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  • It’s the middle of winter. The trains are usually empty, but world-renowned detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) can’t seem to find a single sleeping car in the Istanbul-Calais coach on the Simplon-Orient Express. Finally managing to find a place on the unusually crowded train, he settles himself in. However, trouble arrives in the form of an avalanche, literally stopping the train in its tracks. The situation intensifies as a passenger is discovered murdered, locked in his compartment. As the clock ticks down, Hercule Poirot must solve the crime before events repeat themselves. Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t, but one of Agatha Christie’s most famous novels is making its way to the screen a second time. It’s Murder on the Orient Express!
     

  • Magnus Chase, son of Frey, the Norse god of summer and health, is gone. When he died, he became an einheri, one of the warriors who perished in battle. The einherjar’s spirits reside in Valhalla. Ever since he passed away, Magnus has been put in more dangerous situations than anybody could imagine. At the outset of the story, Loki, the trickster god, is preparing to set sail on his ship with a crew of zombie vikings to start the apocalypse (Ragnarok). Magnus must stop Loki or all of the nine worlds will come to an end!
     

  • Shakespeare is everything Nick Bottom (the main character in “Something Rotten!”) wants to be: rich, popular, and a famous playwright. But how can he step out of the Bard’s shadow and into the spotlight? Watch and see as “Something Rotten!” appears at the Buell Theater on its way around the country!

  • It’s 1941, which means World War II. Alice Nanea Mitchell may only be 9 years old, but she knows she’s grown up enough to “dip her paddle in” and be useful. Say “Aloha” to the new American Girl Doll, Nanea!
     

  • We’ve all heard the mantra “follow your dreams.” But what happens when you’re told the opposite? 11-year-old Félicie Milliner has been always told that dreams are not meant to be followed. She escapes from an orphanage in Brittany, France to go to Paris with her best friend Victor. She takes a leap of faith that lands her into the Opera Ballet School, but will she be able to make it with no former training?
     

  • For young Honorine, life as a maid is dull. Dust that, polish this, daydream for a minute or two in between. But suddenly, strange things begin happening. The East parlor catches fire, omen stones are glowing, smoldering paw prints are burned into the rug, and a strange feather appears that turns to dust soon after it is picked up. Her life is about to get much more interesting…

  • Living the life of a mercenary isn’t complicated. You fight other people’s battles for them and then get payed a generous sum. You can get hired for many things such as finding weapons, saving some lives, and ending others. But what happens once you stumble across a war worth fighting?

  • Your parents are dead. You are alone and scared, in a cage slowly making its way to the feared Freya, Ice Queen of the North. When you make it there, you are herded out and into the Queen’s sanctuary. She makes a speech about the “false treachery” of love. To make a point, she interrogates a child, leaving him with frostbitten finger marks that will never, ever, ever disappear. She ends with a grand finale, saying “You will train. You will become my Huntsmen!”
     

  • People watching. Lights glowing. The pronouncer speaks. “Vichyssoise. A thick, cold soup made of puréed leeks, onions, potatoes, cream, and chicken stock.” Will you get it? Will you miss it?
     

  • "The Good Dinosaur" animated movie asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.
     

  • Imagine you are trapped 2,300 feet underground with 32 other people. Your food supply is enough to last three days for everyone. Your only exit is blocked by a huge rock twice the size and weight of the Empire State Building. It is 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and chances of survival are slim. What do you do? Wait it out? Go insane? Break down and cry?

  • Bernie Sanders is a presidential candidate who many people think could make our country better.

  • Not many writers would choose to write only bilingual books; Monica Brown is one of those few authors.

  • What do you get when you mix Broadway’s longest running musical with a one-of-a-kind Colorado theater group? An unforgettable impression of Phamaly Theater Company’s “The Fantasticks”.

  • Kaz is an ordinary kid ghost and he is perfectly happy until a single wrecking ball turns his life upside down by knocking down his haunt, an old school house.