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Box Office Report: “The Gambler”

Box Office Report: “The Gambler”
December 30, 2014

When “The Gambler” was at its best, it was a decent film, but when it struggled it wasn’t much more than a sports film with an affinity for Blackjack. Structurally, the movie was sound, and I had...

Mac DeMarco creates intimate solo act at Foellinger

October 30, 2014

Mac DeMarco’s strong vocals were in full throttle last night as he performed a rare solo show at the Foellinger Auditorium. Without any additional instrumental backing, DeMarco held together a beautiful,...

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

Box Office Report: “John Wick”
October 30, 2014

My thought process walking out (or escaping) the theater was to label “John Wick” as either bad or really bad depending on how pissed off traffic made me on the ride home. And I will say that I hit...

Dopapod brings chill light, music show Sunday night

Dopapod brings chill light, music show Sunday night
October 6, 2014

Smoke curls to the ceiling, green lights blink and people sway to the sounds of chill Reggae music. The laid-back atmosphere didn’t entirely foreshadow the planned performance at The Canopy Club on Sunday...

“Good Boys and True” offers critique of privileged lifestyle, material culture

William Rose III (left) and Maxwell Tomaszewski (right) perform as Justin Simmons and Brandon Hardy during the dress rehearsal of “Good Boys and True” which premiered at the Station Theater in Urbana, Il. on Thursday. 
January 27, 2014

The Station Theatre in Urbana has a reputation for selecting performances that challenge the comfort and emotions of its actors and audience. “Good Boys and True,” an avant-garde, socially critical...

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