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Floridian punk group Against Me! finds its Clarity; Mississippi Nights concert to follow

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November 2, 2005


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From packing basement parties in their hometown of Gainesville, Fla., to playing on Conan O'Brien, the rabble-rousing punks of Against Me! have come a long way. This is nothing special, really. Bands like Nirvana and the Clash started out playing in crummy dives before they broke big and started s...

H.I.M.’s Dark Light ironically shines

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October 5, 2005


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  A warning: Before I listened to H.I.M.'s new album Dark Light, it never occurred to me that H.I.M. actually stood for something (His Internal Majesty for those of you in the same boat); not to mention I had never even picked up a H.I.M. album-I guess you could call me a H.I.M. novice. So if ...

All in The Timing is a must-see this weekend

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October 5, 2005


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  "Do U Theatre?" Is the tagline for Saint Louis University Theatre's 2005-2006 season. If their first production is any indication for the season to come, then yes, I do theater.             David Ives' All in The Timing debuted this weekend, and de...

Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist adheres to Dickens’ detail

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October 5, 2005


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  Roman Polanski's follow-up to the Oscar-winning The Pianist,  proves to be an expressively Dickensian triumph in its most literary and coldly industrialist sense.              In its eighth film adaptation, the story of the 9-year old o...

Chris Cagle rocks Georgetown parking lot

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October 5, 2005


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  Country stars Chris Cagle and BomShel graced an impromptu stage behind Griesedieck Friday night, offering parents and students alike a high-octane concert.             BomShel, a relatively new country band from Nashville, recently signed...

Foster shines in Flightplan

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September 28, 2005


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In her first leading role since 2002's Panic Room, Jodie Foster makes a return to pulse-quickening thrillers with Flightplan, which opened Friday, Sept. 23, and easily topped the weekend box office with $24.6 million. Foster has earned a reputation for knockout performance, and this film is no exc...

Coldplay, Rilo Kiley execute stellar performance

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September 28, 2005


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If you missed it, you missed out. Saturday night at the UMB Bank Pavilion, Coldplay exceeded expectations once again. After seeing them in concert in Cincinnati this summer, I wondered how similar the shows would be. The opening act, Rilo Kiley was the first pleasant surprise. The indie female-hea...

UK’s Keane Rocks the Pageant

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September 28, 2005


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If you missed it, you missed out. Saturday night at the UMB Bank Pavilion, Coldplay exceeded expectations once again. After seeing them in concert in Cincinnati this summer, I wondered how similar the shows would be. The opening act, Rilo Kiley was the first pleasant surprise. The indie female-hea...

My Chemical Romance and Alk3 crowd clash at the Pageant

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September 28, 2005


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Have you ever made a photocopy of a photocopy? And then made a copy of the second copy, then a copy of the third and so forth? Well, just in case you haven't, let me tell you-the more you copy a copy, the crummier the quality gets. But if you've never seen the original, then you think that crummy co...

Proof delights with mathematics and romance

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September 28, 2005


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  There is nothing more fun than watching two talented actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Gwyneth Paltrow battle their wits out on screen. After being absent from the screen to care for her dying father, Bruce Paltrow, versatile actress Gwyneth makes a comeback in a perplexing role in the new ...

Lord of War is a waste of bullets

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September 24, 2005


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Many movies try to be too serious for their own good, when they really ought to be fun and entertaining. Lord of War, written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca), proves to be no exception. Lord of War stars the always capable Nicolas Cage, who is in no rare form for this movie. Cage is actually me...

‘Til Death Do Them Part

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September 21, 2005


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The other woman. We all know and hate her. An Angelina-esque home-wrecker has an ambiguous presence in director Tim Burton's (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas) newest claymation marvel Corpse Bride. In this unconventional tale of true love transcending worlds above and below ground, pr...

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