Thursday, November 19, 2009

The End of the World?

Last Tuesday on Movie Addict Headquarters, fantasy author Lanaia Lee and documentary filmmaker Peter Hankoff shed considerable light on the Mayan prediction about the end of the world on December 21, 2012. It was a fascinating discussion!

Lanaia’s exciting new book, Skulls of Salvation, deals with the Mayan ancient prophecy and how the Crystal Skulls of Belize might be used to ward off this cataclysmic event. Peter, whose Nostradamus: Uncoded documentary aired recently on the National Geographic and Discovery Channels, explained that Nostradamus saw human existence continuing on through another thousand years or more.

Both Lanaia and Peter expressed interest in 2012, filmmaker Roland Emmerich’s version of how the world as we know it will end. Starring John Cusack, 2012 topped the box office this past weekend. Lanaia pointed out that the film mentioned the ancient Mayan prophecy but did not include anything about the Crystal Skulls. Peter called the movie’s special effects “awesome!” However, he was not impressed with the last part of the film because “it looked like Irwin Allen had taken over.”

To hear the entire discussion, just click on the link below.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Congratulations, Dr. Ravi!

One of my favorite indie filmmakers is finally receiving the recognition he deserves. Dr. Ravi Godse’s new comedy, If It Ain’t Broke, Break It, has been selected as one of three opening night movies to be shown at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Film Festival. During an interview on “Movie Addict Headquarters” this week, Ravi mentioned that the other two films are Heath Ledger’s last movie, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and Precious, a drama already earning considerable acclaim. “I’m in good company,” Ravi said.

If It Ain’t Broke, Break It is Dr. Ravi’s third film. As usual, this real-life physician produced, wrote, directed and stars in it as an amusing version of himself. In his third outing, Ravi’s misguided efforts to improve the lives of six of his friends backfire on him -- with hilarious results. For more information about this very funny film, go to Be sure to check out the delightful trailer!

Dr. Ravi’s movie is scheduled to be screened on Friday, November 6, at the Three Rivers Film Festival. More details about this festival can be found at .

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