[Environmentally Friendly Review] Before the Flood

I started out writing a very professional review of National Geographic’s Before the Flood, but as I was writing I just grew more and more depressed. Even if climate change is the big hoax that the oil companies want us to believe it is, our Read More …

Five Movies Where You Need More Than a Compass to Survive a Night in the Woods

All the talk this Halloween is about the new Blair Witch movie, one of the numerous sequels to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project. But not me. The original faux-documentary never scared me—and I was at the impressionable age of eight when I saw it—so I’m Read More …

[Environmentally Friendly Review] Deepwater Horizon

It is officially labeled as the world’s largest accidental oil spill.  According to an On Scene Coordinator Report submitted to the National Response Team in September 2011, the blowout that occurred on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010 caused about 4.9 million barrels of Read More …

Five Cliché Eco-Friendly Kids’ Movies You Still Love

With Finding Dory all the rage right now, I find myself nostalgic for some of the original clichéd environmentally friendly kids’ movies. Even though they each repeatedly bash the “respect mother earth” mantra into the squishy brains of children, there’s something unique and enjoyable in Read More …

[Environmentaly Friendly Recap] CBS’s Zoo S2E3: Collision Point

Spoiler Alert! Did I forget to mention in the last recap that the mutation has jumped to bugs? That must have been because I was so enthralled with the concept of the mutation affecting humans, not because I was completely traumatized by the scene where Read More …

[Environmentally Friendly Review] Finding Dory

After 13 years, the original fans of Finding Nemo (2003) finally get their long called-for sequel, and it does not disappoint! While I will admit that the jokes and some of the new characters seemed a bit more childish than those from Nemo, Dory’s search Read More …

[Environmentally Friendly Recap] CBS’s Zoo S2E1: The Day of the Beast and S2E2: Caraquet

SPOILER ALERT! I apparently missed the last episode of season one, but it made for a fantastic season two premiere! Since this recap is supposed to be about the actual season two premiere, I’ll just answer a few of the burning questions from my last Read More …

Five Animes so Bad You Just Can’t Stop Watching

I’ve always enjoyed the stories and art styles of anime, and thanks to many nerdy friends, I’ve seen some of the greatest shows in the genre. When I don’t have someone guiding my binge sessions, though, I tend to get sucked into less-than-awesome series. But Read More …

[Review] Captain America: Civil War

Warning: If you loved The Incredibles (2004), you will not like this movie!   Now, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. The Incredibles is one of my favorite Pixar movies of all time, yet I still enjoyed the always brilliant chemistry of the Read More …

[Environmentally Friendly Reviews] The Jungle Book (2016)

Every Jungle Book movie has taken bits and pieces from Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories, but none have ever told Mowgli’s exact tale. Filmmaker, Jon Favreau (Iron Man) may have come a bit closer with his 2016 remake, however, with his extreme usage of CGI, Read More …

[Review] Druid Peak

Wolves are my favorite animals, so I would have loved this movie even if it were terrible. Which it wasn’t; though, it also wasn’t fantastic either. It did win several awards at film festivals all across the nation when it came out last year, and Read More …

[Review] Everest

This was not a happy movie. But then, director Baltasar Kormákur wasn’t trying to produce an uplifting tale of heroes overcoming a terrible situation. He “…wanted to be true and show the mistakes and failures that happened on the mountain.” Over 250 people have died Read More …

[Review] The Barefoot Sisters: Southbound

Southbound is a detailed story of Susan and Lucy Letcher’s hike along the Appalachian Trail (AT). It is so specific you could almost get away with it being your only guide book if you’re willing to carry the extra pounds during your trip. The book, Read More …

[Review] A Walk in the Woods

Every year, thousands of hikers start one of the toughest trails in America—the Appalachian Trail. In 2014, an estimated 3,369 hikers started the 2,000+ mile journey, with just over 900 actually walking the trail in its entirety. With only one in every four hikers completing Read More …

[Review] Princess Mononoke and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Last November, Hayao Miyazaki—Studio Ghibli’s recently retired founder and master director of many of their films—confirmed in a Los Angeles Times interview that the studio currently has no new films in the works. As their latest movie, When Marnie was There, reaches American homes, fans Read More …

[Review] American Meat

After reading My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki (be sure to look for that review on Monday), I decided to watch and review every vegetarian’s favorite movie, Food, Inc. As I scanned the documentary section of my library, I noticed two other movies next Read More …

[Review] 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets

National Geographic Kids’ 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets has every kind of animal in it, from your classic surfing pig to dogs saving their families from fires. True, a lot of the stories are a bit boring and cliché (how many animals do we Read More …

The Reality of Richter 10

Wouldn’t it be so cool if we could predict earthquakes and see exactly where it’d be best to wait the shake out? Wouldn’t it be better still if we could stop earthquakes all together? These are the questions brought up in famed science fiction writers Read More …