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Kleinau holds “The Wolf Inside” and “Slant”

Kleinau holds “The Wolf Inside” and “Slant”

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

March 1, 2016


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The Marion Kleinau Theater is giving audience members two shows for the price of one, monetarily and thematically.  At 8 p.m. on March 3 to 5, the theater is presenting a double bill, a performance of two separate stories. One is “The Wolf Inside” written, co-directed and performed by Savannah P...

‘Eddie the Eagle’ is an entertaining, cheesefest

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

February 28, 2016


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A cliché sports film has never looked so good.“Eddie the Eagle,” directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, moves past being the same sports movie you have seen a million times and becomes entertaining.Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, played by Egerton, is a misunderstood, young man. All he...

‘Fuller House’ brings back painful memories

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

February 28, 2016


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1980s nostalgia has doomed us again.“Fuller House,” whose showrunner is Jeff Franklin and stars Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin, tries to bring back what fans love about “Full House,” just to tear it down in scaring fashion.The whole Tanner clan is back, excluding Michelle, for the first...

‘The Witch’ captures audience members

‘The Witch’ captures audience members

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

February 23, 2016


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In an age of art-house indie horror, “The Witch” is intellectual horror at its best.“The Witch,” directed by Robert Eggers and starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Ineson, casts the same kind of thought-provoking scares seen in modern-horror classics, such as "Goodnight Mommy."In 1600s New England, Will...

First Friday presents “Hansel and Gretel”

First Friday presents “Hansel and Gretel”

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

February 19, 2016


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Singing, dancing and gender-role bending are just a few of the moving parts to "Hansel and Gretel."“Hansel and Gretel” is a fairy tale opera produced by both the School of Music and the Theater Department. The 90-minute version of the show will be on display in the McLeod Theater on Feb. 26, 27 a...

Kanye West cries debt on social media

Kanye West cries debt on social media

By Phil Rosenthal, Chicago Tribune

February 16, 2016


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If Kanye West can't make ends meet, what hope is there for the rest of us?It was just a few weeks ago that wife Kim Kardashian rhapsodized on a live video stream about the more than 150 holiday gifts West bought her. Highlights included a Prada jumpsuit, a Louis Vuitton dress and a rainbow-colored Yv...

‘Deadpool’ is a hilarious surprise

‘Deadpool’ is a hilarious surprise

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

February 15, 2016


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Comic book nerds can rejoice — a good Deadpool movie has arrived.“Deadpool,” directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin, is surprisingly mature and successfully adapts a beloved character.Wade Wilson, played by Reynolds, is a former special operative making a living as a small-ti...

How ‘Deadpool’ rose from Hollywood purgatory to make R-rated fun of your sacred superheroes

How ‘Deadpool’ rose from Hollywood purgatory to make R-rated fun of your sacred superheroes

By Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times

February 10, 2016


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Every superhero's story has its pivotal, then-everything-changed moment: a radioactive spider bite, a laboratory experiment gone awry, exposure to cosmic rays.This one involves an Internet leak.In late July 2014, nearly two minutes of old test footage from an offbeat and very R-rated movie called "D...

Stage Company host Edward Albee classic

Stage Company host Edward Albee classic

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

February 9, 2016


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Putting on a well-known play can be stressful for any theater company. For director Vincent Rhomberg and The Stage Company, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” was daunting.“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” which was made into a well-known film of the same name, is about an eldery couple with m...

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