Movies & Television
While YouTube is great for entertaining videos, you have to dig pretty deep to find educational stuff (or know what you're looking for). Below is a short list of educational video sites:
Academic Earth - Selected lectures from top professors at Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. Subjects range from Astronomy to Religion.
Watching and listenting to guitar master Robin Bullock might temp the average guitarist to put his or her instrument down, forever! The challenge is to take at least one element of Bullock's exceptional performances on guitar and citern and apply it to one's own style or repertoire. While the Mel Bay Guitar Masters Live series is oriented to musicians, this video should also be of interest to enthusiasts of Celtic and World Music.
White Fang? Black Tooth? Bill Kennedy's Sunday movie? If any of these bring back fond memories of growing up in Detroit then you should definitely check out the exhibit currently running at the Detroit Historical Museum. Detroit's Classic TV Personalities pays tribute to several of the entertainment and news broadcasting legends that many of us grew up watching. Included in this exhibit are salutes to Soupy Sales, movie host Bill Kennedy, Emery King, Amyre Makupson, John Kelly and Marilyn Turner.
Bolt, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Hotel for Dogs. There have been a lot of family films released with dogs in them lately. But they've always been a surefire Hollywood hit all the way back to the days of Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.
"I think so, Brain, but if they called them 'sad meals' no one would buy them." If this quote brings a smile to your face, chances are you grew up watching Pinky and the Brain.
Do you want to be a better writer? Want to polish those school assignments and make them sound great? Rock n' Learn: Writing Strategies can help! With this DVD, you will learn how to come up with good ideas, organize your ideas and sentences clearly, and more. If you're ready for your writing to rock, check out this DVD today!
If your are a Maximum Ride fan who's read everything and is still hungry for more of that trademark high-octane action then check out the Maximum Ride graphic novel that just came out. Also, did you hear they're making a movie?
The Oscars weren't the only celebration of film that occurred this weekend. This year's Spirit Awards - given out annually by Film Independent - were held Saturday night. The winner for Best Female Lead was Melissa Lee for Frozen River, and the Best Male Lead was awarded to Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler - which was also named Best Feature.
That Lucas Grabeel (Ryan of HSM fame) starred in a little known 2008 film called The Adventures of Food Boy. He plays Ezra, who learns (at a rather inopportune time) that he has the power to make food appear in his hands. Like every super hero, Ezra struggles to decide whether he will use his powers to benefit himse