Year of Release 2008

2008 , Media 9 Comments

Stanley Kubrick's Boxes

Stanley Kubrick's Boxes

One of the most highly revered figures in the history of cinema, Stanley Kubrick was as enigmatic and fascinating as his movies. His obsessive working methods and general reclusiveness from press or public scrutiny only worked to deepen his legend. It also...

8.79

Superhuman: World's Smallest People

Superhuman: World's Smallest People

For each of the captivating subjects in the breezily entertaining documentary Superhuman: World's Smallest People, the true measurement of a person is more than just inches and pounds. It's a formula built from equal parts determination, perseverance and the lessons learned from...

8.14

Lost on the Atlantic

Lost on the Atlantic

Most of us are fed the same historical narrative that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. One theory, however, poses a great challenge to this universally accepted recounting of history. Upon examination, American-bred tobacco seeds were discovered inside the mummified remains of...

8.45

Superhuman: Genius

Superhuman: Genius

Where does genius come from? Is it the byproduct of tireless work, developmental happenstance or divine inspiration? The documentary Superhuman: Genius explores this phenomenon by portraying the lives and accomplishments of five individuals for whom cerebral superiority is second nature. The film...

7.83

The Brain that Changes Itself

The Brain that Changes Itself

There's so much about the human brain that continues to baffle and mystify our top medical researchers, but one aspect of its complex design is starting to come into focus. Contrary to previous widely held beliefs, the human brain exists in a...

9.04

Asteroid Strike

Asteroid Strike

Geological findings prove that the impact of a large asteroid brought about the obliteration of up to 70% of all life on Earth 65 million years ago. Asteroid Strike traces each step of this catastrophic event, and shows how this planet's last...

8.93

Planet of Fire

Planet of Fire

In Episode 3 of Catastrophe series, host Tony Robbins continues to explore the global disasters that enabled humanity's evolution. This segment traces the events that lead to the massive Permian Extinction that decimated 95% of life on the planet some 250 million...

6.94

Snowball Earth

Snowball Earth

Over 650 million years ago, our entire planet existed in a frozen state. So speculates the hypothesis known as Snowball Earth. The mounting evidence of this controversial phenomenon is explored in great depth in the second episode of Catastrophe series, as scientists...

8.53

Birth of the Planet

Birth of the Planet

In this first episode of Catastrophe series, host Tony Robinson speaks with planetary experts, archaeologists and paleontologists to understand one of our solar system's first great disasters and its most notable outcome: the emergence of our Moon and oceans and their roles...

8.55

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown

Lovecraft: Fear Of The Unknown

Howard Phillip Lovecraft knew madness from an early age. As a young boy, he saw his father shipped off to a mental institution, and his own existence was plagued by frequent bouts of childhood illness and crippling anxiety which followed him into...

7.60

Children of God

Children of God

The documentary Children of God starts and a striking statement is soon made in the voice of a child. The child informs the man behind the camera, and transversely the audience, that he is 12 years old, and will die by the...

8.62

My Son the Pornographer

My Son the Pornographer

We want our parents - and by extension, the world - to see and appreciate us as we really are. That struggle speaks to the generational gaps that most of us have had to reckon with at some point in our lives....

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