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Movie Review: ‘Tomb Raider’

★★★☆☆ Departing from the painfully unwatchable original films, Alicia Vikander ushers the “Tomb Raider” franchise into a new era as the lead, Lara Croft, in director Roar Uthaug’s fantastical adaptation of Crystal Dynamics’ popular video game series. “Tomb Raider” follows Lara, the aimless, rebellious daughter of a long-missing adventurer, who[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
RYAN BAE/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Declan McKenna at Jammin’ Java

British singer-songwriter Declan McKenna made everyone feel like his valentine with his Feb. 14 show at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Va. “I’m here to steal your hearts this Valentine’s Day. And I’ve got more crappy lines like that prepared,” McKenna said. A quirky, 19-year-old musician from London, McKenna truly did[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
BØRNS

Concert Review: Børns at The Anthem

Børns is as fascinating as the “lightning in a bottle” he sings about on his hit “Electric Love.” Although his voice and personal style take inspiration from Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson, he lacks those performers’ emotional commitment and live energy.  Technically his music shines, but his lackluster stage presence[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
MGMT

Album Review: ‘Little Dark Age’

★★★☆☆ MGMT’s 2018 album “Little Dark Age” follows in the vein of the spaced-out indie-pop that rocketed the band to stardom 11 years ago. However, while the project almost succeeds in reviving the duo’s early retro-synth success, it struggles to find its own identity. MGMT, which the friends Andrew VanWyngarden[Read More…]

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
Concert Review: Lana Del Rey at the Capital One Arena

Concert Review: Lana Del Rey at the Capital One Arena

Three days before appearing on the red carpet at Madison Square Garden for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, Lana Del Rey enthralled a clamoring audience at a packed Capital One Arena on Jan. 25. The singer-songwriter complemented soaring vocals with vacation-themed visuals as she treated loyal Washington, D.C. fans to[Read More…]

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Concert Review: Milky Chance at The Fillmore Silver Spring

In an age when sound engineers can make any artist sound flawless in a music studio, it is rare to hear a band replicate the perfection of studio tracks at a live concert. However, last Saturday night at The Fillmore Silver Spring, alternative folk trio Milky Chance proved itself to[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
MASK AND BAUBLE DRAMATIC SOCIETY

Theater Review: ‘Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play’

A post-apocalyptic society without television or electricity is the backdrop for an unnerving examination of entertainment itself in “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” a joint production by student theater groups Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society and Nomadic Theatre. “[The play is a] post-modern dramatic musical comedy,” producer Cameron Bell (COL[Read More…]

MEGAN SHAPIRO/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Angus & Julia Stone at the 9:30 Club

Atmospheric instrumental underscores, euphonious singing and strong rapport make indie-pop duo Angus & Julia Stone stand out from its crowded genre. Since the Australian siblings decided to pursue their respective musical endeavors in 2006, the pair’s natural chemistry and talent have electrified venues. The group’s performance Nov. 19 at the[Read More…]

by December 9, 2017 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
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Movie Review: ‘The Disaster Artist’

★★★★☆ “The Disaster Artist,” released Dec. 1, delves deeply into the quirky backstory of “The Room,” arguably the worst movie of all time. “The Room,” described by one of its lead actors, Greg Sestero, as “a disastrous specimen of cinematic hubris,” has turned into a cult classic that has fascinated[Read More…]

by December 4, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
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Movie Review: ‘Justice League’

★★☆☆☆ The fifth installment of the DC Extended Universe series, “Justice League” is supposed to be Warner Bros.’ competitive response to Marvel’s successful superhero movie saga. While “Justice League” is an entertaining step up from DC’s last film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,”,released in 2016, the film is flawed[Read More…]