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Theater Review: ‘Twelfth Night’

Set in a modern airport terminal, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s performance of the romantic comedy “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare takes the audience on a fantastical flight, encouraging them to leave their worries behind and travel with the actors to the faraway world of Illyria. Full of fools, mayhem and[Read More…]

Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’

Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’

Directed by Sam Gold and based on Alison Bechdel’s award-winning autobiographical graphic novel, Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” made its Washington, D.C. premiere April 18 at the National Theatre. The musical delivers a striking study of human relationships, particularly those between father and daughter, as its protagonist Alison, played by[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘The Promise’

★★★★☆ In 2015, world leaders across the world came together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a tragedy in which 1.5 million Armenians were systematically killed by the Ottoman government. Two years later, Director Terry George, best known for his films “Hotel Rwanda” and “In the Name[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Rock Dog’

★★☆☆☆ Films, like any form of art, must accommodate the highly diverse interests of audiences across the world. Hollywood overcomes this problem by producing several film genres that are tailored to different age and interest groups. Although most Hollywood genres can pander to a specific target audience, animated PG films[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
Crumbling Character: A Gentrified Georgetown

Crumbling Character: A Gentrified Georgetown

  A quarter of a century ago, a stroll down M Street would reveal rows of highly specialized boutique shops, restaurants and vendors. Crowds lured in from across the city and the country filled the sidewalks, ready to experience an atmosphere unique to this small corner of northwest Washington, D.C.[Read More…]

Theater Review: ‘As You Like It’

Theater Review: ‘As You Like It’

Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, the Folger Theatre’s edgy rendition of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” draws the audience out of its seats and into the mysterious Forest of Arden — a place where lovers, fools and refugees gather to escape the cruel and unwelcoming world that awaits them. Full[Read More…]

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After 2014’s hugely successful “The LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Batman Movie” tries to capture the same free-wheeling, irreverent humor while incorporating a grittier, edgier perspective. Though the film succeeds on many fronts, it lacks the same effortless heart and emotion of its franchise predecessor.

Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

  ★★★★☆ “The LEGO Batman Movie” is a hilarious, excellently animated film. However, despite its best efforts, it falls short in comparison to the narrative brilliance of the original. Three years ago, “The LEGO Movie” amazed audiences and reached worldwide critical acclaim. With its tongue-in-cheek pop numbers, meta references and[Read More…]

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT

The Gilded Stage

Every year, film aficionados look forward to winter — not just for snow or the holidays but for their moment in the sun. The movie buff’s Super Bowl and the cinephile’s March Madness, the Academy Awards are the denouement of the film awards season that begins in November with the[Read More…]

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“The Phantom Tollbooth” appeals to young children as well as more mature audiences, which will appreciate the production’s thoughtful message and universal theme.

FEATURE: ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

From Georgetown’s Theater and Performance Studies Program and the student-led Nomadic Theatre comes the imaginative play “The Phantom Tollbooth,” running from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4 in the Davis Performing Arts Center. Written by Susan Nanus and based on Norton Juster’s 1961 children’s novel, the story follows a young boy,[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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Based on the hugely popular children’s book series by Lemony Snicket, Netflix has another winner in “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” a dark comedy drama depicting the tragic lives of the three Baudelaire orphans after having been sent to live with Count Olaf, played with aplomb by Neil Patrick Harris.

Hottest Television Selections of the Winter

As temperatures drop and classes pick up, Georgetown students may find themselves searching for comfort from the cold weather in the wake of a dearly missed syllabus week. Luckily, the beginning of the second semester perfectly coincides with the start of a highly anticipated winter television season. As hit shows,[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide