A young man tries to tie up some loose ends before he goes to war in this independent drama from director Neil Abramson. Mike Holland (Nick Cannon) is nineteen years old and has just completed his basic training as a private in the United States Marine Corps. Mike has a four-day leave so he can visit his family for Thanksgiving, and then has orders for combat duty in Iraq. Mike wants to spend time with his family and friends before he ships out, but he doesn't want to tell anyone that he'll be stationed in Iraq. While taking the bus home to Bakersfield, California, Mike meets Cristina (Melonie Diaz), and it doesn't take long for him to realize he's infatuated with her. Mike makes a date to spend some time with Cristina, but he already has a busy schedule over the next four days. Mike catches up with his little sister (Erica Gluck), his doting mother (April Grace) and her taciturn new husband (Tom Sizemore), and sees his estranged father (Chi McBride) for the first time in years. Mike also hangs out with his best friend Jake (Matt O'Leary), but discovers he's begun taking a different path in life while Mike was in boot camp. And Mike happens to meet a disabled soldier back from Iraq (Jay Hernandez) who gives him an idea of what he can expect during his tour of duty. American Son was screened in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
Arrow Video is proud to present Blade of the Immortal, the thrilling, action-packed 100th feature from the Japanese master of genre films, Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins). Based on the Manga series of the same name by Hiroaki Samura, Blade stars Takuya Kimura (Love and Honour) as Manji, a highly skilled samurai, who becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain him his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin (Hana Sugisaki) avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu (Sôta Fukushi). The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine... This blistering samurai film matches impressive performances with an impossibly high body-count and expertly-filmed scenes of combat. Blade is set to become one of its directors most revered films, and is presented here by Arrow Video with a wealth of special features. Features: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original 5.1 surround sound Optional English subtitles Takashi Miike on Blade of the Immortal, a new interview with the legendary director filmed exclusively for Arrow Video at the 2017 London Film Festival Audio commentary by Asian cinema expert Tom Mes Manji vs. 300, behind the scenes featurette documenting the shooting of the film's thrilling climax Extensive cast and crew interviews filmed on the set during production Stills gallery Original trailers Reversible sleeve featuring Arrow Films theatrical poster art and original artwork
It's festival time! All would be perfect, fun, competitive. Well, try telling the vampires not to crash the damn party. January's volume arrives, a fourth book containing Clyde and his amazing party, humor and ass-kicking, happy and sad moments. While Clyde continues to strengthen himself so he wouldn't die to the Viper, figures and organizations move in the background.Join again to accidentally capture more anime girl hearts and combat those tropes!Warning: This novel contains sexual content, sex scenes, and sexual humor fit for anime fans. You have been warned. Not for the faintest of hearts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Reimer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151496/bk_acx0_151496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Medieval reenactment ab 17.99 € als Taschenbuch: Society for Creative Anachronism Eglinton Tournament of 1839 Jousting SCA fencing Tewkesbury Medieval Festival Adrian Empire Kingdom of Calontir SCA heavy combat Kingdom of the Outlands Kingdom of Lochac Pennsic War. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Taschenbücher, Geist & Wissen,
Eye-opening accounts of heroic resistance to religious extremism. In Lahore, Pakistan, Faizan Peerzada resisted being relegated to a "dark corner" by staging a performing-arts festival despite bomb attacks. In Senegal, wheelchair-bound Assatou Ciss produced a comic book to illustrate the injustices faced by disabled women and girls. In Algeria, publisher Omar Belhouchet and his journalists struggled to put out their paper, El Watan ("The Nation"), the same night that a 1996 jihadist bombing devastated their offices and killed 18 of their colleagues. In Afghanistan, Young Women for Change took to the streets of Kabul to denounce sexual harassment, undeterred by threats. In Minneapolis, Abdirizak Bihi organized a Ramadan basketball tournament among Somali refugees to counter the influence of Al Shabaab. From Karachi to Tunis, Kabul to Tehran, across the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and beyond, these trailblazers often risked death to combat the rising tide of fundamentalism within their own countries. But this global community of writers, artists, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, activists, and educators of Muslim heritage remains largely invisible, lost amid the heated coverage of Islamist terror attacks on one side and abuses perpetrated against suspected terrorists on the other. A veteran of 20 years of human rights research and activism, Karima Bennoune draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews to illuminate the inspiring stories of those who represent one of the best hopes for ending fundamentalist oppression worldwide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lameece Issaq. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013579/bk_adbl_013579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erik Knowles has a style all his own. He treats his audience members to a behind-the-curtain realness that feels as though he is speaking to a living room full of his own friends. His storytelling and effortless ability to cajole audiences into full belly laughs every 10 seconds draws comparisons to Christopher Titus and a clean version of George Carlin. Early on, Erik recognized that comedy would play a key role in his life. He believes that laughter is healing, so he pulls his comedy from some of the most embarrassing events in his life, laying it out there in the open for audiences to enjoy. When he isn't telling his own tales, his life as a father and husband gives him plenty of inspiration for his humor. After coming in as a runner-up in San Diego's Funniest Person Contest 2014, he stayed true to his Marine Corps roots, entertaining the troops in the Middle East with Armed Forces Entertainment in 2015, and continues to work with other military and veteran organizations. His Combat 2 Comedy series employs the healing power of laughter, and he is a certified laughter therapy coach with the Air Force Wounded Warriors (AFW2). As a contestant at 2016's World Series of Comedy, Erik took first place in every round, ultimately winning the title. He is consistently the most requested comedian among US Troops, receiving many prestigious accolades, including the Veterans Choice Award for Best Comedian in 2016 and the Veteran Achievement Award at The San Diego Comedy Festival in 2015. Erik is a dynamic, powerful, and unforgettable headliner at comedy clubs throughout the nation and has been featured on FOX's Laughs and HULU's Man Up Stand-Up. George Salek, owner of The Comedy Palace in San Diego, CA, notably said Erik is "the funniest guy I've ever seen" and rightly predicted, "Erik Knowles is going to be huge!" Ward Anderson, author, comedian, and talk radio host agrees, exclaiming, "This guy is gonna be a huge star!" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Knowles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/roar/000191/pf_roar_000191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
RIGOLETTO IN VERONA“The Duke must of necessity be a lecher” – with these words Verdi opposed the police censorship of his Rigoletto. For the then government the dissipated and unscrupulous life at court was portrayed too realistically in the opera, so that only after considerable revision was Rigoletto finally premièred in Venice in 1851. Verdi drew his scenario from Victor Hugo’s tragedy Le roi s’amuse, the name Rigoletto being a variation of the French rigoleur (jester).THE ARENA OF VERONAVerona’s Arena is the largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheatre after the Coliseum in Rome. Built in the first century A.D., it was originally situated outside the city walls but in 265 the city’s fortifications were rebuilt, enclosing the Arena. In the course of history it has witnessed gladiatorial combat, tournaments, duels and bullfi ghts. Since 10 August 1913 the Arena has been the setting for Verona’s famous summer opera festival.
Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and released in August 2009 by The Weinstein Company and Universal Pictures. It was filmed in several locations, among them Germany and France, beginning in October 2008. The film, set in German-occupied France, tells the story of two plots to assassinate the Nazi political leadership, one planned by a young French Jewish cinema proprietress, the other by a team of American soldiers called the "Basterds". Tarantino has said that despite it being a war film, Inglourious Basterds is a "spaghetti western but with World War II iconography". In addition to spaghetti westerns, the film also pays homage to the World War II "macaroni combat" sub-genre (itself heavily influenced by spaghetti-westerns). Inglourious Basterds was accepted into the main selection at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival in competition for the prestigious Palme d'Or and had its world premiere there in May. It was the only U.S. film to win an award at Cannes that year, earning a Best Actor award for Christoph Waltz.
Theatre and performance in Kenya are practised by youth in varied forms in trying to combat HIV/AIDS. This book explores the potential and limitations of youth theatre and performance in responding to social issues in Kenya with a focus on HIV/AIDS. It questions the application, form, relevance and influence of a range of performances. Of particular interest are three areas in Kenya, namely, theatre in schools meant for the Kenya Schools and Colleges Drama Festival, theatre in schools prepared for pupils and the local community and theatre within communities sponsored by INGOs and NGOs in different parts of the country. Reference is made to examples of youth theatre work from South Africa and Uganda in order to compare experiences elsewhere in Africa with Kenyan practice and examine the possibility of the countries learning from each other.