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”

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”

What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet”. – Juliet  Act II, Scene II Romeo and Juliet Names: they seem to be significant, defining parts of every person’s identity. Someone without a name is seen to be forsaken, without a family, either really new (a baby) or really outdatedContinue reading “What’s in a Name?”

Philosophy in Batman: Doctrines of the Dynamic Duo

Bruce’s parental authority shouldn’t be undermined for his own personal vendettas and vengeance crusades at night. Batman and Robin. Perhaps the most polar opposite partners of any comic book, pop culture or fictional world, the Dynamic Duo of teenage circus ward and adult billionaire orphan are an enthralling combination. One bright, the other bold, BruceContinue reading “Philosophy in Batman: Doctrines of the Dynamic Duo”

We Come in Peace: Philosophy in Arrival

The other day, I rented a DVD entitled, Arrival, an acclaimed alien sci-fi thriller. I now intend to buy it after a riveting series of plot twists and philosophical notions. Keyly, it entails the ideology of time being non-linear and raises thoughts on the crucial nature of communication. Time: Everywhere and Always I’ve previously mentioned theContinue reading “We Come in Peace: Philosophy in Arrival”