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Intoxicating Scorsese Film Idolizes Greed

Intoxicating Scorsese Film Idolizes Greed

3.5/5 stars The obnoxious and vulgar stock traders at the notorious Stratton Oakmont firm only quiet down to hear founder Jordan Belfort speak. The high-pressure traders are worthless without telephones, Belfort says, the same way an M16 assault rifle is worthless without a highly trained Marine. The traders are enraptured[Read More…]

by December 26, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
A Technological Love Affair, ‘Her’ Is Alarmingly Realistic

A Technological Love Affair, ‘Her’ Is Alarmingly Realistic

5/5 stars At this very moment, Siri waits to be utilized by millions of iPhone users across the world. But Siri will stay waiting, as people play Candy Crush or choose Google to find the closest Italian restaurant rather than ask their intelligent personal assistant. Is Siri lonely? And even if it was, would it know[Read More…]

by December 25, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Showy Crime Comedy Pays Homage to the ’70s

5/5 stars David O. Russell’s American Hustle is an authentic and enthralling crime comedy-drama that explores the corruption, deception, lust and power that pervaded the 1970s and one of the most scandalous scams of the decade. Graced with a star-studded cast, American Hustle combines the Oscar-winning ensembles of Russell’s The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook to create an enticing collection[Read More…]

by December 24, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

A Cappella Album Channels the Holiday Spirit

4.5/5 stars With winter break finally upon us, what better way to celebrate the end of finals than with some holiday tracks from your favorite Georgetown vocalists? Throwing themselves into the merry spirit, various Georgetown a cappella groups have come together in Christmas harmony to produce Joy to the World:[Read More…]

by December 21, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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Film Portrays the Endless Odyssey of a Man Adrift

5/5 stars The only living creature in Manhattan not furious at Llewyn Davis is a cat. He has certainly exhausted the humans in his life. Llewyn heckles fellow musicians, repays hospitality with resentment and shuns successful artists as sellouts. He is homeless, and after the second half of his musical duo leapt from the[Read More…]

by December 19, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

An Action-Packed Adaptation, ‘The Hobbit’ Sequel Does Justice to the Books

4/5 stars Peter Jackson’s second installment in the The Hobbit films will satisfy everyone from longtime fans of the series to casual holiday moviegoers. Extravagant special effects, engaging (although sometimes over-the-top) action scenes and fast-paced plot development characterize The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and make it an entertaining sequel. In all five of his Lord[Read More…]

by December 14, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Star-Studded Cast Fuels Gritty Crime Drama

Star-Studded Cast Fuels Gritty Crime Drama

4/5 stars The descent into the Rust Belt of steel-town America is dismally depicted in director and co-writer Scott Cooper’s tragically realistic drama Out of the Furnace. Cooper chronicles the downward spiraling lives of two blue-collar brothers thrown into the criminal world of drugs and bare-knuckle boxing. The story follows Russell Baze(Christian[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
New Disney Film Charms Audiences of All Ages

New Disney Film Charms Audiences of All Ages

5/5 New animated Disney musical Frozen, influenced by a Hans Christian Andersen story — in this case, “The Snow Queen” — is one of the famed company’s best in years. It follows the ever-optimistic Princess Anna (Kristen Bell) as she pursues her sister, the recent Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), to[Read More…]

by November 27, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Red Baraat Delivers High-Energy Show

Red Baraat Delivers High-Energy Show

Playing their last show of the year, party band Red Baraat stopped by Washington D.C.’s U Street Music Hall Nov. 24 and treated the crowd to one hell of a show. Comprised of eight men, the band blends a variety of genre s from funk to hip-hop to jazz, and[Read More…]

by November 27, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Imaginative Snippets Go Back in Time

At the Donn B. Murphy One Acts Festival, audiences will be reminded that old-fashioned theatre is anything but stale. This annual event run, by the Mask & Bauble Society, showcases fresh talent in the Georgetown community and gives actors, playwrights and directors the opportunity to hone their skills in front[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide