Time to take a Time Out and head for the theater as the Pre-Summer moviews just keep on coming.
Just opening up At The Movies is the movie we've all been waiting for for several years with one of my favorites, Rocket Raccoon. Yup, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (PG-13) The adventures continue as the team struggles to keep its newfound family together while it tires to unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage in the outer reaches of the galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is like listening to your favorite Fleetwood Mac song, while traversing a rainbow on a unicorn that fires glitter...well you know. The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy is currently in theaters in what seems to be everywhere but the US, which releases on May 5. As you may have heard, the film has five post-credit sequences giving you some insight from the comic books, so we can get a better understanding of what's going on. No, I'm not breaking those down here and now, you'll just have to watch for yourself.
And then there is Selma Hayek and Raquel Welch in How to Be a Latin Lover !
Maximo (Eugenio Derbez) gets the surprise of his life when his wealthy, 80-year-old wife dumps him for a younger car salesman. Forced out of his mansion, he must now move in with his estranged sister Sara (Salma Hayek) and her nerdy but adorable son Hugo (Raphael Alejandro). Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo hatches a scheme to seduce a widowed billionaire (Raquel Welch) and live the high life once again.
Eugenio Derbez, who designed the vehicle as a showcase for his comedic gifts. He is a huge celebrity in Mexico and has a considerable following north of the border. His last headlining film, 2013’s “Instructions Not Included,” became the highest-grossing Spanish-language movie ever released in the States. This time, starring in an English-language farce, he hopes to attract an even broader audience.
Director: Ken Marino. Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Raphael Alejandro, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch. Rated: PG-13, for crude humor, sexual references and brief nudity.
See You Soon, At The Movies.
So do you have at least one? Or maybe you have just a handful or maybe you have many?
I'm talking about friends with benefits. Of course you know just what I'm talking about. Friends with benefits.
The kind of friends that are ready to give you the benefit of of doubt when a question comes up about you or something you did. Those kind of friends with benefits. The kind of person that stumbles upon you and even though they may think your strange they don't judge you strictly on that, but rather give you the benefit of the doubt.
Those types of friends and people much less are few and far between these days. Most folks are quick to judge and quick to pass you by or cast you aside because that's the kind of society we've become. I've caught myself doing it once or twice and can't say that I'm very proud of it but then I thought about it long and hard and blamed it on some training I once had.
After all there are times we have to make quick assessments of people in order to keep ourselves safe. In this case we're talking about people in general that we encounter and pass along the way every day. Regular people even if not so normal because then we have to define normal itself. We have to ask normal by who's standards? Yours, mine, someone else?
In this case lets say it's just your plain old kind of normal that in some cases can seen a bit strange but what's wrong with that? People that can be kind or educated enough to postpone their judgment of you until they've hard you out and found out what your really all about. Then after that they decide to be your friends. Those my friends are the type of friends with benefits I'm talking about.
Friends that can overlook the fact that you may have different views about things than they do
and are still willing to listen to you. Friends that can move beyond the fact that you may live in a different social environment than they do and still associate with you. Friends that can get past the fact that they may have more money than you and don't make that a factor in being your friend.
See there are many types of people in this world but not all of them can be our friends. Too many of them are caught up in selfishness and greed and socioeconomic stature to be able to befriend us. It has certainly become a real problem in our world today. One which keeps us from being a better man kind.
One that gets in the way of us being closer to GOD. Think about it and you will see for yourself.
Then the next time you come across a person that's a little different than you, maybe you'll think twice about how you see them and about how you'll determine on whether to befriend them or not.
Just another Point of View ! GOD Speed.
Recently a friend of mine announce to the world on Facebook that he had not been feeling well lately and had woken up with yellow eyes. Suddenly all the backseat doctors started to chime in with their diagnosis. Hepatitis, Jaundices, Cirrhosis, etc, etc.....until we went to the Emergency Room and they started a barrage of blood work to determine just what he had.
One thing that they did determine immediately was that we had gone into sepsis. I think that's when some of your organs, like the liver or the kidneys start to shut down. So my friend was very worried as he should be. It's not a good thing when your organs start to shut down and they tell you it's a serious thing.
Finally they advised him that he had Hep C and started a treatment to make him better.
So I started doing a little research to see what was a great food or herb to strengthen the liver. It wasn't too long before I found out the wonders of Ginger when it came to fortifying the Liver.
Ginger naturally has a high antioxidant content, which reduces cellular damage. According to LiveStrong.com Ginger may help prevent or treat this liver condition by reducing oxidation stress, decreasing insulin resistance and inhibiting inflammation, all contributing factors. Clinical trials are in order to determine the extent of the benefits that ginger may offer for liver health.
In a different study from 2010 on laboratory animals, 250 milligrams and 500 milligrams per kilogram of body weight of ginger and the same amounts of chicory significantly improved liver damage and restored blood composition to normal when administered individually or together. Neither substance caused toxic effects at doses up to 5 grams per kilogram. Microscopic evaluation of liver tissue also showed improvements from the two supplements.
Since I have Fatty Liver I was amazed to find out that Ginger may protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, an increasingly common condition associated with insulin resistance that is nearing epidemic proportions, say researchers who conducted a study published in the January 2011 issue of the "World Journal of Gastroenterology." Ginger may help prevent or treat this liver condition by reducing oxidative stress on the liver, decreasing insulin resistance and inhibiting inflammation, all contributing factors to this condition.
Who knew that Ginger, yes Ginger Root, could be so good for our Liver. So I too have started eating more Ginger and taking a Ginger Root supplement. I'm not saying you should do the same but you may at least look into to it?
Be well and Happy Healthy Eating.
Maybe not the father of rock'n'roll, but for sure the most influential rock'n'roll artist. Chuck Berry might call St. Louis his place of birth, but he is actually from San Jose California. Why some websites mention one or the other who knows. Growing up in a very segregated part of St. Louis called the Ville Chuck had never seen a white person until he was three years old,now that is segregation and very sad. Berry also grew into something of a trouble maker in high school.In 1944, at the age of seventeen he and two friends dropped out of school and set off on a road trip to California.
They had gone no further than Kansas City when they came across a pistol abandoned in a parking lot, later deciding to go on a robbing spree. Showing the pistol, they robbed a bakery, a clothing store and a barbershop ,then they stole a car before being arrested by highway patrolmen. The three men received the maximum penalty of 10 years in jail despite being minors. After serving 3 years he was let out on good behavior.
He returned to St. Louis and got together with a former High school friend where he joined his band. Traveling to Chicago and the mid west searching for a record contract, he met up with the legendary blues musician Muddy Waters, who suggested that Berry go to Chess Records. A few weeks later he wrote and recorded a song called "Maybellene" and took it to executives at Chess Records. They immediately offered him a contract and within months the song had reached No.1 on the R&B charts and No.5 on the pop charts.
After being convicted in 1961 for transporting a woman across state lines and arrested for having a 14 year old girl which he took to St. Louis to work at his Club, the girl was also arrested for prostitution, charges were pressed against Berry and spent another 20 months in jail. When he was released in 1963 Chuck would never be the same man afterward. Carl Perkins who was a good friend of Chuck said that he had never seen a man so changed, he had been an easy going guy before, but when Carl and Chuck toured in England he was cold, real distant and bitter.
Well everyone starts somewhere and as long as you don't give up positive things seem to come at you at the right time, hard work before and then thing do change. Between 1948 and 1955 Chuck worked as a janitor at the Fisher Body assembly plant, he also trained to be a hairdresser and freelanced as a photographer and assisted his father as a carpenter. During troubles and putting up with life Chuck finally seemed to have gotten his break, performing since the 1950's until 2017 Chuck Berry has left his mark in music history. In the music business Chuck accepts no less than $10,000 per gig and played no more than 45 minutes, and no encores.
Find out more about Chuck Berry on the ALL NEW CLASSIC HITS station KWMC 1490AM and the "Little Red Rooster" show as we feature Chuck Berry as the artist of the month.
All known information and music facts are by Wendy Johnson and shows are produced by Javier Martinez.
The long awaited Avengers in theaters now but in it’s opening weekend failed to know out the picture that’s Number 1 at the Box Office, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. The beast easily retained the Top slot with a take of $88.3 Million to Power Rangers take of only $40.5 Million.
Even though critics reviews for Power Rangers were Luke warm most viewers exiting the theaters age the movie an “A”. Not surprising since it was targeted on people who were big on The Power Rangers Brand and it’s Nostalgia.
The story plot, by John Gatins, starts with a flamboyant subtitled alien-language introducing you to the ancient clash between Zordon, the benevolent leader of the Power Rangers, and Rita Repulsa, an evil enchantress bent on Earth’s destruction. Flash forward to the present-day fishing town of Angel Grove, where a new generation of Rangers is about to rise up.
So are you ready? Because it’s “morphine time!
With mid April comes The Fate of The Fast and The Furious.
The latest installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise welcomes two Oscar-winning actresses: Charlize Theron plays Cipher, the latest villain to torment Dominic Toretto and his crew.
Helen Mirren joins the cast after publicly lobbying for a role to sate her real-life love of racing. Fast 8 also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham, and Scott Eastwood.
The Film is Directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton). From Universal Pictures, It’s Rated PG-13
And Hold Up wait a minute, SMURFS The Lost Village is here and opens in wide release ion or around April 7th.
Smurfs is a fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a roller coaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
Get ready to load all the kids up and head for a great time with the latest SMURFS movie. Rated PG from SONY Pictures.
See you guys soon, at The Movies.
Here are the clues, it is low in calories, but high in nutrients. It contains Manganese and is loaded with Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, selenium and fiber too. It is also a natural immune system booster that helps the body fight infection. In fact one study found that a daily dose of this herb reduced the number of colds by 63%, while reducing the average length of cold symptoms by 70%. Have you guessed which herb we’re talking about?
Garlic, of course. Garlic has such health benefits due to its powerful antioxidant properties. It contains a compound known as allicin. Allicin has been shown to help lower cholesterol levels, prevent blood clotting, and even may have anti-cancer properties and anti-microbial affects as well.
Add Raw Honey into the mix and you have a knock out of a concoction. Raw Honey is packed full of Anti Oxidants, Enzymes and Minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. But wait, Raw Honey contains Vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. Plus, Raw Honey has a healthy glycemic index that aids in better digestion.
So here is what you’ll need and this is what you do.
1st take 3-4 heads of garlic
1 cup of raw honey and a small jar with a lid.
Separate the heads of garlic into individual cloves.
Don’t peel the cloves, but remove the outer layer.
Crush the coves of chop them up into a fine pulp add a little warm water if necessary.
Add the garlic to the jar.
Slowly pour the honey over the garlic pulp.
Use a spoon to release any trapped air bubbles.
Make sure the garlic pulp is completely covered by honey, and put the lid on the jar.
Allow the mixture to infuse for a few days, either in the fridge or at room temperature.
Now your ready to start your new daily health regimen.
When you get up in the morning take a Tablespoon of the mixture and mix it with a small glass of warm water on an empty stomach. Drink and enjoy your day to better health.
Stay Happy and Healthy.
Just read about what happen to this homeless man I befriended at a Homeless Shelter in San Antonio.
Several months ago I ran into this older man named Morris at a Homeless Shelter where I hang out and do a little work. He had been in the service at one time and was wounded so when he got out of the military he moved to west Texas and became a firefighter for some years until age, his old wound and a couple of heart attacks sidelined him before he ended up homeless in this shelter.
When I met Morris he had already been at the shelter for several years waiting for them to assist to to try to find his own apartment and get on with his life with the help of veteran programs.
Morris was in rough shape, he was having problems with his legs and at the same kept slobbering from a medical condition but in spite of all that he was and extremely nice older gentleman who had made many friends over his past two years at the shelter. They were his community, his family if you will.
Last weekend the shelter had finaly put together a deal for Morris to have his own apartment and finally get on with his life away from the homeless shelter. When he first told me, on a Friday that he had got an apartment he seemed happy and overjoyed.
I did not see him on the following Monday but I ran into him again on Wednesday and I saw a much different man. After all the next day was his day to move to his new apartment. But Morris seemed distant and very lonely. Distracted from his jovial self.
The next morning Morris gut up to head on out to his new life by himself in a new apartment complex and his own apartment. As he headed down he hall to start moving GOD stepped in and moved Morris to Heaven instead. Morris took a couple of steps into the hall and fell dead from his final heart attack.
It’s my belief that the stress of thinking about being all by himself in a new place away from the only friends he knew and away from this community that he had bonded with over the past two year was to much for his poor heart.
R.I.P. Morris. GOD Speed our friend. We are certain you are in a much better place now.
Just another Point of View.
It never seems to get old and it never seems to get a remake or squeal like follow up.
Are you ready for another KONG,? Ready or not the latest KING KONG; Skull Island.
In this latest version, Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
In the cast you’ll find, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, and John C. Reilly.
A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters. But what they don’t now is that Protecting all of them is the Biggest Monster of them all, KING KONG.
Tom Hiddleston recently spilled the beans some new hints about his lead character and why this Kong is completely different than anything audiences have seen before. He told Entertainment Weekly in March, “Kong was a change, to play a heroic protagonist—having never really played that role before—in a massive movie.”
Defiantly a must see for sure.
So many more good movies headed our way soon enough. Here is the shor list so you can keep and eye out for them.
Witness the Creation of Fear. In Theaters May 19th 2017.
Directed by Ridley Scott.
Wait Up Now! Dom, goes rogue? Betrayal? New alliances? A chase on the ice with a freaking submarine no way! The Fate of the Furious, Family No More. Opening Soon.
Will it be too late to save the planet? Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy.
Sound like a great time to see you At The Movies.
They year has just begin and why not begin some new early morning habits as well.
We can start by soaking some morning sun lowers the chances of osteopenia as well,” says dermatologist Dr Sama Rais.
Here are some of the benefits of soaking up some sun:
It Improves bone health, It Helps strengthen your immune system, belive it or not It can Prevent cancer, It also Helps reduce fat, and it Helps heal minor hormonal problems.
Not to mention;
1. It Will Re-hydrate You
After seven or eight hours of sleep, your body becomes dehydrated. Drinking water upon waking helps increase the flow of oxygen, and aids in the production of muscle and blood cells.
2. It Will Jumpstart Your Metabolism
Drinking at least one large glass of water in the morning – about 16 oz of cold water – can boost your body’s metabolism by about 24%, which can aid in maintaining a healthy weight.
3. Water Helps Your Body Flush Out Toxins
When you drink water in the morning before eating, you help to purify your colon, allowing nutrients to be absorbed more easily. Your kidneys also function better when you’re getting enough fluids.
4. Your Brain Tissue is 76% Water
When you’re dehydrated, your brain is operating on low fuel. This can cause you to feel tired, drained, may lead to headaches, and you may even experience mood fluctuations.
5. You’ll Stay Full Longer
Water helps to fill your stomach. Drinking a big glass of water in the morning, and before meals, can help you to eat less, and avoid over-eating. Drinking water in the morning before breakfast will leave you feeling full until lunch, and help you to avoid mid-day snacking.
So soak it up, drink it up ans Stay Happy, Stay Healthy.
As a young man I asked a lot of questions. As most kids are, I was a sponge for knowledge from any and everywhere. In my quest of such one day someone asked me if I was familiar with a book called the Peter Principle.
No this book was about a principle that was derived from the fact that if you were a mediocre employee, showed up for work on time on a constant basis, didn’t cause a whole lot of problems or asked to many of the wrong questions, that you would one day keep getting into a position that you would just not be qualified for.
That, my friends or something like that is what the Peter Principle is all about.
Then I started to wonder if by some chance The Peter Principle had not been derived, perhaps, from the Bible and if in fact it had have we not already Peter Principled ourselves to hell?
Nowadays I find there are more and more people willing to engage in a conversation about God and religion. It seems more and more people are seeking GOD out but let us not confuse that GOD and religion are two totally separate things. I find so many people confused about GOD, religion and the Bible and what each is.
Some people rely on other people’s word of mouth about what the Bible actually says. Others go to the Bible and read for themselves and then take things literally instead in the spirit of which they were meant to be understood. Then some people learn about GOD thru religion but, organized religions too, have their way for taking liberties with scripture as well.
I overheard a man telling a group of people the other day that GOD wanted us to be afraid of him. I quickly said that’s not the case at all. Then he pointed out it was in the Bible and he was right. “Fear of the Lord brings with it many blessings and benefits. It is the beginning of wisdom and leads to good understanding (Psalm 111:10). Only fools despise wisdom and discipline (Proverbs 1:7). Furthermore, fear of the Lord leads to life, rest, peace, and contentment (Proverbs 19:23). It is the fountain and life (Proverbs 14:27) and provides a security and a place of safety for us (Proverbs 14:26).
However, even though the fear of GOD is real in extreme cases. In general GOD wants us to respect him as as any parent demands respect from a child which we are, his children. If your living the life of a good person, honoring GOD, helping those less fortunate and making the world a better place you should not Fear GOD. Just A Point of View.