Tag Archives: Charlize Theron

LIH: Must See Cinema Therapy!

30 Sep

Cinema Therapy is a term used by psychotherapist and is defined by Segen’s Medical Dictionary as;

“Cinema therapy allows one to use the effect of imagery, plot, music, etc. in films on the psyche for insight, inspiration, emotional release or relief and natural change. Used as part of psychotherapy, cinema therapy is an innovative method based on traditional therapeutic principles.[1] “  

Here on LIH our writers selected four films that we think give the most accurate and informative portrayals of Disillusionment Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder or (NPD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or (OCD). Please enjoy!

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The Scent of Hollywood

17 Sep

You could say the designer fragrance industry and Hollywood go hand in hand, due to their long history of using actors for inspiration to promote a campaign. Now, they have relied on musicians, models and athletes too, but what seems to be the most successful pairing (for selling designer fragrances) are actors.[1] Today, there are over 500 celebrity perfumes released a year and prestigious brands are falling over themselves to sign high- profile talent.[2] When did fashion houses begin using actors to sell fragrances?

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Movie Buzz: 6/8

8 Jun

We all remember how we felt watching Aliens many years ago.  We get to experience those feelings again with younger generations with the theatrical release of Prometheus.  Is it worth the money?  Let’s find out! Continue reading

Movie Buzz: 5/31

1 Jun

Hold the phone, Joe!  Say it can’t be so! Well it finally happened.  Marvel’s The Avengers finally got bumped to number two by the two men in dark suits.  Men in Black III opened last weekend with $54.6M.   Let’s see how it did and if it’s worth the money!

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Should Women Support Snow White?

11 Apr

By Open Book

You may have recognized the number of fairy tale movies being produced in Hollywood this year. Two films centered on Snow White and another on Sleeping Beauty. Yet, there is a tradition in literature where the female antagonist is the powerful, sexual, wicked older woman.[1] Really? What a way to marginalize women. All these films cast “older” Oscar winning actresses as the evil stepmother. So far we have Mirror, Mirror evil stepmother played by Julia Roberts, Snow White and the Huntsman with wicked, Charlize Theron and finishing up the evil older women crew is Angelina Jolie in Maleficent due out March 2014.  Looking at the media today young girls and women might get the impression women over the age of 30 are evil and jealous of young girls?  Why should society support films that put women at odds with one another and play on their insecurities?

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