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It Came From The Second Floor

Posted on 23-Nov-17 10:34
It Came From The Second Floor is a youth-led podcast recorded at the Halifax Central Library on, you guessed it, the second floor. Segments are written, produced and recorded by our teen volunteers inside the media studio. Subjects range from staying woke to current events, movie and book reviews, deep dives, music, and generally filling your half hour up with some high-class jibber-jabber.
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The Breakfast Club - Movie review by Jenna, Teen Blogger

Posted on 25-Apr-17 08:38
The Breakfast Club: if you haven’t seen it, you have probably heard of it. It’s just one of those classic 80s movies, like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or Footloose. You may wonder how a movie about five students spending a Saturday in detention could in anyway be exciting or inspiring enough to capture audiences and become a classic the way it has. But that’s the thing about good movies; they manage to take simplistic situations and transform them into interesting and thematic films that become the favorite of many.
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Healing The Earth Part 2: Dive! - Review by Hannah, Teen Blogger

Posted on 03-Aug-16 08:36
“Eating food out of a dumpster is repulsive to most people, but there is a certain beauty seeing garbage transformed to a meal with friends, and even better than meals that we could afford to buy.” - Jeremy Seifert Dive: Living off America’s Waste is an hour-long documentary by Jeremy Seifert that reveals the shocking secret that lies in the dumpsters of big corporations and the constantly growing food industry. Focused on educating our generation on food waste and how it really impacts our world, director/producer Jeremy Seifert shares the story of his radical but astounding lifestyle in hopes of inspiring a more food aware/concerned nation in the future. Before watching this documentary I had watched a couple of documentaries and read a couple book concerning the topic of food waste but Dive! took a different, inviting and engaging approach to presenting the information. Watching Dive! I did not have high hopes for the film since I had not heard many things about the director/filmmaker Jeremy Seifert, but it had won a couple of awards: when it premiered in October 2009 at the Gig Harbour Film Festival, it won the Audience Choice Award, and through the years it has gone on to win awards at many other film festivals, including Best Documentary at the DC Independent Film Festival and Best Film at the Dutch Environmental Film Festival.
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Now You See Me - Review by Teen Blogger, Pranathi

Posted on 08-Jul-16 14:16
I have never been so intrigued in my life. Magic has always been a concept which twists one’s thoughts and thinking process to enhance the illusion taking place and to “wow” the audience. It never ceases to amaze anyone because of how ludicrous the whole idea is. I’m not talking about your basic “abracadabra” or “hocus pocus” but rather the real thing: illusionism, hypnotism, mentalism, etc. Real tricks that anyone with the capacity and willingness can master. Now You See Me, directed by Louis Leterrier is a must watch.
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Stardust (Film) - Review by Pranathi, Teen Blogger

Posted on 13-May-16 13:20
I’m going to start off by saying romance is definitely one of my least favourite genres in books, movies and music. I have this unexplainable hate for all things romantic but Neil Gaiman, through his work Stardust, actually made me appreciate the romantic storyline and connections between characters. Stardust is an exciting romantic film based on Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel which takes the viewer on an unforgettable adventure between two worlds within the late Victorian era. It is a story of a young man who is unaware of his real identity and past, who sets out on a journey to prove his feelings to the girl of his dreams. On his journey he is faced with a surprising turn of events which cause his quest to be ten times more difficult than it should have been but also leads him to finding out who he really is, what his past was like, what his true feelings are and who they are for. Neil Gaiman writes a story of self-enlightenment and the journey one boy must make to turn into a man; whereas, director Matthew Vaughn brings the extravagant images to real life...
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Fast Five: Julia's Top 5 Christmas Films - Review by Julia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 24-Dec-15 10:34
Do you watch certain Christmas films every year? Julia does! Read on to discover her top 5 Christmas films.
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Insurgent: Did this happen in the book? – Review by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 04-Jun-15 09:10
I must admit that I went through a bit of shock after watching the movie Insurgent. It has been quite some time since I last read the novel, but I was dead certain that the movie did not follow the book for about half of the time. The differences are significant and in my opinion a bit disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, I love the movie and it has great actions, however, it is relatively shorter and a few minor characters were cut out completely. Moreover, there are enormous plot changes that alter the tone and the atmosphere of the story. Here are a few changes in the movie that I can think of right off the bat:
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An Animator Who Makes Peace - Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 05-Dec-13 11:28
REPOST-Would you like to have a cat bus that soars through the air and takes you anywhere you want? How about a floating castle and a thumb-sized best friend? Japanese animator, Hayao Miyazaki, creates films with amazing fantasy worlds that are full of adventure and hope...
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the movie - Review by Havana, Teen Blogger

Posted on 26-Sep-13 13:20
Let me start off by saying that I am a huge fan of the Mortal Instruments series. I absolutely love it! Which is why, of course, I was so excited when I heard the movie was coming out and also why I was so excited when I finally got to go see it. One could even say I was giddy! In fact that's what I will say. I was giddy during the whole thing; I was completely fangirling; I was even squealing! (Only in my head though).
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Mamma Mia! Help! Changelings! by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 06-Sep-13 11:50
Reviews on “the Help”, “Changeling”, and “Mamma Mia!” – Spoiler alert!....
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Family Movie Night by Talia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 16-Jul-12 08:23
Here are some movies that are appropriate for all ages - so you can watch it with your whole family, younger siblings included....
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Hunger Games Movie Review by Talia, Teen Blogger

Posted on 29-Mar-12 08:20
Now before I begin my movie review you should know that I am a HUGE Hunger Games Fan. I was so excited to see the movie as everyone I talked to told me how amazing it was. Now I feel a little differently about it.
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Superheroes - Redux by Cindy, Staff Blogger

Posted on 09-Jun-11 09:03
Recently, I had a strange, super-powerful urge to go and see two movies, Thor and X-men. Have to say I liked Thor better than X-men. Why? Well....
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