28 July 2011

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I came across an interesting website today that I have never stumbled upon before, which surprises me as I went through a heartbroken phase after finding out he had passed in '09. The website contains a load of interesting opinions whereby the owner is trying to confirm Michael Jackson faked his death.

Whilst I believed he was still alive shortly after hearing he had died, I no longer hang onto that thought. It became too silly for me and I wonder still why people are so dedicated in building up ideas until they have proof he is still living. To me it's ridiculous, people all over the world believed Elvis Presley faked his death and tried to prove this, only to fail miserably. Why should this one be any different? I think the question floating around my head all the time after reading the thoughts and feelings of others on this subject is as follows..

How long are you going to wait for him to 'come back' before you realise it isn't going to happen?

I understand that to some, that seems like an unfair question, but did you ever consider it? I don't think I could go my entire life waiting for someone we already know deep down is gone. It's a clear display of grieving and when we lose someone who means the world to us, it's what we do. We hold onto every slight detail that was or is still in some form close to or relating to that person. It's human nature, that is how we manage to survive with such a loss. As tragic and heartbreaking as Michael's passing was, sooner or later, we are going to have to accept it and let the conspiracies fade out.

On the other end of the stick, if Michael really did fake his death, don't you think he had a damn good reason to do so? That being said, if you uncover the real truth, are you not causing him more damage than good? Did that ever enter your state of mind?.. Perhaps Michael was looking for an escape and that seemed to be his only way out. If so, your adoration for him should shine over everything you are trying to prove and come to the conclusion that maybe, just maybe, he would prefer it to be hidden. Michael Jackson fans know full well that his life wasn't anything to shout about in the sense that he was constantly ridiculed and laughed at and picked on for every little incident. As well as the huge debt that haunted him like a shadow wherever he went, if he's alive, I see clearly why he did what he did.

Exposing such 'evidence' isn't going to help anyone in the long run. If you admire the man that was The King Of Pop, let him rest in peace, alive or dead. After everything he went through daily, give him what he deserves.

Moonwalk

If you haven't a clue who the real Michael Jackson was, this book will tell you absolutely everything you need to know, given that it was written by he himself. It's more than perfect for every fan and every soon to be fan of such a talented loss. The world is in need of more people like Michael, he knew more than he let on.

23 July 2011

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One of my all time favourite movies released a year before I was born is climbing it's way up that favourite list and will no doubt end up in second place sometime soon. I would of course have it in first place if the overly wonderful American History X did not exist, but it does. I currently have a top five list of my favourite movies and whilst it may take a little longer for Bird On A Wire to reach the standards of the other movies featured on that list, it's surely rising high.

Bird on a Wire

If you haven't seen this movie by now I would definitely recommend it as it's filled with every genre, in my own opinion,  so there's bound to be something you like. Both lead roles are fantastic and personally I think they are entertaining beyond their limits as actors. I have a great like for both Mel and Goldie so this movie was no dull and pointless watch for me. If you're interested in a whole load of love with a dash of comedy sprinkled over it and a few action breaks here and there, this is one to watch! Just click the image above and purchase it's magnificence.. a brilliant masterpiece awaits you.

21 July 2011

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All I Ask Of You


 

The Music Of The Night 



Past The Point Of No Return 


The Phantom Of The Opera 


Think Of Me 


Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again 


Agree or disagree? Any to add that I left out? 
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I have noticed as of late that my blogging seems fairly awful whenever I am even the slightest bit tired. What troubles me the most about that fact is that I am generally tired all the time these days, no matter how many hours of sleep I get. Even though I try my best to have at least eight hours sleep, it never works out as such for me. I always end up having a disturbed sleep and that in turn has a negative impact on my sleeping pattern. So, when I tell myself I have to sleep early and plan the following day, my sleep will be interupted by some mysterious evil 'nothing' that I cannot prevent, thus ruining my day after I find that I slept in longer than expected.

The point of this post was to outline what tiredness does to a writer and how much utter rubbish they talk (or type) when they aren't functioning properly. This is the perfect example of a tired post as to me it doesn't really make any sense and it has no real purpose.
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This is going to be based entirely on experience so I'm not just giving advice that isn't likely to be accurate. If you have fallen in love before or are currently in love you will understand exactly what I am talking about. If you have not yet had the pleasure of falling in love with someone you will get a few thrills and pointers out of this post.

How can we tell we are in love?

I have only ever truly been in love once. The person with whom I fell in love with is now my fiance and we plan on spending the rest of our lives together. Prior to the start of our relationship I was analysing my responses and actions toward our daily communication and I found out the following. When we are crushing on someone or we are falling in love with them, we tend to get a feeling of butterflies in the stomach. I also noticed a lot of the time that I would start to shake from head to toe, all over my body, as you would standing in the middle of a frozen lake on a cold winters night.

However, that shivery feeling isn't unpleasant so you will know the difference between signs that you're developing the flu compared to developing a feeling of love. If you're only contact with the person you believe you are falling for is over the internet, one of the surest ways to notice is your heart skipping a beat whenever you see they are online. I know this happened to me all the time and it still does today whenever he appears. Another way in which you can tell you're falling hard for that special someone is the smile they put on your face, even for no reason at all, their company just brightens your entire day.

Though there are many other factors that can help us determine whether or not we are falling in love, these are the most common. But you must be careful. Try not to confuse a crush with love because you will end up in a bad way after having your heart broken. Remember to analyse the way you feel properly and find the answer deep within your heart, always follow your heart and never your head when you want to know how you really feel about someone.

Have you ever experienced these feelings before? Did it turn out to be just a little crush or a severe case of falling head over heels? Let me know in a comment below!
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Yes,

I do believe the answer to that question is positive in every aspect. Every human being on this earth has a soul mate that they have either met already or are still waiting for. This question is asked repeatedly almost everyday and there are various responses, but I find a greater amount to be negative. It would seem that there are many people out there in the world who don't believe that we have a soul mate, that we are simply here to find match after match after match until we can't play games anymore and finally settle on someone we feel is suitable.

There is no right or wrong answer to the question, but if you don't have hope or faith, what do you have? It makes me wonder about the loneliness of some people when they go around thinking there isn't anything more to life than dating, getting older, putting your foot on the brakes and choosing the person who isn't going to drive you to commit murder just because it suits you. This is no way to lead your life and it certainly isn't going to give you eternal happiness which is generally what everyone is searching for these days. Happiness is the essence of life and in my own, all I have ever wanted is to be loved by someone who understands me. If they have that quality then it's fantastic, but that isn't all you're looking for in the person you wish to spend the rest of your life with is it? You want someone who completes you.

"Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find them? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I'm not hearing any heart. Cause the truth is, there's no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven't lived a life at all. But you have to try, cause if you haven't tried, you haven't lived." 

The above is in my top five favourite movie quotes, this one is taken from Meet Joe Black and it's as though it knows what my heart wants. I have always adored these words and everything mentioned is what I have always been looking for and hoping for before I found it a few years ago when I met my best friend, now my fiance.

There is nothing in this world more pure and beautiful than being in love. If you ask yourself or others whether a soul mate exists for everyone, the only way you will know for sure is if you wait it out. Going on a hunt for 'the one' is never going to bring you what you're looking for. Enjoy your life and live it normally as you would and have done in your more carefree years and stop the search. When the world is ready, your soul mate will find you when you least expect it.
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20 July 2011

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A list of depressing animated movies that I'm sure we have all seen at least once in our lives. If you haven't seen any of the movies mentioned below, shame on you. If you have, congratulations!

The Lion King - It just couldn't get worst than Mufasa dying could it? If you are someone who puts yourself in the shoes of others to better understand their situation, this movie definitely must have done you in as it did me.

Lady & The Tramp - That heartbreaking melody in the pound? How could you not weep even a little at the sad faces of all those locked up dogs. I know that everytime I watch it I must have a box of tissues waiting.

The Fox and the Hound - Goodbye may seem forever is tragic no? The moment that song begins to play and we realise where the old woman is taking Tod, we start crying like babies knowing he's going to be all alone.

Bambi - You are heartless if you didn't shed a tear when his mother died aren't you? Again with putting yourself in someone elses shoes. I do it everytime in order to feel emotion in movies, I did it watching this too.

The Land Before Time - Again, you are heartless if you didn't cry aren't you? As above, another child lost it's mother and what surprises me is what these directors must be taking to make movies such as this for kids.

Dumbo - Chaining up an innocent mummy isn't fair on her young child now is it? The most weepy scene in the movie is when Dumbo visits his mother in 'jail' and they share a beautiful yet heartbreaking moment together.

Watership Down - Did not want to include this because I have to write about it but how sad is it? I used to enjoy watching this one until we lost our first bunny rabbit two years ago. Bright Eyes just kills me these days.

Oliver & Company - Sad scene doesn't last too long does it? Thank god for that. The scene that got me most was the 'kittens for sale' at the very beginning. It's just horrible having to watch something like that.

In order to create this post I had to put myself through the torture of watching the clips I found sad in each of the movies I mentioned and to be honest, I just couldn't handle watching anymore. If I have left out any that you would have liked to see listed here, let me know. If you're interested in purchasing any of the movies I mentioned just click the highlighted link.
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As odd as this may seem, I often find myself searching around for movies that are deemed incredibly depressing to watch, simply because I enjoy making myself cry for no real reason at all. It has merely become a habit and is one I will not be breaking anytime soon. I've gathered together a list of my all time favourite (though miserable) movies and given a brief summary of why they are so heartbreaking. Bear in mind that this list is in no particular order otherwise I would not have placed The Mist first. "CONTAINS SPOILERS"

The Mist
The Mist 

The very first time I watched this movie I flagged it as incredibly disturbing and horrific in a few scenes. One in particular took place midway through the movie whereby a group of townspeople gang up on an innocent military man who they believe released deadly, bloodthirsty creatures into the mist. Even though this poor man tries to defend himself and confirms he had nothing to do with his teams mission in producing a test product, the people brutally stab him without mercy multiple times in the stomach. Not only did that scene upset me to no end, it disgusted me when I realised there are people that sick and twisted out there in this world.

The Green Mile
The Green Mile

 
No matter how many times I watch this movie, it never fails to get me weeping like a newborn baby. It would be of course the most famous scene in the entire feature whereby the guards have to electrocute a miracle. It's that fact alone that gets everyone so worked up. Even though they are well aware that this man is innocent, they have no choice but to put him to death in accordance of state law. Can you imagine how difficult a job like this must be? Knowing that the man you are about to 'murder' is completely innocent and that perhaps you will never be forgiven for such a crime.

What Dreams May Come
What Dreams May Come 

As soon as I saw this movie on television I rushed straight into the nearest store to claim it. The beauty of this movie is incredible and if you believe in the afterlife and heaven, this is definitely something you will love. Even though it's interpretation is out there and fantasy-like, it's without doubt one of the most tragic love stories ever told. If losing your two children in a fatal car crash isn't enough, losing your husband in another car crash not too long afterwards would utterly destroy you as it did one of the lead characters in this movie. This movie is all about a journey through the 'other world' with an urge to find your beloved through the depths of hell, with the hope of bringing them back into the more heavenly realm where you and other family members await.

A Walk To Remember
A Walk to Remember 

I'd say this movie will give anyone who watches it an entirely new outlook on life and possibly make them change the way they are living theirs at the moment. It sure as hell gave me that impression the first time I watched it and I can surely say it's had me strict with what I will and will not do. This movie made me realise that no matter what obstacles you come across in life, you must not allow them to slow you down or put you off doing whatever you want to do. It also made me realise just how precious life can be. The ultimate sad moment in this movie, for me, was when one of the lead characters broke down in front of his father after being informed that he had paid all costs for his girlfriend to be treated at home rather than in a hospital. The connection at that exact moment between him and his father is truly beautiful and a huge tearjerker.

Meet Joe Black
Meet Joe Black 

There is no way I could leave this one out due to it's immense story. Throughout the whole movie there is this constant blissful feeling of 'how is any of this going to work out in the end', right until it reaches the end. I have to admit that it's one of the most romantic movies I have ever had the pleasure of watching and each actor does a wonderful job at making it as real as possible, Brad and Anthony especially. The character I felt the emotions of the most however was the lead female. With her father being the head of a large company who make millions upon millions each and every day, she has the divine freedom to do as she pleases without any restrictions or so it seems. When her father catches wind of the fact that she and his new 'friend' have taken an interest in each other, he becomes irritated and gets angry with them both. After all, it's never going to be an easy road when you fall in love with death. The most depressing scene has to be the grand birthday party and onwards from there.

The Brave
The Brave [Region 2]

Even though Depp is my favourite actor this is in no way, shape or form a bias review. I just cannot leave this one off the list because it's too beautifil and tragic all rolled into one. If you have no seen this movie then I'd recommend it, especially if you're a Depp fan too. Perhaps you are a Marlon Brando fan in which case you should also know of this movie, or at least want to purchase it to have the pleasure of viewing how wonderful it is. Although the movie was not released in the states due to certain people believing they wouldn't profit from it, I won't waste my time going over how very wrong they were. This movie tells a story of one mans quest to saving the life of his family, even if it meant he would have to die in order to do so and that is exactly where it all ends up. You must watch it to follow the story, best of luck in doing so.

American History X
American History X 

My favourite movie of all time has to be on this list somewhere and I'm sure most will agree with the sadness that oozes from this movie hours after it has ended. The cause of that sadness is more than likely due to the shocking ending and how heartbroken it leaves us as the credits begin to role after that spoken verse that is then embedded into our memories. We are not enemies but friends, we must not be enemies, though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. Wherever I go these days you will find that I use that quote all the time, moreso as a tagline for any websites that I use. It's such a powerful quote, as is this movie in which it is featured. That last verse after the Nortons younger brother is killed lingers in our minds, forever engraved because of the tormenting scene before it. I would highly recommend this movie if you have not seen it, it is a must.

I Am Sam
I am Sam (New Line Platinum Series) 

Ultimate tearjerker and a must see if you haven't already. Not only is the story beautifully and tragically told but the actors do a superb job throughout, especially Sean Penn. An autistic adult is somewhat pressured into agreeing that his young daughter should be adopted by a family who are able to give her what she needs. The older his daughter gets, the smarter she becomes, moreso than her father. After a long struggle in court to fight for the right to keep his daughter living with him, it all turns sour when his words backfire and he agrees that he cannot give her the proper upbringing she needs to develop further in life. I'd have to choose the saddest scene to be when they are forced apart whilst saying goodbye as neither want to let go of each other.

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward 

I first watched this movie in an english lesson a few years ago and it's one of those times when you find you just have to toughen up and not cry because there are other people around who will notice. That was surely one of those moments for me and it was more than a little difficult to control my tears toward the end of this movie. At first I had expected a boring and dull story until I noticed one of my favourite celebrities Jon Bon Jovi make an appearance, but then I realise he wasn't a very nice character. Then I got more and more into listening to a young Haley talk about the facts of life and what we can do to brighten up someones day, it could be anything at all that would make them happy. We are then led along the path he marks by simply improving the quality of life of one man who then does something special for another and it continues as such. Until the saddest scene in the movie at the very end. Once you have shed a few tears at the death scene, you are then forced to sit and weep at the neverending line of people leaving candles and flowers outside of the young boys home with the sound of  Calling All Angels playing in the background. Must see.

Because that movie is the last on my list I couldn't resist including the clip, enjoy:



I hope you agree with at least some of the above mentioned movies. No others come to mind right now but if you feel I could have added one or a few more in particular, let me know in the form of a comment below. If you are interested in purchasing any of the movies, clicking the image will redirect you to the product page via Amazon.

 


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I am sure everyone has or will experience that tortuous path of falling for someone who either doesn't share the same feelings or just doesn't know you exist. Both cases are equally painful and generally, people will depend on a playlist of songs that understand exactly how they are feeling. I know over the years I have used songs as my escape when I've developed deep crushes, it seems to be the only form of consolation.

I Get Weak
I Get Weak 

Somebody Like You
Somebody Like You (Album Version) 

With Or Without You
With Or Without You 

I Want You
I Want You 

In The Closet
In The Closet 

Wicked Game
Wicked Game 

I Who Have Nothing
I (Who Have Nothing) 

Alone
Alone (2000 Digital Remaster) 

Good Enough
Good Enough 

Heaven
Heaven 

In These Arms
In These Arms 

The above songs are the one's that I find to be most suitable when expressing your love for another or coping with the fact that it is only one sided. If you wish to listen to and purchase the above tracks, please click the images :)