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Sweeney showcases cast’s vocal talents

Sweeney showcases cast’s vocal talents

April 13, 2013 Comments

Jourdan Ryan

To be honest, prior to watching this musical at Western, I had never seen Sweeney Todd before, not even the Johnny Depp/Helena Bonham Carter film version. Ridiculous, I know, but blood and guts are not my forte, so I avoided Sweeney Todd like the plague. You’re probably wondering why I decided to see this production […]

Genre Cinema At Its Finest

Genre Cinema At Its Finest

April 10, 2013 Comments

Brian Duskey

Roger Ebert always said that if a film succeeds at what it practices, it is a good film, whether you like it or not. The 2013 remake of “Evil Dead” follows that logic, making it a purely phenomenal horror film. This film is not going to be for everyone. If you are squeamish, I suggest […]

Tomb Raider Video Game Review

March 29, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

Lara Croft, the enigmatic hero of the Tomb Raider video game franchise, is finally reborn through developer Crystal Dynamics, who hope to provide the series’ protagonist with a solid origin story that challenges Lara’s will to survive on an island full of insane mercenaries. Fresh out of college, Lara sets out on her first expedition […]

“Lives” proves to be witty, ridiculous comedy

“Lives” proves to be witty, ridiculous comedy

February 25, 2013 Comments

Katelyn Canon

Love can make people crazy, and also deliver a firm, back-handed slap every now and then. In the 1930s throwback, the cast of “Private Lives” demonstrated the confusing complexity of relationships and their psychotic side effects. The play opened with two couples, Elyott and Sybil, and Victor and Amanda, honeymooning in Deuville, France. Unlike the […]

“Carnage” is quite a show

“Carnage” is quite a show

February 24, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

Arguments aren’t fun to be a part of, but they sure are fun to watch.  God of Carnage, one of two plays currently being presented by Missouri Western, runs with this idea throughout most of its 80-minute runtime. And while the first ten minutes or so are a bit tame in terms of humor, the remainder […]

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