10 fall favorites to watch before Christmas

2:00 pm EDT, November 21, 2012

The Christmas shopping season begins on Friday, and for most that serves as the beginning of the holiday season. Soon we will all be curling up under a blanket watching The Santa Clause with our families and getting into the holiday cheer. Well, we wanted to take one more look at the season of Fall and what better way to do that than by looking at 10 of our fall movies and one surefire classic that was just released last week.

‘Sweet Home Alabama’

In this modern romantic comedy classic, Reese Witherspoon’s character, Melanie returns to her Alabama hometown to finish up final arrangements for her impeding nuptuals to NYC’s mayor’s son (played by Patrick Dempsey), including divorcing her previous husband, played by Josh Lucas. There’s nothing quite as remarkable as watching the beautiful fall Alabama landscapes that dominate much of the film, especially while you are soaking up the hilarity that ensues watching Melanie and all her friends running around her quirky southern hometown.

‘Sweet November’

Charlize Theron stuns in this charming, sad tale of a woman named Sara looking to save men leading lives of obligation and expectation by taking them into her life for one month and showing them the beautiful randomness that life has to offer. Her latest project, a man named Nelson played by Keanu Reeves, has agreed to be her November case and their adventures showcase all the wonders of autumn in San Francisco.

‘Dead Poet’s Society’

This inspiring story of a teacher that wants to do more than just grade papers, Dead Poet’s Society shows a private school in New England where students want to do more than just get by. A new teacher, played by Robin Williams, brings modern teaching methods to an otherwise historic school community and inspires his students to achieve more. O Captain, My Captain!

‘Remember the Titans’

What would a list of fall themed movies be without a football film? This one has everything any great sports film needs: Temptations songs, Denzel Washington, a moving speech, people overcoming odds, and tragedy. One of the most moving segments of the film highlights the fall foliage of the southeast as the players embark on a vicious morning jog through a wooded area, only to end up at Gettysburg listening to a rousing call to civility from their coach.

‘Good Will Hunting’

Many films that take place in school setting could be deemed fall films, but Good Will Hunting has a stronger connection to the season than simply taking place then. The themes that ground the film, those of second chances and discovery, reflect the ideas of the season itself and ground this film in a world of fall colors as well as themes.

‘Rudy’

Alright, so maybe one more football movie, okay? There is no story more inspirational than that of Rudy and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. What could be better than a man that wants nothing more than to play for his school and works hard to make that dream come true? I rest my case.

‘October Sky’

As springtime represents new opportunities and fresh perspectives, autumn takes on that of inspiration and invention. The events of October Sky are triggered when a young man is inspired by the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik 1. He then goes on to try and build a rocket of his own, ultimately cementing his future pursuance of a career at NASA.

‘When Harry Met Sally’

When looking at the cover of When Harry Met Sally, there’s no doubt that autumn in New York plays a significant role in this film. This classic romantic comedy may span the lifetime of two friends, but there is little doubt that this can be considered a fall film. It may be better remembered for a certain deli scene, but as far as visuals go, nothing can replace autumn in Central Park.

‘Fly Away Home’

This family film shows the determination of a young girl to save a flock of young geese that are stranded in Canada without anyone to guide them south. She and her father then embark on an adventure to save the young geese from certain death. Who could possibly resist the charm of a flock of young geese and their Mama Goose, a 13 year old girl. Oh, and you may recognize little Anna Paquin before she grew up and met a bunch of crazy vampires.

‘Stepmom’

It certainly wouldn’t be fall without a viewing of this tearjerker. A moving story about familial relationships and how dramatically they impact our lives, Stepmom highlights all the beauty of the season: warm colors, cozy evenings spent singing into a hairbrush, and cuddling with loved ones.

‘Lincoln’

The newest offering from Steven Spielberg is a remarkable look at one of our most famous and beloved presidents. Abraham Lincoln accomplished a lot during his wartime terms, and this is displayed most brilliantly in this Fall’s Lincoln. Daniel Day Lewis is brilliant in his portrayal, and is joined by some truly magnificent talent including Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, and James Spader. The beauty of fall is somewhat background to the gruesomeness of the war, but the spirit of fall is alive and well in this instant classic.

What are some of your favorite fall films to watch?

Netflix announces new Bill Nye the Science Guy talk show

BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!

11:39 am EDT, August 31, 2016

Warm up those microscopes — Bill Nye is coming back to television thanks to Netflix!

Netflix has announced Bill Nye Saves the World, a new talk show slated for Spring 2017.

In a statement, Netflix says “each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.”

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Warm up those microscopes — Bill Nye is coming back to television thanks to Netflix!

Netflix has announced Bill Nye Saves the World, a new talk show slated for Spring 2017.

In a statement, Netflix says “each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.”

“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science,” said Bill Nye in a press release.

“Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”

Netflix also promises that “In Bill’s unfiltered style, he will bring in special guests, conduct experiments and demonstrations, and ultimately let the facts lead the argument.”

Bill Nye is best known for Bill Nye the Science Guy, the half-hour PBS show that ran from 1993 through 1998.

The theme song is iconic. Science RULES!

The new Netflix series seems like a continuation of Bill Nye the Science Guy, so we’re very excited for the new show to launch in 2017.

Your wish is Marvel’s command. Fans have wanted to see a live-action Squirrel Girl adaptation, and it looks like it might actually happen thanks to New Warriors.

If you don’t know who Squirrel Girl is, do yourself a favor and look her up. Her name is Doreen Green and, shockingly, she can talk to squirrels. (Who would’ve guessed?) But it doesn’t stop there! She’s also got super strength and speed.

Fans have been fantasy casting the role for a while, but when Anna Kendrick said she wanted to play the character, the internet went wild.

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Your wish is Marvel’s command. Fans have wanted to see a live-action Squirrel Girl adaptation, and it looks like it might actually happen thanks to New Warriors.

If you don’t know who Squirrel Girl is, do yourself a favor and look her up. Her name is Doreen Green and, shockingly, she can talk to squirrels. (Who would’ve guessed?) But it doesn’t stop there! She’s also got super strength and speed.

Fans have been fantasy casting the role for a while, but when Anna Kendrick said she wanted to play the character, the internet went wild.

Shannon Purser has also declared her interest in the role. You’ll know her as Barb from Stranger Things, but she’s also just been added to Riverdale.

Before we can start casting, however, we need a show, and according to TV Line, that show is New Warriors.

Marvel and ABC Studios are currently shopping the project around, which would be a half-hour comedy based on the character. One of the tell-tale signs of a Squirrel Girl story line is its lighthearted and humorous nature, so this sounds like a perfect fit.

TV Line reports that the show is being described as “the junior version of The Avengers,” and that “the New Warriors are a superhero squad made up of teenagers.”

Marvel has, of course, brought plenty of its characters to the small screen and to great success. There’s even a chance that this project could be tied to some of the Netflix properties, as Doreen acts as a nanny to Luke Cage and Jessica Jones’ daughter, Danielle, in the comic books.

Just think about that crossover potential.

Are you looking forward to this ‘New Warriors’ show if it stars Squirrel Girl?

Shannon Purser plays fan-favorite character Barb on Stranger Things and now she’s joining a new project on The CW.

A lot of people instantly fell in love with Barb the moment she graced our screens in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, and who can blame them? She was cool, confident, and not at all worried about what the popular kids thought of her.

Then the Demogorgon arrived. But that’s a tale for another day.

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Shannon Purser plays fan-favorite character Barb on Stranger Things and now she’s joining a new project on The CW.

A lot of people instantly fell in love with Barb the moment she graced our screens in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, and who can blame them? She was cool, confident, and not at all worried about what the popular kids thought of her.

Then the Demogorgon arrived. But that’s a tale for another day.

EW is now reporting that Purser has joined Riverdale, the television show based on the Archie comics.

Purser will be portraying Ethel Muggs for at least three episodes.

Don’t expect her to follow in the footsteps of her comic book equivalent, however. Ethel may have a crush on Jughead in the source material, but EW is reporting that she’ll have her heart set on someone else.

Ethel will also be teaming up with Veronica and Betty as they set out to get revenge on Reggie Mantle, Archie’s nemesis.

In July, we brought you our thoughts on the Riverdale pilot after we saw it at San Diego Comic-Con. It’ll be premiering midseason next winter on the CW and provides a darker spin on the original Archie characters as they become wrapped up in a murder mystery.

Though the pilot has already been shot, the remaining 12 episodes have yet to be filmed. Production on the rest of the season will begin in early September, and the show is expected to premiere in early 2017, barring any complications.

Are you looking forward to seeing Shannon Purser on ‘Riverdale’?