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Duck Dynasty: Giving America hope, one episode at a time

9 Sep

About a year ago, the husband and I were watching television and trying desperately to find something decent to watch.  In today’s TV world, that’s pretty dang tricky.  We happened upon an episode of Duck Dynasty.  Thinking, “Oh great, another reality show,” we found ourselves laughing and feeling pretty uplifted as we watched it.  We rarely watch reality shows, because let’s be honest, most are C.R.A.P.  But this one was different.

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LIH Top 5 Mental Illnesses Portrayed in Hollywood Films

28 Aug

2nd. article in our 5 week series on Hollywood & Mental Health

Mental Illness has a large history in film culture.  Whether a comedy or taken seriously, you can find a vast library of films ranging from clinical depression to schizophrenia.  Today we will take a look at films under the following illnesses: Bi-Polar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, Schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Pride and Prejudice

22 Jul

Jane Austen is one of the most notable writers of the 19th Century.  She has given us many great novels such as Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, and above all, Pride and Prejudice.  It is this last novel that has been a true classic and Hollywood dream.  Since 1938 there have been at least 14 (if not more) adaptations whether it be a film, TV mini series, or television presentation.[1]  What is Hollywood’s obsession with adapting this story so many times over?  What is it about the story that keeps readers coming back for more? Continue reading

Mirror, Mirror

6 May

Norman Rockwell triple self-portrait

In recent articles (The Hollywood Beauty Part 1, 2, and 3) we have discussed the issues with age and beauty in Hollywood, especially among women.  Today, our article will focus on how we view and interpret the person we see in the mirror. Continue reading

50 Shades of Grey vs. The Bronze Horseman

24 Apr

LIH is very supportive of getting women actors and directors quality roles and scripts.  We are tired of seeing the same stereotypical, sexist roles over and over.  We want audiences to help empower women in the mass media by supporting films that feature strong leading and supporting actresses.  First let’s define empower. Continue reading