!
Do you recall a time in America when the income of a single school teacher or baker or salesman or mechanic was enough to buy a home, have two cars, and raise a family?
I remember. My father (who just celebrated his 100th birthday) earned enough for the rest of us to live comfortably. We weren’t…
And I would add that we’ve abandoned the idea of the common good in favor of individual success. Unless we commit to working for the common good, only those few individuals fortunate enough to be born with the advantages of race, class, and wealth will be able to achieve their full potential…and they will do it without recognizing the role such privilege plays in their lives.
Notice how we never see Sherlock in bed…or even in his bedroom. We hardly ever even see him asleep. It’s an apt metaphor for how controlled he is, and it sets a terrific contrast to how open and vulnerable Watson allows herself to be.
While Sherlock may believe that control is necessary—and perhaps it is for someone struggling with addiction—Watson models a more fulfilling life. Before her, Sherlock had not considered that possibility. Now he is being changed…incrementally, slowly…by her humanity.
"I’m not sure I am one of them," he told Moriarity, but even as he did, he knew that wasn’t as true as it might have been once.
Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the-Fire sing about John Wayne’s teeth in Smoke Signals
Sherman Alexie, the Spokane Indian who wrote the screenplay (and the short stories it is based on), is an outspoken advocate for the freedom to read. His young adult novel, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian,” is a thinly veiled account of his decision as a teenager to leave the reservation and attend an all-white school 20 miles away because he was furious about the inequitable resources available in the reservation school.
The book is funny and charming, and because the 14 year old narrator mentions masturbation, it is often on the list of challenged and censored books in the U.S. If you haven’t yet seen “Smoke Signals,” do. If you haven’t read Alexie’s short story collections, his newest is “Blasphemy” and contains what I think is his finest work, “What You Pawn I Will Redeem.”
❝ I can feel the fear that you carry around and I wish there was… something I could do to help you let go of it because, if you could, I don’t think you’d feel so alone anymore. ❞
Her | 2013
If you haven’t checked out this movie, it’s definitely worth seeing…although I warn you! I saw it in a theater with only about 10 other viewers. When the final credits rolled, one woman stood up, faced the rest of us, and said, “Well! What was THAT about?!”
I thought it was charming…and I was on the edge of my seat to see how the romance between the two main characters would come to a resolution. I knew it would involve pain, but I admit I didn’t foresee how it would end. Very smart and clever if you like “thinking” movies. (Or if you don’t mind staring at Joaquin Phoenix’s mustache for two hours! I was cool with that!)