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Dangerous games are played on all sides and duplicity is everywhere in Israeli director Yuval Adler’s Bethlehem. Tense and economical, without a wasted moment, Bethlehem is a police procedural and psychological study of the Palestinian upri... more

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Youthful host Josh “It’s Awesome!” Bernstein guides the first episode of the History Channel’s three-part series. Determined to follow the Norsemen’s path to the New World, Bernstein sails from Denmark to Iceland on a replica Viking ship... more

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During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) receives a series of anonymous text messages, promising to kill a passenger every 20 minutes until $150 million is transferred into an off... more

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A cast of stars (Adrien Brody, Glenn Close, Uma Thurman) reads passages from writings on Marilyn Monroe and from her own letters, diaries and jottings. Most of what emerges in this impressionistic chronicle of her life is familiar. She love... more

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Theater was born in ancient Athens in amphitheaters much like the one overlooking the city where this hit-filled concert was recorded. Peter Gabriel brought rock theater to an exceptional level in staging, lighting, choreography and gesture... more

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The 1974 film by Italy’s Fernando Di Leo was just the thing Quentin Tarantino devoured in his formative years. It’s a crime drama, populated by quirky-funny gangsters and corrupt cops (who won’t cross certain lines), speaking more

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 Thecrash and burn of the Hindenburg wasn’t the costliest transportation disasterin human lives, but may have been the first one covered live by the news media.Who can forget the tearful voice of the startled radio announcer or thenewsreel of .. more

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 Didyou know that Abraham Lincoln’s best friend was a slave owner? Anyone familiarwith the Civil War shouldn’t be shocked, but the particulars might beunfamiliar. The History Channel series “10 Things You Don’t Know About” is full.. more

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 Asmuch as anything else, the toys James Bond plays with—those cars, boats andgizmos—drive the movies’ plots. The History Channel special “James BondGadgets” (out on DVD) examines a slew of fast, sexy, sleek and jaw-droppingdevices from the.. more

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<p> The History Channel's “<em>Titanic</em> at 100: Mystery Solved” (out on DVD) promises much and delivers an interesting survey of the state of underwater archeology and seabed exploration. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and RMS Titani.. more

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Talk about cutting to the chaseover and over. The History Channel special “History of the World in Two Hours” crams 13.7 billion years into a tight manageable time frame. Want to know everything that happened from the Big Bang through the present?.. more

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<p> If the 2012 presidential election causes you to wonder how the office has evolved and about the men who have held it, you may want to see the History Channel's entertaining, informative overview, “The Presidents.” Released as a four-DVD set, .. more

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<p> A program calling itself “The Universe” has lots of space to travelnot to mention billions of years to traverse. The History Channel's “The Universe: The Complete Season Six” (out May 15 on Blu-ray and DVD) is comprised of over 10 hours of in.. more

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Egypt was home to one of the world's earliest civilizations and at least one of the reasons is clear: the abundant fertility of the Nile Delta and the land bordering the great river enabled Egyptians to rise to a level beyond subsistence. The Hist.. more

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<p> The Discovery Channel series “Frozen Planet” (out April 17 on DVD and Blu-ray) demonstrates how the reach of documentary filmmaking is longer than had ever been possible. Years ago, divers in insulated suits couldn't have descended beneath t.. more

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<p> The <em>Titanic</em> already captured the public imagination while under construction and its maiden voyage was much anticipated. The mammoth liner was an engineering marvel with all modern conveniences, even in steerage. First-class passenge.. more

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<p> Vietnam was, famously, the first televised war, and perhaps America's final conflict where the images flowed freely to networks without tight military controls. Even so, most of the footage shot on mobile cameras was never or seldom shown. Th.. more

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The History Channel series “How the States got their Shapes” is a little like those U.S. map puzzles we played with as kids—writ larger and with humor. The host, onetime “Daily Show” correspondent Brian Unger, is the geek with attitude as .. more

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Water covers much of the earth's surface and is immensely powerful, capable of taking lives and changing the shape of the land. One of the History Channel's better recent science programs, “Underwater Universe,” explores the destructive power.. more

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