Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Real "Wise Guys"

   The Real "Wise Guys"
Friday, April 4
12 p.m. (PT)/2 p.m. (Central)/3 p.m. (ET)
 A Live & Online Broadcast

For Beyond 50's "History" talks, listen to an interview with Joseph Trigoboff.  He'll talk about his dark past as a fat, four-eyed kid growing up in the toughest and most Mafia-filled slum in the country and favorite dumping ground for any self-respecting Mafioso - East New York.  From surviving protection rackets at the age of five, violent anti-Semitism, and brutal gang wars during the 1950s and 60s, he not only knew, but exhanged blows with members of street gangs that were headed by future "Goodfellas."  Trigoboff tells the 'truth' behind the mobsters portrayed in Hollywood and explains it in a nonpolitically correct way.

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Mysterious Aviation
Disasters are Nothing New
For Beyond 50's "History" talks, listen to an interview with Robert Matzen.  He will provide historical context in light of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.  Matzen has appeared as an expert on the TWA Flight 3 disaster in BBC and PBS documentaries, and has written and directed several films for NASA.  Matzen also personally climbed the Potomi mountain in the Mojave Desert to uncover the remaining wreckage of Flight 3's crash - an adventure-packed, eerie experience.  You'll find out why three investigations (Civil Aeronautics Board, the United States Congress, and the FBI) failed to find a definitive cause for the crash of Flight 3 in 1942; why air disasters stir "primal human emotion" that play into our deepest fears that other disasters don't; and about the legendary disappearance of the Bermuda Triangle, TWA Flight 3 and Carol Lombard - and now, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 passengers.

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Heroes in the Night:
Inside the Real Life Superhero Movement
For Beyond 50's "History" talks, listen to an interview with Tea Krulos.  He'll talk about research and meeting people who not only fantasize about being a Super Hero, they actually become one.  It's a bizarre culture within the United States.  You'll learn about the craziness and misadventures of riding along with a Real Life Super Hero.  Some are full-fledged vigilantes, while others are more colorful versions of Neighborhood Watch to aid the local police.

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   PG-50+ Movie Reviews
Beyond 50 only recommends films that are creatively responsible to reveal the finest qualities of the human spirit; allow you to think and feel deeply about life; make your heart soat; and champion human rights.

Captain American: The Winter Soldier
When the launch of the ultimate drone program (by the National Security Agency and S.H.I.E.L.D.) gets compromised, Nick Fury calls on Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, for help.  The superhero joins forces with the Black Widow and the Falcon, a Mid-East war vet. They go against their Nazi-formed nemesis, HYDRA.  Embroiled in political intrigue that threatnes the world, Captain America struggles to make sense of the modern day ethics.     (Available at theatres everywhere; Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi; Running Time: 2 hrs., 16 min.)

The Grand Budapest Hotel
This funny, screwball comedy with many characters is set in an opulent hotel in the fictional European republic of Subovka in 1932, where Fascism is on the rise.  The hero is the well-mannered and esteemed conceriege name Monsier Gustave.  He serves as a mentor to an eager to a lobby boy named Zero Moustafa.  Besides working as a loyal concierge, Gustave's side interest is romancing elderly women who visit the Grand Budapest Hotel, which leads to a chaotic mystery with a murdered widow, a stolen painting and a jailbreak. (Available in theatres everyhwere; Genre: Drama, Comedy; Running Time: 1 hr., 40 min.)

         A Birder's Guide to Everthing
A sweet, coming-of-age story about David Portnoy, a 15-year-old high schooler who lost his mother to cancer.  He deals with the loss by continuing his mother's interest in ornithology while his father prepares to marry his deceased wife's nurse. During an outing, David thinks he made the discovery of a lifetime: an extinct duck - a Lazarus species.  He enlists the help of a local birding publisher, two fellow birders and a shy classmate named Ellen who he falls for romantically, to spot the bird in the wilds of Connecticut.  (Available in select theatres; Genre: Comedy; Running Time: 1 hr. 28. min.)

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