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Passing over the previews

Olivia Cooper

September 6, 2007


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SLU Cinema's fall lineup has something for everyone. With many of the summer's hottest blockbuster hits mixed in with some old favorites, the weekly theatrical screening event promises everything from action and adventure to comedy and cartoons, aiming to please all who choose to take part in the weekly...

Paramount’s pet projects promise plenty of pop!

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September 6, 2007


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This fall, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and DreamWorks Animation are releasing five new films. These films are jam-packed with stars, such as Ben Stiller, Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. The...

Hail Britannia

Kelley Dunn

August 30, 2007


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The Spice Girls weren't kidding when they talked about girl power. In the 1960s, the 'British invasion,' spearheaded by The Beatles and carried on by bands like The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Monkees, swept across the United States with a brilliant fervor. T-shirts were made, sayings...

Festival of Nations a success

Kelley Dunn

August 30, 2007


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The weather was hot, the air was thick and the smell of empanadas, kebabs and baklava encompassed the entire area of Tower Grove Park in South St. Louis. The Festival of Nations, an event that the Riverfront Times deemed the best festival of 2006, came back for its eighth year in St. Louis on Aug. 2...

Talib Kweli aims to bang the beat on your Eardrum

Tim Elliott

August 30, 2007


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Talib Kweli deserves to be pissed off. One of the best rappers around, Kweli has collaborated with all-star producers Hi-Tek, Kanye West and will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, been in a critically acclaimed group with Mos Def (Black Star) and shared a stage with a variety of alternative rap luminaries...

Let Me Explain: Vultures

KATIE LEWIS

August 30, 2007


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We're our own worst enemies, ladies. Let me explain. We write songs about her, tear her down, make her our life's greatest villain and sometimes-shamefully-we are her. It's the "other woman." And she is a bitch. She weasels her way into the crevices of our private insecurities, the ones we carefully...

The next big thing

Kelley Dunn

August 30, 2007


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Everyone needs a little help sometimes. Batman had Robin, Siskel had Ebert, Tom had Jerry and now, the Chicago-born band Powerspace has tiny but mighty label Fueled By Ramen. "It's great," said guitarist Tom Schleiter about being signed by Fueled by Ramen in 2006. The little label that could has produced...

The Kingdom makes waves on the big screen

Landon Burris

August 30, 2007


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The slow period for movies lasting from mid-August through early November is usually filled with garbage films and movies that studios are trying to dump and salvage for profit. You usually will not find many opportunities to see a quality movie during this period. That might be changing, however. Last...

Love and marriage

KATIE LEWIS

August 30, 2007


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Twenty-one women unite to discuss their mistakes and indiscretions in The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly about Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal (Warner, June 13), edited by Victoria Zackheim. The versatile compilation features non-fiction essays from women who have w...

Mr. Bean’s Holiday gets lost in translation

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August 23, 2007


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For all fans of Mr. Bean, his new film will make sense. Mr. Bean's Holiday (Universal Pictures 2007, G), however, is not for those who have never seen or heard of Mr. Bean. Those who have no idea what is going on will definitely be demanding for their money back. The movie opens with Mr. Bean (Rowan...

Wizards and pirates and zombies, oh my!

Landon Burris

August 23, 2007


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This was quite the summer for Hollywood, as theater audiences were treated to a wide variety of films dealing with everything from pregnancies to dying suns, chefs to shape-shifting robots, stuntmen to America's favorite yellow family and even Robert DeNiro as a flamboyant pirate. The biggest movies...

Judd Apatow and company revive the comic universe

ADAM TAMBURIN

August 23, 2007


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A long time ago in a decade far, far away (as seen on VH1), quality R-rated comedies were commonplace fixtures at a theater near you. Somewhere between Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, though, funny movies aimed at the younger demographic traded in their profane...

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