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Mark Papers

Mark Papers is a made-up name, obviously. No one's parents are that cruel. In Mark’s spare time, he marks papers, which is why he doesn't actually have any spare time.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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The new X-Men movie wipes the slate clean and fixes the mistakes of the past. It’s about time.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Today’s Spider-lesson: Who is powerful? One who conquers his bad inclination.


The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie

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Do you want an argument for the existence of God? Watch The Lego Movie.


Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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The new installment of the Hunger Games trilogy teaches us a lesson about Hanukkah.


Gravity

Gravity

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The Torah is like gravity. It keeps us grounded.


White House Down

White House Down

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For nearly two thousand years, our Temple has been destroyed -- or “down” – yet we have managed to survive.


Monsters University

Monsters University

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Life doesn’t always work out how you planned. And that’s a good thing.


Are They Listening?

Are They Listening?

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Has anyone who’s against the NSA’s policy of phone and email tapping come up with a better way to find terrorists?


Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

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Tony Stark has a message for the Jewish people just in time for Shavuot.


Oblivion

Oblivion

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What if all of your memories disappeared? Would you still long for the past?


Dark Knight Rises

Dark Knight Rises

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Unfortunately, tragedies happen. But we must rise again and find a way to grow.


The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

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Do you have to solve your own problems before helping others with theirs?


Brave

Brave

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Don’t go for the quick fixes even though the longer ones, well, take much longer.


The Dictator

The Dictator

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Dictators around the world hate the State of Israel. Here’s why.


The Avengers

The Avengers

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There’s an important lesson about the power of the Jewish People.


The Five Year Engagement

The Five Year Engagement

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Nicholas Stoller’s new comedy about dating periods that seem to go on without end, highlights a troubling trend.


Hunger Games

Hunger Games

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The new film has me thinking about Passover.


Chronicle

Chronicle

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Josh Trank’s new film asks the question what would a teenager do if he had superpowers? Short answer: trouble.


Mission Possible

Mission Possible

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Tom Cruise’s new movie shows us that nothing is impossible.


The Muppets

The Muppets

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Are The Muppets a metaphor for the State of Israel?!


Tower Heist

Tower Heist

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Brett Ratner’s new film has a timely message for the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.


The Change Up

The Change Up

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Living the life of a wild bachelor may look fun, but it won’t give you the greatest gift of being a parent -- nachas.


Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses

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As bad as your boss may be, at least you have one…


X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

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We should all be proud of our inner “mutant.”


Paul

Paul

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In Gregg Mottola’s new movie, Paul, the friendly alien, is feared simply because he’s different. As Jews, we can identify with that.


The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

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George Nolfi’s new film starring Matt Damon has me thinking about fate versus free will.


The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

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If you think that the Green Hornet looks like a mindless action movie, you’d be unfairly judging a book by its cover. Or a movie by its poster.


The Fighter

The Fighter

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Mark Walberg’s new film isn't about boxing. It’s really about family.


Tangled

Tangled

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What would your life be like if you lived forever?


Megamind

Megamind

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Everyone needs meaning. Even villains.


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