Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 20

Interstellar" is a movie about a lot of different things: Exploring the cosmos, family, future stability of planet Earth, time-travel, and science ethics in general. Perhaps most importantly, though, "Interstellar" is about something much more important that hasn't been listed yet: the depth of the human spirit.  --amazon--


Wild is quite an experience. We find ourselves side-by-side with Cheryl Strayed, played with fervor by Reese Witherspoon, as she hikes the Pacific Crest Trail and rediscovers herself after her mother’s death. Directed with great care by Jean-Marc Vallee, Wild is an intimate and personal film, one that dives deep into our central character’s psyche. With stunning landscapes and great use of flashbacks and storytelling devices, Wild is an unforgettable and emotional journey that leaves a huge impression.  --amazon--

The fifth heart

In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--member of the Adams family that has given the United States two Presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance.  --amazon--

A dangerous place

...Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability—and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger....  --amazon--

Monday, April 6, 2015

April 6

Exodus gods and kings

.the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues...  --rotten tomatoes--

Into the woods

... intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. --rotten tomatoes--

The musketeers second season
The Musketeers, Athos, Aramis and Porthos, are far more than merely royal bodyguards for King Louis XIII; they are inseparable, loyal unto death and committed to upholding justice. Together, this crack team of highly trained soldiers fight for honour, for valour, for love, and just for the pure thrill of it. When d'Artagnan arrives in Paris to avenge his father's death he soon impresses the three Musketeers with his bravery and skill, and quickly discovers kindred spirits in these boisterous soldiers. Witty, action-packed episodic stories combine with breathtaking adventure and stunning production values to create this cinematic, blockbuster drama series with universal appeal.---amazon--

  Time bandits
A young boy joins a group of renegade dwarves on an unpredictable journey through time in this humorous fantasy... Particularly amusing are the boy's encounters with various historical figures, including an entertainment-starved Napoleon (Ian Holm), a powerful Agamemnon (Sean Connery), and a surprisingly stuffy Robin Hood, embodied by Gilliam's Python cohort John Cleese...   --rotten tomatoes--

Theory of everything
... this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. --rotten tomatoes--