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Zombie-flick “Warms” Hearts

Zombie-flick “Warms” Hearts

February 7, 2013 Comments

Brian Duskey

It’s like “Twilight,” with a story. [caption id="attachment_15484" align="alignleft" width="150"] courtesy of http://www.nonstophonolulu.com[/caption] In actuality, Jonathan Levine’s zombie-flick resembles a more famous romantic tale. Instead of borrowing it’s characters from Stephenie Meyers’ vampire series, it borrows them from William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy “Romeo & Juliet.” This wasn’t a terrible idea. Through clever comedy and a […]

Broadway musical comes to the Midwest

Broadway musical comes to the Midwest

February 6, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

The sheer amount of profanity is unlike anything I have ever seen on stage, but Book of Mormon keeps it classy with award winning music and a great sense of self awareness. [caption id="attachment_15395" align="alignleft" width="150"] *courtesy of theaterpimp.com[/caption] Book of Mormon is a musical created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of […]

“Killing Them Softly” deserves an audience

“Killing Them Softly” deserves an audience

December 4, 2012 Comments

Brian Duskey

Brad Pitt has just went from “celebrity with talent” to an official “acting legend.” Consider yourself warned. Andrew Dominik’s latest film “Killing Them Softly” is going to be a highly debated film. Whether the audience member loves or hates it, one thing must be said: they just witnessed film history. “Killing Them Softly” is a […]

‘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 […]

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