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The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center opens March 6, and admission will be free to the public for the opening weekend. In one of the museum's many exhibits you can plan your own Mars expedition, while another shows a large-scale model of a spaceship. If you can't make it to the opening in New Hampshire, you can do some space exploration of your own with the Discover Magazine: The Solar System DVD. Geared to help students... more
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button garnered tons of nominations at this year's Academy Awards. While it didn't take home top honors, it did win for Best Art Direction, Best Makeup, and Best Visual Effects. And no doubt, anyone that can make Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett look old and wrinkled deserve to win an award. The story centers on Benjamin Button, a man that was born old and grows younger while still retaining... more
The Wrestler certainly brought Mickey Rourke back into the spotlight, and rightfully so. His role as a washed up wrestler pulls heartstrings, and won him a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Marisa Tomei's performance as an equally washed up stripper brought her a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Despite not winning in either category, Rourke's and Tomei's performances make this one of the must-see movies of 2009.
Slumdog Millionaire raked in the nominations and awards for the 2009 Academy Awards. It won Best Picture, Music Score, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, and for Writing (Adapted Screenplay). Danny Boyle also brought home an award for Best Director. Set around the popular game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," the movie tells the story of a boy growing up in the slums of Mumbai and his search for his one true love.... more
Milk was nominated in several categories for the 2009 Academy Awards, including one for Gus Van Sant as Best Director and one for Best Music (Score). But it was Sean Penn and writer Dustin Lance Black that took home two awards: Penn, for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Black, for Best Writing (Original Screenplay). The movie tells the story of Harvey Milk and his quest to be the country's first openly gay... more
One of our personal favorites of this year's nominations, Man on Wire won for Best Documentary Feature. The film tells the story of how, in 1974, French performance artist Philippe Petit as he and his friends planned for one of the most daring high wire acts of all time. After hiding from authorities until after hours, Petit eventually strung a wire across the World Trade Center and walked between the Two Towers for nearly... more
The Duchess brought in two nominations for this year's Academy Awards: one for Best Art Direction and one for Best Costume Design. It ended up bringing home only an award for Best Costume Design. Keira Knightley plays Georgiana Spencer, a sixteen-year-old woman trapped in a loveless marriage to the much older, Duke of Devonsire. The world of the eighteenth-century English aristocracy can certainly be seen in this movie's lavish costumes.
The second time was a charm for Penelope Cruz at this year's Academy Awards. She was previously nominated for 2006's Volver; but this year, it was her performance in Vicki Cristina Barcelona that brought her Oscar gold. In it, she plays the fiery Maria Elena, a divorced woman still locked in a complex relationship with her ex-husband. Directed by Woody Allen, the film tells the story of two girlfriends on summer holiday that fall... more
Another one of our favorite movies of 2009, WALL-E was nominated for Best Writing (Original Screenplay), Best Animated Feature Film, Best Sound Editing, and Best Music (Score). It ended up only taking home an award for Best Animated Feature Film, but this tale of an adorable robot finding love and a new home will win the hearts of your family, while also teaching them an important lesson about taking care of the planet.
Revolutionary Road was nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design at this year's Academy Awards. And even thought it lost in both categories, it's still a movie worth checking out. Set in post-World War II America, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play married couple, Frank and April Wheeler. Despite living what many would call the "American Dream," their lives become torn between their desire for a bohemian lifestyle and their now conventional... more
When put into a category with Meryl Streep and Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie didn't stand a chance for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her movie, Changeling, also lost out in both the Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography categories, but that doesn't mean you should miss it. Set in the late 1920's, it tells the story of a mother's grief as she tries to find her missing son, all the while going up... more
If you can't afford those trice weekly yoga classes any more, but the beginner and intermediate poses you learned from your instructor are getting stale, you can take things to the next level with the Advanced Yoga DVD. Well known instructor Rodney Yee demonstrates these advanced moves, and they aren't for the beginner. For about the cost of one class, you'll find this DVD offers asanas that will challenge you for a while.
We're big fans of Simon Pegg, and, to date, Shaun of the Dead is one of our favorites of the Brit's movies. It's got everything we love about England -- pubs, dry humor, those accents (!) -- plus the living dead. Shaun, played by Pegg, doesn't have much ambition in life, but when the zombies arrive, he takes charge to save his ex-girlfriend, his mom, and his friends. His plan is brilliant.
Forego the obvious love stories -- it's a lot of trouble finding a movie that spells romance to both of you. Instead, get your heart pumping with the action and adventure of Dark Knight. We're in the minority of people who have yet to catch this film, but all of our credible resources indicate this is a top notch film and worth a watch at home even if you caught it on the big... more
There are only 12 models of Cylons. If that makes no sense to you whatsoever, you've missed out on the updated version of the old (and woefully dated) show Battlestar Galactica. Catch up with your sci-fi loving friends with Battlestar Galactica - Season 1, a show that defies the conventional wisdom that television needs to pander to the deeply unintelligent. It's smart, moves at a breathtaking pace, and doesn't rely on CGI and other... more
We know a few women who saw the Sex and the City movie more than once, just so they could get another look at all the fabulous shoes, clothes, and handbags (the 3 stars of the movie). Now that the movie is out on DVD, they can watch it as often as they want - and press the pause button whenever they need to get a better look at an outfit. The DVD features... more
The third season of the hit Showtime series Weeds comes out on DVD this week. Matthew Modine joins the cast as a real estate mogul who hooks up with both pot-dealing soccer mom Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) and her friendly nemesis Celia (Elizabeth Perkins). Meanwhile, Nancy's son Silas (Hunter Parrish) finds romance with a religious girl (Mary-Kate Olsen), Nancy gets a legit job, and Carrie Fisher guest stars as Celia's divorce lawyer.
Long before Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker starred in Square Pegs, an early '80s sitcom about two teenage girls who are desperate to overcome their geeky nature and fit in with the cool kids. The show was a Family Event for some of us, and we're thrilled it's finally out on DVD. "Totally." Check out our Sex and the City shopping guide.