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Archive: February, 2019

Documentary Review | Wild Wheels

Wild Wheels (PN 1995.96 .A85 W54 2005) is a crazy documentary about people from around the country who spend their lives styling and decorating their cars with the unique items.  These can range from iron horses, cows, rainbows, and even grass (real growing grass).  The film includes various interviews with the creators/artists of these cars, …

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Documentary Review | 4 Little Girls

When telling the story of a tragedy, fiction film is certainly a powerful and transportive medium to convey the emotions and messages inherent.  Actors can recreate, music can accent, and cinematography can take us closer than even those who were actually there. Yet, there is a different feeling that comes when those who actually experienced …

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Movie Review | Dunkirk

Dunkirk (PN 1995.9. W3 D86 2017) is a thrilling film depicting the real life story of the evacuation after the Battle of Dunkirk. Thousands of troops are seeking to evacuate the beaches of Dunkirk whilst avoiding harrowing attacks from Axis forces. The gripping story is told through three perspectives; the land, the sea, and the …

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Documentary Review | Life: Pt. 3

Life: Pt. 3 (PN 1995.96 .N38 L53 2010 pt.3) is the third part of the beautiful nature documentary series narrated by the beloved Oprah Winfrey. This part is split into three episodes: Hunters and Hunted, Creatures of the Deep, and Plants. Each episode contains wonderful footage showing the universal struggle for life. Plants and animals …

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Documentary Review | The History of Rock N’ Roll

The History of Rock N’ Roll (1995.96 .M86 H57 2004 pt.1) is a thrilling documentary that takes you back through the decades where musical legends were born. This is a 10-part mini- series that covers music from the 1950’s to the 1990’s and includes various exclusive interviews with multiple well known artists and music industry …

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Movie Review | Da Zui Xia (Come Drink With Me)

Da Zui Xia (Come Drink With Me) (PN 1995.97 C4 C45daz 2002) is a classic action-packed Chinese martial arts movie featuring Cheng Pei Pei years before she would star as the villain in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. After a governor’s son is kidnapped by a group of bandits, a female warrior by the name of …

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Documentary Review | The Raw and the Cooked: A Culinary Journey through Taiwan

The Raw and the Cooked: A Culinary Journey through Taiwan (PN 1995.96 .S625 R39 2012) is a culinary adventure throughout Taiwan examining how culture and the environment shape the cuisine around the island. The documentary covers everything from famous restaurants in big cities to cooking classes in monasteries. One woman travels the entirety of Taiwan …

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Tell Us How We’re Doing!

This semester the Media Center is participating in a library-wide sticky note survey! Each week there will be a different question for Media Center visitors to answer. By writing your answer on a sticky note and putting it on the board, you can get a piece of candy! We love hearing from you and your …

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Documentary Review | C.S. Lewis: LDS Perspectives on the Man and His Message

This documentary is a panel-style discussion by experts from BYU faculty on the theological significance of the works of C.S. Lewis and his message. It also includes narration of biographical events in the author’s life from early childhood to his death. The panel members discuss in depth the meaning of Christianity, pain and suffering, temptation, …

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Movie Review | Rio 2

In Rio 2, Jewel is uncomfortable with city life while Blue is probably a little too comfortable. When they find out there are other birds of their species in the Amazon, Jewel jumps at the chance to go looking for them with her family. They go and find a flock of their species, but Blue …

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Check-out Periods

Students:

  • Audiobooks – 3 weeks
  • DVDs – 1 week.

Faculty:

  • Audiobooks – 3 weeks
  • DVDs – 2 weeks.

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