I almost forgot to do this! Let me start over... I DID FORGET TO DO THIS ON TUESDAY! I apologize, thanks for the viewer/reader who reminded me I forgot to recommend DVD picks this week! Without further ado,
Red Tails (2012) dir. Anthony Hemingway
Produced by George Lucas, and starring some very fine actors I can't imagine this movie isn't at least worth a rental. The aerial battles looked amazing in the trailers and I bet it's worth $1.00 at redbox for that stuff alone!
In my personal opinion these are both attempts to shy away from the giant, sweeping trailers that we've seen so far. Not that those are bad(they are amazing) but after the highly successful use of comedy in the "Avengers" I think these are attempts to sway those casual viewers. thoughts?
Narrated by Steve Martin, a banjoist himself, the film explores the roots of American music — the minstrel show, ragtime and early jazz, blues, old-time, folk, bluegrass and country. It is a story of America's quintessential musical instrument from its African slavery roots to the 21st century, featuring performances and commentary from contemporary folk musicians such as Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, as well as from leading music historians, instrument builders and collectors. Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash hosts.
Examining the efforts to save the Pacific Northwest salmon from extinction, which include raising them in hatcheries and then transporting them on trucks and barges to the Columbia River a few miles below the Bonneville Dam.