Film adaptation of The Secret will star Katie Holmes

Tony Sokol Aug 11, 2017

Katie Holmes is thinking good thoughts as she uses her gift to impart the wisdom of The Secret.

Katie Holmes is set to headline a feature film adaptation of hit 2006 book The Secret. Rhonda Byrne didn’t just write a self-help book series with her works. She created the law of attraction, which breathed new life into the New Age spiritual movement. The Secret spawned the follow-ups The Power in 2009, The Magic in 2010, and Hero in 2013. Byrne aims to bring joy to the world by helping people control the universe with their minds, using the teachings of Madame Blavatsky and Norman Vincent Peale and a little bit of quantum physics.

The Secret will be directed by Andy Tennant, known for romantic comedies like Sweet Home Alabama and Hitch. The adapted screenplay is being written by Bekah Brunstetter, (NBC’s This Is Us), with help from Tennant and
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Director Brad Bird and his co-writer Damon Lindelof take on a daring, ambitious science fiction project: chosen 'dreamers' are given glimpses of a gleaming Future City on the Horizon that exists in a parallel dimension of possibility. It's a chase film, a touchstone 'Sense of Wonder' epic and a wholly original visual extravaganza. The spacey gee-whiz thrills are linked to a worthy message, the rescue of a dying planet. Tomorrowland Blu-ray Walt Disney Home Video 2015 / Color / widescreen / 130 min. / Street Date October 13, 2015 / 39.99 Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key. Cinematography Claudio Miranda Film Editor Walter Murch, Craig Wood Original Music Michael Giacchino Written by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeff Jensen Produced by Brad Bird, Jeffrey Chernov, Damon Lindelof Directed by Brad Bird

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Some newer science fiction movies are as complicated as sci-fi novels, the kind that take seven hundred pages to unwind.
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“Christmas in Conway” Brings Andy Garcia To The Small Screen

Author Norman Vincent Peale once said, “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” The same can be said for the time-honored tradition of holiday-themed movies that grace the small screen this time of year. One standout film, “Christmas in Conway,” premieres on ABC Sunday, December 1, [&hellip

“Christmas in Conway” Brings Andy Garcia To The Small Screen
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Happy days are here again

For me the best news produced by the Florida primary was Newt Gingrich's vow to take his fight all the way to the floor of this year's Republican convention. It has been way too long since a national political convention was more than a coronation stage-managed by public relations experts. It seems likely that Mitt Romney will be this year's Gop nominee, although with the party's revolving-door Surges of the Week we can never be sure. It is unlikely to be any of the other remaining candidates, although Ron Paul may use his pledged delegates to win a speaking slot. I'll enjoy that. He has the rare quality of talking turkey, and is funnier than his rivals. He is, in fact, the only candidate in either party who is likely to say something unexpected (on purpose) every time he speaks.

Newt is a seasoned politician and surely doesn't believe
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Then Again: A Memoir by Diane Keaton – review

Diane Keaton's autobiography is an endearing ramble that reveals more about her close relationship with her mother than it does about her films

You would not expect a memoir by Diane Keaton to be a conventional "as told to" or ghosted showbusiness autobiography, and indeed she recognises her own eccentricity in a 1969 letter to her mother written after failing an audition for a Broadway comedy. "Too tall and too 'kooky' – a nice way of saying strange," she reports, using a newly fashionable term to describe the ditzy likes of Goldie Hawn, Liza Minnelli and herself. Her rambling, endearing book is not short of glamorous names, nor does it scorn ambition and fame. But she shares the stage with her family and most particularly with her mother, Dorothy Hall, as co-star. On the final page she calls the book "our memoir – your words with my words". In 1968 when she got
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New Agers and Creationists should not be President

New Age beliefs are the Creationism of the Progressives. I move in circles where most people would find it absurd to believe that humans didn't evolve from prehistoric ancestors, yet many of these same people quite happily believe in astrology, psychics, reincarnation, the Tarot deck, the i Ching, and sooth-saying. Palmistry and phrenology have pretty much blown over.

If you were attending a dinner party of community leaders in Dallas, Atlanta, Omaha or Colorado Springs and the conversation turned to religion, a chill might fall on the room if you confessed yourself an atheist. Yet at a dinner party of the nicest and brightest in New York, Chicago, San

Francisco and (especially) Los Angeles, if the hostess began to confide about past lives, her Sign and yours, and her healing crystals, it might not go over so well if you confessed you thought she was full of it.

New Age
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Matteo--Video Sculpture for the 21st Century

Artist Matteo on the rooftop of La's iconic Eastern Columbia Lofts.

L.A. Artist Matteo Brings Video Sculpture into the 21st Century

By Alex Simon

Bringing a unique blend of cinema, music, and sculpture to create an artistic genre and school very much his own, Canadian artist Matteo’s sculptures and installations are embedded with plasma screens, or projection based displays, presenting inspired and moving video art films. Each innovative piece is visually and conceptually striking as sound and image charge them with dynamic potency. With unique and evolving content and captivating designs, Matteo provides limitless options for architects, designers and their clients. Television is global, art is global. Matteo’s fusion of the two makes his work appealing on an international level. “Essentially the medium of television or film is international, and there are very few places in the world you can go that don’t have TV or cinemas,
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The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady kicked off its 2004 debut with the sarcastic "Positive Jam," a bitterly funny rant recounting a century's worth of disasters and disappointments in just over three minutes. Four years later, singer Craig Finn has cleared the bile out of his throat and turned into a regular Norman Vincent Peale on Stay Positive, a record informed as much by the glowing response to 2006's Boys And Girls In America as Finn's usual Coors 'n' Catholicism fixations. Like the run of victory-lap tours The Hold Steady has done the past few years, Stay Positive is the work of a band that won't take its current beloved status for granted. Finn even takes a moment during Stay Positive's title track to give a grateful shout-out to his fans. "We couldn't have even done this if it wasn't for you," he sings, stopping just short of the inevitable "I...
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