Category: Movies and TV

The Human Experience

I watched The Human Experience tonight and I have to say it was a truly beautiful documentary.  If the footage of the children in Peru in particular doesn’t move you, chances are you aren’t alive inside.  Within the first 30 seconds of the documentary starting I could tell I was going to love it and I’ll go so far as to say it was life changing and powerful.  If you endure corporate politics all day after a while you may really start questioning humanity.  This film will help remind you what is incredibly important, the human experience.

From the homeless experience:

  • “You can’t say everyone is bad, we all have something happen to us.  If you don’t have good family and friends to support you, then you’re in a lot of **** because it is family and friends and you know this is life.”
  • And then there is this brilliant clip from the movie:[audio:|titles=recording-20110806-000506]
  • “Experience can be a generous teacher or a cruel teacher.  But whatever experience we have, whether it is good or bad, we can always remember and learn something from it.”
  • “We can talk about ideas forever.  But ideas are simply that, they are thoughts, abstractions.  Until these ideas are rooted in reality, in the reality of my own life, my own experience, they can’t be tested.  They can’t be proven true.”


This documentary looks great and they have Seth Godin in it so you know it will be great (Seth is brilliant).

About the documentary: “The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.”

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The Fighter: Movie Review

Over the Christmas break I was able to see The Fighter which I was dying to see.  Full disclosure, I’m a huge fan of boxing movies.  I can watch the Rocky training clip over and over and do about 10 push-ups and say “oh yeah eye of the tiger, oh yeah” about a hundred (OK one or two) times a day.  So when I saw the trailer for The Fighter I was really excited to see it.  I won’t give anything away in this review and all I can say is if you like boxing or motivational movies, you’ll like The Fighter.  Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale do an amazing job playing Micky and Dicky Ward (the now even more famous boxing brothers from Boston).  I give the movie a solid 8 out of 10.