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Escape From Planet Earth
In this 3-D animated movie, a famous astronaut from another planet becomes trapped on Earth – aka the Dark Planet. Interplanetary shenanigans ensue.
"...Scorch Supernova (Fraser), the superhero of the planet Baab, rescues babies and conquers bad guys. In this,..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth
by Jane Alexander
"...interest in preventing a cataclysmic end of life on Earth, but regardless, the stories are entertaining enough to carry..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

Earth
This nature film is derived from the Planet Earth miniseries and is edited with an eye toward the kid-friendly audience.
"...is at the very least peripherally concerned with the planet and its dwindling prospects, but the real renewable resource..."

April 24, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Another Earth
Shaky science fiction shacks up with a corny redemption tale in this Sundance Film Festival double award-winner.
"...turn by star Brit Marling (who also co-wrote Another Earth with director Mike Cahill and has a producing credit)...."

Aug. 5, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Wandering Earth
Chinese sci-fi epic about the hunt for a new sun
"...premiere last month, China’s blockbuster science-fiction film The Wandering Earth has grossed more than $650 million worldwide, already making..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

After Earth
Often gorgeous, sometimes fascinating, this Smith-family outing is ultimately unwieldy and unsurprising.
"...A millennium after humans have been forced to abandon Earth, the planet has reverted to a wild, malevolent landscape..."

May 31, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Can the Earth Be Saved?
Walter Cronkite and the creation of Earth Day
"...Way It Is. What an ideal way, just before Earth Day, April 22, to memorialize the TV newsman who..."

April 20, 2012 News Feature by Douglas Brinkley

Planet 51
In a switcheroo, animated aliens fear the human in their midst.
"...best sci-fi-oriented animated kids films of all time. But Planet 51 is strictly geared toward tykes who'd sooner eat..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

What Planet Are You From?
"...has fashioned a throwback to the mid-Seventies with What Planet Are You From?, a film that answers the burning..."

March 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Two Years Gone – How Many Left to Save the Planet?
This Earth Day, urgent evidence of global warming should kick the Austin Climate Protection Plan into higher gear
"...statement that called on governments to act before the planet becomes an unrecognisable – and, in places, impossible –..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Red Planet
"...Gallo Hearty Burgundy, pondering its metaphysical import. Instead, Red Planet harks back to the genre's pre-lysergic days as empirically..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

We Think This Is a Great Way to Celebrate Earth Day
Because science!
"...How would we even know that this planet is a planet, without we've been informed by the..."

April 22, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Oceanmaker Free to Watch for Earth Day
Watch the local animated short here
"...So, it’s Earth Day, and you’re stuck at work. Everyone in the..."

April 22, 2015 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Earth Day 101: All Things Consignment
Clean the city and your guilty conscience
"...Since the birth of Earth Day on April, 22, 1970, people have committed one..."

April 20, 2017 Chron Events Post by Chelsea Pribble

Easy Ways to Save the Planet
How to take saving the Earth into your own hands

April 21, 2017 Features Feature by Jessi Cape

The Day the Earth Stood Still
Soundtracking unknown worlds with sci-fi instrumentation
"...Bernard Herrmann, film's greatest composer, scored The Day the Earth Stood Still. The music featured two theremins (see "'Theremin:..."

July 25, 2008 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

One Doc's Medicine: Serve God, save the planet
Dr. J. Matthew Sleeth believes he has the metaphysical medicine to heal the largely disjointed relationship between the country's environmental and religious communities.
"...taken to showing others how caring more for our planet while cutting back consumption can bring individual spiritual peace..."

Sept. 22, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

It's the Planet, Stupid
George W. Bush is not sure global warming and the greenhouse effect are a problem.
"...particular, he's been running away from his 1992 book, Earth in the Balance, in which he called global warming..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Felicia Day, Defender of the Earth
'The Guild' star plays Asteroids tonight at the Alamo with 'Rock Jocks'
"...shoot down asteroids, meteors, and comets that threaten the planet every day. She almost didn't take the part: She..."

June 27, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Superman: Peace on Earth
"...that character ó you know, strange visitor from another planet, powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men?..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Books Feature

The Earth Moves
For choreographer Ellen Bartel, dance does make the world go 'round
"...well, that is a kind of dance, yes. The Earth spinning on its wobbly axis, circling its partner the..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth
A dystopian future meets a pop-culture obsessed past in Ready Player One
"...of postapocalyptic. Things are bad enough to drive the planet's population into an online game called the OASIS that..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Books Feature by James Renovitch

Cool Austin, Cool Planet
This Earth Day, the ambitious Austin Climate Protection Plan celebrates a first year of slow, quiet, but impressive progress

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Chewing Up the Scenery
Last thoughts on Planet Earth
"...be that way." – Sir David Attenborough narrating the Planet Earth episode "Seasonal Forests"..."

May 25, 2007 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Elysium
In the year 2154, the rabble live on the garbage dump of Earth while the elite live in the perfect Elysium in the sky; Matt Damon is a mad Max who breaks on through.
"...of dystopian life – think orbiting one-percenters vs. Occupy Planet Earth) is simply too riddled with obvious cliches to..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Battle for Terra
An animated tale of a peace-loving race of creatures known as Terrians, who are invaded by alien humans.
"...such peaceable Fifties sci-fi classics as The Day the Earth Stood Still (again, the original), Battle for Terra boasts..."

May 1, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card's supposedly unfilmable militaristic sci-fi novel makes the leap to screen.
"...late 21st century, after a catastrophic attack on the planet Earth by insectile aliens called the Formics (nicknamed “Buggers"..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Battle: Los Angeles
Aliens fight the U.S. Marines in a gritty urban war. Viewers are the losers.
"...when gooey, bipedal extraterrestrials launch a surprise invasion of planet Earth. "Marines have an expiration date," Nantz's superior remarks,..."

March 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Interstellar
Majesty and mawkishness combine in Christopher Nolan's film about humans' last-ditch attempt to find a habitable planet in another galaxy.
"...is about humanity’s last-ditch effort to find a habitable planet in another galaxy after it becomes clear that Earth..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Astronaut's Wife
"...coincidentally starred in John Sayles' The Brother From Another Planet), makes his feature debut here, and despite many, many..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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