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The Redeem Team Restores  Pride

(Wikimedia Commons) The Redeem Team, directed by John Weinbach, follows the USA men’s basketball team who seek redemption in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After a disappointing bronze-medal performance in the 2004 Olympics, the team aimed to change its tactics with new coach, Mike Kryszewski. The movie recounts the games played and the players’ shift in

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Interstellar: A Cosmic Journey of Epic Proportions

((Pixabay) Directed by Christopher Nolan, Interstellar follows a group of astronauts who must find a new home for mankind. Blight and dust storms lead to widespread crop failure, but the discovery of a wormhole ignites hope of reaching other habitable planets. The characters deal with the hostility of space and the constant march of time.

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REVIEW: There Will Be Blood: Greed at its worst

(Pixabay) Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood is a historical drama that follows oilman Daniel Plainview in his ruthless pursuit of wealth. Set in the 1910 during the California oil boom, the film depicts the early-days of an industry where anything is fair game. Plainview schemes early on, buying and drilling land

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The Summit of the Gods takes animation to new heights

(Pixabay) Directed by Patrick Imber, The Summit of the Gods is a French-animated film that follows Japanese reporter Makoto Fukamachi who believes that Joji Habu, an elusive mountain climber, may have the evidence that could answer one of mountaineering’s greatest mysteries. Although Eedmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first officially summited Mt. Everest in 1953, the

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The Stranger: A Subversion of Morality and Meaning

(Pixabay) Albert Camus’s 1942 novella The Stranger is considered a literary classic of the 20th century and remains one of his most famous works. The novel follows Frenchman Meursault in Algeria and his indifference to the world around him as he attends his own mother’s funeral and is nearly emotionless during it. Weeks later under

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The Alchemist: Following One’s Dreams

(Wikimedia Commons) The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, details the journey of Andalusian shepherd Santiago. After having recurring dreams, Santiago consults a fortune teller who tells him that his dreams are a prophecy of him finding treasure at the Egyptian pyramids. Later, an old man tells him he must find his “personal legend.” The shepherd then

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Crime and Punishment Still Stands the Test of Time

(Flickr) Crime and Punishment, written by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky in 1866, remains a classic in literature, and rightfully so. Set in St.Petersburg, the novel introduces Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished law student struggling to pay for his studies. He devises a plan to murder and rob a pawnbroker for her money. Leading up to the