Good afternoon TRR Readers,
This week’s movies require a passport: First stop – The Big Apple after a devastating nuclear attack. Make sure you wear extra sunscreen and keep your sanity in check. Next is New Town where robots are the rave and do all the work. Be sure to have any and all known computer virus handy – just in case of severe malfunction. Finally, we will head to Dubai and see Ethan Hunt scale Burj Khalifa with a pair of climbing gloves. Please sit back, relax and enjoy the ride of this week’s
MOVIES OF THE WEEK
Prepare yourself for the unrated movie experience that critics are calling one of the most graphic and extreme end-of-the-world shockers of our time: As nuclear warheads rain down on Manhattan, nine strangers – including Lauren German (HOSTEL: PART II), Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes”), Courtney B. Vance (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Ashton Holmes (“Revenge”) and Rosanna Arquette (PULP FICTION) – barricade themselves in their apartment building’s bunker-like basement controlled by the unhinged superintendent (a stunning performance by Michael Biehn of ALIENS and TOMBSTONE). But within days, supplies dwindle, tempers flare and the trapped survivors will be overcome by treachery, madness, sexual torment and savage violence. What follows is intense. It is raw. And it is all brutally, horrifyingly real. This is THE DIVIDE.
No plan. No backup. No choice. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his elite team (Jeremy Renner, The Avengers and Simon Pegg, Star Trek) go underground after a bombing of the Kremlin implicates the IMF as international terrorists. While trying to clear the agency’s name, the team uncovers a plot to start a nuclear war. Now, to save the world, they must use every high-tech trick in the book. The mission has never been more real, more dangerous, or more impossible.
Mankind has taken his next big step: a state-of-the-art city called New Town, completely run by robots serving all of humanity’s needs. Reporter Christiane Nouveau (Zoe Naylor, The Reef) and her crew are covering the new breakthrough, but something is about to go horribly wrong when a robot suddenly shoots down an innocent football player. Now a battle for survival has begun as Christiane captures every stunning development in the shocking robot revolution live on camera… recording each moment as our last great hope becomes our worst nightmare. Filled with explosive special effects and relentless action, this chilling sci-fi vision of the future will blow you away!
TV SHOWS OF THE WEEK
It’s time once again to let it all hang out with an all-new volume of animated outrageousness! From the disturbed comic minds of Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman, and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, comes the always insane adventures of CIA operative Stan Smith and his wonderfully twisted family. In the 100th episode, Hayley elopes with Jeff! Other episodes include Stan on jury duty, Steve walking in on his amorous parents, Roger dating Steve’s best friend, and yet another AD Christmas classic. Plus, there are serial killers, Turkish amphetamines, and evil clones – so, you know, the usual!
Smart laughs and irreverent fun are always on the menu at Bob’s Burgers. Bob Belcher’s family-run restaurant would be a big success if not for one thing – his family! Oldest daughter, Tina, can’t control her raging hormones. Middle son, Gene, promotes the restaurant by wearing a burger costume, but forgets to take it off to pee. And little Louise tells her class that Bob’s burgers are made from human flesh! This quirky comedy will leave you hungry for more
For fans of 70′s dramas such as Family and The Waltons, here is the first season of the top-rated dramedy Eight is Enough on a 2-disc DVD! Based on the book by Thomas Braden, the series chronicled the lives of a columnist Tom Bradford, his wife and their eight children, and their sometimes-comic, sometimes-dramatic exploits.
From the Emmy-winning team behind Planet Earth and The Blue Planet comes Frozen Planet, the epic tale of two disappearing wildernesses. The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements are unmatched anywhere else on our planet. And against all odds, these vast, frigid environments are teeming with life. Using the latest camera technology, Frozen Planet captures unimaginable imagery above and below the ice, and follows the extraordinary fluctuations that accompany the changes of seasons in this most extreme of environments, often for the first time. Frozen Planet takes you inside a polar bear’s den to witness a mother polar bear and her newborn cubs, showcases the thrilling hunting tactics employed by a pod of killer whales to launch a seal off an ice floe, uses time-lapse photography to allow you to witness the amazing underwater fauna thriving around Mr. Erebus, the world’s most southerly volcano, and much, much more. Using crystal clear high definition cinematography, Frozen Planet will open your eyes to the remarkable colors and variety of life in this frigid environment. With the Poles under grave threat from climate change, this extraordinary series provides a chance to explore these great wildernesses before they change forever.
- On Thin Ice – A unique exploration into how climate change is affecting the animals and people of the polar regions and what that might mean for the rest of us.
- Science at the Ends of the Earth – An examination of the remarkable scientific work being performed at the South Pole
- Freeze Frame – A series of 6 10-minute “making of” featurettes, one for each episode.
- Production Video Diaries – A set of 47 video shorts made by the Frozen Planet producers, directors, camera crew and more giving personal insights into this remarkable series.
- Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey – The best moments from this remarkable series compiled into one 60-minute highlights special
Fourteen months have passed since Hurricane Katrina, but residents of the Crescent City are finding it harder than ever to rebuild their lives, much less hold on to their unique cultural identity. Some have become expatriates in distant cities. The insurance checks that never arrived for homeowners were followed by the bureaucratic nightmare that was the Road Home program, and a land-grab is underway as developers and disaster capitalists press their advantage. Crime and drug use are up, and corruption and graft are endemic, with civic institutions unable to counter any of it. And yet the culture of New Orleans somehow endures.
- Behind Treme: Food For Thought
- Behind Treme: Clarke Peters & the Mardi Gras Indians
- The Art of Treme
- The Music of Treme (Song & Artist Info)
- Music Commentaries (on every episode)
- 4 Audio commentaries
The Browns keep the laughter coming! Every time the front door opens, expect the unexpected. Mr. Brown and his clan will surprise you, delight you and have you rolling on the floor. But beware: before you know it, you’ll be speaking Brownese!
Until next week, here’s wishing you HAPPY MOVIE AND TV VUEING!