Movies from Hank Green

Little Women

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Hank Green
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It's been four days since I watched Little Women and I almost didn't get to see it because I had a bunch of stuff to do but I'm just so happy I did. It was so good.
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Knives Out

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Katherine and I got a chance to go see one movie this holiday and we decided to see Knives Out instead of Star Wars and I just...I'm sorry...it's what I wanted!
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Raiders of the Lost Ark

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Movie Night with the SciShow / Crash Course / DFTBA crew. Starting out with Pizza and Raiders of the Lost Ark!
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The Muppet Movie

A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Just saw the Muppet movie, LOVED LOVED LOVED!
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The Martian

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Go see The Martian. It has WAY more Mars than any other movie out right now. Also, it is very good. That is my review.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
Hank Green
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Finally saw Last Jedi. It's the first movie I've seen in the theater since Orin was born and I have two main takeaways: 1. Movies are extremely intense. I cried during four of the six trailers. 2. I will see every Star Wars movie until I am dead.
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Silver Linings Playbook

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Hank Green
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Silver Linings Playbook was amazing. Jennifer Lawrence is way too hot though.
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Mean Girls

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Next on surprisingly good, dialogue-based, girly high school movie night, Mean Girls!
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American Anarchist

The story of one of the most infamous books ever written, "The Anarchist Cookbook," and the role it's played in the life of its author, now 65, who wrote it at 19 in the midst of the counterculture upheaval of the late '60s and early '70s.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Watching "American Anarchist" on Netflix. Such powerful, important context here. Many goosebumps. Lots of connections to today.
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*batteries not included

In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
"Batteries Not Included" is on Netflix and I did not expect to cry so many times!
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The Cloud Roads

Moon has spent his life hiding what he is — a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again cast out by his adopted tribe, he discovers a shape-shifter like himself... someone who seems to know exactly what he is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community. What this stranger doesn't tell Moon is that his presence will tip the balance of power... that his extraordinary lineage is crucial to the colony's survival... and that his people face extinction at the hands of the dreaded Fell! Now Moon must overcome a lifetime of conditioning in order to save and himself... and his newfound kin.
Hank Green
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Hard to overestimate the power of good music and a good book on a snowy April morning. Book: Cloud Roads by @marthawells1
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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 'A quietly profound, humane tour de force' Guardian The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity#SmallAngryPlanetWhen Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants.Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful.But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS'Never less than deeply involving' DAILY MAIL'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS'So much fun to read' HEAT'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent, quietly and beautifully redefining the space opera' TOR.COM'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time' iO9
Hank Green
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For Everyone Else, here are some low to no-bummer scifi books I've enjoyed recently: All of Becky Chambers work, starting with "The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet."
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All Systems Red

Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best NovellaWinner: 2018 Nebula Award for Best NovellaWinner: 2018 Alex AwardWinner: 2018 Locus AwardOne of the Verge's Best Books of 2017A New York Times and USA Today BestsellerA murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence."As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure."In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Hank Green
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For Everyone Else, here are some low to no-bummer scifi books I've enjoyed recently: Martha Wells' Murderbot Diaries (beginning with All Systems Red). All Systems Red is going to be our second Life's Library book of the year this year, so don't get it if you're part of LL!
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Shards of Honor

FIRST BOOK FEATURING CORDELIA NAISMITH. Journey back to where it all started, from multiple New York Times best selling author, Hugo Award winner, Lois McMaster Bujold.When Cordelia Naismith and her survey crew are attacked by a renegade group from Barrayar, she is taken prisoner by Aral Vorkosigan, commander of the Barrayan ship that has been taken over by an ambitious and ruthless crew member. Aral and Cordelia survive countless mishaps while their mutual admiration and even stronger feelings emerge.About Shards of Honor: “All in all, Shards is a worthy effort, and worth reading for any fan of SF romance.”—Analog About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga:“Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character development…[E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly.“One of sf’s outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series.”—Booklist“. . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . .”—LocusThe Vorkosigan Series in Story-based Chronological OrderFalling FreeShards of HonorBarrayarThe Warrior's ApprenticeThe Vor GameCetagandaEthan of AthosBorders of InfinityBrothers in ArmsMirror DanceMemoryKomarrA Civil CampaignDiplomatic ImmunityCaptain Vorpatril's AllianceCryoBurnOmnibus EditionsMILES, MYSTERY & MAYHEMcontains Cetaganda, Ethan of AthosYOUNG MILEScontains The Warrior's Apprentice + storiesCORDELIA’S HONORcontains Shards of Honor, BarayarrMILES, MUTANTS & MICROBEScontains Falling Free, Diplomatic ImmunityMILES IN LOVEcontains Komarr, A Civil CampaignMILES ERRANTcontains Brothers in Arms, Mirror Dance
Hank Green
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Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold which really brought me back to my SciFi awakenings of the 1990s.
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Sourdough

Leavened by the same infectious intelligence and lovable nerdiness that made Robin Sloan's Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore such a sensation, Sourdough marks the triumphant return of a unique and beloved young writer.Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighbourhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her - feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.Lois is no baker, but she could use a roommate, even if it is a needy colony of microorganisms. Soon, not only is she eating her own homemade bread, she's providing loaves daily to the General Dexterity cafeteria. The company chef urges her to take her product to the farmer's market, and a whole new world opens up.When Lois comes before the jury that decides who sells what at Bay Area markets, she encounters a close-knit club with no appetite for new members. But then, an alternative emerges: a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology. But who are these people, exactly?Sourdough is a soup of skilfully balanced ingredients: there's satire, a touch of fantasy, a pinch of SF, all bound up with a likeable narrator whose zest for life is infectious. The novel opens a door on a world that's both comforting and thrillingly odd. - The Guardian
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Robin Sloan's Sourdough is only a little bit creepy, but mostly it's just odd and fun and surprising and really deftly sculpted.
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It Devours!

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the #1 podcast of the same name, comes a powerful new novel about two young people finding their place in the world, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God.Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town's top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation's darkest and most terrible secret.
Hank Green
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"It Devours" by the Night Vale folks is creepy but never puts too much on the line, while always being hilarious and simultaneously super thoughtful.
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Hank Green
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Xenogenesis

In the aftermath of Earth's final war, Lilith awakens to see a shadowy figure -- Jdahya, one of the Oankali, a race that has decided to save the human race from itself. Lilith learns that the Oankali are gene traders who interbreed with failing species so that both races can survive. Jdahya proposes that Lilith mate with a third sex in their culture, creating human-alien hybrids who do not have humanity's weaknesses. As her new world beckons, Lilith must decide if survival is worth the price.
Hank Green
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Despite its setting and some hard moments, I find Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis trilogy to be ultimately uplifting and deeply aware of the human condition in a way that does not make me feel sad.
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New York 2140

NOMINATED FOR THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2018'A towering novel' - Guardian'Relevant and essential' - Bloomberg BusinessweekAs the sea level rose, every street became a canal, every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city. New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson delivers a bold and brilliant vision of New York in the next century.'New York may be underwater but it's better than ever' - New Yorker 'Massively enjoyable' - Washington Post'Gripping . . . so hard to put down' - Business Insider 'A document of hope as much as dread' - Los Angeles Review of Books Novels by Kim Stanley Robinson: Icehenge The Memory of Whiteness A Short, Sharp Shock Antarctica The Years of Rice and Salt Galileo's Dream 2312 Shaman Aurora New York 2140 Red Moon
Hank Green
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KSR's "New York 2140" similarly is about a somewhat dark future, but the people in it are all good and cool and smart and figuring out new and better ways to do humanity.
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Ancillary Justice

The record-breaking debut novel that won every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Ann Leckie is the first author to win the Arthur C. Clarke, the Nebula and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in the same year.They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - one of an army of dead prisoners animated by a warship's AI mind. Whole planets are conquered by their own people. The colossal warship called The Justice of Toren has been destroyed - but one ship-possessed soldier has escaped the devastation. Used to controlling thousands of hands, thousands of mouths, The Justice now has only two hands, and one mouth with which to tell her tale. But one fragile, human body might just be enough to take revenge against those who destroyed her.'ENGAGING AND PROVOCATIVE' SFX Magazine'UNEXPECTED, COMPELLING AND VERY COOL'John Scalzi'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'Independent on Sunday'MIND-BLOWING'io9.com'THRILLING, MOVING AND AWE-INSPIRING'Guardian'UTTER PERFECTION, 10/10'The Book Smugglers'ASTOUNDINGLY ASSURED AND GRACEFUL'Strange Horizons'ESTABLISHES LECKIE AS AN HEIR TO BANKS'Elizabeth BearThe Imperial Radch trilogy begins with Ancillary Justice, continues in Ancillary Sword and concludes with Ancillary Mercy. Also available now: Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice. NPR calls it 'A fitting addition to the Ancillary world'.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
"Ancillary Justice" by Ann Leckie is an adventure space opera that goes way beyond what we used to think that was.
TV Shows from Hank Green

The Newsroom

A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Oh, Season 3 of The Newsroom starts off very strong...this is what I've been waiting for.
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Medici: Masters of Florence

The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Finished the Medici Netflix series today and my expectations were definitely exceeded. Glad it's mostly about politics, not violence.
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Sense8

One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as "Sensates."
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Trying out Sense8 on Netflix. 5 minutes in and I like it lots.
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The Paradise

An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the pasts that follow them there. A love story, mystery, and social comedy all in one.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Watching 'The Paradise' on Netflix. It's like Downton Abbey in a department store. So Gooood.
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Castlevania

A dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. Inspired by the classic video game series.
Hank Green
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Anyway, I just started watching "Castlevania" on Netflix and I was like, "This is good..."
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Stranger Things

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Hank Green
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I am a big-ass Stranger Things fan.
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The Get Down

In 1977 New York City, the talented and soulful youth of the South Bronx chase dreams and breakneck beats to transform music history.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
The Get Down is the best thing Netflix has ever done, and I am a big-ass Stranger Things fan.
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Sex Education

Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
YouTube is stealing a lot more watch time from Netflix than people give it credit for. (P.S. Sex Education is a great show)
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Queer Eye

An all-new “Fab Five” advise men on fashion, grooming, food, culture and design in this modern reboot of the Emmy Award-winning reality series.
Hank Green
Blogger, Writer
Very hard to watch Queer Eye without suddenly wanting a bunch of new shirts. Help me
Music from Hank Green

Lizzo

Hank Green
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Now I'm going to listen to Lizzo loudly because that's what I need right now
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Billy Joel

Hank Green
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Anybody got a good Spotify playlist that's, like, 0% Billy Joel?
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The Downeaster 'Alexa'

Hank Green
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Today marks the ninth day of having "Downeaster Alexa" in my head. Someone help.
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Kiss

Hank Green
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Prince's "Kiss" should be 85 minutes long.
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Party Rock Anthem

Hank Green
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Does everybody else like the "Every Day I'm Shufflin'" song as much as I do?
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Shake It Off

Hank Green
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Shake it Off comes on the grocery store radio. Literally everyone in the store is dancing. Amazing. Including us.
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Arkham Horror - The Card Game

A living card game of Eldritch mystery or 1 to 2 Players (or up to 4 with 2 core sets). Blurs the line between the traditional card gaming and role Playing Experiences. Players assume the roles of unique investigators marked by specific strengths and weakness. Investigators are opposed by the challenges from adventure specific encounter decks. Campaign rules Grant additional depth to Your decisions and allows you to "level up" Your deck between adventures
Hank Green
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Arkham Horror. The most complicated board game I have ever experienced.