Synchromysticism

" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

March 23, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau, or Limitless???

I came across a link to these posts ;
http://wellofhighstrangeness.blogspot.com/2011/03/approaching-posthuman-self.html

http://wellofhighstrangeness.blogspot.com/2011/03/minerva-current.html
from Mike Clelland's blog Hidden Experience, after seeing the bronze statue of Minerva Mike had posted on his post.
Since I once rented a house on Minerva Street, it got my attention, and I went across to read the post.
But just before reading that post I had to make up my mind about which movie I was going to see that day.
It was either The Adjustment Bureau or Limitless, as they were both on at the same time (11 o'clock).
The Adjustment Bureau is based on a short Phillip K.Dick story with a tag line of, "Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us?", which was the only real reason I wanted to see it, and Limitless is about a writer discovering a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities.
I decided to see Limitless, because something just bugs me about 
The Adjustment Bureau trailer, and I decided Limitless was a better concept, to me, and therefore gets my movie money.
Then I kept staring a the title Limitless, and kept thinking what a strange title for a movie, and how often do I see that word around?
Not too often, I thought.
Then I read a post and saw this sentence; "It appeared to me that this light, this future self was unimaginably LIMITLESS, yet still retained its identity, so much so that it was able to communicate with every aspect of itself including itself as it existed in the past."
Balmoral Cinema, Brisbane
Now, I don't know whether it was just The Adjustment Bureau who guided me there, or some 'limitless' future self.
Either way, I was off to see Limitless, unless my plans were somehow adjusted for me;-)
The Brisbane cinema I saw Limitless at.
I tried snapping a photo on my cell phone, to get a shot of the two movie posters (The Adjustment Bureau poster is on the outside of the right-hand door, and  the Limitless poster is on the inside of the left-hand door).
The first photo I took was a little fuzzy, so I thought I would snap a second picture, in case the first turned out worse than it looked, but I didn't check the second picture, because I was sure I snapped it well before the lady in the blue top walked in front of the Limitless poster.
Anyway, I'm sure you can make out the Limitless poster in the first one, surely?
Although, I'm sure skeptics will say it's just the planet Venus ;- )

P.S.  
"Limitless" is one of the best movies I have seen for quite sometime.
I highly recommend it.
Especially if you like movies like The Matrix (look out for the amusing nod to The Matrix in the film), but I still want to catch up with The Adjustment Bureau, just to see if I made the right choice;- )
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BTW,
I found this miniature bird figure at the doll shop, a few doors up from the cinema.
I usually pop in and buy a few miniatures for my desk and bookcase, if they are open, when I come out of a movie.
This bird looks similar to the Sacred Kingfisher in my posts below.
Bird (Sacred Kingfisher?) statue I bought near the cinema.
The Sacred Kingfisher that flew into my window.
I said to the shopkeeper that I didn't remember seeing these last time I was in (which was before the bird hit my window) and she said, "no you wouldn't have, they have only just come in".
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Update: April 7th, 2011.
I finally saw The Adjustment Bureau yesterday, and I have to say that I'm glad that I saw Limitless first (it's the better movie in my book).
I think it was just meant to be that way, anyway, or something like this (below) might have happened to me when I was ringing for session times;- ) 
A scene from the movie The Adjustment Bureau?

6 comments:

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Loved The Matrix, so will have to see Limitless. Have heard different opinions about the adjustment bureau, although I am admittedly a big Philip K Dick fan.
Trish

Brizdaz said...

I've heard mixed reviews on "The Adjustment Bureau"too,Trish.So I'm not going to be too surprised if it stinks.
If you see "Limitless",don't go expecting a "Matrix" style storyline,because "Limitless" is a movie based in the real world,not a virtual world,but the fractal imagery in the film and the action scenes gives it a very "The Matrix" feel.

maggie's garden said...

Thanks for the movie suggestions....can't wait to see both of these. I'm also a Matrix fan. Last night I watched a movie called Franklyn which was also pretty cool. Think it was out in 2008...sort of steampunk style and very interesting.

Brizdaz said...

I never heard of Franklyn before,MG.Thanks for the tip,i just checked out the trailer...it looks good.One for my "to see" list.
A good movie I saw the other night was "The Nines"
starring Ryan Reynolds,it was recommended on Chris Knowle's "The Secret Sun" blog.Worth a watch if you haven't seen it before.

maggie's garden said...

Watched The Nines this evening...wow!!!thanks for the awesome suggestion. Not sure how I missed this, and so glad you mentioned it. Loved this movie.
Thanks.

Brizdaz said...

Glad you liked the nines MG.
I hope you checked out the special features,if you watched it on DVD.Then you would have discovered it was pretty much all shot in the directors own home,and was almost a semi-autobiographical story about the director's own life.