On The Ropes follows the story of fictional Martial Arts instructor, Keith Kraft and his rivalry with boxing gym owner Big Joe. When a local documentary maker is invited to cover a news story for regional TV on a proper fighting gym , run by Big Joe, little does he know how events will unfold; particularly as his attention is drawn to a rival gym with a unique fighting style owned by self-proclaimed karate expert Keith Kraft. On the Ropes is best described as Spinal Tap meets Rocky and is based on the writer's own experiences with gym culture.
Action legend Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as a soldier drawn into the world of modern-day gladiators, fighting for the amusement of the rich in this fast-moving action thriller. Upon receiving news that his brother in Los Angeles is seriously injured, Lyon Gaultier (Van Damme) deserts the French Foreign Legion from a remote outpost in North Africa. Fleeing from two of the Legion's security force who have orders to bring him back at any cost, Lyon reluctantly turns to the illegal, bare-knuckles underground fighting circuit to raise the money he needs to help his brother's family. This riveting action-adventure combines the raw power and charisma of Van Damme with the exciting world of no-holds-barred street fighting. Cast and Crew: CAST: JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME, HARRISON PAGE, DEBORAH RENNARD, LISAPELIKAN, ASHLEY JOHNSON WRITTEN BY: SHELDON LETTICH AND JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME PRODUCED BY: ERIC KARSON AND ASH R SHAH DIRECTED BY: SHELDON LETTICH
Fresh from the 15 date Manchester Arena Phoenix Nights LIVE reunion in aid of Comic Relief (reprising his much loved role of Young Kenny), Justin is ready to hit the road once again. Justin has recently appeared in the new series of Live at the Apollo (BBC1) and Coronation Street (ITV1). He is currently Champion of Champions on Fighting Talk (5Live), a familiar voice on talkSPORT as well as Radio 4’s News Quiz and winner of Celebrity Mastermind. “Simultaneously down-to-earth and out-of-this-world” The List “Comedic Tour-de-force…brought a tear to a critical eye” The Herald “Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd” Sunday Times
Super cyborg skills, cat-like reflexes ... you've never seen a superhero who rolls like this!Ade loves playing football and he's amazing in goal, despite the heavy metal caliper he has to wear on his leg. He can save any ball that's sent his way, from any direction, so his friends have nicknamed him the Cyborg Cat. But when the Parsons Road Gang stumble upon some unusual graffiti it starts to have a really weird effect on Ade. Somehow, the art is drawing him into another dimension, where he really is Cyborg Cat! But that's not all - after seeing the Night Spider's art, Ade starts to feel weak and everything begins to go wrong. He's banned from a school trip to a safari park because of his disability, and the doctors have some bad news about his legs. How can Ade overcome his challenges and what power does the mysterious Night Spider have over Cyborg Cat? Ade needs all his friends' help to uncover the truth.An amazing adventure full of fun and friendship from the inspirational Paralympian wheelchair basketball star Ade Adepitan.Adepitan, AdeHaving survived polio as a youngster, Ade Adepitan has since succeeded as an international Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and has built up a wealth of broadcasting experience including appearing on X-Change, Travel Show, Dispatches and Unreported World .Ade supports a plethora of charities including Amnesty International, Unicef and NSPCC and in 2012 he opened the Ade Adepitan Short Break Centre - a community centre in Brent for young people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. He has recently become a Patron of Rotary International UK and Ireland, supporting the 'Purple4Polio' campaign- fighting to eradicate Polio all over the world
For three-and-a-half years, the small Suffolk town of Market Wetherby has been doggedly getting on with the war - a time of ration books, shortages and 'making do', of war office telegrams and barrage balloons, or Digging for Victory and identity cards, and of BBC news on the 'wireless'. A time, in fact, of all our yesterdays. Into this quiet corner of England arrives the 525th Bomb Group of the US Eights Air Group, with its Flying Fortress bombers and its 2,000 officers and men, full of confidence, generosity, instant friendliness and casual violence - over-paid, over-sexed and over here.Episode listing:Disc One:- All Day and Every Day.- Hands Across the Sea.- The Milk Run.Disc Two:- One Step Forwards, Two Steps Back.- The Big One.- Up the Smoke.Disc Three:- Fighting Men.- A Wing and a Prayer.- You'll Never Know.Disc Four:- Old Enough to Fight.- One Day at a Time.- Exceptional Circumstances.- The End of the Beginning., For three-and-a-half years, the small Suffolk town of Market Wetherby has been doggedly getting on with the war - a time of ration books, shortages and 'making do', of war office telegrams and barrage balloons, or Digging for Victory and identity cards, and of BBC news on the 'wireless'. A time, in fact, of all our yesterdays. Into this quiet corner of England arrives the 525th Bomb Group of the US Eights Air Group, with its Flying Fortress bombers and its 2,000 officers and men, full of confidence, generosity, instant friendliness and casual violence - over-paid, over-sexed and over here.Episode listing:Disc One:- All Day and Every Day.- Hands Across the Sea.- The Milk Run.Disc Two:- One Step Forwards, Two Steps Back.- The Big One.- Up the Smoke.Disc Three:- Fighting Men.- A Wing and a Prayer.- You'll Never Know.Disc Four:- Old Enough to Fight.- One Day at a Time.- Exceptional Circumstances.- The End of the Beginning.Special Features:None listed.
_____Boston was nothing like South Carolina. Up there, colored folks could go anywhere they wanted. Folks didn't wait for church to dress in their fancy clothes. Fancy was just life. Mama was a city girl . . . and now I was going to be one too.It's 1944, and in a small, Southern, segregated town, eleven-year-old Ella spends her summers running wild with her cousins and friends.But life isn't always so sunny.The deep racial tension that simmers beneath their town's peaceful facade never quite goes away, and Ella misses her mama - a beautiful jazz singer, who lives in Boston.So when an invitation arrives to come to Boston for a visit Ella is ecstatic - and the trip proves life-changing in more ways than one. For the first time, Ella sees what life outside of segregation is like, and begins to dream of a very different future.But her happiness is shattered when she returns home to the news that her classmate has been arrested for the murder of two white girls - and nothing will ever be the same again.A beautifully written and deeply moving story about finding and fighting for your place in the world.So many things about this book were brilliant. A beautiful, funny, dangerous tale of growing up in Jazz Age America, How High The Moon is essential reading, full of voices that must be heard. One of the best stories I've read in a long while Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse and Secrets of a Sun KingParsons, KarynKaryn Parsons is perhaps best known for her role as Will Smith's ditsy cousin Hilary Banks on NBC's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After leaving acting behind, Karyn went on to found and produce Sweet Blackberry, an award-winning series of children's animated films, to share stories about unsung black heroes in history, featuring narration from stars such as Alfre Woodard, Queen Latifah and Chris Rock. The serie has been screened on HBO and Netflix, and is enjoyed by schools and libraries across the USA. How High The Moon is Karyn's self-authored debut middle grade novel. She lives and works in New York.
OVERVIEW Zona" is an adventure board game designed for 1-4 players. To win the game, player must reach the sarcophagus of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant before other players. The sarcophagus opens only when player had previously collected 2 Secrets from underground facilities known as Secret Locations. Players must hurry because there is a time limit to the game. When the Final Emission strikes, everything is lost... GAMEPLAY Each turn players take 2 Actions (move, explore, combat etc.) and then everyone read an Event Card which contains text for short adventure. At the end of turn, a News Card is drawn by the first player and resolved by him. MOOD This board game emphasis the aspect of survival. Zone depicted on the playing board is an extremely hazardous and isolated area with very limited access to functional equipment and supplies. Players must remember to frequently repair their Items and buy new ones. It is also crucial to rest to reduce Fatigue and heal Damage. STALKERS Each player takes role of 1 Scavenger from the 10 included in the game. Each Scavenger has their own Special Skill, set of basic Skills and starting equipment. Values of stats such as Awareness, Agility or Intellect determine how good they are in avoiding dangers and traps, fighting mutants or gathering Artifacts from anomalies. The story of Scavenger explains his/herPersonal Goal - the reason for arriving to the Zone. Differences between Scavengers makes playing each one of them completely unique."
A triple bill of action rampages featuring the “Muscles from Brussels” Black Eagle (1988) After an F11 gets shot down over the Mediterranean Sea, the U.S. Government cannot afford to lose the top-secret laser tracking device that was on board. Unfortunately, the KGB teams, led by the infamous Andrei (JCVD), are beating the CIA in the race to find it. The CIA has no choice but to call in their best man, master martial artist Ken Tani (Sho Kosugi), code name...Black Eagle. In response, the KGB resorts to an all-out war, with the powerful Andrei matching Ken blow for blow. A.W.O.L aka Lionheart (1990) Van Damme stars as a soldier drawn into the world of modern-day gladiators fighting for the amusement of the rich in this fast-moving action thriller. Upon receiving news that his brother in Los Angeles is seriously injured, Lyon Gaultier (Van Damme) deserts the French Foreign Legion from a remote outpost in North Africa. Death Warrant (1990) Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as maverick cop Lou Burke, the only lawman tough enough to go undercover in a prison recently plagued by suspicious deaths. Posing as a prisoner, Burke encounters brutal inmates, corrupt guards, death and betrayal at every turn. But when he unearths the shocking secret behind the penitentiary's inner workings, Burke must attempt a daring escape that pits him against not only hundreds of murderous inmates...but also a deadly enemy from his own past. Cast and Crew: Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme Directors: Sheldon Lettich, Erik Carson and Deran Sarafian