August 24, 2012
Magic to Win (Kai xin mo fa)
"The world constituted of five elements: gold, wood, water, fire and earth. In the wizardry world of Happy Ghost: Magic to Win, it revolves around the story of 'Five Element Wizardry.' Hong Sum-Kwai, a university professor, is the wizard of water of 'Five Elements Wizardry.' Although he casts magic spells in daily life, his superpower remains a secret. Then by accident, his power is transmitted to his student, Macy, bringing an enchanting and meaningful adventure to his ordinary girl."
A bored and disenchanted high school volleyball team with Macy as their captain, decide to help others with Macy's new found magic. While enjoying the success, Macy is confronted by another magician who has had his power taken away. After finally convincing Macy to help, the adventure begins.
This film is fine for children: Probably ages 7 and up. Some action and explosions and some low key violence (pushing each other and disappearing using magic) between the magicians. ~Mike
Askwith Media Library 57720-D 100 minutes 2011
August 23, 2012
Paul Goodman changed my life
This film immerses you in a era of high intellect when New York was peaking culturally and artistically; when ideas, and the people who propounded them, seemed to punch in at a higher weight class than they do now. Using a treasure trove of archival multimedia -- director/producer Jonathan Lee and producer/editor Kimberly Reed have woven together a rich portrait of an intellectual heavyweight whose ideas are long overdue for rediscovery.
Askwith Media Library 57523-D 89 minutes 2011
Why ships sink
Picking up from this winter's Costa Concordia disaster and looking both back to the Titanic disaster a century ago, and into the future of sea travel, Nova looks at questions about cruise ship safety and the science of the ships' buoyancy.
Beyond the problems with cruise ships the film does offer insight to the aftermath of the Costa Concordia sinking and the impact on the passengers and the captain.
In our current state of hyper-infortmaion we rarely receive follow up information from news items we read. This documentary touches on the Very well worth the time. ~Mike
Askwith Media Library 57546-D 60 minutes 2012