Archive for the ‘VIDEOS’ Category

May 16th, 2008 | By | 1,291 Comments



For anyone who’s wanted to give it all up to live the real life of a nomadic surfer, Surfwise is an absolute must see. Focusing on the infamous life of Dorian “Doc” Pakowitz, his wife Juliette and their nine children, the documentary holds no bars when it comes to describing the unorthodox and controversial environment the iconic Orange County surf family endured. From the cramped camper all 11 lived in, home schooling, strict discipline and strange practices, Surfwise proves that while America has run out of frontiers, it hasn’t run out of frontiersmen. Click here for showtimes.

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May 1st, 2008 | By | 554 Comments



We’ve been hearing a lot lately about surfers/skaters/videographers Alex Klein and Bryon Derballa’s monumental documentary and blog, God Went Surfing With The Devil: A Documentary About Life In The Middle East. Currently only 22 days into their journey, the American pair and their growing crew post real-time dispatches from Israel and Gaza. Having gained the attention of major media outlets world wide their story has become a real-life Truman Show of sorts, with independent fan websites and message boards rumored to have launched this past week. Here’s a brief post from April 29:

“The warning came abruptly.
‘TZEVA ADOM… TZEVA ADOM…’ Everyone had roughly twenty seconds to find shelter before the Qassams struck. Tearful children and frantic mothers ran for their lives. The bomb shelter was crowded. Everyone huddled together. Some wept, others prayed, many fearful, and one or two nervous giggles. The bombs exploded and the crowds emerged gingerly. A few drove home, shaken. Others returned to play as though nothing had happened”



April 11th, 2008 | By | 2,420 Comments



It’s on! After years of speculation and anticipation, “Bra’ Boys” will finally make its US debut today in select theaters nationwide. A “best documentary” award winner at numerous film festivals world wide, Boys is narrated by Russell Crowe and tells the story of the cultural evolution of the inner-Sydney beachside suburb of Marouba and the social struggles of its youth. Central to the story are the Abberton brothers, Sunny, Koby, Jai and Dakota. One is charged with murder, another pursues a career as a professional surfer only to to be charged as an accessory in his brother’s crime, another tries to hold the family together, and the youngest attempts to separate himself from his siblings’ notoriety. The documentary uses archival footage and blends it with current interviews to create a story of that is compassionate and confronting, involving against-the-odds success and predictable failures.

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April 4th, 2008 | By | 2,592 Comments



Mark your calenders. April 10 will see the debut of the long awaited New Zealand installment of the ridiculously popular Drive Thru series. Two showtimes are scheduled for the La Paloma theater in downtown Encinitas, with TW Editor-in-Chief Chris Cote performing as the night’s MC. Hilarity and fart jokes are sure to ensue. For a complete rundown of times and special events, click here.

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