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TYLER PERRY COMPANY

Movie Review: ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’

★★★☆☆ Moments before the beginning of the press screening of “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” Tyler Perry’s voice unexpectedly filled the theater. Heads turned and then excited gasps filled the room: Perry was entering, microphone in hand, to introduce the film. “For 100 minutes, you’re going to see a stupid,[Read More…]

THE ORCHARD

Movie Review: ‘Dina’

★★★★☆ Telling an ordinary story with extraordinary subjects, “Dina” boldly defies the conventions of nonfiction film. The winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival, “Dina” presents a compelling tale of the romance between real-life Dina Buno and Scott Levin, a couple on the[Read More…]

ALEXANDRA BRUNJES/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Ron Pope at the 9:30 Club

“You all had to do something to be here, so I’ll be damned if I’m not going to show up.” Upon taking the stage at the 9:30 Club on Oct. 10, Ron Pope immediately began to banter with the audience, establishing a comfortable, conversational rapport that would continue throughout the[Read More…]

THEO SYMONDS FOR THE HOYA

The Truth Behind Sexually Transmitted Infections

The Georgetown University community is quite vigilant about staying fit and healthy. Walking between classes, it is not unusual to see people in gym clothes or overhear discussions about the ways they try to eat healthily. Although cura personalis, or care of the whole person, extends to these physical aspects[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 1 comment Guide - Top, Sex Issue, The Guide
EASTWARD FILMS

Hoyas in Hollywood: Perfecting the Craft

When Brent Craft (MSB ’08) concluded his athletic career after graduation, he shifted his focus to an entirely different passion: filmmaking. After spending time in Los Angeles after college to work on the sets of television shows like “Friday Night Lights,” Craft began dedicating his time to an independent film[Read More…]

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL

John Carroll Lynch on His Upcoming Film ‘Lucky,’ Plans for the Future

Of the many Hollywood actors who have turned to directorial roles over the course of their careers, few have had as celebrated an acting career as John Carroll Lynch. Lynch, best known for his acting roles in the films “Fargo,” “Shutter Island,” and “The Founder” and television show “American Horror[Read More…]

ALEXANDRA BRUNJES/THE HOYA

Concert Review: MHD

At just 22 years old, French rapper Mohamed Sylla, better known by his stage name, MHD, is already making his mark on the international music scene. The rising star performed at U Street Music Hall this past Friday to a venue packed with eager fans. MHD, whose stage name is[Read More…]

BLACK BICYCLE ENTERTAINMENT

Movie Review: ‘Home Again’

Alexandra Brunjes is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★★☆☆ Despite its compelling premise and star-studded cast, director Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s upcoming “Home Again” is underdeveloped and likely to leave audiences frustrated. The first film Meyers-Shyer has written, “Home Again,” stars Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen and Candice Bergen. Meyers-Shyer worked alongside her mother,[Read More…]

SUMMER READING: Sloane Crosley’s Essay Collections

SUMMER READING: Sloane Crosley’s Essay Collections

A perfect set of books to cap off the summer, publicist-turned-author Sloane Crosley’s two collections of autobiographical essays, “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” and “How Did You Get This Number,” are relatable, hilarious and charmingly witty. A well-executed foray into the world of creative nonfiction, Crosley’s work recounts her[Read More…]

by September 2, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

A dystopian novel about a future that seems frighteningly within reach, Dave Eggers’s “The Circle” focuses on the pervasiveness of modern technology and its potential to overtake the fundamental ways in which our society functions. Although the novel is at times too verbose, its core premise is fascinating; Eggers’s thought-provoking[Read More…]