The Phantom of the Lighthouse – The Shadow

The Shadow - The Phantom of the Lighthouse  artwork

The Phantom of the Lighthouse

The Shadow

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 0.95

Publish Date: January 31, 2007

© ℗ © 2007 Radio Spirits, Inc.

iTunes Store: Top Audiobooks in Arts & Entertainment

Phantom of the Paradise – Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma - Phantom of the Paradise  artwork

Phantom of the Paradise

Brian De Palma

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: October 31, 1974


After hearing Winslow Leach (William Finley) perform a song from his Faust rock opera, Phil Spector-ish impresario Swan (Paul Williams) decides that Winslow's opera would be the perfect debut attraction for his new rock palace, the Paradise. Swan steals the music and has Winslow imprisoned — but not before Winslow meets aspiring songbird Phoenix (Jessica Harper). Jumping prison, Winslow breaks into Swan's Death Records factory to ruin the recordings, but a record press accident grossly disfigures him. Winslow then sneaks into the Paradise to sabotage Swan's show, disguising himself as the Phantom. Swan, however, cuts a deal with the Phantom to finish his cantata; he promises that Phoenix will sing it but then reneges, hiring prissy glam rocker Beef (Gerritt Graham). Determined to have Phoenix sing, the Phantom soon discovers just how far Swan will go to give the people what they want.

© © 1974 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

iTunes Store: Top Movies in Horror

Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson - Phantom Thread  artwork

Phantom Thread

Paul Thomas Anderson

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: December 25, 2017


Set in the glamour of the 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of the British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by the scariest curse of all…love. And so begins a Gothic Romance of twists, turns and power struggles of “pure, delicious pleasure” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian) that is “devilishly funny and luxuriantly sensuous” (Dana Stevens, Slate).

© © 2017 Focus Features LLC. All Rights Reserved.

iTunes Store: Top Movies in Independent

V&A volunteers star next to Daniel Day-Lewis in ‘Phantom Thread’

From sewing machine to silver screen: meet the amateurs who acted with Day-Lewis. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)


Reuters Video: Entertainment

Find your Soulmate Live webcam chat!

Critical Failures IV: The Phantom Pinas: Caverns and Creatures, Book 4 (Unabridged) – Robert Bevan

Robert Bevan - Critical Failures IV: The Phantom Pinas: Caverns and Creatures, Book 4 (Unabridged)  artwork

Critical Failures IV: The Phantom Pinas: Caverns and Creatures, Book 4 (Unabridged)

Robert Bevan

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 21.95

Publish Date: March 7, 2017

© ℗ © 2017 Robert Bevan

iTunes Store: Top Audiobooks in Comedy

Daniel Day-Lewis stitches together chilly ‘Phantom Thread’

If “Phantom Thread” truly does represent Daniel Day-Lewis’ announced swan-song from acting, he heads into retirement on a high note in terms of his performance. The movie itself — reuniting the star and director Paul Thomas Anderson — is a sumptuous but chilly affair, meticulously stitched together, but intriguing without being emotionally involving.


CNN.com – RSS Channel – Entertainment

GamersGate: The World's Largest Online Game Store

Phantom Thread actor reveals innocent approch to role

Phantom Thread actor Vicky Krieps on mistaking Paul Thomas’ Anderson’s piece for a student film. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


Reuters Video: Entertainment

Find your Soulmate Live webcam chat!

Daniel Day-Lewis attends the New York premiere of “Phantom Thread”

Cast of ”Phantom Thread” say they hope the film is not Daniel Day-Lewis’ last. Jane Witherspoon reports.


Reuters Video: Entertainment

Find your Soulmate Live webcam chat!

The Phantom of the Opera At the Royal Albert Hall – Nick Morris

Nick Morris - The Phantom of the Opera At the Royal Albert Hall  artwork

The Phantom of the Opera At the Royal Albert Hall

Nick Morris

Genre: Musicals

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: October 2, 2011


LET THE SPECTACLE ASTOUND YOU! In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular staging of the musical on a scale which had never been seen before. Inspired by the original staging by Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne, this lavish, fully-staged production set in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall features a cast and orchestra of over 200, plus some very special guest appearances.

© © 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

iTunes Store: Top Movies in Drama

The Phantom of the Earth – Raeden Zen

Raeden Zen - The Phantom of the Earth  artwork

The Phantom of the Earth

Raeden Zen

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Publish Date: March 22, 2017

Publisher: Lulu.com

Seller: Lulu Enterprises, Inc.


Herbert's DUNE meets Banks' THE PLAYER OF GAMES in THE PHANTOM OF THE EARTH, a spellbinding science fiction epic set deep underground after the fall of civilization on Earth's surface. Here are the five thought-provoking postapocalyptic stories that lovers of science fiction can't stop talking about, gathered together in one volume for the first time. At the center of the conflict lie the Selendias of Piscator, founders of the resistance with an uncanny connection to the zeropoint field; and the Barão Strike Team, three researchers tasked with finding a cure to the Reassortment Strain, the plague that nearly wiped humanity from the Earth. Traveling from the uninhabitable but pristine surface to the habitable but inhospitable underground, this is a story about dedication to dreams, battle for survival, discovery and connection, song and celebration, undoing past misdeeds, and sacrifice for the greater good.

iTunes Store: Top Free Books in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Phantom Anthem – August Burns Red

August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem  artwork

Phantom Anthem

August Burns Red

Genre: Metal

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 6, 2017

© ℗ 2017 Fearless Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

iTunes Store: Top Albums in Rock

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Spoilercast

gt_youtube_thumb_mgsvtpp_spoilercast-gt

We just couldn’t wait any longer — It’s time to break down the highs, lows and everything in between for the pivotal chapter of the Metal Gear Solid series. If you’re afraid of Phantom Pain spoilers… This is not the place for you right now.
GameTrailers.com Videos Hub

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Ten Essential Tips for The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain - Ten Essential Tips - Thumb

After spending dozens of hours in the Phantom Pain, we reveal some crucial advice on how to make the most of your time.
GameTrailers.com Videos Hub

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) – Joel Schumacher

Joel Schumacher - The Phantom of the Opera (2004)  artwork

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Joel Schumacher

Genre: Musicals

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: December 22, 2004


From director Joel Schumacher ("Phone Booth," "A Time to Kill") comes this big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash-hit stage musical! The Phantom, a disfigured musical genius, haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. He takes an interest in a young singer and, through tutelage and terror, helps her rise to stardom, only to see her fall in love with a handsome young man. The Phantom vows revenge and kidnaps her to be his eternal bride, but ultimately is transformed by the compassion of the young woman, and the love she feels for her young man, making the ultimate sacrifice in order that she may live and be happy. Starring Gerard Butler ("300," "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life"), Emmy Rossum ("The Day After Tomorrow," "Mystic River"), Oscar-nominee Miranda Richardson ("The Hours," "Sleepy Hollow"), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Patrick Wilson ("Hard Candy," TV's "Angels in America"), Simon Callow ("Shakespeare in Love") and Ciarán Hinds ("Road to Perdition," "The Sum of All Fears"). Nominated for three Academy Awards!

© © 2004 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

iTunes Store: Top Movies in Drama

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Launch Trailer

gt_youtube_thumb_mgsvtpp_launch

A new trailer stirs some Metal Gear Solid emotions as The Phantom Pain nears release.
GameTrailers.com Videos Hub

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Metal Gear Explained in 12 Minutes

Metal Gear Explained in 12 Minutes - Thumb

To get you properly prepped for MGS V, Michael Huber recounts the entire chronology of the Metal Gear franchise.
GameTrailers.com Videos Hub

Pakistani Court Bans Bollywood Title ‘Phantom’


The upcoming release is set in the aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks which India alleged were planned by Pakistan.

read more



International

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gamescom 2015: Full Mother Base Demo

gt_youtube_thumb_mgs5tpp_gc15_motherbasedemo

A hefty tour of Mother Base probably gives you a ton of useful and awesome information, but I’m not watching it because media blackout. You have fun though.
GameTrailers.com Videos Hub

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gamescom 2015: Full Trailer

gt_massive-thumb_mgs5tpp_gc15_fulltrlr

As we near the release of The Phantom Pain, here’s another epic trailer to whet your appetite, assuming you’re not on media blackout.
GameTrailers.com Videos Hub

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Eyes of the Fox: E3 2015 Recap

gt_massive-thumb_mgsv_e3-15_fanresponse

In the first of the “Eyes of the Fox” series, Konami recaps the fan response from E3 2015.
GameTrailers.com Videos Hub

“Phantom Menace” child star arrested after police chase

Former child actor from “Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace” is arrested in South Carolina following a high speed chase. Bob Mezan reports.


Reuters Video: Entertainment

Find your Soulmate Live webcam chat!

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – George Lucas

George Lucas - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace  artwork

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

George Lucas

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 19.99

Release Date: May 19, 1999


Experience the heroic action and unforgettable adventures of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. See the first fateful steps in the journey of Anakin Skywalker. Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home to be trained as a Jedi. The heroes return to Naboo where Anakin and the Queen face massive invasion forces while the two Jedi contend with a deadly foe named Darth Maul. Only then do they realize the invasion is merely the first step in a sinister scheme by the re-emergent forces of darkness known as the Sith.

iTunes Store: Top Movies in Action & Adventure

The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux

Gaston Leroux - The Phantom of the Opera  artwork

The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux

Genre: Fantasy

Publish Date: January 1, 1927

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


The story of a man named Erik, an eccentric, physically deformed genius who terrorizes the Opera Garnier in Paris. He builds his home beneath it and takes the love of his life, a beautiful soprano, under his wing.

iTunes Store: Top Free Books in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Homeland: Phantom Pain (Unabridged) – Glenn Gers

Glenn Gers - Homeland: Phantom Pain (Unabridged)  artwork

Homeland: Phantom Pain (Unabridged)

Glenn Gers

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.95

Publish Date: October 14, 2013

© ℗ © 2013 Audible, Inc.

iTunes Store: Top Audiobooks in Arts & Entertainment

Phantom Logic

This is a post about my own cognitive dissonance. There is a strange little hole in my knowledge and I believe it is caused by some sort of psychological malfunction. I'll tell you where the hole is, and perhaps you can fill it in for me.

In my experience, which I fully understand to be selective memory, discussions about the existence of God generally go this way…

Atheist: blah, blah, blah

Believer: You can't explain how everything got here without God.

Atheist: You can't explain how God got here.

Believer: God has always existed.

Atheist: Why can't the universe always exist the same way as God?

Believer: I'm double-parked. Gotta run. Great talking to you.

That is literally my memory of perhaps a hundred conversations on this topic over a lifetime. When it gets to that last part, in which an atheist asks why the universe can't always exist the same way we imagine God to always exist, the believer usually realizes there was something he needed to do and excuses himself.

On the Internet, this can take the form of pointing to a link that doesn't answer the question, or changing the topic, or mentioning a book that explains it better, or failing to respond.

But I have no memory in which anyone stayed in the conversation and answered the question. Interestingly, I know that my memory of these situations could be false. Perhaps someone answered the question so convincingly that it rocked my worldview then cognitive dissonance set in and I literally imagined the conversation not happening. Science would say that could have happened.

So let's do an experiment. My hypothesis is that no one will make a serious attempt to answer the question "Why can't the universe always exist the same way as God?"

You may now prove me wrong.

[Update Minutes Later: Mystery solved. The problem IS on my side, in a sense. And by my side, I mean science. I hate it when my side does a shitty job of explaining something and in so doing spreads more ignorance than it resolves. For example, I think science-loving people are guilty of allowing this interpretation of the Big Bang Theory to become popularized:

Big Bang Poorly Explained: Once there was nothing. Then the universe appeared. We don't know why.

That sounds like a causeless explanation. Nature hates a vacuum, so religion fills in the gaps.

But a more accurate description of the Big Bang Theory (the cartoonist version) is more like this.

Big Bang Explained Slightly Better: Our universe appears to be expanding. We don't know why.

The better understanding of the Big Bang is that as far back as we can go, it appears that it was always smaller. At some degree of compactness and smallness we lose the ability to continue measuring or comparing. So what science knows is that shit seems to be getting bigger lately, as in the past 15 billion years or so. That doesn't speak to the question of a beginning.

Correct me if I am wrong on any of that, but it seems to me that we science-loving peeps have sucked at explaining stuff to . . . let's say . . . the tourists. Isn't some of the ignorance our fault? If your ideas have holes, you have to expect people to fill them in.

Or to put it another way, perhaps scientists should use the science of psychology and persuasion to get their message across instead of gluing together some facts and spraying them in the general direction of the ignorant. I think this is one of those situations in which it isn't anyone's job to explain science in ways that are scientifically crafted to be convincing. To my ear, half of all the scientific theories that I regard as probably true sound like practical jokes when a non-scientist explains them over a cocktail. Science has a problem in the message department.

—————————————————-

Scott Adams
Co-founder of CalendarTree.com     
Author of this book 

Twitter Dilbert: @Dilbert_Daily

Twitter for Scott: @ScottAdamsSays

 

 

 


Dilbert.com Blog