Sunday, October 22, 2017

Football Abolished The 136th Amendment by Bud Watts Review

Football Abolished The 136th Amendment 
by Bud Watts  (Fiction, Public Policy, Adventure, Political) -

Big tobacco makes about $36 Billion globally each year while accounting for millions of deaths and untold illnesses and medical expenses.  It has been banned from planes, parks, restaurants, etc. and the restrictions get tighter every year. 

Yet tobacco companies and users continue to find loopholes.  Alcohol was prohibited in this country for 13 years despite being a staple revenue stream and this drove the illegal production and distribution.  So, what if football was abolished? 

Would people still find a way to play and profit?  Would underground leagues appear?  Would it be pirate broadcast over the internet?  Would unforeseeable problems would result from banning football?  Author Bud Watts is a huge fan of the game. 

But he has noticed the decline in popularity and youth participation and started thinking of the long-term ramifications if the current trends continue.  His fast-paced novel takes place in the very near future and paints a picture of society where football is abolished but still beloved by many.  His satirical approach makes you laugh and think.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  First you need to enjoy or even like football because this book uses this as a catalyst of sorts.  It has dry humor and sarcastic writings in this super thick intensely long book.  The stories are true to life and the writing style is pure.  Either you're going to clear a few days to read this or a few hours each day to get through it. 

There is bad language and is is created for adults only.   There is so much included like double meanings and satire that this becomes a deeper thinking book which in itself will have you losing time.  I would recommend this book for people with too much on their minds because it will distract and at the same time clear your mind by bringing in a massive flow of un needed knowledge as well as information. 

Experiencing the Supernatural Review

Experiencing the Supernatural: How to Saturate Your Life with the Power and Presence of God
by Messianic Rabbi K. A. Schneider

Bestselling Author Shows How to Experience God's Presence and Power Every Day!

God is not bound by the laws of the natural world. He is, by definition, supernatural, and He created us in His image. We are supernatural beings. So why do we confine our understanding of Him--and our relationship to Him--within our own physical, finite limitations?

Expecting and experiencing the supernatural in our daily lives should not be a rare occurrence, says bestselling author and Messianic Rabbi K. A. Schneider. It should be a regular way of living and relating to God, and in these pages he helps you discover the many facets and ways you can live a supernatural life with God, including how to
· listen to and trust your intuition
· recognize the signs He uses to guide you
· experience miracles
· hear God through dreams and visions
· minister and receive healing and deliverance
· and more!

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The author gives a true and fulfilling presence of the supernatural in this book as only he can.  There are ways as well as knowledge that is interlaced in so that the reader can pick or choose what to take away from it.  As a whole the writing style is unique and the messages come clearly.   I would recommend this book to middle aged adults or people who are more into faith and might need a spiritual wake up.  It is a faith based book.  

Dave Made a Maze DVD Review

Dave Made a Maze
DAVE MADE A MAZE – Specifications
Format – DVD and Blu-Ray
Running Time – 80 minutes
Rated – NR
Street Date – October 24, 2017
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 (DC 2.0)
SRP: $19.99 (DVD), $24.99 (Blu-Ray)
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Special Features: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Filmmaker Commentary, Slamdance Preview, Slamdance Teaser

Gravitas Ventures has announced the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Bill Watterson’s critically acclaimed DAVE MADE A MAZE, which took home this year’s Audience Award for “Best Narrative” at the Slamdance Film Festival.

Dave (Thune), an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave’s girlfriend Annie (Kumbhani) leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Once inside, they also find themselves trapped in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur.

"We wanted to re-imagine classic 80s adventure films with a comedic edge and a higher body count. To reignite that tactile sense of wonder triggered by those films, we played in the sandbox of old-school practical effects – puppetry, miniatures, stop motion animation, and in-camera optical illusions,” said Director Bill Watterson.

Dave Made a Maze comes from the minds of first-time director Bill Watterson and his co-writer Steven Sears. John Charles Meyer and John Chuldenko produced; Carlos Cusco and Emerson Machtus (The Little Hours) are Executive Producers.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- First of all not family friendly and it may actually scare your kids.  It is laced with humor and the actors tried, I guess.  All around I think that with maybe a real budget and some rewrites this could have been something better.  As far as enjoying it, I did not.  I also did not share this with my children.   Sure some people will fall in love with the concept and movie overall but for me it was more of a time waster than entertainment.