Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Plane

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Plane is an action movie that will have you at the edge of your seat for most of the film. Starring Gerard Butler as pilot Brodie Torrance, Mike Colter (of Luke Cage fame) as convict Louis Gaspare, and Yoson An as co-pilot Dele, the thrills keep coming for the whole film.

Torrance is the pilot of a plane that was directed to fly through a dangerous storm. The aircraft was struck by lightning, lost power, and crash land safely on an island.

That’s only the beginning. The action really starts now.

Gerard Butler and Mike Colter in a scene from the movie Plane

Upon landing on the island, they discover the island isn’t safe. Dangerous rebels overtake the passengers, hold them hostage, and threaten their lives.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Man Called Otto

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I didn’t know what to expect going into A Man Called Otto. I knew it would be an emotional ride, but this… I didn’t know I’d have these feelings leaving the theater.

A Man Called Otto was originally a book called A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. The film changes the title and stars Tom Hanks as the cranky old man Otto. Otto had recently lost his wife, pushing everyone away because he wanted to join her.

The film shows Otto’s multiple attempts at suicide (if you’re contemplating suicide, please reach out for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255)). Each time, someone interrupts his attempt. He is saved over and over again.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

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The 2019 movie Knives Out was a smashing success for Rian Johnson. Johnson returns to write and direct another mystery, Glass Onion. He also produces the movie alongside Ram Bergman.

Glass Onion landed in limited theaters before its release on Netflix on December 23rd. If you enjoyed Knives Out, you will love Glass Onion.

Glass Onion is a continuation of the world’s greatest detective (no, not Batman), Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig). He is invited to a murder mystery dinner of an eccentric billionaire, Miles Bron (Edward Norton), founder of a company similar to Facebook and his friends. His friends include Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson), Duke Cody (Dave Bautista), Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn), Lionel Toussaint (Leslie Odom Jr.), and estranged friend Andi Brand (Janelle Monae). They’re also joined by friends of friends, Peg (Jessica Henwick) and Whiskey (Madelyn Cline).

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Sharknado

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Moviegoers have been treated to natural disaster movies. These include films such as Twister, The Day After Tomorrow, and others. Natural disaster movies tap into something that terrifies us while thrilling us.

We’ve also been treated to monster animal movies. Jurassic Park, The Meg, The Grey, and others have brought the horror of animals attacking us to the big screen.

But…

Something happened in 2013. SyFy, a science-fiction focused television channel, merged the two genres. They gave us something that combined animals attacking and natural disasters. That film was Sharknado.

Man with a chainsaw jumping into the open mouth of a shark from Sharknado

Sharknado became an instant cult classic. The cheesy sci-fi film spawned another five sequels. People flocked to the horrible storytelling, lapses in continuity, and more. The movies were so bad they were good.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Labyrinth

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Growing up, I watched a lot of fantasy movies. I remember tearing up during The Neverending Story, the adventures of Willow, and many other fantasy movies. The film I never remember watching is Labyrinth.

Labyrinth is a Jim Henson (remember the Muppets???) directed film. Henson’s artfully crafted puppets are featured throughout the beautiful movie. So is the musical talent (and acting prowess) of David Bowie as the Goblin King Jareth.

Labyrinth tells the story of 16-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) in her quest to rescue her baby brother, Toby (Toby Froud), from Jareth. Jareth had his goblins take the child when Sarah wished Toby would go away.

David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly in a scene from Labyrinth

There are only 13 hours for Sarah to rescue Toby before Jareth has Toby transformed into one of his goblins. Of course, Sarah accomplishes this task and more.