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Movie Review: ‘Bill Nye: Science Guy’

★★★★☆ Whenever anyone hears the chanted words “Bill, Bill, Bill,” they instantly recognize the lyrics as part of the opening theme song of “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” But some of Nye’s fans do not know what the scientist has been up to since he played the fun professor on[Read More…]

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY THEATER AND PERFORMING STUDIES PROGRAM

GU’s Theater and Performance Studies Program Presents ‘Caesar’

“How many ages hence / shall this our lofty scene be acted over / in states unborn and accents yet unknown!” Cassius asks as he and his co-conspirators wash their hands in Caesar’s blood. The line is one of Shakespeare’s most prescient — spoken by a character in ancient Rome,[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Blade of the Immortal’

★★★★☆ Japanese director Takashi Miike’s “Blade of the Immortal” begins in the style of a classic samurai film. The film opens with a massive battle scene that introduces a samurai, played by Takuya Kimura, called Manji. Enraged by the death of his sister, he slays hundreds in a stunning fight[Read More…]

The Black Theatre Ensemble Presents ‘The Hand That Feeds You’

The Black Theatre Ensemble Presents ‘The Hand That Feeds You’

Known for creating a space for underrepresented voices to be heard, Georgetown University’s Black Theatre Ensemble kicks off its 2017–2018 season with an original student work that deals with race, identity and the values with which we align ourselves. Written and directed by MacKenzie Foy (COL ’19) and Kendell Long[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

★★★★★ With Marvel Studios, it seems like the third time is the charm. The third Captain America movie, “Captain America: Civil War,” pitted beloved superheroes against each other in an epic clash of morals and personal feuds, and the third Iron Man movie, “Iron Man 3” was Marvel’s most personal,[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Suburbicon’

Movie Review: ‘Suburbicon’

★★★☆☆ “It’s another Sunday in Suburbicon.” This nondescript statement, which appears at the end of the film, highlights the mediocrity of George Clooney’s sixth directorial effort, “Suburbicon.” Clooney’s reputation as a director has recently been tarnished by films like “The Ides of March” in 2011 and “The Monuments Men” of[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

★★★☆☆ A Bad Moms Christmas,” sequel to the 2016 film “Bad Moms,” released Nov. 1, is a relatable comedy sure to leave audiences both anticipating and dreading the holiday season. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the comedy depicts the annual struggle of three moms attempting to[Read More…]

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Television Review: ‘Stranger Things’

★★★★☆ Since the release of its first season in the summer of 2016, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” has received immense praise, winning five Emmy awards. In creating the show, filmmakers Matt and Ross Duffer, professionally known as the Duffer Brothers, wanted to pay homage to the pop culture of the 1980s;[Read More…]

Fading Lights: Decay of DC Nightlife

Fading Lights: Decay of DC Nightlife

Unbeknownst to most Georgetown students, just a 10-minute walk from the front gates sits a building filled with rich musical history. Although its stage has since been retired, it is here where Jimi Hendrix once played, where U2 made its American debut and where big names in rock music, from[Read More…]

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Exploring ‘Visionary’ at the National Museum of African Art

“Our primary goal is simply, ‘Look closely, see further,’” said Kevin Dumouchelle, exhibit co-curator, during the press preview for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s upcoming exhibit, “Visionary.” Opening on Nov. 4 and remaining in the museum as part of its permanent collection, “Visionary” will be the largest long-term[Read More…]