Kelly Blue Book Values, Get Your Estimate

If probably be a good penny for your vehicle, you probably would like to know whether you received a good deal. The Kelley blue book website will offer you a value on your vehicle, in fact, there are companies that use this value on any vehicle to make decisions.

Even if you’re purchasing a brand-new vehicle, Kelley blue book will offer you a way to find out a value. So whether you’re selling, shopping, or trading one that is new or used, fill in a simple form, tell them everything you know about your vehicle, and you get an estimated value.

Make it easy on yourself, get your vehicle registration papers all, and of course, look at your vehicle or write down your options. This will give you the quickest way to fill the form in and the most accurate value.

Head for the Kelley blue book website, and look in used the area for used car values, fill in the form, and the Kelley blue book website will offer you three different types of estimated values.

These three values are for retail purchase, private party purchase, and the last is usually a trade in value. These are the types of estimates you’ll receive after filling in the form, and remember, even insurance companies use these values for replacement.

Often, when you are searching for insurance you can use these estimated values to make sure your car is covered to the extent that you need it.

One of the reasons Kelley blue book is so popular is that it has been around as a vehicle estimation company for many years. They’ll have estimations for brand-new vehicles, all the way back to the 1960s and classic vehicles. It really doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to trade your vehicle in, sell it, or are looking at purchasing a vehicle, you want to take the time to get a Kelley blue book value.

The 5 Green Juice Recipe

If you are looking for the Five Green Juice recipe, I can assume that you are also interested in weight loss. In fact, the 5 Green Juice is also one of the most popular vegetable juice recipes with outstanding results for weight loss and detox.

This recipe was originated from the traditional Chinese wisdom.

In Hong Kong, you can buy it fresh from any juice store. They are made to order and at a very economic price. If you are doing juice fasting, a daily glass of fresh green juice is highly recommended. Surely the 5 Green is on top of the list.

Even it is easily available and cheap to buy, you are highly recommended to make it at home. Because the best time to drink is first in the morning when your stomach is empty. DIY and your whole family can enjoy this healthy and delicious drink. If you don’t have a juicer at home, buy one. A basic home juicer will be able to produce this healthy weight loss drink in a minute.

The Five Green Juice Recipe

Ingredients:

2 celery stalks, 1 green apple, 1/4 cucumber, 1/4 bitter melon, 1/2 green pepper

Directions:

1. Wash all ingredients;

2. Seeded green apple, bitter melon, green pepper;

3. Put all ingredients into a juicer;

4. Do not add water

The taste is relatively sweet (green apple and cucumber neutralize the bitterness of bitter melon).

The 5 Green Juice is exceptionally good at preventing high blood pressure, cholesterol disorders and constipation. People suffering from pimples and acne should also benefit from this drink. However there are a few things to note:

1. Not suitable for female during monthly periods.

2. Filter the pulp if you wish.

3. Drink immediately after juicing (or within 10 minutes).

4. Best effect on empty stomach, recommended drinking first in the morning.

5. Drink it at least once a week to achieve maximum weight loss and detox results.

The Beatles in Mono Box Set

Original Mono Mixes

In the 1960s mono was “king” as far as pop/rock music was concerned. Stereo was mostly the interest of “audiophiles” who were mostly listening to jazz and classical recordings. Because of this situation (and because it was what they grew up with themselves) The Beatles spent almost all of their time & energy on the mono mixes of their albums up through about 1968 when stereo began to overtake mono as the principle way that pop/rock fans listened to music.

1987 CDs

When The Beatles albums were first put on CD in 1987, they were mostly released in stereo (although the first four albums were released in mono.) This means that the mono mixes of albums like Revolver, Rubber Soul, & Sgt. Pepper have been extremely difficult for Beatles fans to hear during the CD era.

The Beatles In Mono

Finally with The Beatles In Mono Box Set (released on 9/9/9 on the same day that The Beatles In Stereo Box Set was released) the original mono mixes are available on CD.

This box set includes every single original mono mix The Beatles released in the 1960s and even four mono mixes that were never before released (“Hey Bulldog,” “It’s All Too Much,” “Only a Northern Song,” & “All Together Now” on the Mono Masters double disc non-album tracks compilation.)

It does not include Abbey Road, Let It Be, or Yellow Submarine (although as you can see above, the actual Beatles songs on the album are included as a part of the Mono Masters set.) Why not? Because those three albums were never mixed in mono in the first place!

Distinctive And "Instinctive" Differences Of Cats Compared To Dogs

Anybody Need Help Understanding Bizarre Cat Behavior?

Both cats and dogs make fabulous pets but they certainly are not similar and that is because they are wired completely different! Remember the book, “Men are From Mars & Women are From Venus”? Well it is kind of like cats and dogs are from different planets too.

To be good pet owners we need to understand a cat’s basic instincts that make them behave the, sometimes, strange way that they do.

Cats are not scared of the dark!

I have a cat that loves to hunt and if I let her, she would do a lot of hunting at night. But she is a black cat and we live near a highway so I call her in at night for obvious reasons. (And she actually comes – that’s my girl!)

Not only do cats instinctively hunt, they are also instinctively nocturnal because long ago they would do their hunting at night to avoid predators. They have trained themselves to detect motion with very little light. The long, stiff whiskers on a cat’s face are extended sideways when resting but when moving they extend forward to aid in hunting.

We all know that a dog’s strongest sense is smell. Well for a cat, both sight and hearing are stronger senses and prove very useful in the dark when hunting.

So if you are up in the middle of the night and find your cat wide awake, don’t think she is sick or crazy, she is just instinctively a cat! Your dog, on the other hand, will wake up from a deep sleep, stretch and wonder what’s wrong with you!

Cats are very touchy!

By this I mean that cats love to rub their bodies against us, and all the furniture in the house, and the trees and fences outside of the house. What is this all about?

Well our lovely little feline is instinctively marking her territory by putting her scent on all her surroundings. This is how cats tell other cats to stay away from their claimed area. Don’t be surprised if your cat makes a ceremonial walk around your property every morning to freshly mark her territory. And she likely has her favorite spot in your home to lie down where no one else is permitted to be.

Isn’t it nice to know that when your cat rubs herself against your leg, she thinks she owns you and not the other way around? Well, at least this territorial behavior is more pleasant than a dog’s, who urinates to mark his territory.

Cats are very independent!

My cat loves to be caressed and cuddled but usually only for a few minutes and then she wants to be left alone so she jumps out of my arms. I don’t take offense because I know she loves me and that instinctively cats like to be alone. There are not many “lap cats” out there so if you are looking for a cuddly pet to rest on your lap, then you need a “lap dog”.

Once again it goes back to a cat’s origins and their hunting habits. When too many cats were around, there were too many scents so cats would find their own territory to hunt their prey. As a result, cats prefer to be alone.

Dogs historically live in packs but cats choose to be alone and can easily entertain themselves for hours making the care of a cat much simpler then a dog.

Cats are superb stalkers!

Some cats actually stalk their food – a very humorous sight indeed! After all how hard can it be to “catch” the kibble or Fancy Feast that is in the dish waiting for them?

My cat, being a hunter, does not stalk her food but we have certainly seen her on the prowess numerous times in our hay field or ditches. And sometimes she even corners her prey and just stares at them in utter cruelty while they fearfully wait for their demise!

Well my precious little kitty, like all cats, learned the “stalking stature” for hunting from her mother to help her survive. And she taught her kittens about hunting by bringing home her “kill” for show and tell.

Cats are not dogs and dogs are not cats!

Both cats and dogs have their natural instincts dating back to their origins that make them   unique . Hopefully, learning a little more about the instincts of cats will help you understand their natural behaviors a little better.

Cats have been domesticated pets for over 3500 years proving their instincts or “old habits die hard!”

Can I Have Your Autograph?

Being a celebrity means dealing with fan demands for autographs, ranging from polite and appropriate to rude and overbearing. One time Katherine Hepburn was performing on Broadway and tried to exit backstage through a crowd of jostling autograph hounds. Bodyguards helped her to her limo and once safely inside the very private star rolled down the window and shouted,” Run em down! We’ll clean up the blood later!” The crowd scattered and the limousine sped away, pausing long enough for Hepburn to roll down the window and wave goodbye to her fans, accompanied by an evil laugh. Strangely enough, when she lived in Beverly Hills the seclusion loving Hepburn developed the habit of sneaking into her neighbor’s houses as a hobby. She became expert at climbing trees, avoiding alarms and dogs, and revealing herself just before her nervous neighbors called the police.

Walt Disney had the strange experience in the 1930s of having his name famous around the world when his face was not. Often he would forget his identification and that combined with his casual attire sometimes kept him out of fancy restaurants. Later in the 50’s he became a recognized figure because of his television hosting duties. The lack of anonymity made it increasingly difficult for him to walk through Disneyland without being badgered for autographs. Disney struggled not to be brusque while explaining he didn’t have time, he was trying to make the park a better place. In the 60’s when the company was trying to purchase Florida marshland for a second amusement park, he was warned by his advisors to stay away from the state, the real estate prices would go up once the identity of the buyer was known. But Disney couldn’t resist. Eating in a Orlando diner Walt was approached by a curious waitress,”Pardon me. Aren’t you Walt Disney?” Walt who was known for being brutally honest, replied,” Hell no! And if I see that sob, I’ll give him a piece of my mind.”

Stars making movies at Universal Studios often try to avoid tour guides leading autograph hounds. One particular fellow became ingenious at tracking down Michael Caine, who toyed with the idea of having the young man fired, then decided, “What the hell, I’ll just sign” and was gracious. It turned out to be a good move, the tour guide was Mike Ovitz who later became the most powerful talent agent in Hollywood.

When stardom is new, autograph signing can be a thrill. One night in Paris the 60 year old Cary Grant and 25 year old Sophia Loren wished to go out to dinner. “But the people will come up to us. I can’t stand it!” said the jaded Briton. “I love it,” said Sophia. When they left their hotel Grant complete with his hat pulled down,dark glasses, his scarf wrapped around his face, and his huge overcoat looked like the Invisible Man. Sophia looked like Sophia. As they walked the streets of Paris people began to come up to her for autographs which she joyfully signed. After a few fan encounters Grant began to get jealous. Down came the hat, off came the glasses, the coat and the scarf and soon he was standing under neon lights to get noticed.

Another English actor named Grant was thrilled by his breakout stardom due to the movie Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994). Hugh Grant would drive around New York looking for theaters where the film was playing then get out and wait in line, happy for the attention and to sign autographs. Later when he was arrested in Los Angeles for hiring prostitute Divine Brown, he turned down requests to put his signature on tabloids containing his mug shot.

Some actors just sign despite their annoyance. One time Arnold Schwarzenegger was being interviewed at a press junket when a reporter asked him for an autograph for his mother, a big no-no. The star grimaced and said,”Of course. I wouldn’t want to disappoint your mother.” He paused then added,” I’m sure you have disappointed her enough already.”

Autographs can cause internal conflicts for stars who take themselves too seriously. During the making of Klute (1971) Donald Sutherland received a written request from a fan who wished for an autograph for his daughter. Sutherland showed the letter to his humorless girlfriend Jane Fonda who expressed a strong opinion that he should not sign it, autographs imply that movie actors are somehow superior to others. Sutherland bowed to her philosophy and wrote a letter stating his reasons for refusing the request. The man wrote him back,”Dear Mr. Sutherland, thank you for your letter. We think you are full of it but we ripped off the signature and gave it to our daughter.”

How to Select a Wedding Photographer

Selecting a wedding photographer can be a daunting task. Not only does the photographer need to be able to produce outstanding memories of your wedding day but also has to be able to fit into the celebration and be highly professional every step of the way.

Often couples make the mistake of basing their decision on wedding photography entirely on price. At the end couples that decide on price get what they pay for.

It is wise to keep your budget in mind when selecting a photographer but it should not be an excuse no to do your homework and evaluate the quality and professionalism of the photographer. Remember, you will have to live with the consequences of your decision.

How to evaluate a wedding photographer?

The style of the wedding photography is very important. Is the photographer a photojournalist with heavy emphasis in documenting the wedding without directing? Do you prefer posed photographs with preplanned posing and controlled lights? Most couples these days prefer a combination of journalistic and traditional wedding photography. They look for a photographer that can capture the true emotion and spirit of the celebration as well as portraits that deserve to be framed.

Whatever style you prefer the photographer has to be a master of the craft. Take a close look at the photographer’s portfolio. Is the work consistent? Insist on looking at a complete wedding. After photographing 20 weddings, it is easy to have 20 lucky shots. Very few photographers have the guts to show you a complete wedding. Only the good ones do.

Are the photographs a true representation of the photographer’s work?

If you are considering a studio that has several photographers insist on looking at the work of the photographer that is going to photograph your wedding.

Does the studio or photographer offer high quality albums and custom printing? Nowadays it is common for some photographers to offer to photograph the wedding and hand you the proofs and a CD or the negatives with the photos and be done with you. Are you going to be happy with a set of proofs or would you want a fine album with custom printed photographs?

Has the photographer been in business for a considerable amount of time? Is this his first wedding? Is he a commercial or sports photographer beginning wedding photography? There is nothing wrong with starting out in a different photography field but you, as the client, need to know this. Wedding photography requires special artistic, technical, and people skills and a wedding it is not the place for a beginner to learn. Somebody interested in learning wedding photography should perhaps accompany a seasoned pro to weddings for some time before venturing out on his own.

Does the photographer carry good quality equipment and backup of camera bodies, lenses, tripod, lights etc? You will be surprised to learn that many photographers go to weddings with only one camera. God help you if that camera breaks in the middle of your wedding.

Personality plays a very important role in wedding photography. Hire the wrong photographer and you and your guests will suffer the consequences. Does the photographer listen to you? Does he have a controlling personality? Does he abide by the rules of the church, temple, or synagogue? Does he want to steal the show and be the center of attention? Does he have people skills? Does he dress professionally? Does he look and smell clean?

Before hiring your photographer please make sure that you answer all the questions above. As a last precaution check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are unsolved complains against your potential photographer.

Have a happy wedding and enjoy your beautiful photos. Please don’t forget to feed your photographer he or she will be working hard to capture your wedding memories.

Why Do Birds Fly Into Windows?

A chickadee lands on the ground and grabs a small bug for a snack. It quickly takes off only to fly smack dab into your front window, and you hear that awful “thud”.

Fortunately this was only a glancing hit. After retreating to a nearby tree branch to recover, the chickadee regains its wits and flies off in another direction. This little bird was lucky. Window collisions result in many thousands of bird deaths every year.

Clear glass is totally invisible to birds. Instead, they see reflections of their surroundings, like trees and sky. Or they find a houseplant or shiny objects inside your house very interesting, and fly towards them. If you take a walk around your house and look at the reflections in your windows, you will see them as your birds see them.

However, you can minimize or even eliminate this problem by hanging objects either inside or outside the glass window or door to break up those reflections.

About 6 years ago I had the idea to use strips of vinyl adhesive paper (brand name ‘Contact’) arranged in a diagonal pattern, to prevent my wild birds from banging into our windows.

First, I made sure the glass was clean and free of any grease that might prevent adhesion. I chose a light- colored wood grain design vinyl adhesive paper, which I found in the local big box discount store. I then measured the window diagonally from corner to corner, and cut my first strip that length, plus 3 inches to allow for waste. There is a grid on the paper backing, so measuring 2 inch strips was a breeze. You can use any width you want, depending on the size of your windows. However, you don’t want the strips so close together that they might obscure your view.

I started my first strip in an upper corner of the window and adhered the strip to the window glass in a straight line, ending in the opposite bottom corner. I trimmed the excess adhesive paper and measured for the next strip. Keeping the strips in a straight line is easy if you make a cardboard template that is your desired width (I chose 2″ wide), and long enough to reach from corner to corner on your window. Use the template as a spacer to assure a uniform distance from one strip to another. Instead of cardboard, you might choose to use a long piece of wood that is the desired width.

Continue to add strips diagonally in one direction, and then start in the opposite upper corner and repeat. This pattern reminds me of an English country house. I think it makes a charming addition to the look of our house. Visibility is not impaired for me, and no birds have hit our windows since I installed this treatment.

I have washed the windows as usual, but with a gentle hand. So far the pattern has remained in tact and still looks great. It has weathered rain, snow, sleet, wind, hot sun and various window cleaners beautifully.

Another solution is the decorative window decals sold online through wild bird suppliers. The decals are invisible to us, but reflect ultraviolet light to warn the birds. They come in different shapes and sizes and are much less labor intensive than the first option.

One more possible remedy: Do you remember Glass Wax? I do. As kids we always decorated my grandmother’s windows with Glass Wax Holiday stencils. Because the product was a paste type of glass cleaner, it worked very well. There are lots of plastic stencils available in craft and hobby stores. This would be a fun way for your kids to help save birds.

These are a few ways to keep birds from colliding with your beautiful glass windows and doors. Use any of them, or think outside the box and come up with some creative ideas that will work for your particular situation.

Terrible window collisions can be avoided if you make the effort to insure your backyard wild birds keep flying safely!

The Reason That I Stick To WordPress

When I started blogging, I looked free hosting, free domain and everything free. Many free hosting and domain have done pretty good job for me, like blogger, Ning and WordPress.com. They all are good enough for simple blogging for personal and small organizations. But after I used WordPress.org I never turn back to free hosting and domains. Let’s me List the reason that I stick on WordPress:

1. Easy to Install

Most web-hosting know well about WordPress, so they try their hosting to integrated with WordPress. For my hosting I use Powweb. In its Control panel there is WordPress button, you just click and follow the steps. I think not only Powweb, most every update web hosting do that way.

2. Easy Setting

I have very Limited knowledge about HTML, PHP and CSS. They all seem heavenly language to me. I really thank to WordPress that they can create this great platform for ordinary people. If you ask me, ‘Is very easy to Setup WordPress,’ I will answer ‘No.’ At the same time If you ask me again, ‘Is it too difficult,’ I will answer ‘No.’ Especially for the beginners it has been more challenges but it’s fine with human language. The first post of FreeNewbie is “Nothing is Easy in Internet Marketing” but all are possible.

3. All Posts have its own Description and Keywords

By using some plugins you can have description in all posts. For other blogs, like blogger, you can have one Description and Keywords in one blog.

4. Easy to be seen by SEO

The advantage is all of your posts have its own description so all posts are possible to be seen by SEO. If one of your post catches good keywords and description because of that post you can be in Search Engines front page. That post description can be more powerful than your blog main description and keywords.

5. Rich in Plugins

Three days ago I have written Recommended WordPress Plugins, you can know how important plugins are, for WordPress. WordPress does have real enough plugins for its Children. May be more than enough (abandon).

6. Easy Tech Support

If you have any problems technically, there are a lot of forums, blogs, post, articles and online services about WordPress. The great thing about the WordPress community is that there are so many developers out there who are willing to help out and give you the right lead on your issues.

7. Bunch of Impressive Themes

There are a lot of free themes as well as pay themes for WordPress. If you don’t want the theme that you are using it is very easy to change. Sometime it is too easy to change so it give me problem. Anyway it is better than difficult to change. Changing themes in WordPress is only a click away. You no longer have to copy and paste multiple files and code/text like you did before, it’s all neatly packaged into its own individual theme folders. Simply create (or download), then upload. Make that switch and you’re done.

Bed Linens Thread Count – It’s Not More That Counts

Marketing hype suggests that the higher the thread count, the better the quality. Little else is emphasized on the front package cover that would suggest other aspects of quality to be considered, such as fabric type (i.e. cotton, silk, modal).

Having always been perplexed by the increasing number of thread count available in sheets and wondering if these sheets are better than the lower count sheets, e.g. 300, I decided to do a little research. I came across an article by Linen Place that lays it all out. It is agreed that thread count is a deciding factor when choosing quality bedding. However, it is not the item on the top of the list to consider. Three others take precedence: Fiber Quality, Yarn Size, and Finishing.

“300 thread count can feel far superior to a 1000 count,” the article indicates. This is not something marketers will tell you. Marketers use the thread count metric as a marketing tool. The higher the number, the more consumers feel they are getting a high-quality product. What ends up happening is that these products are competitively priced and have to now be mass-produced and thus suffer in quality of fabric and other elements. Marketers hype up the thread count notion and de-emphasize the other qualities.

Let’s consider the other factors that make a great bed sheet. The most popular sheets are 100% cotton. However, fiber quality is refined further with the staple, or length of the cotton fiber. This is what the term, Egyptian cotton, refers to. Along with Egyptian, Pima is also the longest cotton fiber ensuring a durable product. The second factor is yarn size which is an indicator of the fineness of the yarn. Without going into too much detail, the yarn size can also be “doubled” into 2-ply (super fine yarns that are twisted together) for an even finer, more luxurious experience. For the third factor, finishing, I will just briefly mention that the process requires an added step which most lesser-quality bedding linens may not undergo.

What does this mean for you, the consumer? Basically, it means that if you see bed linens of 600 or 1000 thread count at a price too good to be true, well then follow your instinct. It most likely is too good to be true. In quality, you get what you pay for. You might get the 600 count sheets at a steal but you may not get a premium fabric with it, thus compromising the overall quality of the linens. The often-overlooked but equally important quality metric of fabric also plays a key role. Wouldn’t you rather sleep surrounded by cotton or silk rather than nylon or polyester?

Movie Review – "The Challenger" – Fight for Who You Are

“The Challenger” opens with Jaden Miller (Kent Moran, “Listen to Your Heat”) doing his early morning run through the gritty streets of the Bronx. Then cuts to his job as an auto mechanic where a female customer belittles his capabilities as mechanic. That night, dejected he arrives home to find an eviction notice on the door and spends that night sleeping in one of the cars at the garage where he works. Things are not working out for young 24-year old Jaden. Until the rent is paid, his mother Jada (S. Epatha Merkerson, “Law & Order”) is staying at Aunt Regina (Natalie Carter) and putting up with her constant interruptions. This is a hilarious scene, much to the delight of the audience.

While getting his work coveralls cleaned, Jaden meets up with Duane (Michael Clarke Duncan – “The Green Mile”) and learns he was once a legendary boxing trainer. Later, Duane confesses that one of his fighters threw a match and Duane had to backed away later opening a Laundromat and a small boxing gym. Jaden learns that one of his fellow workers at the garage makes money on the side boxing in club fights and pursues this avenue to get his mother and him back into their apartment. He approaches Duane to train him. Initially, Duane refuses, but on learning Jaden last name, he consents to work with him.

What is most intriguing about the training regiment is the focus on specific boxing techniques, things such as the placement of the feet, the rotation of the hips, and how a punch is uncoiled for maximum power. While fascinating, this focus on preparation for a fight leads the audience away from the inner struggles and conflicts Jaden faces. Namely, his finding a way to support his mom, finding a way to regain her respect after being kicked out of a private school for fighting. There is also the fear of failure and not being good enough. While these are presented in dialogue, the emotional consequences is left hanging and not fully developed. Jaden’s stoic expressions do not give us those vulnerable moments that build a deep emotional attachment to his dilemma. We care about the outcome, but not so much about the person.

The fight scenes are spectacular and if the Mayweather-Pacquiao match had been this good, people would be demanding a rematch. The championship match, in particular, was brilliantly crafted and choreographed. There is suspense, compelling character arcs and riveting reversals leading to an edge of your seat excitement. The initial rounds were almost full length and the succeeding rounds compressed into highlights of damaging blows. This segment of the film was shot in four hours, the time allotted by arena officials. Thus the exhaustion and fatigue exhibited are likely real.

There are some amazing twists in this story, which makes it both poignant and appealing. These are nicely set up and foreshadowed without being overly obvious. The acting is first-rate across the board including supporting players. The performance of Michael Clarke Duncan in particular was rock solid and gave energy and direction to this crucial role. He had a back-story to tell and he delivered it with great sensitivity and empathy. This was Michael’s last role, as he died at the age of 54 never seeing his final work.

The relationship between mother and son required a delicate balance of protective love versus determined purpose. S. Epatha Merkerson and Kent Moran beautifully deliver on this aspect with each expressing their opposing views. What’s more, Kent Moran is to be commended for taking on such a physically demanding role while serving as both director and lead actor. Kent trained six months at Manny Pacquiao’s gym in Venice, California preparing for his role.

Another actor who made this a worthy movie is Justin Hartley, Jaden’s opponent in the championship fight. His over confidence and inflated ego nicely set up the challenge in dramatic terms and polarizes our allegiances. The fact that he fights dirty adds to the dangers Jaden faces.

Production values portray the Bronx location as a gritty underdog and it’s Jaden’s dedication that gives its downtrodden residents hope. Camera work by Giacomo Belletti keeps us in the mix, moving skillfully to provide both questions and answers to what’s going to happen next. Composer Pinar Toprak’s score neatly provides the dramatic energy that leads us through this emotional journey. The editing by Anthony Muzzatti and Kent Moran nicely articulates the struggles, the climb out of poverty to provide for his mother.

This film goes the distance and shows that if we fight for who we are, we can become winners. Film reviewed at the Dances with Film Festival, Hollywood.

CREDITS: “The Challenger” stars Kent Moran, Michael Clarke Duncan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Justin Hartly, Frank Watson, Stan Carp, and Ernie Sabella. Production Design by Kay Lee & Rebecca Slick; Art Direction by Amy E. Bishop; Costume Design by William Eng; Makeup by Guy Guido; Casting by Tiandra Gayle; Music by Pinar Toprak; Edited by Kent Moran & Anthony Muzzatti; Cinematography by Giacomo Belletti; Second Unit Director John-Michael Damato; Executive Producer Michael Clarke Duncan; Produce by Ellyette Eleni, Adam Hawkey, & Kent Moran; Written and Directed by Kent Moran; Production Company – Wishing Well Pictures, Inc.; HD, Unrated, 95 Minutes.