Babies documentary trailer makes babies look fascinating, and even entertaining

I saw The Fantastic Mr. Fox yesterday, which was decent, but pretty much like every other Wes Anderson film except with incredible stop-motion puppets. In some ways, a trailer that played before it captivated me even more than the film. Actually, two trailers did: for both Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and a documentary called Babies.

Yes, a movie about babies actually grabbed my attention. The documentary, which is directed by Thomas Balmes and will be released next year, is about four babies around the world: Hattie (in San Francisco), Mari (Tokyo), Bayar (Mongolia), and Poni (Namibia). The Focus Features web site for the film says it follows them “from first breath to first steps, on a journey at once universal and amazingly original.”

I’m not that fond of babies, especially the way some adults respond to them, especially if they’re sitting one row behind me on a five-hour flight, but this documentary looks fascinating. Just try to disagree:

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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