Cougar's Favorite Videos--
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Thumbnail Reviews of the Cougar's Favorite Videos:
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... In mainstream political discourse and reporting today, the very word "conspiracy" has been co-opted by the official narrative. The term itself simply denotes planning in secret. What we can well imagine, though it is not revealed, is degraded to the status of fantasy. A plausible explanation, if it doesn't match the party line, is by default considered not fact but "theory." Yet conspiracy is the bread and butter of this series. With what intent?...
Fascinating closeup footage of tiny animals (insects, snails,
frogs, larvae, spiders) and plants going about their daily life:
action, drama, comedy... You won't dream (or make love) the same
Unique quasi-animated journey through one person's philosophical
dilemma of the day: am I awake or dreaming? What is the difference
Psychological intrigue doesn't get any deeper than this reality-twisting
thriller with Tom Cruise.
The mother in the sprawling new house has a problem with her two
children--or is it they who have a problem with her? Classic ghost-story
tension drives a great small cast (led by Nicole Kidman) through
a clever and original plot.
entertaining tale from Lucas studio complete with a cast of dwarves,
a talking marsupial, and all the effects you expect from Star
Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Men Don't Wear Plaid
Steve Martin comedy spoofs detective thriller, features cameo
appearance by Bogart and others.
...Quirky and wonderful tales woven around Elvis theme in Memphis:
a young Japanese couple, a stranded Italian tourist, an Englishman
and a barber, two black hotel clerks.
...An intriguing thriller that will keep you guessing even when
it's over. A high-level executive is given a birthday present
by his brother, one he'll never forget. The Game is tailored to
each person's psychological profile, their deepest karmic need.
Just when you think it's twisted far enough, the next move comes
Stephen King epic is 2-4 times to long, but still gripping
with its archetypal, apocalyptic forces of good and evil, with
common human characters drawn into tragedy, destiny, final conflict
City of Lost Children
...The European dark vision in full
macabre weirdness. Steal the children's dreams and what have you
...Wild wacky Tarantino romp through
a bellboy's highest and lowest fantasies made real.
...Good exterior view of what it's like
to do too much, trying to wear too many hats. Technology may have
the answer. Then again, maybe not…
...Faust meets Frankenstein meets Flowers
for Algernon, Steven King style. Stunning virtual reality sequences.
The extremes of human potential and civilized savagery meet. Who
wins? One of those great open endings…leading to Lawnmower Man
2, next on my list.
Babe: Pig in the City
...If you like monkeys in clothes, see
it. Talking dogs, singing cats…the animation for the moving mouths
is astonishing. Great voice-casting.
...pure Spielberg camp humor and laughable,
awesome effects. Great for escaping.
...Unique, documentary footage and soundtrack,
depicting resonant aspects of human and natural life throughout
the planet. From jungle to city, monkey to robot, prison to monastery,
we see the face of humanity in its utmost possibilities. A must-see!
Awakening to Zero Point--The
...a video demonstrating cosmic and
...Would you woo an earth librarian
make it your last salvo
leadership comes from within
Remain open to the message
we are not alone
...I saw it, what, two, three times?
Or was it a dream. A light premise, perhaps: waking up to repeat
one’s day, day after day: but the importance of the message grows
on you. Especially for those who entertain belief in reincarnation,
or who fall prey to nasty patterns in relationship.
...The movie is almost as good as the
Michael Crichton book by the same name, in presenting this theme
of utmost importance: we create our own reality, for better or
...Were all movies from the seventies
(even 1980) hokey and primitive-looking? This one has some pretty
good light shows, but a hokey premise (man turned literally into
beast via genetic intervention by hallucinogenic mushrooms).
...a failed experiement in turning a
fascinating coverup into a familiar sci-fi script, complete with
cardboard romance as its centerpiece.
to the Future
...A thoroughly entertaining time-machine
story for all ages: 1985-1955.
to the Future 2
...Into the future this time we go,
but keep those keys away from Bif!
to the Future 3
...Concludes the trilogy…for now. This
time the jump is to 1885.
...The imagery was compelling, the sets
awe-inspiring, the technical wizardry polished, and the plot rather
lacking in science while heavy on the fiction.