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The Monuments Men: Movie Review

IN THE February 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
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by Mary Anne Barker


The Monuments Men starts with Frank Stokes (George Clooney) making a presentation to President Franklin D Roosevelt. A plea to save the art, pictures, sculptures, historic buildings. Near the end of World War II curators, directors and artists were concerned about the art that the Nazi’s had stolen and historic places being destroyed. There is an ongoing debate, one side saying art is not worth dying for and the other saying that this art should be saved.

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Elysium: Movie Review

IN THE August 26 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Elysium takes place in a future where we have pretty much destroyed Earth and the rich have moved to a space station called Elysium above the planet where they have recreated their perfect lives with fancy homes and pretty much a replication of the world they once knew. They also have the technology to heal any injury or disease so they live long, happy lives.

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The Bourne Legacy: Movie Review

IN THE August 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andJesus Ibarra,
andMovies
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by Jesus Ibarra


The Bourne Legacy is the fourth entry into the Bourne film series starring Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz and aiming to continue the series without the titular Jason Bourne played by Matt Damon in the last three movies. I didn’t envy the makers of this film because they had to come up with a story that was compelling enough to tell without Matt Damon in the lead role, after a successful trilogy. That said, you didn’t have to watch the first three movies in the series because the first half of this movie, basically gives you the gist of what happened.

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We Bought a Zoo: Movie Review

IN THE January 2 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andMovies,
andSheryl Wall
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by Sheryl Wall



We Bought A Zoo is based on a true story. It stars Matt Damon who plays Benjamin Mee, a widowed dad trying to get his family back after the loss of his wife. He wants to have a fresh start and ends up buying a struggling zoo. If no one bought it, many animals would have to be destroyed and the zoo would never re open.

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True Grit: Movie Review

IN THE December 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies,
andTeens
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


First off, I have to say I’m not generally a fan of Westerns, but True Grit has so much more to it than just it’s setting of the old West. As a child, I grew up on Westerns as my dad was a big fan and I vaguely remember watching the original with John Wayne playing Rooster Cogburn.

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