Friday, 01 February 2008 |
“Arctic Tale” is a nature documentary telling the story of Nanu the polar bear and Seela the walrus. When the movie opens, Nanu, her mother, and her unnamed twin brother emerge from the cave where the cubs were born. They frolic in the snow, but it’s not all fun and games for the young bears as their mother teaches them to be wary of adult male polar bears.
Seela’s first life lesson is one of survival as well. She has to learn how to how to pull herself up onto an ice floe or she could drown. Seela’s mother has an easier time with child rearing as another female walrus, dubbed “Auntie,” helps out. Early in the movie, a polar bear swims after Seela and her mother, but Auntie, being more agile in the water, is able to keep the bear ...
Monday, 01 October 2007 |
“One Six Right” takes us on a journey through the history of flight and
the skies in this informative documentary on the local airport. “One
Six Right”, the name of the main landing/take-off strip of the Van Nuys
Airport in the San Fernando Valley, explains the history behind the
busiest general aviation airport in the world. It follows the rise of
the airport and each one of its major ownership transitions. At same
time it gives us a wonderful recap on the birth of aviation and
General aviation is a term for a local airport where you can park
planes, fly private jets, and get away from the mass commercial
airlines at International airports like LAX (Los Angeles International
Airport). The documentary interviews pilots of the past and present,
with the occasional cameo by media figures such as news anchors Hal
Fishman and Paul Moyer, as well as director Sydney Pollack, all ...