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United we Overcome - The Boys in the Boat

United we Overcome - The Boys in the Boat

George Clooney’s film adaptation of the New York Times best-selling book portrays the perseverance and dogged determination that is the heart of the American spirit. When eight poor sons of loggers and farmers at the University of Washington row against the best teams in the world, they realize that together their hard work, determination, and faith can achieve greatness.
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The Hidden Power of Mercy in "Suzume" and "The Lord of the Rings"

The Hidden Power of Mercy in "Suzume" and "The Lord of the Rings"

I can solidly say that "Suzuman" is my second-favorite of Makoto Shinkai’s films (nothing will be able to beat Your Name). The ascetics and animation were stunning and while many characters only made short cameos, they left a deep impression on me. However, what I found most riveting about the film is one very particular trait of the main character, Suzume: the way she shows mercy to others.
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One Piece - Realizing Belonging

One Piece - Realizing Belonging

Season One of the live action adaptation of "One Piece" introduces a classic Japanese story to a whole new audience. Embracing the tropes and quirks of both the shonen manga and anime versions, the live action One Piece is entirely invested without taking itself too seriously. This leads to a light-hearted and fun pirate adventure that isn't afraid to tackle some surprisingly deep questions.
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Shadow and Bone Season Two - Vulnerability is Essential to Healing

Shadow and Bone Season Two - Vulnerability is Essential to Healing

Shadow and Bone Season Two bursts with complex characters with complex relationships, but there is one theme running through nearly all of them: in this deeply wounded and dangerous society, vulnerability can get you hurt, betrayed, or killed. Even so, many characters refuse to be vulnerable with others and as a result, they cannot be healed.
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RELATE 2023 - Catholic Singles Gather

RELATE 2023 - Catholic Singles Gather

If you're a Catholic single looking for lasting love, RELATE 2023 is for you! A premier online dating event for single Catholics of all ages, the virtual event takes place on February 10 and 11, 2023. This first-ever offering from CatholicMatch, is for those looking to find new wisdom, confidence and prospects for dating that leads to forever.
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