On its own modest terms, "Under the Boardwalk" is a pleasant, enjoyable experience...
The film bounces around enjoyably, giving a history of the game, talking to people who love it and chronicling the 2009 Monopoly World Championships in Las Vegas.
Under the Boardwalk is, unsurprisingly, a celebration of all things Monopoly, from its role in American pop culture to the national and international tournaments it has spawned.
Under the Boardwalk provides an amiable overview of one very famous board game's history and impact, alongside a moderately engaging portrait of players preparing for the 2009 World Monopoly Championship.
Not bad Watched this the other day and found it kinda interesting. Gives some background of where the game came from & then follows the championship contenders. Made me go online and play a game.
A great fun watch! This film should appeal to everyone. For history buffs, the largely unknown amazing early history of Monopoly is uncovered. For gamer types, the latest round of national championships around the world and the World Championship in Las Vegas add the right amount of suspense. For pop culturists, the game's many icons and famous sayings are surveyed through great movie and tv show clips. And for those wanting to win when they play Monopoly, the included strategy tips are sure to help. Seems like great fun for everybody!
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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Howard Hall and the production team behind IMAX® film favorites "Deep Sea" and "Into the Deep" return for a dynamic new underwater adventure, "Under the Sea." Filmed entirely with IMAX® cameras for a vivid, immersive viewing experience unlike any other, this new film will transport audiences to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including Southern Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as Papua New Guinea and Indonesia in the famed Coral Triangle, for face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea. Discover the habits and habitats of Great White Sharks, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Leafy Sea Dragons, Giant Stingrays, Jellyfish, Green Sea Turtles, playful Australian Sea Lions, six-foot Garden Eels and a multitude of brilliantly colorful fish and sea life as they play out the daily dramas of their lives amidst vast coral formations that rise from the ocean floor. MPAA Rating: G Under the Sea © 2009 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights
Film legend and Academy Award-nominee James Earl Jones ("Clear and Present Danger," "The Lion King") narrates this fascinating and moving documentary about the life of the assassinated black leader through various sources, including speeches, newsreels, film clips and new footage provided by his friends and acquaintances.
Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY follows Clash's remarkable career, while also offering a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop. As a teenager growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Clash had very different aspirations from his classmates—he wanted to be a part of Henson's team, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street on a daily basis. With a supportive family behind him, Kevin made his dreams come true.
On May 6th, 2009, Maine became the first state in this country to legislatively grant same-sex couples the right to marry. Seven months later Maine reversed, becoming the thirty-first state in this country to say "no" to gay and lesbian marriage.
Filmed from within both campaigns, Question One chronicles the fierce and emotional battle that took place in Maine during that time, a battle whose political symbolism is a bellwether for the greater ideological battlefield in American politics.
The world will never be the same as a result of the horrific events that transpired on September 11, 2001. 'Remembering 9/11' goes beyond the facts and explores the background of the perpetrators and the Government's response. From the debris, stories of courage and survival emerged. This captivating program reminds us of those at Ground Zero who witnessed first hand the chaos, tragedy and suffering, including rescue workers, survivors and victims families;to one perpetrator who through his own faith and beliefs committed the unthinkable.'Remembering 9/11' is a powerful mix; a visual timeline of the events together with moving stories of courage and conviction.
The epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White is documented in this exhilarating ride into the world of extreme snowboarding. With both practicing more and more breathtaking and dangerous tricks leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, everything suddenly changes for Kevin when a horrific crash leaves him fighting for his life. When he recovers, all he wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear it could kill him. 2013 KP Rides Again LLC 2013 Phase 4 Films Inc. All Rights Reserved. Phase 4 Films Inc. Phase 4 Films, the Phase 4 Films logo and all related titles, logos and indicia are trademarks of Phase 4 Films Inc. All Rights Reserved. Distributed exclusively in Canada by Phase 4 Films Inc. / 20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 603, P.O. Box 2041, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8 / 1.866.495.3650 / www.phase4films.com
Their music is unforgettable. Their name is legend. The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story is an intimate journey through the lives of Robert and Richard Sherman, the astoundingly prolific Academy Award®-winning songwriting team. While their songs, "A Spoonful Of Sugar (Mary Poppins)" and "I Want To Be Like You (Jungle Book)," to name a few, celebrated family entertainment and happy endings, their life together was not as harmonious. Go behind the scenes for a fascinating glimpse into how Walt Disney used the language of music to bring the brothers together, creating a cinematic legacy like no other.
Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos -- The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favorite instruments, guitars both found and invented. Concentrating on the artist's musical rebellion, traveling with him to influential locations, provoking rare discussion as to how and why he writes and plays, this film lets you witness intimate moments and hear new music from each artist. The movie revolves around a day when Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge first met and sat down together to share their stories, teach and play. 2009 Steel Curtain Pictures, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry 'We're Broke!' as they slash budgets, lay off schoolteachers, police, and firefighters, crumbling our country's social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations like Exxon, Google and Bank of America are making record profits. And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, these corporationsówith intimate ties to our political leadersóare concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax. We're Not Broke is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how seven fed-up Americans from across the country, take their frustration to the streets...and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.
Have you ever read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website you visit, phone call you make, or app you use? Of course you haven't. But those agreements allow corporations to do things with your personal information you could never even imagine. This film explores the intent hidden within these ridiculous agreements, and reveals what corporations and governments are legally taking from you and the outrageous consequences that result from clicking "I accept." 2013 Digital Immigrants LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2013 Phase 4 Films (USA), LLC. All Rights Reserved. Phase 4 Films, the Phase 4 Films logo and all related titles, logos and indicia are trademarks of Phase 4 Films Inc. All Rights Reserved. Distributed exclusively in the United States by Phase 4 Films (USA), LLC. / 460 Greenway Industrial Drive, Suite A, Fort Mill, SC 29708 / 1.866.495.3650 / www.phase4films.com
The Pixar Story takes audiences behind the scenes of the groundbreaking company that pioneered a new generation of animation and forever changed the face of filmmaking. Using footage from the Pixar library, along with historic archival animation and first hand accounts by animators, studio executives, directors, producers and voice performers, Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks tells the riveting story of the Bay Area start-up that revolutionized Hollywood. In the mid 1980s, an inspired and inspiring trio of innovators combined their gifts in art, science and business to launch a new way to make 3-D animated films and changed the face of filmmaking forever. Ed Catmull, John Lasseter and Steve Jobs overcame years of creative struggle and financial loss to launch an entirely new animation industry. Starting with the first full length CG film Toy Story, Pixar has entertained millions of people worldwide, and established an unprecedented and as yet unparalleled record of box-office success. Iwerks takes viewers on a dramatic journey filled with personal sacrifice and fueled by passionate belief in the possibilities of a new medium as Pixar Animation Studios is born. The Pixar Story features interviews with some of the key players in the Pixar story including John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, George Lucas, Michael Eisner, Bob Iger, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Tim Allen, Brad Bird and more.
In this program we will look in greater detail at the man himself, where he comes from and what makes him tick. We will examine how his background has given him the tools to understand the workings of a truly multicultural society. We will look at his beliefs and his personal and public politics -- his ideas for the future of America and, indeed, the world. We will uncover his views on current global hot topics such as race, sexuality, foreign policy and the separation between church and state. We will cover his relationships with other movers and shakers in Washington's corridors of power and how popular culture figures as influential as Oprah Winfrey have anointed him as their future leader. "I do believe he is the one," says Winfrey. Is she right? Can he go all the way? In November 2008 will the US see a black face in the Oval Office? Not just Morgan Freeman in another movie, but the real thing at last?