Happy Earth Day! Today is a day to remember our planet and how we have to take care of it. If it's too cold outside or you're just not feeling outside today, have no worries! Because nature movies and documentaries are the best part of Earth Day anyways. Let's get into it!
I Am Greta
Greta Thunberg is probably the fiercest environmentalist out there, age be damned. She's here to change the world, and she's not about to let you get in her way.
Let's kick things off with a Disney classic. WALL-E could be a perfect movie. It's a perfect warning against the overuse of resources while being a charming story of a brave little robot who overcame countless obstacles to save the day. It's wholesome, it's fun, and its message is important.
Also, Jeff Garlin is in this movie. Who knew?
Ocean life is vast and magical. An entire world beyond our grasp exists just beneath the waves. It's bigger than ours, more diverse than ours, and in many ways is smarter than ours. It's a fascinating look beyond the beach.
In addition to having some of the most beautiful nature shots you'll ever see, are you telling me you don't want to watch someone scale a 3,200 ft wall of rock without a rope? I certainly do.
I love watching antelopes run away from lions as much as the next guy, but this is the best thing National Geographic ever did. It's amazing.
Lord of the Rings
That's right, Lord of the Rings. If you didn't know, New Zealand is a deeply beautiful place, and probably the best spot for Middle Earth on the whole planet. The nature shots you get in these movies are breathtaking.
In addition to that, the entire storyline of Treebeard and the Ents involves nature striking back against the tyranny of industrialism, so there's a conservationist message in here too.
Disney Nature has some of the best nature content out there for you, and this documentary on elephants is breathtaking.
They're some of the most majestic creatures on the planet. They're intelligent, endearing. They have deep cultural significance to many people, they're very very important animals. Go look at these beautiful titans of nature.
Available now on Discovery+, Planet Earth holds a special place in a lot of our hearts. For people my age, it's the original, that show that first hooked you. This was the first time that a lot of people saw how truly beautiful our planet is, and that's a very special thing.
My Octopus Teacher
Octopuses are some of the most intelligent creatures on Earth, and some of the most deeply unique. There's really nothing like them. Except squids, but that's not the point. Take a closer look at one of the craziest creatures out there with this Netflix docuseries.
Leonardo DiCaprio's first Oscar winning performance has some remarkable scenes of nature with animals and forest all around. And, of course, that giant bear.
"I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees"
This was probably the first book about conservation I ever read as a child, and it could quite possibly be the saddest thing I've ever read. It delivers a profound message.
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Stars from the medical drama hit ER reunited Thursday night on a Zoom call, reminiscing the good old times and the great moments they shared together.
ER was NBC's medical show from 1994 to 2009 and won 22 Emmys out of 124 nominations. The reunion benefits Waterkeeper Alliance, a nonprofit that focuses on citizen's action on issues that affect our waterways such as pollution, and climate change.
Last night, to celebrate Earth Day, the cast of ER joined hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley on "Stars In The House", a YouTube series that features stars singing, performing to support charitable services for those most vulnerable to COVID-19's impact. Gloria Reuben, who played Jeanie Boulet in the series, served as President of Waterkeeper Alliance and she is the one to thank for this iconic reunion.
Reuben was joined by the following members of the cast: George Clooney (Doug Ross), Noah Wyle (John Carter), Laura Innes (Kerry Weaver), Anthony Edwards (Mark Greene), Julianna Margulies (Carol Hathaway), Goran Visnjic (Luka Kovac), Ming-Na Wen (Jing-Mei Chen), Laura Cerón (Chuny Marquez), Yvette Freeman (Haleh Adams), Conni Marie Brazelton (Connie Oligario), Ellen Crawford (Lydia Wright) and CCH Pounder (Angela Hicks).
During their conversation, Clooney confessed he's rewatching episodes of the show because of his wife, who's a great fan. Mostly, throughout the entire reunion, the cast was incredibly grateful for the opportunity of collaborating with people they loved and respected artistically.
Clooney particularly remembered the moment they knew the show was going to be a hit:
"We knew suddenly, we were going to be working for a while. And the joy that came with that, people forget when our show came out. In the first few seasons we were doing tens of millions more than Friends. We knew how lucky we were!"
And when the conversation moved towards a possible reboot, Margulies said:
I think you have to leave what was so beautiful and move on. It feels like it would cheapen it."
But Ming-Na Wen was not of the same opinion and said she'd love to do it again, mostly for hanging out "with this group of people again."
ER is one of those shows that will remain in history for its popularity and outstanding influence on an entire generation. People from all over the world have decided to dedicate their lives to medicine and that is a clear example of what compelling and powerful television can actually do.
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