Showing posts from February, 2017

Love & Other Drugs >> 30 seconds Movie Review and Trailer

Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal) gets the job of a drug representative thanks to his brother. While on the job he meets Maggie (Anne Hathaway) a charming young girl he falls first in lust, and, then in love with. The twist in the tale is that she's suffering from early onset Parkinson's while he's struggling to get his career on track.

Will he marry someone who might not even be the same person some time from now?

Rating: Green - Well, it is a run of the mill "falling in love with a dying person" story, almost. This is a living with a dying person story. The screenplay, the charming actors and their believable acting make this a must watch! 
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Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi >> Book review and free preview

Rating Green
Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Creativity, Self-Development
Publisher Harper Perennial
The Book The book is the 'report' of a study conducted on several high-achieving creative individuals. The important thing being that creative individuals here simply means people who create - so whether they are an artist or scientist, photographer or chemist, poet or businessman - they're all included in the definition.

These creative people were interviewed, using a semi-structured approach, to learn more about their career and life priorities, relationships, peers and colleagues, family, working habits/insights and attentional structures and dynamics. The results were then synthesized into a form that is easy to read for a layman.

Comments The best thing about the book is that the discussion is deep. The author spent sufficient effort on explaining the methodology of the research, the rationale behind it; and, then in clarifying the taxonomy wherever required.

The way creati…

Editor's Pick >> It's Kind Of A Funny Story >> Crisp Movie Review and Trailer

A 16 year old teenager having clinical depression is considering jumping off a bridge when he decides to admit himself into a psychiatric ward instead. And, then he discovers life.

The pressure of the pending prestigious 'genius' school application to meet his parents expectations, and, the pain from the crush he has on his best friend's girl-friend take a back seat. By the time his stay there ends, he has figured out things that he could look forward to - his passions in life and a romantic friendship.
Rating: Green - let's hope they keep making movies like these, and we keep watching them. Great screenplay, great acting and great humour. 
This movie is going to leave you with a smile on your face.

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