April 07, 2011

Atlantis The Lost Continent

Greek fisherman Demetrios guides a lost princess home to Atlantis, but is imprisoned there and must fight for his life, before rescuing the princess again as they flee the doomed realm.

From director/producer George Pal. George Pal has worked in almost every aspect of film production. Previously he worked on short films until the late 1950s when he started directing and producing feature length fims. This film has some very good special effects for a 1961 release. Filmed in MetroColor. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 53424-D 63 minutes

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March 18, 2009

Waking Ned Devine

This is a very pleasant look into an Irish village. The scenery is outstanding. “Waking Ned…” is an enjoyable, sometimes hilarious tale of a community coming together to protect recent lottery winnings.

Askwith Media Library 29631-D
Released 1998 USA
Directed and Written by Kirk Jones

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March 16, 2009

Lackawanna Blues

A semi-autobiographical tale by Ruben Santiago-Hudson: with nostalgic memories of growing up in a boarding house surrounded by intriguing characters. Love, happiness and a couple of tearful moments outline this coming of age story. Excellent cast.

Askwith Media Library 46960-D
Released 2005 (TV) USA
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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March 11, 2009

The Hospital

Another great film from the 1970s.
Depicting the fastpaced, insanity and pressure of daily hospital activities.
George C. Scott and Diana Rigg star.

Askwith Media Library 36521-D
Released in 1971 USA
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Written by Paddy Chayefsky

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March 10, 2009

Fort Apache the Bronx

This film provides a very realistic interpretation of life in the south Bronx, New York during the 1970s. The fine line between right and wrong is blurred. The community and police struggle to find a livable balance.
Paul Newman is the compassionate, slightly disfunctional police officer and Ed Asner is the tough, hard line captain.
Pam Grier and Danny Aiello deserve honorable mention in their respective rolls. They bring a certain reality to the film.

Askwith Media Library 44850-D
Released 1981 USA
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Written by Heywood Gould

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February 25, 2009

Kelly's Heroes

With a host of wonderful cameo appearances this is the best of the "band of outsiders" retro-world war II films made in the late 1960s and early 1970s. With non stop action, a search for gold and sarcastic wit Clint Eastwood leads this group of misfits beyond the German front lines to a bank where the gold is hidden. A lot of fun without over the top blood shed and profanity.

Askwith Media Library 42212-D
Released in 1970 U.S.A.
Directed by Brian G. Hutton
Written by Troy Kennedy-Martin
Director of Photography Gabriel Figueroa

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February 16, 2009

Public Enemy -Gonggongui jeog

Anger mangement Korean style. This is a fun, although violent Korea movie. Engaging characters and steady pace for action. Worth a look.

Askwith Media Library VIDEO-D 47392-D
2002 Korea
Directed by Woo-Suk Kang
Grand Bell Awards, South Korea 2002
Won Grand Bell Award Best Actor Kyung-gu Sol

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