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H.I.M.’s Dark Light ironically shines

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October 5, 2005

  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 ...

My Chemical Romance and Alk3 crowd clash at the Pageant

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September 28, 2005

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

  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 ...

Foster shines in Flightplan

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September 28, 2005

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

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

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...

Lord of War is a waste of bullets

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September 24, 2005

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

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...

Trio Rocks the Uptown

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September 21, 2005

T here is nothing in the world quite like a John Mayer concert. Even better than just John is his new band. The newly formed John Mayer Trio took the stage at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. on Sept. 19 as part of their cross-country tour of intimate venues. The trio is composed of Pino P...

Spears plays two roles: popstar and mother

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September 21, 2005

Britney Spears might just be Hollywood's greatest humanitarian. Sure, Angelina Jolie adopts kids from third world countries. Sandra Bullock gave $1 million dollars of her own money to relief aid after Sept. 11. And if you have ever seen a single Oprah show, you know Tom Cruise is just nutters over Sc...

Layer Cake gives thrill new meaning: It’s a DVD to feast upon

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September 21, 2005

Betwixt daunting Cockney insults, maze-like plots, and super-slick traitors made famous by Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, British gangster movies have truly become a unique genre of contemporary film in the last decade.Matthew Vaughn, producer of Lock, Stock and Two Sm...

Local H play Saturday night show at the Billiken Club

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September 21, 2005

The Billiken Club met with more rock than it could handle last Saturday night, Sept. 17, with bands Local H, Thee Shams and The Crewl Cuts. Saint Louis University hipsters came out of the woodwork to listen to the bands, and it's a good thing they did. There were about 40 people at the show-a pity, gi...

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