Amelia: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Black Dynamite: This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House
Damages: Bright and sharp law school graduate Ellen Parsons becomes the protégée of the successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator Patricia Hewes. But nothing is what it seems.
Good Hair: Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles
NIght at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.
Law Abiding Citizen: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Surrogates: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates.
Becoming Human: Nova documentary series investigates the new fossil discoveries of our earliest ancestors and what these fossils tell us about our future.
Big Bang Theory: S1 A woman who moves into an apartment next door to two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.
Bliss: AKA Mutluluk. When a young woman named Meryem (Özgü Namal) is raped, her village custom requires that she be killed in order for the dishonour to be expunged from her family. A young man named Cemal (Murat Han), the son of the village leader, is given the task but at the last moment he has doubts. The pair go on the run, followed close behind by local thugs intent on killing the girl. Luckily enough, Cemal and Meryem meet up with a charismatic man named Irfan, an ex-university professor who is embarking on a sailing trip, and needs a crew. Seems Irfan is running away too–in his case from a dead marriage and an empty life. Together this unlikely trio set forth on a voyage that will change all of their lives.
Couples Retreat: A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort’s therapy sessions is not optional.
Edge of Darkness: BBC The mysterious death of his activist daughter, leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Facing Ali: Ten of Muhammad Ali’s former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.
George Carlin: It’s bad for Ya The 14th Standup comedy special of George Carlin to be performed live at Santa Rosa, CA
Little Ashes: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
New York, I Love You: An anthology film joining several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York.
Ong Bak 2: The Beginning A young Thai boxer learns the skills and inner meaning of martial arts.
Flashforward: S1 What if you saw you future 6 months from now?our future 6 months from now? A glimpse of where you will be and who you will be with. Would In The Loop: The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn’t think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister’s chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war. If they don’t… well, they can always sack their Director of Communications Judy, who they never liked anyway and who’s back home dealing with voters with blocked drains and a man who’s angry about a collapsing wall.
MI-5: S4 BBC. The missions of MI-5, the UK’s intelligence organization.
Revanche: Carly’s Criterions. A gorgeous, brooding, unpredictable neo-noir from Austrian director Götz Spielmann. 2009 Foreign Oscar nominee.
United States of Tara: S1 A woman struggles to find a balance between her dissociative identity disorder and raising a dysfunctional family.
Weeds: S5 Comedy about a suburban mother turned marijuana dealer.
You Might as Well Live: Surprising Canadian comedy about the travails of a suicidal simpleton who gets kicked out of a mental institution after beating his doctor at air hockey. Simon Ennis, 2009.
Young, Single and Angry: A single woman endures a series of losers and weirdos as she searches for love.
Kundun: From childhood until adulthood, Tibet’s 14th dalai lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the Olympics.
Ciao for now,
The Thomas Staff