Category Archives: historical

Valley of the Boom (NatGeo) Rated NR

A docudrama about the tech boom in Silicon Valley. Starring Bradley Whitford, Lamorne Morris, and Oliver Cooper. This show is an interesting take on the explosion that happened in Silicon Valley when the internet hit. It cross-cuts between drama and interviews from … Continue reading

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Victoria & Albert: The Royal Wedding (2018) Rated TV-PG

Historian Lucy Worsley with a team of experts recreates the wedding of Victoria and Albert. Starring Etienne Dutoy, Nicholas Frentz, and Abbie Garland. Lucy Worsley is a historian of English Aristocrats. This TV movie is a wonderful recreation of the wedding between … Continue reading

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Emperor (2012) Rated PG-13

As the Japanese surrender after World War II, General Fellers must decide whether or not Emperor Hirohito will hang as a war criminal. Starring Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, and Eriko Hatsune. This film covers the aftermath of World War II … Continue reading

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Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey (2018) Rated NR

A documentary looks at the life of evangelist Billy Graham. Starring John Akers, Kay Arthur, and Cliff Barrows. This short documentary is a fabulous way to celebrate the life of Billy Graham. It starts with Graham’s childhood on a dairy farm, … Continue reading

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Civilizations (PBS) Rated NR

The story of art from the first of human history through present day. Starring Liev Schreiber, Simon Schama, and Mary Beard. As with most shows that revolve around the beginning of time or civilizations, this show misrepresents the timeline of life. … Continue reading

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Egypt (2005) Rated NR

A dramatization of the discoveries of ancient Egypt from exploring the tombs to the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. Starring  Andrew Sachs, Stuart Graham, and Julian Wadham. This miniseries dramatizes the discoveries of ancient Egypt, from Howard Carter, who discovered Tutankhamun’s … Continue reading

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Hyde Park on the Hudson (2012) Rated R

A weekend at Hyde Park in 1939 where President Franklin Roosevelt, his wife Eleanor, his mistress Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, and the King and Queen of England all come for picnic. Starring Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West. On this particular weekend, … Continue reading

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The Central Park Five (2012) Rated NR

This documentary examines the rape of a woman in Central Park in 1989 for which five black and Latino boys were convicted. Years later, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. Starring Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Kharey Wise, Matias Reyes. This is … Continue reading

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Les Misérables (2012) Rated PG-13

 In 19th Century France, ex-convict Jean Valjean takes on a factory workers daughter, changing both their lives. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit. I’m sorry to say that I’ve never been a fan of Les Misérables. … Continue reading

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