‘All I Want For Christmas is…’ A Guide to Gift-giving Philosophies

As a self-proclaimed philosopher and in an effort to assist with our collective seasonal spirit, I’ve herein decided to provide a practical guide to five philosophies and approaches that govern our gift-giving this season. Which one do you follow?

Finding Parents: What’s with Disney and their unhealthy habit of leaving characters with either a single parent or none at all?

When Finding Nemo flooded into cinemas in 2003, Disney had yet another heart-warming story to add to their long collection of masterpieces. However, it also became one of the countless Disney films with the main character lacking one or more parents. A seemingly winning formula, Walt Disney has overused this backstory, with the single/no parentContinue reading “Finding Parents: What’s with Disney and their unhealthy habit of leaving characters with either a single parent or none at all?”

Thor-ough Disappointments in Thor: Ragnarok

A bit of a movie reviewer and less philosopher of late, I eagerly anticipated the latest instalment of the Thor saga. With the thespian drama and filial conflicts, witty conversations and well-thought-out plot-lines of the previous films, I was expecting a riveting screenplay of Shakespearean standards …Instead, I was greeted with an 80s retro, GuardiansContinue reading “Thor-ough Disappointments in Thor: Ragnarok”

Dabbling with Death: Philosophy in Flatliners

✍Halloween Philosophy 👻🎃💀Post 1 The film raises the concept of ‘unfinished business’ and how a guilty conscience can manifest into hallucinations; tormenting a person until a moral situation is remedied. We’ve all pondered for at least one moment of our lives, what will happen when it ends. Some say there is nothing, others say thereContinue reading “Dabbling with Death: Philosophy in Flatliners”

Superhero Standards: Unrealistic Role Models or Inspirers of Morality?

If we are to examine the worth of superheroes as models for our moral, behavioural physical behaviours, we need to understand that over time- as society’s expectations have grown even more impossible with technological advancements, photoshop and social media- so too have the unattainable, unrealistic nature of our superheroes. A childhood of flying men andContinue reading “Superhero Standards: Unrealistic Role Models or Inspirers of Morality?”

4 Flaws in CW’s the Flash

Flash fans, please don’t speed off because of this post’s title. I’ve always had a particular penchant for fictional super-beings who save the world. Despite their unrealistic nature, they enthral me: with their displays of power, moral struggles and internal conflicts against the forces of evil. So as a committed DC fan since birth, I speedilyContinue reading “4 Flaws in CW’s the Flash”

Who Cares? A Non-Whovian’s Commentary on the Upcoming Female Doctor Who

In our somewhat progressive society, people are applauding the show’s latest ‘feminist agenda’ and representation of women’s empowerment through making the lead a female. Others are complaining that the world today is simply striving to be as politically correct and inclusive as possible: altering the show’s principal formula and tradition, in order to gain aContinue reading “Who Cares? A Non-Whovian’s Commentary on the Upcoming Female Doctor Who”

Here’s to the Fools who Dream: Philosophical Thoughts from La La Land

A heavily awarded and highly acclaimed 2016 musical romance, La La Land seems to be one of the most enjoyable…and annoyingly frustrating films of all time. It feels pure in it’s originality, it’s soundtrack is gloriously addictive and it is one of those movies where you don’t associate the actors with their previous work. But asContinue reading “Here’s to the Fools who Dream: Philosophical Thoughts from La La Land”

September-October Issue ✍ AppleBelle Monthly Blog Bulletin

AppleBelle was my childhood nickname that I still carry with me. Love, knowledge, wisdom, temptation, joy, death, nature, rebirth, luxury: the apple is a symbol of life and all its’ mysteries. A call to awakening, a realization: a bell heralds messages and pronounces. These meanings combined, AppleBelle is a symbol of an awakening and realization of life itself.Continue reading “September-October Issue ✍ AppleBelle Monthly Blog Bulletin”