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‘Annie’ fills theatre, left audience smiling

‘Annie’ fills theatre, left audience smiling

November 30, 2012 Comments

Katelyn Canon

Christmas is a little less than a month away, but getting in the holiday spirit is ‘only a day away.’ “Annie” has arrived at Missouri Western’s main stage. The classic musical, based on a popular comic strip, is the second production of the theatre department’s Year of the Tony. Annie, the optimistic redheaded orphan, challenges […]

“Iron Fist” a moderate success

November 5, 2012 Comments

Brian Duskey

A growing trend in cinema is purposely bad action films. Sometimes they fail, sometimes they work. In the case of “The Man With The Iron Fists,” the verdict is rather subjective. RZA, from Wu Tang Clan fame, makes his directorial debut in a Kung Fu extravangza where plot is irrelevant and visuals are key. The […]

‘J.B.’ begins ‘Year of the Tony’

October 5, 2012 Comments

Katelyn Canon

“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away,” resonated throughout Potter Hall Theatre as the cast of “J.B.” took to the stage opening night. The theater department chose to start the Year of the Tony with an intense drama. An adaptation of the book of Job, J.B. examines the relationship between the protagonist’s faith and […]

‘Retribution’ literally follows definition

‘Retribution’ literally follows definition

September 16, 2012 Comments

Brian Duskey

[caption id="attachment_11846" align="alignleft" width="300"] Residential Evil: Retribution is the new box office release movie for the week. Brian Duskey, multimedia editor gives his response on the movie.[/caption] There have now been five Resident Evil movies, and this one should have been given to the SyFy channel. Resident Evil: Retribution uses horrendous acting, embarrassing writing, and […]

All ‘Words,’ no show

All ‘Words,’ no show

September 9, 2012 Comments

Brian Duskey

[caption id="attachment_11330" align="alignleft" width="300"] “The Words,” starring Bradley Cooper, contains good cinematography, but  fails to excite as the movie drags on with too much dialogue.[/caption] A cynic would say, “If it looks good, sounds good, it generally isn’t.” In the case of CBS films’ “The Words,” the cynic would be right. All of the cast […]

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