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 party started. In Uncharted, we follow the adventures of a ragtag group of good …

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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 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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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

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 me less than a’glow with adoration. But, lo and behold, the movie’s actually pretty good! Chan stars as a Chinese villager named Lau Xing …

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