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David Attenborough: What To Watch If You Like The Legendary Nature Documentary Presenter



David Attenborough: What To Watch If You Like The Legendary Nature Documentary Presenter

There are few natural historians and documentary presenters who have a body of work as rich as Sir David Attenborough, the English broadcaster who has spearheaded and narrated projects like Planet Earth, The Blue Planet, and dozens of other critically acclaimed and consequential films and series about nearly every square inch of the known natural world. There is something in Attenborough’s voice; something so inviting and friendly that you can’t help but lose yourself to his various specials for hours at a time.

If you have seen one or two of David Attenborough’s enchanting documentaries but want to see more, I have some good news for you, because I’ve put together a list of some of his most important work to date and how you can watch them on services like Paramount+, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

Planet Earth/Planet Earth II (Discovery+)

The BBC nature documentary series, Planet Earth, was one of the best reasons to invest in a high-definition TV and Blu-ray player upon its release in 2006. This beautifully (and painstakingly) shot program explores 10 different ecosystems around the world, showcasing the natural wonders of Earth with stunning visuals and poignant narration by David Attenborough.

The 2016 followup, Planet Earth II, which quickly became a must watch for people with 4K TVs, examines six different environments, but also digs more into the fragility of the natural world and what we stand to lose if it’s not protected.

Stream Planet Earth on Discovery+.
Stream Planet Earth II on Discovery+.
Buy Planet Earth on Amazon.
Buy Planet Earth II on Amazon.


The Blue Planet/Blue Planet II (Discovery+)

It is often said that man knows more about outer space than the depths of Earth’s oceans, but the 2001 documentary series, The Blue Planet, helps us better understand the world under water. Over the course of eight episodes, David Attenborough takes viewers on an informative and eye-opening excursion to the mysteries of the blue planet.

The 2018 followup, Blue Planet II, follows a similar path as its predecessor, but with state-of-the-art technology and a better understanding of how climate change affects some of the most fragile ecosystems on the planet.

Stream The Blue Planet on Discovery+.
Stream The Blue Planet on Discovery+.
Buy The Blue Planet on Amazon.
Buy Blue Planet II on Amazon.

Frozen Planet (Discovery+)

As the name suggests, the 2011 BBC documentary series, Frozen Planet, focuses on the polar regions of Earth and the various flora and fauna that call the top and bottom of the planet home. Over the course of seven episodes, all narrated by David Attenborough, the series dives deep below the ice of the North and South poles, explores volcanoes, and gets up close and personal with animals of all shapes and sizes.

Stream Frozen Planet on Discovery+.
Buy Frozen Planet on Amazon.

A Perfect Planet (Discovery+)

The 2021 five-part documentary series, A Perfect Planet, focuses less on wild animals and plants on the surface of Earth and more on things like volcanoes, weather, the sun, oceans, and humans. Each of the episodes focuses on a different factor and how it impacts the natural world for better or worse. With absolutely stunning visuals and cautionary narration from David Attenborough, the series examines how the natural world works in concert and how even the smallest of changes can snowball into something much larger. 


Stream A Perfect Planet on Discovery+.
Buy A Perfect Planet on Amazon.

David Attenborough’s Ant Mountain (Curiosity Stream)

There are a lot of reasons to check out Curiosity Stream, and the 2019 documentary David Attenborough’s Ant Mountain should be at the top of that list. Set in the Jura Mountains along the French/Swiss border, Attenborough takes an up-close look at various colonies of ants that call the range home. I know, a documentary about ants doesn’t sound all that interesting, but this documentary is exhilarating and educational. From scenes of colonies battling for more ground (by viciously attacking their enemies and melting their insides with acid) to footage from inside the massive mounds, there’s a lot going on here.

Stream David Attenborough’s Ant Mountain on Curiosity Stream.

Our Planet (Netflix)

The 2019 Netflix documentary series, Our Planet, is more of a cautionary tale than some of David Attenborough’s other documentaries and has a major focus on how climate change impacts every living creature on the planet (both above and below the surface). This isn’t to say the eight-part series doesn’t have spectacular shots of the natural world, because those stunning visuals of animals in their natural habitats are all there and look better than ever before. 

Stream Our Planet on Netflix.

Attenborough And The Sea Monster

The 2019 PBS documentary Attenborough & the Sea Monster is less of a nature special and more an investigation into the discovery of an Ichthyosaur fossil, a massive aquatic dinosaur that swam the oceans of the Jurassic Period. Over the course of this investigative documentary, David Attenborough attempts to learn more about the mysterious sea monster and how it became extinct long before dinosaurs were wiped from the planet. 


Rent/Buy Attenborough & the Sea Dragon on Amazon.

David Attenborough’s Light On Earth (HBO Max)

The 2016 BBC documentary, David Attenborough’s Light on Earth, follows the famed naturalist as he explores the wild world of bioluminescence and the various organisms around the world that use it for a myriad of reasons. From fireflies using their ability to generate light for mating rituals to bacteria creating dazzling light shows under water, and multiple locations in between, this exploration into the natural wonder of bioluminescent animals, plants, and bacteria is a stunning and enchanting addition to the list of best HBO Max documentaries.

Stream David Attenborough’s Light On Earth on HBO Max.

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet (Netflix)

If you have ever wanted to know more about David Attenborough’s life and how he became such a prominent voice in nature documentaries, the 2020 Netflix documentary David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet is the best way to go. This feature-length documentary jumps between Attenborough talking about his own personal life and professional experiences, and the evolution of the natural world. At times hopeful for the future and at others a love letter to places and species lost to time, this beautiful and highly personal journey examines what makes the naturalist tick and why he fights for tomorrow.

Stream David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet on Netflix.

The Year Earth Changed (Apple TV+)

In March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to force civilization to shelter-in-place and slow down like never before, the world around us also began to undergo a significant change. The 2021 Apple TV+ original documentary The Year Earth Changed shows that although humanity was forced to stay indoors and put life on hold, the natural world flourished thanks to fewer people and cars on the streets, and less pollution than in seen in recent memory. With the combination of footage taken from major metropolitan areas around the world and narration by David Attenborough, the 48-minute film examines how something good can come from such a dark time.


Stream The Year Earth Changed on Apple TV+.

David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities (Discovery+)

You don’t become a decorated nature documentarian without being curious, and if David Attenborough is one thing (well, besides being a respected naturalist) it is curious. The 2013 BBC documentary series David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities takes the iconic presenter out of the narration booth and into a treasure trove of natural wonders as he explores how they work. 

The series, which consists of four seasons, follows Attenborough as he examines animals with hard-to-believe stretching abilities, the mysterious narwhal, patterns in the natural world, and so much more. You see a more inquisitive and humorous side of Attenborough here as he comes face to face with some of the most curious organisms the world has ever seen.

Stream David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities on Discovery+.
Buy David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities (Seasons 1 and 2) on Amazon.

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef (Paramount+)

Off the coast of Queensland, Australia, lies one of the richest and most significant ecosystems on the surface of the planet, the Great Barrier Reef. Home to thousands of species of animals and vegetation (with more being discovered all the time), the natural wonder has been the subject of many documentaries over the years, and the 2015 Smithsonian Channel series, David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef, is one of the best and most insightful. Filmed 60 years after he first visited the reef, the three-part documentary uses modern technology to dig into the mysteries and riches of the phenomenon, in addition to touching on its fragility and bleak prospects for a future. A love letter to the natural world and those who dedicate their lives to preserving it, this series is a must-watch.

Stream David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef on Paramount+.
Buy David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef on Amazon.


These are just a dozen or so of the great and wonderful documentaries featuring the words, voice, and enthusiasm of David Attenborough, and there is an entire world of great specials to explore. And, as we await the arrival of Planet Earth III and Frozen Planet II, now is a great time to check out all the 2022 TV premiere dates. 

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Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its $70 Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling




Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its  Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling

After years of anticipation from DC fans, Warner Bros finally found a way to introduce Barbara Gordon to live-action, announcing a solo movie for the hero with the developing Leslie Grace-led film. Batgirl, which finished filming earlier this year, has been scheduled to hit HBO Max sometime this year, however according to a number of new reports, Warner Bros doesn’t want Batgirl to see the light of day. Outlets are reporting that $70 million project is being scrapped after test screenings scared off the studio on the movie. 

Batgirl has been called “irredeemable” by a reported “top Hollywood source” found by The NY Post. Per the report, the movie will be “shelved,” but it has yet to be confirmed by the studio if it’s purely a rumor or a bombshell piece of news for one of Warner Bros’ upcoming DC movies.  

The Wrap backed up this report, sharing it had additionally heard via insiders that the movie “did not work” for studio executives – made by Bad Boys For Life and Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah for a reported budget of over $70 million (though it may have ultimately cost the studio $90 million by the time cameras finished rolling). 

The news could perhaps be the product of the recent change in Warner Bros’ leadership, with CEO David Zaslav becoming the new big boss since WB merged with Discovery. There was some rumored talk of the previous WB chair Toby Emmerich considering Batgirl for a theatrical release rather than a HBO Max exclusive, however, but the new reports suggest the film isn’t testing to the level of a big-screen project and may be removed from getting any kind of release. 

Batgirl would not only introduce Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon, but is features a stacked cast including the return of Michael Keaton as Batman and J.K. Simmons as James Gordon. Brendan Fraser plays the film’s villain, Ted Carson a.k.a. Firefly. It’s arguably unheard of for a project as high-profile as this one to lose any form of avenue for distribution. 


Apparently, a move like this is not uncharacteristic for Warner Bros’ new CEO, however, who previously shut down the failed streaming service CNN+ weeks after it launched (it reportedly cost $300 million to put together). There is some restructuring of DC projects currently underway behind the scenes, with David Zaslav on the search for a someone to fill a role much like Marvel boss Kevin Feige has at Marvel Studios. 

Coming off San Diego Comic-Con late last month, Marvel Studios announced and showcased a lineup of projects planned until 2025 including two more Avengers films, whilst DC did not bring anything from Batgirl to its panel. Instead, Warner Bros chose to only focus on Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam, both of which have set release dates later this year. Warner Bros. Discovery is set to report its earnings for this past business quarter on Thursday; it’s possible we’ll learn more then. 

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere




High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere

What time is it? Summer time!

Well, that’s what the students of East High are saying in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. I know, the name is a mouthful, but honestly, this show is a whole lot of fun and if you haven’t watched it, you definitely should. The first two seasons were great, from the songs in Season 1 to the drama in Season 2, and when it was announced that the series would be getting a Season 3 and 4, I was all on board. 

Now that I have watched the first episode of Season 3, I am even more excited for the next episodes to come, and that premiere has me all in my feelings – specifically these five. 


Man, this show makes me so nostalgic for when I was younger. 

Don’t get me wrong, I would never travel back in time to then, just because I was so young and didn’t know half the stuff I know now, but there is just something about listening to the soundtrack of some of these original songs from the High School Musical movies that just get me. While we don’t get many songs in the first episode, we get the classic, “What Time Is It” from High School Musical 2 within the few three minutes of the show and ugh, the memories. 


If you were a tween or kid back in 2007 and watched HSM2 when it premiered on Disney Channel, you know this song just as well as I do. And for years, I sang this song on the last day of school – heck, I still sing it now whenever warm weather comes around and I’m two years out of college. I love this music, and I can already tell from just this first episode that this season is going to make me so nostalgic. 


I’m really curious to see what they’re going to do with this camp in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. 

For those who don’t know, the first two seasons of this series were pretty much based around the first film’s premise. The show takes place in a world where the movies exist, but instead of the actors from the High School Musical cast that we’re familiar with, we are introduced to students who are auditioning for those iconic roles. And over the last two seasons, we’ve watched them grow into brilliant performers while singing in productions of both High School Musical and Beauty and the Beast, with covers and original songs all along the way. 

But the whole entire point of the first two seasons was that this show took place in the same high school where the movies were filmed. So it’s only natural to think that the second season might end up happening at the country club that was in High School Musical 2, but nope – we are at a summer camp, something that was never talked about in the original movies. 

The arrival of everyone coming to this summer camp is fun, but it makes me wonder how they’re going to include the songs from High School Musical 2 into this season when it’s not at the same location as the film, but it’s still interesting to watch, nonetheless. 


Dude, I love Olivia Rodrigo – and I mean that. This girl has done so much these last two years and watching her in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is always a joy. 


But what really makes me so proud of her is that I’m not even just proud of the actress, but the character as well. Nini is this young star who is a little afraid to take these big risks but she does so anyway, knowing that she has this big break she can’t lose, which was the big theme of this first episode. She goes away on this road trip with a producer over the summer so she can record songs, giving her that shot, and I am so proud of her for doing that. 

Olivia Rodrigo plays her perfectly, and while I know that her character was demoted to a guest role thanks to Rodrigo’s budding music career, I can’t help but be proud, because wow, she has blown up. It makes me want to watch her documentary on Disney+ again


I know I said earlier on that I was curious as to how they’re going to really change up this season with this new location. But, about twenty minutes in, I genuinely was feeling eager to see where this show would go – specifically the dynamics of new characters. 

For two seasons, we have pretty much been surrounded by the same characters, and while we have grown to love them, I think this season was the one where we truly needed a change in not only scenery, but characters as well. And this first episode brought a ton of them in. 

One of the scenes that got me really eager to see what happens with these new characters was when Gina, Ashlyn and Kourtney, three clear as day theater kids, find out they have to share a cabin with Gadget (a new character) and two other girls – and you can clearly tell at first that they are not feeling the vibe, and you can almost smell the problems from a mile away. 

That screams great television, and it’s got me wondering how much more drama this show is going to produce over the next episodes with these new dynamics. I’m so eager to see. 



Seeing Corbin Bleu in the premiere episode made me very excited to see where this fictionalized version of him is going to go next. 

Usually, when it comes to the original members from the High School Musical movies, we’ll get some pictures from them from the old high school – like Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron both recently taking pics there in 2022 – but I didn’t think anyone would come back to the show. We had Lucas Grabeel and Kaycee Stroh in Season 1 but no one in Season 2, so I’m super pumped to see Corbin Bleu back for this season.

Not only that, but Jason Earles. Do you guys know who he is? The moment I saw him as Dewey, the director of Camp Shallow Lake, I practically screamed. This man is Disney Channel royalty. He was not only a co-star on Hannah Montana but also on Kickin’ It and I can’t believe he is in another Disney show and it has me so excited. 

I’m not sure how often he and Bleu are going to be on the show, but I know for a fact that those two appearing on that stage has me excited for what this season holds and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Could Zac Efron be next?

What are you guys looking forward to with Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series? All I know is that if I don’t get a cover of “Fabulous” by Carlos in this season, I will riot. I demand it, Disney+!

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The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie




The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie

Book adaptations of big-time novels always seem to go over well with audiences, and have for plenty of years, with movie sagas such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings taking over the box office. But, a newcomer is arriving on the movie scene, one which should have been adapted almost as soon as it came out, if you ask me.

The School for Good and Evil, an amazing addition to the fantasy genre, is finally getting its own adaptation into the film world – but not in theaters. However, it will be appearing as a Netflix movie, on the popular streaming website. However, what else do we know about this upcoming film? What is it going to be about? Who is going to be in it? There are plenty of things that you might not know, but we do. Here are some quick things we know about the upcoming Netflix film.

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The School For Good And Evil Release Date Is Set For October 21

Mark your calendars, fantasy lovers, as The School for Good and Evil is going to be coming out as part of the 2022 movie release schedule! Announced with the official poster from the Netflix Twitter page, it was confirmed that The School for Good and Evil would release on the popular streaming platform in Fall 2022, specifically on October 21. 

Talk about a great addition to all the fun Halloween movies we’ll be watching during that time of year – I can always use a little good and evil in my life. 


Sofia Wylie in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has A Star-Studded Cast

With an adaptation like The School for Good and Evil, we all knew that the cast needed to be amazing. And, luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing additions to this Netflix movie. First, let’s take a look at the two leads characters of the film, Sophie and Agatha, where the story begins. These two roles will be played by Sophia Anna Caruso, known for her role in the Broadway musical Beetlejuice, and Sofia Wylie, who stars on a Disney+  show you really should watch, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Wylie is especially excited for her role in The School for Good and Evil. In an interview with MTV, she talked about her part as Agatha and how she’s excited to “bring some realness” to the character that hadn’t been seen before. She described Agatha’s struggles with internal and external beauty through her own experience, saying that it’s something she can relate to and that it’s an important message to teach.

That’s something that I personally can really relate to, that voice inside of your head, how much power it has. I deal with those doubts and those insecurities. And I think I can really bring some realness to Agatha in that sense because I know, as a teenage girl, it can be very difficult to overcome that voice.

Adding on to this cast, Deadline reported that two megastars, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington, signed on for two of the main roles in the upcoming film. Theron is set to play Lady Lesso, and Washington will portray a teacher at the school, Professor Dovey.

In addition to these two, in another article, Deadline reported that Laurence Fishburne, known for his roles in The Matrix trilogy and many other films, as well as action star Michelle Yeoh, from movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Crazy Rich Asians, and her TV role in Star Trek: Discovery, have stepped up to be in The School for Good and Evil. Fishburne will play the Schoolmaster – a role that sounds quite fitting for someone of his talents, and Yeoh will portray another teacher, Professor Anemone.

Also for the film, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, and Freya Theodora Parks will play Anadil, Dot and Hester, three young women who are a part of The Coven in The School for Good and Evil, as confirmed by a behind-the-scenes look with the author of the original novel, Soman Chainani on YouTube.

Already, this film is shaping up to be filled to the brim with some of the Hollywood elite. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they do with the material they are given, because it’s about to get magical.


Charlize Theron in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Will Follow The Bestselling Book Series

For those who don’t know, The School for Good and Evil is composed of several novels in a series. Netflix confirmed that this new movie will be based on the series by Soman Chainani, and from the premise of the film, it’s looking to be exactly like the first novel.

As confirmed by the description from the trailer for the new movie on YouTube, The School for Good and Evil is going to follow two best friends, Sophia and Agatha, who are swept into a world of trying to balance both good and evil when they are given different roles, but this in turn causes their lives to turn upside down. 

I’m already on board for a story like this. Two opposing personalities who end up being trained in styles that they thought they weren’t aligned with? Thrown into unlikely situations? Fantasy elements? My god, I can almost feel the franchise coming. Netflix has a great addition with this one.

Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig Is Directing The School For Good And Evil

I don’t think there could have been another perfect choice for the director for The School for Good and Evil than Paul Feig. The legendary director has produced some of the biggest comedic hits in the last ten years. For example, Feig directed the smash-hit Bridesmaids back in 2011, the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, the Emilia Clarke Christmas comedy Last Christmas, the comedy thriller, A Simple Favor, and so many others.

Besides movies, Paul Feig has also directed multiple episodes of several incredible sitcoms, such as The Office, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock. The School for Good and Evil novels have an amazing comedic element to them, and I can only imagine what a comedic director like Paul Feig will bring to the table in this new film.

The castle in The School for Good and Evil.

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Finding Neverland Screenwriter David Magee Wrote The Screenplay For The School For Good And Evil

When it comes to an adapted screenplay, you always have to make sure that you find the right person to do it, because with novels, there are so many details that need to somehow make it into the movie. The School for Good and Evil found its screenwriter in David Magee.


Magee is a perfect choice, because not only has he been around the business for some time, he’s had plenty of experience in writing fantasy, working on films such as the Academy-Award winning Life of Pi, the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns, and wrote the screenplay for Finding Neverland, the story of the author who created the legendary character, Peter Pan. Truly, he has great experience up his sleeves, and I’m eager to see what he’ll do with the fantastic story that is The School for Good and Evil.

The bit apple in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has Finished Filming 

As you can expect for a film that already has a trailer, The School for Good and Evil finished production for their film not too long ago. From a tweet on Twitter from Netflix Geeked, it was confirmed back in July of 2021 that filming had wrapped on the film and was entering into the post-production phases. 

Watch The Trailer For The School For Good And Evil 

If you haven’t yet seen the trailer for The School for Good and Evil, be sure to watch it now, as you won’t want to miss out on the magic. 

With an amazing cast, awesome story, and some really cool looking set pieces featured in the trailer, The School for Good and Evil is looking to be an amazing addition to Netflix’s original film line-up. I can’t wait for this movie to pop up as part of the 2022 Netflix movie schedule. I’m practically counting down the days. 

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