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‘Smallfoot’ Brings Big Heart to the Silver Screen

‘Smallfoot’ Brings Big Heart to the Silver Screen

★★★★☆ Warner Bros. Pictures’ latest family-friendly animated film, “Smallfoot,” opening this Friday, reaches beyond the tropes of traditional children’s movies with its diverse range of music and unique moral lesson. Director Karey Kirkpatrick leads an all-star cast, including basketball star LeBron James and actress Zendaya, in this film adaptation of[Read More…]

by September 26, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
‘Tea With the Dames’ Is as Pleasant as an Afternoon in the Garden

‘Tea With the Dames’ Is as Pleasant as an Afternoon in the Garden

★★★★☆ “Tea With the Dames” invites viewers to escape the English rain for the gossip, wisdom and laughter shared in an afternoon chat between four women coming up on 60 years of friendship. The companionship between Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Eileen Atkins and Dame Joan Plowright has[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Movies
For ‘The Children Act,’ Skip the Theater and Read the Book

For ‘The Children Act,’ Skip the Theater and Read the Book

★★★☆☆ “The Children Act,” the latest film adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel, has a strong cast and a compelling plot but fails to live up to the allure of its literary counterpart. The film, which is directed by Richard Eyre and distributed by FilmNation Entertainment, BBC Films, A24 and[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Movies
ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

OUT OF OFFICE: Abroad and Unscheduled

Routines form the basis of life at Georgetown. Class schedules provide the infrastructure, extracurriculars fill in the gaps and the remaining free time is devoted to daily necessities like eating and sleeping. Going abroad throws a wrench in this scheduling. When I got to Copenhagen, Denmark, my typically overbooked schedule[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns
Car Seat Headrest Rocks Bodies and Minds at the 9:30 Club

Car Seat Headrest Rocks Bodies and Minds at the 9:30 Club

Rarely in an era where flawless stage presence seems to be the par excellence of live performance will a band forgo pyrotechnics and flashy outfits for flailing limbs and crunchy guitars. Although Car Seat Headrest unassumingly took the stage at the 9:30 Club on Sept. 19 outfitted like a high[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Music, The Guide
DREAMWORKS

‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’ Features Creative Magic but Falters in the Finale

After his impressive acting as the notorious Sergeant Donny Donowitz in “Inglourious Basterds,” Eli Roth has returned to cinema as a director for the fantasy movie “The House with a Clock in Its Walls,” based on the 1973 novel by John Bellairs. Despite at times being slow-paced, “The House with[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Movies, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: Spike Lee Takes Risks in ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ With Mixed Results

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Spike Lee Takes Risks in ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ With Mixed Results

I’ve always admired Spike Lee as a director because he’s a risk taker. While a lot of filmmakers know how to put on a show, not as many can truly say they’re bringing something fresh to the table. So when I found out my boss was sending me to a[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
JACK COLAVITA FOR THE HOYA

JPEGMAFIA Exhilarates Crowd With Frenzied Energy

In the basement of the Songbyrd Music House in Adams Morgan, red lights reflected off a low ceiling, illuminating the crowd as it eagerly awaited Baltimore experimental rapper JPEGMAFIA. He is currently on tour in the United States and Canada. Songbyrd is a small venue, and its 200-attendee capacity creates[Read More…]

CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA

Drake Outshines Migos at Capital One Arena

In 2013, Drake propelled rap trifecta Migos to superstardom when he put his verse on the group’s trap anthem “Versace (Remix).” Now, Migos share tour headlines with their benefactor. Yet the audience reaction to the “Aubrey and the Three Amigos” tour solidifies Drake as the real star, while Migos are[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Concerts, Music, The Guide
DC SCHOOLS

Faith and Justice? The Struggles of Timothy Healy and Leo O’Donovan to Balance Piety and Dialogue

“Faith and Justice” hangs from the banners of Healy Hall, urging students and faculty on to serve their community while staying true to their religious convictions.  Although Jesuits hold the two values as complementary, recent Georgetown University Presidents Timothy Healy and Leo O’Donovan have confronted several instances where the Catholic[Read More…]

by September 23, 2018 0 comments The Guide