Screen Junkies » Columbus http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:11:01 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 In Honor Of Columbus Day: 7 Great Movie Explorers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-columbus-day-7-great-movie-explorers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-columbus-day-7-great-movie-explorers/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:05:19 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231885 They all deserve their own paid work holidays.

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A mere 519 years ago, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus discovered America. Kinda bullsh*t that he had to work on a bank holiday, but whatever, we got a country out of the deal.

He is unquestionably one of the greatest explorers in history. In fact, I’d be hard-pressed to name more than a few others. Unless those explorers had a movie based on their trials and travails. In which case, I’m a real history buff.

Carl Fredricksen and Russell – Up

You’re never too old to become an explorer. Carl Fredricksen learns this after using thousands of helium balloons to convert his house into an airship and set its course for Paradise Falls, South America. He picks up Russell by mistake and brings him along for the exotic adventure. Technically, they weren’t the first to discover Paradise Falls but they were the only explorers to survive their visit there. So, points go to them.

Edwards & Hunt - Almost Heroes

Sure, everyone knows about Lewis and Clarke. But Edwards and Hunt have sadly been lost to history. Who would have thought that there was a rival gang of overweight explorer fighting bears, Indians, and eagles while trying to discove the Pacific Ocean? Where’s their holiday??

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Richard Branson, McG Set Sail for ‘Columbus’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-branson-mcg-set-sail-for-columbus/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-branson-mcg-set-sail-for-columbus/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 What do you get the billionaire who has everything? A mediocre director with only one name, apparently. Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin Airlines, is branching out into the film business (which will no doubt save money as far as in-flight movies are concerned). The corporate mogul is attempting to acquire the script for Columbus, which is described as a "300-style film about Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America." If the thought of an Indian kicking the explorer down a giant hole while yelling "This is the pre-Columbian Bahamas" doesn't float your boat, you're probably not going to like the fact that McG is attached to direct. Branson is known for his love of extreme stunts. That being said, putting millions of dollars behind the man who made Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is sure to get his adrenaline pumping. (Deadline)

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Richard Branson

What do you get the billionaire who has everything? A mediocre director with only one name, apparently.

Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin Airlines, is branching out into the film business (which will no doubt save money as far as in-flight movies are concerned). The corporate mogul is attempting to acquire the script for Columbus, which is described as a "300-style film about Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America." If the thought of an Indian kicking the explorer down a giant hole while yelling "This is the pre-Columbian Bahamas" doesn’t float your boat, you’re probably not going to like the fact that McG is attached to direct.

Branson is known for his love of extreme stunts. That being said, putting millions of dollars behind the man who made Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle is sure to get his adrenaline pumping. (Deadline)

 

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