Explorers

Radioactive (2020)

It is hard to believe that a modern major motion picture has never been made about the fascinating, celebrated Marie Skłodowska Curie. Her discoveries of radium and polonium and her groundbreaking experiments in physics won her not one, but two Nobel prizes (the first with husband Pierre, the second one alone) in a time where …

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The Aeronauts

It’s 1862 London, and the historically very-real scientist and self-proclaimed meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) desperately wants to rise higher than any other aeronautical explorer in a balloon to test his own atmospheric theories. The problem, he himself is not an aeronaut, nor does he have a balloon. The Royal Society room full of stuffy, …

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The Wildest Dream

There is something about man (and woman) against the elements that speaks to the adventurer in all of us, even if armchair adventure is all we can handle. I’m more than happy to leave such deadly hobbies to the ones that simply can’t NOT pursue their wildest dreams. IMAX is made for mountain climbing movies, …

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Chasing Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton’s doomed Antarctic polar expedition is one of the great survival stories of modern times. After his ship The Endurance was destroyed by pack ice, leaving the ship’s crew stranded on Antarctica’s frozen Weddell Sea in January 1915, Shackleton not only managed to keep his whole crew alive on the ice for a year …

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The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition

It shouldn’t surprise me that books recounting the true heroic story of Ernest Shackleton’s failed Antarctic expedition of 1914-1916 are becoming popular reading for corporate executives. After all, it is an astonishing tale of leadership; where an explorer managed to keep his entire crew of 28 men alive for two years, trapped in the Antarctic …

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