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Movie Review | The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much (PN 1995.9 .D4 M36 2006) is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thrillers. Dr. Ben McKenna is on vacation with his wife Jo and son Hank in Morocco when a random encounter with a suspicious stranger ends up drastically changing the course of their trip. The stranger was killed in …

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Movie Review | Spirited Away

Spirited Away (PN 1995.9 .A53 D64 2003) by the famous Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, follows a girl named Chihiro and her parents as they move to their new home. On their way, they stumble across a seemingly abandoned amusement park. Although, the park is anything but ordinary, in fact it is a vacation spot for spirits. …

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Movie Review | Iron Monkey

Iron Monkey is a kung fu film with some of the biggest names in martial arts like Donnie Yen. A corrupt government official terrorizes a small town in China and a vigilante rises up in order to bring peace and stability to their town. With thrilling fight scenes and a moving story, this is a …

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Movie Review | The Lincoln Hypothesis: A Fireside Event

This film is a recorded fireside event with Timothy Ballard. The audience is seated in the background while Brother Ballard explains his hypothesis regarding the role of religion and God in Lincoln’s life and the overall outcome of the American Civil War. Over the course of an hour, Brother Ballard explores the past starting with …

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Movie Review | Black Panther

Black Panther (PN 1995.9 .A3 B526 2018) is the story of a prince destined to be king. After Prince T’Challa’s father is killed, he is forced to take the throne of Wakanda to oversee and protect his beloved country. Unbeknownst to him, his cousin is planning to overthrow him and take complete control over Wakanda, …

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Movie Review | Wadjda

Wadjda is a ten year old girl who lives in Saudi Arabia, but isn’t exactly the most obedient child. One day, because of her friend, Wadjda decides that she is going to buy a bike—so she goes to a store and picks out a bike. The bike is quite out of her price range, but …

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Movie Review | Happiness

Happiness is an interesting and eye-opening documentary that focuses on a boy in Bhutan who is sent to become a monk because his mother doesn’t have the money to send him to school. He doesn’t really like the monastery, but he can’t really do anything else and just has to accept his fate for now. …

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Movie Review | Princess Mononoke

A young prince trying to protect his kingdom is cursed and does not have long left to live. He is forced out of the village by the elders in order to seek a cure for his curse and by doing so becomes entangled in a journey to protect a sacred forest that may hold the …

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Movie Review | Jumanji

Jumanji (PN 1995.9 .A3 J857 2000) is a creative film which starts with two kids playing a board game. After the game makes everything a reality, a boy becomes captive in the game. Many years later, two more kids find the game and start playing. Not only must they finish the game, they must save …

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Movie Review | The Cup

Every four years, the World Cup brings the entire world into soccer fever, and the monks at a remote Himalayan monastery are no exception. Many of the young monks are Tibetian refugees, and the hopes of seeing a soccer game are one of the precious items they hold on to. As such, the youths are …

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