A very interesting look at what we might do if there method to revisit the past, even in a very limited way. Captain Colter Stevens is tasked with gathering Intel to help prevent a terrorist attack, by reliving the preliminary attack. Very well acted, even if some of the chacters are a little like cardboard cut outs. Fast-moving and stimulating action keeps the viewer guessing, which is good because some of the issues raised but not addressed in the story can be quite disturbing. For instance, what happens to the person that Colter displaces? Has some interesting special features, including commentary from a physicist on some of the science. Skip the 'did you know' unless random, barely-connected trivia is of interest.
An adaptation that not only honors its origins and history, but also is smart and wickedly funny. There are plenty of laughs for anyone. Neil Patrick Harris delivers a great performance, as does Hank Azaria as the antagonist wizard Gargamel. All around a wonderful light entertainment.
If you liked A Series of Unfortunate Events and are more mature than the middle school students that series may be best for, then Evelyn, Evelyn is for you! A bizarre look into the history of conjoined twins, and companion to the album of the same name, Evelyn & Evelyn have an unbelievably tough and tragic life including the gory death of both their parents within a very short time of their birth, mayhem, chicken farmers, work as circus freaks, siamese twin elephants, sweepstakes entries, and internet social media. In actuality, the twins are an act cooked up by Amanda Palmer and her Pal Jason Webley, and this is the graphically realized back-story of their characters in gorgeous graphic novel glory. Afterword by Neil Gaiman.
I requested this item online: http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1337194, which is listed as including well-known Power Yoga instructors Thom Birch and Beryl Bender Birch in the Additional Details section. The cover image shown, however, is from a title with instructor Christine Felstead (see http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Felsteads-Yoga-Runners-Essentials/dp/B001OA7ZKS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1343996934&sr=8-3-fkmr0)
The actual item I received and checked out matches the call number (DVD 613.704 YO), and the title, Yoga for Runners, but instead is a recorded session from a 2008 fitness conference in Las Vegas by instructor Simone Hodgkinson. It's a nice video, with some excellent modifications and exercises for people tight in the hips and shoulders, which describes many if not most runners. Ms. Hodgkinson describes herself as a longtime fitness instructor who came to Pilates and later yoga after a debilitating car accident caused her to slow down and need a more therapeutic approach to fitness. The precision of the Iyengar method is well suited to the therapeutic approach taken here. Props including a yoga strap (or belt or tie, in a pinch) and a foam roller are used to assist the participants to reach their own edge while maintaining control and support. Several poses are done against the wall to similar effect. Regular standing poses are also included.
I have not been able to find a reference link to the actual DVD title, but this is the website of the organization that ran the conference: http://www.ideafit.com/ The organization offers an online video library to subscribers which might include the title reviewed or similar segments; I have not verified these suppositions, as membership is required. The most recent DVD videos they offer for sale in their online store are from 2009 conferences.
A light horror comic, this volume feature a new guy coming to the town of Raven Hollow, having inherited a piece of property that turns out to be the local cemetery, or "boneyard." He is immediately thrust into a conflict between torch-wielding townsfolk and the residents of the Boneyard, who are rather more animated than you might imagine, including a vampire, chatty stone gargoyles, a skeleton, a bat, and other classic monster types. With a little deceit on the part of the mayor, who turns out to be more than he seems at first glance, the conflict heats up and turns ever more surreal. I think this would be a fun ride for grades 5-12 with an affinity for horror and its tropes. Enjoy!