Flick Picks 4/2/13: The Impossible, Hemingway and Gellhorn, The Bible

New This Week!

ENTERTAINMENT It's a quiet week for theatrical feature films but there is one very good one available. The Impossible is based on a true story of a family's nightmare during the tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004.  Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star as parents who experience both terror and kindness in one the planet's worst natural catastrophes in recent history. Watts was nominated for an Academy Award and newcomer Tom Holland is also excellent as their son. Also this week, Hemingway and Gellhorn is the much anticipated HBO movie about journalist Martha Gellhorn and her husband Ernest Hemingway. It features Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman as the title characters.

SERIES: You've read the book - now see the miniseries! The Bible is the hit 10-part tv movie brought to us by The History Channel. The Australian-import Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is set in 1920's Melbourne and features a "thoroughly modern" female detective. Finally, if you enjoy droll British comedy you'll want to watch Dirk Gently, the BBC series based on the Douglas Adams book.

DOCUMENTARY: Hitler's Children tracks the descendants of many high-ranking Nazis and shows how they have dealt with their infamous last names and tainted family histories.

Space is the Place for DVDs

Naturally, you and your family will have lots of questions about the universe after attending our Astronomy for Everyone program on Thursday, April 4th at 7:00 pm. We have many DVDs available to help your scratch your knowledge itch!

  • Wonders of the Universe and Wonders of the Solar System, with Brian Cox, are two must-see BBC series that use amazing computer graphics to tell the story of Earth and its surroundings.
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos is hosted by physicist Brian Greene and explores space, time and the very nature of reality.
  • Cosmos is the classic Carl Sagan series that inspired many young future astronomers.
  • The Chilean Nostalgia for the Light combines politics, astronomy and archaeology as it tells the story of Chile's Atacama Desert, where you can find massive radio telescopes listening in on the universe.
  • Hubble, originally produced for IMAX theaters, is a breathtaking look at the Hubble Telescope and the universe that it explores.
  • Of course no DVD is complete without space travel documentaries and we have a few excellent ones including For All Mankind, In the Shadow of the Moon and Moonshot, all of which focus on various aspects of the Apollo program.
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