Have you ever browsed through a movie rental store (yes, I realize Iâ€™m probably the only one left without a NetFlix membership) and wondered how they decide which genre to stock the movies in? I always thought there must be a handful of movies that were a nightmare to stock, whether it was because too much drama had bled into a comedy, or perhaps a little too much romance had softened an action flick. In most cases, I found that the harder it was to categorize the movie, the harder time I had putting the VHSâ€”ok letâ€™s say DVDâ€”down. This phenomenon has not been lost on modern filmmakers,... Read More
Although I grew up in France, I never liked wine, stinky cheese or cigarettes. To tell you the truth, there isn't much I actually miss from this country, except maybe its culture: French literature is often excellent and some of their movies are also extremely smart.
'Look at me' (original title: 'Comme une image', released in France in 2004) is one of these movies. Written by couple Agnes Jaoui / Jean-Pierre Bacri -- famous in France for their multiple collaborations on plays and movies -- 'Look at me' is a depiction of the social existence of a small group of writers and artists in Paris... Read More
No. It's a two letter word that can instantly send chills down the spine of the strongest â€œstrong man - womanâ€ and knocks the wind out of anyoneâ€™s sails. In the entertainment industry itâ€™s a word you may hear a million timesâ€¦"No.â€ Even if you hear the word â€œNoâ€ one million and one times, never give up! I know it takes a lot of determination and motivation to get passed that little word, but you can do it!
"No" seems to have a million different feelings attached to it, depending on how â€˜noâ€™ is interpreted. It also depends on the personâ€™s perceptions when he or she hears... Read More
Drinking and driving is a 51 Billion Dollars industry and the cost is rising daily! Most people want to invest in a company that has that much money in its coffers. Normally owning a piece of a 51 billion dollar industry would be a real coo that would inspire most investment gurus with excitement for the future right? But this is not an industry anyone should invest in. This industry takes away any hope for the future. Any promise of potential greatness is dashed to the ground, becoming ashes and dust when people continue to invest in this business. For years, drivers have been warned about... Read More
It's that time of year again. The shops are hanging out their decorations with care in hopes, no really it's because St. Nick is almost here! It seems like every year stress is a main ingredient during the holidays. With Christmas not far off, most of us say the same thing to ourselves: This is the year I will shop early so I can avoid last minute shopping. I will begin the holiday season fully relaxed and enjoy it!
Yet every year time seems to slip away and suddenly the holidays arrive. You end up racing to the stores, panic-stricken, trying to find candy in the empty racks or a beautiful turkey... Read More
Gotta give it to â€˜em here. A worthy installment in what to this point had been a faltering franchise.
What they did right: casting Daniel Craig. This guy is scary and you want him on your side, and he could kill you. If you look back to the first Bond film, Dr. No, No sends someone to kill Bond. Bond turns the tables on the guy, interrogates himâ€¦then kills him. It was a different time with the Cold War at a higher high and this was the guy, the â€œblunt instrumentâ€ that you wanted fighting for the free world and the ruthlessness you wanted him to apply. The â€œdouble 0â€³... Read More
It's the holiday season and we are about to enter into a sellers market. How can you take advantage of this time and optimize your selling power to rake in sales? It's all about influence and developing long-term relationships with your customers.
How do you influence someone to want to buy your product without being a pushy, obnoxious salesperson? By making it about the consumer and not about you. You may have heard that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. While that may be true in some cases, the squeaky wheel is also damaging their future relationship with that customer.
Consumers don't... Read More