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Interstellar, a 2014 Space Odyssey

This is a guest post by Julie Ellis. The storyline is not new, for three generations have now lived with Star Trek, Star Wars, and a host of other space thrillers, including the more recent Gravity. Somehow we never lose our fascination with space, and we flock to theatres to see the latest “take” on […]

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

This is a guest post by Lea Uthe. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming of age story centered on Charlie, played by Logan Lerman, an awkwardly shy high school freshman trying to find his place and dealing with a lot of emotional trauma. He is welcomed “to the island of misfit toys” […]

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Fans Will Give “42” a Standing Ovation

This is a guest post by Emily Kesel. Throughout Major League Baseball today, a remarkable ballplayer will be remembered, but more importantly, a great man’s legacy will be celebrated. Never has Jackie Robinson Day been more in the minds of baseball fans than now because of the recently released “42: The True Story of an […]

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Beasts of the Southern Wild: Less Film, More Experience

This is a guest post by Jordan Mendys. Beasts of the Southern Wild is the first feature of director Benh Zeitlin, and to simply call this a film is an understatement. Taking place in The Bathtub, a Delta community, this film is the story of 6 year old Hushpuppy searching for her mom in the […]

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Surprise! 5 Hidden Gems on Netflix

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you bring? If you had any sense, your list would be: a modem, your computer, and a lifetime subscription to Netflix. That way, you’d always be super entertained even if left all on your own. At first glance, some of the movies in […]

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Top 5 NetFlix Movies Every MBA Student Should Watch this Summer

This is a guest post by Amanda Watson. So you’re starting graduate school in the fall to pursue your MBA—while you still have a few more weeks before you dive into your studies, you can get a head start by checking out a few movies designed to give you some insight of what awaits in […]

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BBC’s North and South on Netflix Streaming

This is a guest post by Heather Smith. I have a love-hate relationship with period dramas. As in some I love and some I hate. They all have a few things in common: flowery language, slow build, and an often confusing set of social rules. There are some stories that can transcend these setbacks, however, […]

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Crisp, Tense, Pretty: A Review of Season 1 of Downton Abbey

This is a guest post by Inez Ponce de Leon. TV and cinema have both attempted to portray the upstairs-downstairs view of an English country seat: upstairs are the lords and ladies, oblivious to the world’s hardships; downstairs are the maids and footmen, alienated from their work and living from day to day. From North […]

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Sweet November

Sweet November is a bittersweet romance about a free spirited woman that helps a workaholic reevaluate his priorities in life.

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The Others

The Others is a dark and suspenseful movie about a mother living in a mansion with her two children, who are allergic to sunlight.

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Netflix Instant Streaming Find of the Week: Red Dragon

Red Dragon is a prequel to The Silence of the Lambs, about FBI agent Will Graham getting help from the notorious Hannibal Lecter to catch a serial killer.

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The Pianist

The Pianist is a movie detailing a Polish Jewish classical pianist and the years he spent during the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto in World War II.

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Netflix Instant Streaming Find of the Week: The Nines

The Nines is a mind-bending movie divided into three parts, about an actor, a writer, and a video game designer that are all somehow connected by the number 9.

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Netflix Instant Streaming Find of the Week: Secretariat

Looking for the best movies to watch on Netflix Instant Streaming?  This week I recommend: Secretariat, an excellent family movie about a woman who put her money, time and energy into her father’s racehorse, and won the Triple Crown Championship in 1973.

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Moon

Moon is a mind bending movie about astronaut Sam Bell, who is nearing the end of his three year contract working alone at a lunar station.

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Gattaca

Gattaca is the story of a man that follows his dreams, even if his genetics are in the way.

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Stargate

Stargate is a science fiction adventure that starts when a historian deciphers the symbols on an ancient ring, and opens a wormhole to another planet.

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A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men is about a military lawyer trying to reveal the truth of what really happened the night a Marine was killed.

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U-571

U-571 is an intense movie about a World War II submarine crew sent on a retrieval mission.

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The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown is a 1980 movie about an aircraft carrier that travels back in time to the day before Pearl Harbor was attacked.

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