Need a good kick in the heart? Here is the latest, and possibly last, great film from Studio Ghibli, "When Marnie Was Here" released May 22, 2015:
The truth about who Marnie actually is will blow your brain out the back of your head. I won't ruin it for anyone though. Here is a review courtesy of Matthew Parkinson of The Escapist Magazine:
After Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement, it was declared that Studio Ghibli would be taking a hiatus following the release of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There. That hiatus had been reported as short, long, or indefinite, with many speculating that the latter of those two films could be the final entry in the Ghibli œuvre. Well, if that winds up being the case, the studio's punctuation mark is a strong one.
The story being told here is that of 12-year-old Anna (voice of Sara Takatsuki in Japanese, Hailee Steinfeld in English), a schoolyard loner who suffers from asthma and maybe depression. She has an attack and is ordered by doctors to spend the summer with relatives in the countryside under the belief that the clean air will do her some good. She spends her time sketching, eating delicious food, and playing with Marnie (Kasumi Arimura/Kiernan Shipka).
When Marnie Was There CineMarter #1
Who exactly is Marnie? That's for you to find out. Maybe she's real. Maybe she's a ghost. Maybe she's a dream. She certainly has qualities of all three. Anna and Marnie go through several events together, always at nighttime, over the course of the film. During the day, we explore the volatility of Anna's emotions. It plays out somewhat like a mystery - unfortunately complete with the expository "wrap everything up" monologue at the end - somewhat like a coming-of-age story, and also as just a series of events in which two girls learn about each other and become friends. It's genuinely sweet, and just a slight bit sad.
It's also incredibly slow-paced. That's not a problem, but a description. Some people can't handle these types of movies. Anna's story unfolds at a meticulous pace. We are slowly granted access into her mind as the story progresses. Often times, very little happens; the key is to study the faces of the characters, with the hand-drawn animation providing ample details even without dialogue. One of the more intriguing characters in the film only has a couple of lines. Everyone we meet is interesting and feels fleshed out, and it's because of the slow pace that this happens.
For the full review go here:
Once I see the movie I may post a review of my own, if I can get through it without going through ten boxes of tissues (I know, I'm a sap but it's touching).
I've been coming here for well over 8 years now and I still come here everyday for some of the most interesting and useful news there is.
Well done to everyone who has contributed to this site, keep on keeping on.
We're still chugging away at our alternate reality sci-fi universe stuff as well...we actually have a pretty cool release happening in a few days, can't wait to share it all with you!
As many here know, this is The International Year of Light. I recently wrote about Light ( as in Photons, Electromagnetic Waves and Rays ) and my article has also been published at OMNI-Reboot.
Please read more here:
You can read my whole article about this most urgent matter here;
It does connect to matters Esoteric! Because there is a mysterious connection between Greece and China going back to Ancient Times, and also to Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.
"You can cut down the last tree or poison the last river, but then know that you cannot eat money!"
A few hours ago the biggest newspaper in Finland, Helsingin Sanomat, reported that the Finnish Academy had issued a 900000 € (1,018 million USD) grant for a professor at the second largest university in Finland, the University of Turku.
Marja-Liisa Honkasalo, Professor of Culture, Health and Well Being at the University of Turku, will start a four year case studying the structure of human mind through paranormal experiences. The bottom line of the study is to discover if experiencing paranormal phenomenon is actually completely normal or natural for a human mind.
It is interesting also to note that the Finnish Academy has funded several other case studies regarding paranormal phenomena over the years.
Here is the original story, sorry, only in Finnish: http://www.hs.fi/elama/a1434507786828
During the late eighteenth century, Louis XVI wore wigs to hide his baldness, and wigs were very fashionable throughout France. The modern technique of ventilating (attaching hairs to a net foundation) was invented in this environment. By 1784, springs were being sewn into French wigs to make them fit securely. In 1805, a Frenchman invented the flesh-colored hair net for use in wigmaking. A series of other improvements followed rapidly, including knotting techniques, fitting methods, and the use of silk net foundations. These matters were so important that a major lawsuit arose, and one inventor committed suicide after selling his patent cheaply and watching others become rich using his technique. One of the manufacturing processes that was tried at this time was based on the use of pig or sheep bladders to simulate bald heads on actors. In the mid 1800s, some wigs and toupees were made by implanting hairs in such bladders using an embroidery needle. In the late nineteenth century, children and apprentices of wigmakers amused themselves by playing the "wig game," in which each participant accumulated points by throwing an old wig up to touch the ceiling and catching it on the head as it fell.
Evidence of Tactical nukes being used in Yemen?
More vids @ the link
"In June of 2000, the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the FDA, "leading" scientists and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry got together for a secret meeting.
Their focus was the growing public and scientific awareness that mercury used as a preservative in vaccines for children had unleashed an epidemic of autism.
The participants came to three conclusions:
1. They acknowledged the autism/mercury connection was true (or at least highly plausible)
2. They conspired to create a statistical smokescreen to obscure the science
3. They agreed not to disclose anything that took place at the meeting
Your tax dollars at work.
Clip from the movie Autism: Made in the USA
- See more at: http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/videos/food-contamination/mercury-in-fish-in-vaccines.html#sthash.qNHpw6qM.dpuf"
My latest radionic "folly:"
"There are things going on with this device that I haven’t figured out yet – let’s just say it is an adventure."