Excerpt: "From the BBC and the Discovery Channel, producers of 'Planet Earth' and 'The Blue Planet: Seas of Life,' comes the newest landmark natural history series, Life. In 'Planet Earth,' we brought you the world as you've never seen it before. Now, get closer with Life. Four years in the making, filmed over 3000 days, across every continent and in every habitat, with breathtaking new high definition filming techniques not available for 'Planet Earth,' 'Life' presents 130...
Excerpt: Four years in the making, filmed over 3000 days, across every continent and in every habitat, with breathtaking new high definition filming techniques not available for "Planet Earth", "Life" presents 130 incredible stories from the frontiers of the natural world, 54 of which have never been filmed before.
Summary: "After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on, have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear, what remains? Nature remains." Walt Whitman Four years in the making, shot entirely in high definition, and helmed by the BBC Natural History Unit, Life is finally coming to Blu-ray... albeit via two different releases.
Summary: I guess you could call this a nature show “greatest hits”. There are 130 segments in all, covering a wide range of living creatures and plants. It’s an impressive collection that belongs in everyone’s video library. With all of the wildly entertaining films and television shows that we fill our lives and shelves with, there just has to be room for a little slice of the wonders of nature. If you only plan to have one such collection, you could make worse choices.
Conclusion: With a near magical display of earth’s creatures, there is no passing up life on the store shelf or in your online shopping cart. Providing a sole focus on creatures and not splitting time between creatures and environments (as in Planet Earth), viewers familiar with Planet Earth can enjoy more of that series’ style here as well as the more devoted animal focus.
Summary: "I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail is strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. It has given me blessed release from care and worry, and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and benumbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail.
Conclusion: It plays like The Shawshank Redemption meets Trading Places, and is certainly an unusual vehicle for both Murphy and Lawrence. The writing is sharp, Demme's direction controlled and unobtrusive and the performances fine - both men seem equally comfortable with the demands of humour, drama and pathos and the film a mild triumph on all three counts.
Excerpt: Det finns några saker som man bara måste läsa och se. Bill Brysons populärvetenskapliga och sanslöst roliga faktabomb En Kortfattad Historik Över Nästan Allting är en absolut nödvändighet. De som inte gillar att plugga torra vetenskapsböcker finner garanterat denna roande läsning mäkta amusant och för allehanda hemmagjorda besserwissrar, som jag, är boken en källa till en omåttlig mängd intressanta, vetenskapliga fakta som man rätt portionerat kan förbrylla sin omgivning...