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Catch a Flick for Earth Day


It's Earth Day, and that means today we're taking time to appreciate the planet, conserve water, recycle, go for a hike, etc. To round out the festivities, why not grab a planet-themed movie from DVD Central? Here are some suggestions: First up, of course, is the acclaimed series Planet Earth. "This eleven part series presents a tour of the entire planet Earth, including the poles, mountains, waters, caves, deserts, plains and jungles. Using high-definition photography and revolutionary ultra-high speed cameras, this series captures rare action, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved and most elusive creatures." Or check out the documentary Blackfish, "a discussion on the keeping of intelligent creatures in captivity. Employs the story of Tilikum, the notorious performing whale who, unlike orcas in the wild, has taken the lives of several people while in captivity." Another documentary, Chasing Ice, is a chilling record of melting glaciers. The film "chronicles the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras would take one picture every hour for three years." If you're looking for something more fictional, try the incredible film Whale Rider, a movie about a young Maori girl trying to unite her people. "As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was their ancestor." Or try the post-apocalyptic Pixar film Wall-E, about an adorable robot on an abandoned Planet Earth. "After hundreds of lonely years, a waste management robot finds a new purpose in life. With only a cockroach for a friend, he finds true love in another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it is safe for human life." Stop by DVD Central today and have a wonderful Earth Day!