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Movie Review | Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland (PN 1995.9 .F36 A45 2016) is a twist on the classic fairytale that we know and love. Alice, during a trying time in her life, is reunited with her band of bizarre, but loveable friends including the Mad Hatter, the White Queen, the Cheshire Cat, and more. As an adult, Alice must …

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Movie Review | Cars 2

Cars 2 is a fast paced, action packed, fun film. In it Lightning McQueen sets out once again to prove he is the best racer, but this time the best racer of the whole world. McQueen is reluctant to allow Mater to come with him to the race, because of how Mater acts in public. …

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Movie Review | The Seventh Seal

In a era of Restoration and in a valley where those truths are practically common knowledge, it may be initially difficult, for some, to understand Antonius Block, the protagonist of Swedish Filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s classic The Seventh Seal.  As the film begins, Block, a knight returning from the Crusades of the Middle Ages is approached by the …

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Movie Review | Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PN 1995.9 .A3 P75 2010) is a captivating Walt Disney action  picture that takes you through the mysterious lands of Persia and the adventure of a rogue prince who is played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Dastan, the rogue prince, discovers the secret of a magical dagger that turns back …

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Movie Review | Yoani’s Trip

Yoani’s Trip (PN 1995.97 .P67 B73via 2016) is an incredible documentary about Yoani, a blogger from Cuba fighting for the freedom of speech in her country.  Yoani’s life has been a difficult one.  For most of her life, the Cuban government had controlled the flow of information with an iron fist.  As a result, she …

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Movie Review | 12 Angry Men

When we get a jury duty notice, typically we aren’t super pumped about it. After watching 12 angry men I still wouldn’t say I’d be happy, but I would be a little more excited. In this movie 12 men are called into jury duty to decide the fate of an 18 year old boy accused …

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Movie Review | Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (PN 1995.9 .S26 S725 2004) is a sci-fi film that changed the game for blockbuster movies everywhere. The second movie in the Star Wars trilogy continues the story of Luke Skywalker, a young Jedi, who must continue his training while his friends in the Rebel Alliance face difficult trials …

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Movie Review | Sanjuro

After the success of his previous film, Yojimbo, Akira Kurosawa was asked to revive his lone Samurai for a sequel.  Fortunately, Kurosawa replied positively and in 1962, Sanjuro was released into theaters.  Frequent Kurosawa collaborator, Toshiro Mifune reprises his role as lone wondering samurai Sanjuro Tsubaki, who this time finds himself entangled with nine heartfelt but hopelessly naive …

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Movie Review | Jumper

Jumper (PN 1995.9 .S26 J86 2008) is the story of David Rice, a young man who discovered that he has a special gift when he was just five years old. This gift allows him to transport himself anywhere in the world as long as he can picture it. Little does he know that there is …

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Movie Review | How To Train Your Dragon 2

In How To Train Your Dragon 2 the island of Berk is now full of dragons and humans living in peace, but Hiccup isn’t satisfied with his accomplishments yet. He continues exploring until he finds dragon trappers, and from the trappers Hiccup learns that there is another dragon rider and that there is a man, …

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