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Don’t Look Up Review

What Is It?

The 2021 Netflix American satirical black comedy movie Don’t Look Up.

DON’T LOOK UP | Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence | Official Trailer | Netflix
DON’T LOOK UP | Official Teaser Trailer | Netflix

This is how Metacritic describes this movie:

Starring: Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, Chris Evans, Gina Gershon, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Rylance, Matthew Perry, Melanie Lynskey, Meryl Streep, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet.

Movie Facts:
Debuts on Netflix on December 24, 2021.

Summary: Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out, warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!

Director: Adam McKay
Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy
Rating: R
Runtime: 145 min

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Dreams

Jennifer Lawrence Having Psychedelic Experiences?

This dream was possibly inspired by a video called How The Big Lebowski Became A Lifestyle that I saw yesterday and a part in a video where someone showed how tall Jennifer Lawrence looked at The Academy Awards (The Oscars) compared to Jodie Foster:

How The Big Lebowski Became a Lifestyle

All that I can remember of this dream now is that I was at an indoor / outdoor convention center-like area during the day with other people, and I remember sitting and talking with the actress Jennifer Lawrence as we sat among some other people on the ledge of something that was on the ground level.

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Dreams

Getting Shot And Waking Up In The Future

I am not sure how many dreams I had last night or in what order they go in because one or more or all the dreams took place in the future, in one of the dreams I died or was in a coma or something like that and I got brought back to life or awakened years later in the future, and in one of the dreams someone shot me with a gun and then injected something into the back of my neck with a syringe to make me forget and to knock me unconscious; and so my memory is all messed up and confused. (I had some chamomile tea before going to sleep, and so maybe that had an affect or effect me)

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place during a strange-looking day (very dream-like) during maybe late in the afternoon in the city of D, and I was maybe riding a horse; and there was a woman riding a horse next to me, and maybe this woman was my girlfriend or wife but I can not remember.

I know that we were happy together and we were enjoying our ride, for some reason that I can not remember we stopped by the field by the A Plant (maybe a train was blocking our path), and some of our family and friends arrived or were there with us; and they seemed happy about us being together, and I remember everyone having a good time.

At some point the woman got on my horse with me and we rode together having fun and maybe doing some stunts but my memory is unclear after this, I remember possibly walking with my horse talking with my parent’s as we walked through a trail closer to the old C Building (I am not sure where the woman was now, maybe she was with the others by street, still waiting for the train or whatever to move), and we saw trash on the ground like someone who was homeless was living next to the C Building; and I remember my former male classmate TC approaching us, he was not doing well financially, but for some reason he gave us some money even when we told him to keep it because he needed it.

Something happened that I can not remember, it is possible that we heard gunshots in the distance and police sirens, and maybe a stray bullet hit me in the head killing me or knocking me unconscious but I can not remember; and maybe the second dream in part of this dream or it is separate, but I am not sure.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is that I woke up during the evening on a twin sized bed in the same field where I was at the end of the first dream, some of my family and a few other people were there (but probably not the woman from the first dream), and I maybe asked them how was I here because I was supposed to be dead or almost dead.

They told me that they had me either brought me back from the dead or they had me awakened, I guess somehow my body was preserved for years until they had the technology to bring me back or wake me up, and so now it was years into the future (maybe the 2020s or 2030s, but I am not sure).

I was confused and I probably had various conflicting feelings and thoughts about this, we talked briefly and they gave me a quick update about various things, and there was an annual competition taking place at a new area in the field where groups of people compete in a fashion competition of dress clothing.

Our neighbor Mr. RD approached us and he talked to us briefly, I started to walk away at some point to explore the competition, and Mr. RD asked my mom who was I and how old was I because I looked familiar to him but she dodged the question (only they knew that I was alive or awake again, and so they were not ready to tell others yet); and they caught up with me at some point, and my mom joked about how she had dodged the question.

There were many people dressed up in suits and other dress outfits, one of the popular groups all had brownish colored skin and they seemed like they were from maybe the city of G, and I walked through this area until I reached the street which also had people in it who were adjusting their outfits and they were showing off various suits styles from the past to now (so the newer suit styles were a bit futuristic, and a bit unusual and interesting to me); and I saw some of my former classmates like my former male classmate PL, and my former male classmate LF.

I continued walking up the street until I reached a building where I lived (maybe before I died or was unconscious for years), this is so confusing that maybe this is part of another dream that I forgot but I can not remember, and I walked inside the dimly lit building which was like a dorm and almost everyone was gone to the competition; and I walked to the room that I used to live in, and the room that I lived in was like a dorm room that I shared with several former classmates and several other people where we all had our own beds in one open room like a military barracks/dorm room.

The room was how I remembered it and my same roommates were still living there and my stuff was still in the room, it seemed that I was or had possibly been in the military, and I had a knife by my bed in a greenish colored military nylon sheath with a metal tip; and I hid it out of view, and everything was still how I had left it.

I went to check the air conditioner settings and the room was very cold even though the temperature was set to a warmer temperature than usual and the fan speed was not set on auto like it normally was, my roommates entered the room to go to sleep (my former male classmate LF was one of them, and he seemed to be in the military or was in the military), and I mentioned how the air conditioner settings were different and how I guess their future technology allowed a warmer temperature to make the room colder than it used to years ago but I woke up as they joke about how I liked having the air conditioner settings set a certain way.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of this dream is that it also took place at some point at the same field from the first two dreams during the day, I remember seeing something about how the actress Jennifer Lawrence was going to be in another film in a film series that I had seen part of years ago before I died or was unconscious maybe, and so this dream was in the future; and maybe she was being interviewed in front of a studio audience, and things looked a bit futuristic.

At some point I remember some fictional friends, family members, fictional people from my neighborhood, and some other people they knew welcoming me back from the dead or my coma or whatever; and maybe I also was going to be moving to a better neighborhood and maybe I was going to get a nice job, but a fictional man with dark brownish colored skin with short hair wanted me to stay in the same neighborhood and he wanted things to be how they used to be.

This man was possibly a friend of one of my family members who grew up in the same neighborhood as me so I guess I knew him since we were young, he was involved in criminal activities probably, and something happened where he tried to stop me from leaving; and he had a gun, and I remember driving away in an automobile as he chased me in his car.

At some point he drove next to me telling me how if I left that I would probably not visit them and that I would abandon my old neighborhood and everyone who lived there, he said some other things as well that made it clear that he did not want me to move up in life, and he shot me in my arm with his gun because he was only trying to stop me not kill me.

This caused me to slow down and he was able to reach his arm into my automobile, he told me that he was doing this for my own good and that things would be how they used to be once he makes me forget, and he injected something into the back of my neck with a syringe and I could feel it so it felt realistic and he said that this would make me forget and that I would wake up later not remembering anything after a certain point.

I asked him what was he doing and what did he inject me with, I told him that he was gone crazy and that he was going too far, and I said a few other things but my vision started to go blurry and my mind started to get foggy; and I lost consciousness.

I woke up in the real world feeling the same pain in the back of my neck and the same feelings that I was feeling in the dream, this faded slowly, and I used the bathroom and then I went back to sleep after voice recording my dreams.

Dream 4

I had this dream after going back to sleep and it took place during the day in what looked like the front parking lot of D High School, there was a multi-story house there where a family (husband, wife, kids) with whitish colored skin with light-colored hair lived, and I was maybe visiting them or something like that; and I remember talking with the wife mostly, and some of their teenage male family members came to visit.

I remember talking with them and one of them mentioned that they were having computer problems, I asked them about the computer problems trying to see if I could help them, and I remember him saying that they probably did not have an antivirus; and I told him that they should have one, but at some point it was time for a family gathering outside and I was invited.

More family members from both sides of this family arrived, my former male classmate JR and his girlfriend or wife were among them, and there was food and drinks; and I remember sitting and talking with my former classmate JR and his wife and some of the others.

I remember eating some cherry cake that had the cherry filling but no cherries, my former classmate JR lifted the cake to show how the cake had no cherries and how it did not have much filling, but when he put it back down the filling had spread out flat and the cake no longer looked right; and he tried to adjust it, but it was just making it worse.

I woke up shortly after this.

The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

My Brother GC In The Air National Guard + Richard Gere Quits The CIA + Jennifer Lawrence In A Field = ?

I had a somewhat long dream that took place in at least five parts, it took place during a nice day, and I think that my brother GC was in the Air National Guard; and he was to try flying a plane for the first time after finishing his training that led to this point, so now it was time for real flight training and my former co-worker at the SB Mr. CG was his trainer/teacher for this part of the training.

Mr. CG was very laid back and seemed very unprofessional, the hanger was like an automotive shop with a small old & slow military airplane as the practice airplane, and only the two of them & I were there; and it did not feel military-like to me, it just seemed like an easy-money job, getting paid to not do much at all.

My brother GC was in the airplane, which had the wings folded up & they could be folded normally once it was time to fly the plane, practicing with the controls & his training et cetera while Mr. CG lazily stood around doing much of nothing; and I remember thinking that I need to get a job too and so I talked to Mr. GC about the topic of jobs, and he recommended talking with a well-connected business man who he knew.

At some point GC was ready to start flying but one of the wings would not fold down, so Mr. CG tried to figure out what was wrong but he did not seem to really know what he was doing (I did not really trust his abilities & I was a bit worried about GC’s safety), the practice flight was cancelled for the day; and so I drove to meet with the well-connected business man who(m) Mr. CG knew.

The second part of the dream involved me driving to a field on the side of the road that was like some of the areas on the side of the LC highway where a school is located, the business man had a building there that he was in, and I saw a man with dark brownish colored skin driving a tractor near the entrance; and so I stopped to ask him where the business man was, he told me, and then we talked a bit before I went inside the building to talk with the business man.

The business man briefly met with me, he did not really seem interested in helping me but since someone he knew sent me, he felt obligated to at least do something at least once to help me; and so he told me that he would call me if someone who(m) he knew had some work to be done, and I thanked him & I left and/or talked with the man working outside & then left.

The third part of the dream did not have me in the dream and the actor Richard Gere was the main character, and he had just quit the CIA or an intelligence agency like that without warning or telling anyone except for his wife; and they had packed up their stuff, bought a house, and had just arrived outside of that house to unpack.

Mr. Gere was still a bit frustrated/stressed and was complaining/talking out-loud about his quitting the CIA as he walked around the neighborhood near his new home, as this was happening the dream jumped to a different area where his CIA boss(es) were worried that something was wrong since they had not heard from him, and so they sent another CIA agent after him to see what was going on after they located Mr. Gere with a spy satellite and/or various other technologies.

The other CIA agent approached Mr. Gere’s new house but I can not remember if he talked with him or not, probably, and then he contacted the headquarters about the situation; since Mr. Gere seemed to be a veteran respected CIA agent, they decided to let him retire without bothering him about how he quit unofficially, and they decided not to bother him anymore & the agent left.

Mr. Gere thought that the CIA would be watching him and would maybe even protect him or something, so to test this prediction he pulled out his pistol and started shooting a tree in his yard loudly to see if any CIA agents would come to stop him and/or to see if the CIA agents would tell any police officers who respond to the shooting to let it go or not, but to his surprise no one came or responded; not even the police, and so this seemed to bother him a bit like he had been abandoned but it also probably gave him a sense of peace since he knew that he was not being watched/bothered.

The fourth part of the dream involved one of Mr. Gere’s ex-CIA bosses calling the business man from earlier and he asked him to send someone to help Mr. Gere and his wife unpack their stuff into their new home, and so the business man called me to do it; and I agreed, and I drove to Mr. Gere’s house.

Oddly things/the dream world had changed and Mr. Gere & his wife were replaced with two new younger dream characters and the husband was not a former CIA agent, I told them that I was sent to help them, and I got started helping them; and at some point they needed help installing some electronic-related stuff & so I called my cousin ME who I somehow knew lived not far away since he had experience with what they needed help with.

My cousin ME arrived ready to get the job done & was a bit cold as expected, I tried talking with him as he worked, but he did not talk very much as expected but we did talk a bit; and he finished at some point, and he was ready to be paid so that he could leave.

The wife had blond colored hair with whitish colored skin & seemed high maintenance, her husband mentioned that she had several dogs earlier, anyway the wife asked us to move a fish tank in the house for her; ME did not want to help but I convinced him to since the fish tank was pretty heavy for one person since it had water & fish in it probably, and the wife led us to where she wanted it.

Unfortunately she led us to the very top floor and I remember wondering where her dogs were, we reached the top floor and maybe behind some glass but I was not sure I saw her so-called dogs, and they were scary & looked like Death Hounds/Werewolves/Lions/Dogs; there was a male dog sleeping, the female dog was sleeping while several semi-sleeping puppies were drinking milk from their mom.

I remember being afraid and we quietly moved the fish tank to a bedroom and we went downstairs without waking the so-called dogs, fortunately, and the husband paid us what he had in his pockets $25 each or so; and they walked off to continue unpacking & call friends/family to come party/celebrate.

ME started complaining to me that we were not paid enough, I felt that the husband would pay us more later once he found the rest of his cash (he was wealthy from what I heard as we talked while unpacking), and we hung out on part of the first floor that was like a club with nice windows to the outside; and many people (friends, family, celebrities, rich people, et cetera) were coming to celebrate/eat/drink , and ME & I sat near a window at a table drinking & eating while ME complained about the money the entire time.

Eventually a man walked up to us with more money from the husband, so now I had about $50 – $70 and ME had $75- $100, and I thanked him; and ME finally stopped complaining, and he left & I left to report that the job was completed to the business man.

The fifth and last part of the dream involved me driving to the field & building where the business man was, I saw lots of people hanging out in the field and I saw the man working outside again from earlier, and I went inside the building & talked to the business man & thanked him; and then I went outside to talk with the man working outside & I helped him a bit as he was loading large rock-like things into or from a truck.

I then went to talk with some of the people hanging out in the field, some of them were former classmates of mine like P & his brother C(K) & there were a few celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence there, and I talked to them & played a bit of soccer or something with them; and I started talking with Ms. Lawrence at some point, she was mostly watching the others play sports but would join in a bit sometimes, but I woke up as we were talking.

The end,

-John Jr