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If real-life treasure hunting were only as easy as grabbing an ancient "X marks the spot" map from a museum! Well, it can be when you have a movie based on a video game that does just that to get the …
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 exp…
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 …
Rather than let the story and the character unfold, the opening credits of Queen of the Desert tell us who the important historical figure Gertrude Bell was. She was a white British woman who, at the …
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 hobb…
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 …
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, i…
Admittedly, I wasn’t expecting much from this adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, especially since it stars Jackie Chan – whose last two big-screen forays (The Medallion and Shanghai Knights) left …