#MovieMatters| Suicide Squad (Trailer)

Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne.

Director: David Ayer

Release: August 5

Warner Bros hotly anticipated motion picture trailer for forthcoming Hollywood blockbuster “Suicide Squad” has arrived. The action-packed third installment in the successful DC Extended Universe is both written and directed by David Ayer (“Fury”, “Sabotage”, “End of Watch”) and presents a widely talented ensemble all-star cast featuring Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Will Smith (“Concussion”), Viola Davis (“Custody”), Margot Robbie (“Z For Zachariah”), Joel Kinnaman (“Knight of Cups”), Jai Courtney (“Terminator Genisys”), Jay Hernandez (“Max”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Pompeii”), Ike Barinholtz (“Sisters”), Scott Eastwood (“The Longest Ride”) and Cara Delevingne (“Pan”).

 

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The captivating “Suicide Squad” trailer prominently showcases a group of villainous anti-hero vigilantes spearheaded by Deadshot (Will Smith) and Joker (Jared Leto), who undertake a heroic mission in exchange for being freed from imprisonment.

The global buzz heightened to immeasurable levels for “Suicide Squad” when the trailer officially premiered during The CW’s “DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League” special; a tactic which highlights Warner Bros firm intentions to build a shared cinematic universe centered around DC superheroes to essentially rival Marvel’s Hollywood blockbuster movies.

“Suicide Squad” is released in theaters on August 5.

 

 

W| By Dean Perretta                       Via @InspireLSTV 

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Editor’s Word| Mental Health Is Real: Mark Eisenhart (A Tribute)

Yesterday, I learned that one of my Supermen features Mark Eisenhart; accomplished and honorable fireman, mentor, life coach, trainer, athlete and author had taken his own life. Even as a I write these words I struggle to make sense of it. I had conversed with him just a week before. He was eager to learn when In-spire LS would be producing digital covers again. He knew that he was a worthy candidate for this and I never at any point disagreed with him.

We skyped 3 times; we spoke about goals, focus, vision, health and fitness; as well as about nutrition. We spoke about his father; his best friend and confidant Budd Eisenhart who had passed away a number of years before.

I shared with him my despair and issues that were plaguing my psyche; and he in return told me how he took the tumultuous steps to changing his life around. He told me that I had the power to be, do or have anything that I wanted and I trusted his every word. Mark had the power to instill positivity in all he coversed with; he just possessed that intrinsic sense.

Mark had already risen from the brink of death a number of years before. After the passing of his father Mark was deemed as the ‘walking dead’. Mark weighed over 455lbs, he had high cholesterol, diabetes, esophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, anxiety, depression, a mood disorder and 25% loss of hearing in one ear and 15% in the other.

Mark turned to health professionals for help and guidance; but as expected, he was prescribed with numerous pills and potions; none able to reverse the damage he had already caused by neglecting his body; eating an abundance of full fat and high sugar content foods, while not partaking in any fitness activity.

Mark nearly died; yet, somehow prevailed and turned his life around. He trained hard, changed his eating habits and made the selfless decision to be apart of the ‘solution’ by helping others to change their lives for the better. He went around and painstakingly toured around the US and parts of Europe sharing his story with others.

Not only did he succeed in helping many people take charge of their lives by turning around their relationship with food but also restored their faith in their abilities. He made them believe that the ‘best was yet to come.’

Those were Mark’s last words to me. I wish I had ventured onto Facebook to see the always positive dialogue he shared with his followers alter to the negative and worrying words that followed days before and on the day of his passing. I am not saying that I would have been able to make a difference; yet maybe I would have been able to remind him just how valued and important he was.

Mark had depression and he was battling with demons that no one would have imagined someone like him would ever be dealing with. He was so good at putting other people and their issues to the forefront that it was so easy to assume that everything within his own life was manageable.

Learning that Mark had taken his life was a hard pill to swallow. He was always so positive and forward thinking and it was extremely hard to accept that he had given up. It was painful reading his last message on Facebook; the internal agony he was feeling was apparent in every word and I am so saddened by the fact that he was unable to find the peace he was so desperately seeking.

I write this as not only a tribute to the exceptional individual that was Mark. But this is also a tribute to the thousands of men and women; some we know very well who are fighting a daily battle with their mental health.

Within the UK alone, 1 in 4 people will suffer from mental health issues; many of which will go un-diagnosed.  It is essential that if you know any one; that you feel is  dealing with this. To take the time to offer your assistance in helping them to find help because it is out there.

The stigma of mental health is still very much prevalent within society; this cannot be argued.  However, the literature is out there and if you feel that you are becoming unwell; I encourage you to seek help. There is nothing to be ashamed of and you must recognise that true strength is exuded by the individual who not only recognises they  have a problem; but who takes the steps to do something about it.

Mental health issues are real and it affects more people than we recognise. Take time to speak with those closest to you. No one ever needs to feel alone or sense they are battling against their issues with no support.

It was an honour to have worked with Mark and I am truly blessed to have connected with him in the way I did. I ask that people read his interview with me and remember him as being a selfless individual who strove to educate, empower and encourage everyone he came into contact with.

R.I.P Mark Eisenhart.  (July 4 1969- February 16 2014)

Read my interview with Mark  HERE

For support with mental health issues click HERE 

 

W| By Sasha Shantel                        @SashaShantelVIP

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You Are What You Think, So Think Big

This month is special! Can’t you feel it? The greatest games of our time is in our city and London is absolutely buzzing. I feel alive, even when the days are tough and things play on my mind, I feel alive and happy to be alive for I know in myself that the best is yet to come.

How I feel about my day and my life is solely down to how I think, when I think negative thoughts, like a magnet, negativity gravitates towards me. When I think positive thoughts, I draw positive results to me. Sounds easy right, but not often easy to recognise or to implement successfully.

I work with many people on a daily basis who lack self esteem and I pick up on their negative self image. Even when I do not think I am listening, my sub-conscious mind is picking up their negative thoughts and the power that these thoughts encapsulate.

Words are powerful things, much stronger and brutal than any physical force. We have all heard of the saying, ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me’  True sometimes, but not always. We may be able to build a shatter-proof wall to act as a force field to block out the words of others. But nothing is more detrimental to our well being, confidence and self-esteem than when we feed our thoughts with negative beliefs about ourselves.

I want you to know that today is a new day. That whatever was bothering you or hindering you before doesn’t matter. That the past that has haunted you for years, does not have to lay claim to your present or to your future. You can implement positive changes in your life, but first you need to believe you can and then you have to channel that belief so that you make these positive things happen.

This of course is not easy; life will continue to throw stumbling blocks in your path, temporarily steering you off your path. Remember this however. The real power starts with you. Only you can put a stop to the negative words that you tell yourself, that you think about yourself, that you continually implant into your psyche. You are alive and it is that which makes you a success, you are unique and like no other individual on this planet. Your destiny is one that only you can dictate over and the thoughts you implement about yourself will have a direct affect on the outcome of the events in your life.

Are you ready to change, do you feel brave enough to face your challenges head on, are you willing to look at what makes you unique, wonderful and great! If you have read this and you want to make changes, believe that you can, and you will. The strength you need to make a positive and life changing difference in your life is embedded within you, and you possess all that is needed to make this become your present reality. Great things are attainable, but firstly, it is you that must believe that you are great.

This month is special not only because it is the 1st of the month and that means that In-spirelS uploads new posts. This is the last month that we will be doing this; we are not going, of course not. However, In-spireLS will be undergoing many major developments, all exciting and all attainable. As I think, so am I and I think big for this magazine so evidently big things will come. In fact, they already have.

The team after this issue will be developing our digital flip addition which you will be able to purchase directly from the site. Along with this will come the launch of Shop In-spire which will see us selling inspirational merchandise. However,we will continue to upload posts covering diverse topics throughout the weeks, just know that changes will be taking place, right before your eyes so keep your eyes peeled. Thank you to each and everyone of you who have stuck with my team and I on this journey. A new phase has begun and we hope that you continue to stick with us. I can only promise you more lifestyle articles, more inspirational posts and more reasons to dare to dream.

I hope you enjoy the posts that are in this issue and that you continue to leave your thoughts and to share our posts with others.

 

I want to leave you with this quote…

‘ A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step’

 

Be in-spired

Dare to Dream

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