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The 12 Greatest Movies Of 2015 That You Shouldn’t Miss

The 12 Greatest Movies Of 2015 That You Shouldn’t Miss

I’d like to declare this fact: I am a movie buff! Whether it’s drama, comedy, thriller, adventure, or horror, I like all kinds of movies. Here is a list of the 12 Greatest Movies of 2015 that you should not miss!

1. Wild Tales

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    Wild Tales is an incredible movie. The hilarious elements are what make this film pop. However, having said that, the element of romance in this film is incomparable to anything else you’ve probably ever seen! Watch this movie and tell us how you like it!

    2. 45 Years

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      The title of this film is inspiring. This tale begins on the eve of Geoff and Kate’s 45th wedding anniversary. If you are into drama and suspense, this film is a must watch for you.

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      3. Tangerine

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        Again, we come up with another movie with quite a surprising title. Friendship is a major theme in the film, so if you love your friends, then this is the perfect film for you.

        4. Blind

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          This film is heart touching and very warm. The film focuses on Ingrid, played by Ellen Dorrit Petersen, and her relationship with her husband Morten, played by Henrik Rafaelsen.

          5. The Duke of Burgundy

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            This is another one whose title speaks a great depth and has so much romance and drama enveloped into it. It features actor and actress Sidse Babett Knudsen and Chiara D’Anna, who show what a relationship is like. The story shows the problems in a relationship and the obstacles they each must overcome. Go watch this film if you too are in a relationship, or are planning to enter one. It won’t disappoint you!

            6. What We Do In The Shadows

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              If you like reading books or watching films that encompass mythical creatures like vampires, then this is the right film to choose this particular year. Add in a bit of satirical comedy and romance, and this film becomes the all-out-entertainer!

              7. The Martian

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                This film is just not for the geek in us. The film is written and directed in such a cleverly irresistible way that you will fall in love with it. Matt Damon is the central figure in this movie as Mark Watney. Being alone on Mars just got a whole lot better through Matt Damon’s adaption and portrayal of it in The Martian.

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                8. Heaven Knows What

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                  This film stars actors and actresses such as Arielle Holmes, Buddy Duress, Ron Braunstein, Eleonore Hendricks, Caleb Landry Jones, and Yuri Pleskun. It is based on Holmes’ unpublished memoir of her life as a homeless heroin addict living on the streets of New York City.

                  9. Spotlight

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                    Spotlight is an American drama directed by Tom McCarthy. It was written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. It is about The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative unit in the United States. It is based on a series of stories by the real “Spotlight” Team that earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

                    10. Eden

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                      Eden is an American drama about human trafficking. It was directed by Megan Griffiths, who co-wrote the screenplay with Richard B. Phillips and stars Jamie Chung, Matt O’Leary, and Beau Bridges. The film was produced by Colin Harper Plank and Jacob Mosler through Plank’s Centripetal Films production company. It was inspired by the story of Chong Kim, who claims that she was kidnapped and sold into a domestic human trafficking ring in the mid 1990s.

                      11. It Follows

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                        The movie is an American supernatural horror written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, and starring Maika Monroe. The plot follows a girl pursued by a supernatural entity after a sexual encounter.  It Follows received a highly positive reception from critics and audiences, with praise received for its acting, writing, cinematography, musical score, direction, and incorporation of old-fashioned horror devices.

                        12. Phoenix

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                          This film is directed by Christian Petzold. The film centers around Nelly Lenz, a Holocaust survivor and a former cabaret singer. The film’s screenplay is loosely based on Hubert Monteilhet’s detective novel The Return from the Ashes.

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                          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                          Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                          Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                          Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                          1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                          Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                          This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                          In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                          The result: no more mental stress.

                          2. Unplug

                          Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                          How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                          It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                          Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                          3. Easy on the Caffeine

                          Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                          Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                          4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                          That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                          How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                          • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                          • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                          • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                          While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                          5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                          This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                          The result: mental stress will be gone!

                          So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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