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Movie Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

★★★☆☆ “Murder on the Orient Express,” the star-studded film adaptation of the 1934 Agatha Christie novel of the same name, is a fast-paced mystery that captivates even those familiar with the plotline. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars as the beloved protagonist, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the film is[Read More…]

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Album Review: ‘Red Pill Blues’

★★★☆☆ Fifteen years and five albums since the release of its critically acclaimed debut, “Songs About Jane,” quintessential pop rock group Maroon 5 is creating quite a different sound. The sultry rock songs that launched the band to stardom in the early 2000s would not find a place on its[Read More…]

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Concert Review: Niall Horan at the Fillmore

One Direction fans are now faced with a new predicament: having to see each member of the boyband perform individually. Gone are the stadium shows where screams were louder than the music. Those have been replaced by intimate venue performances bringing life to the members’ promising solo careers. At Niall[Read More…]

TESTING TRUISMS: The Value of Hard Work 

TESTING TRUISMS: The Value of Hard Work 

The tension in the room is palpable as your professor passes back the exams. It was a notoriously difficult midterm, and you pored over your notes for days in hopes of getting an A. “I didn’t study,” the girl next to you confesses. “I’m just hoping for a C.” When[Read More…]

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ANDINO: Top Hits From Latin Music Royalty

ANDINO: Top Hits From Latin Music Royalty

“La Negra Tiene Tumbao” – Celia Cruz The direct translation of “La Negra Tiene Tumbao” is “the black woman has swagger,” and Celia Cruz embodied this title, proving that she was the “queen of salsa.” Cruz was not just a talented musical artist but an inspiring figure as well. She[Read More…]

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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…]