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REVIEW: ‘Volta’ backflips into Chicago, sticks the landing

REVIEW: ‘Volta’ backflips into Chicago, sticks the landing

June 26, 2019

When Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta” begins, you may think you’re still watching the pre-show. The statuesque Mr. Wow, clad in bright metallic clothes and a golden wig, struts around stage while i...

REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s ‘ME!’ is the comeback she deserves

REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s ‘ME!’ is the comeback she deserves

May 3, 2019

The 13 days between April 13 and 26 were some of the most stressful in years for Taylor Swift fans. Rumors began to fly after Swift added a cryptic countdown to her Instagram story, which was set to en...

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

November 30, 2018

“The Favourite” is a quirky, historical drama set in 18th century England about Queen Anne’s rule while England is at war with the French. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the film stars Emma Stone, Rache...

Panic! At The Disco delivers ‘a night you’ll never forget’ during United Center performance

Panic! At The Disco delivers ‘a night you’ll never forget’ during United Center performance

By Lauren Carlton, Managing Editor

July 23, 2018

Panic! At The Disco rocked the United Center July 17 during the band's fifth stop on its "Pray For The Wicked" tour. With Hayley Kyioko and ARIZONA opening the show, the band's performance was prec...

‘Tag’ not as fun as I remember

By Micha Thurston

June 26, 2018

Watching a group of men play a game of tag sounds like it could be an entertaining idea. But when there are too many characters who lack development and redundant subplots, the film drags on for 30 minutes too long.“Tag,” directed by Jeff Tomsic and released June 15, tells the kind of "best buds’"story that has become a staple of the big screen. The movie relies on stock characters and stereotypes for laughter: ‘Hoagie,’ played b...

Taylor Swift delivers unforgettable performance during ‘reputation’ stadium tour

By Lauren Carlton

June 25, 2018

Taylor Swift's reputation stadium tour is one you don't want to miss.Taylor Swift once said, "in the death of her reputation, she felt truly alive," and her performances June 1 and 2 at Soldier Field bring truth to this statement. Swift kicked off her fifth tour for her newest album, reputation, May 8 in Glendale, Arizona, and will be on the road until Oct. 6. Swift's performances started off strong and continued to...

‘Cinematic’ by Owl City

‘Cinematic’ by Owl City

By Lauren Carlton

June 12, 2018

After a three-year break, Owl City— which consists solely of musician Adam Young— is back with its newest album Cinematic, released June 1. The band is known for its two hit songs "Fireflies" and "Good Time," fans hav...

‘Infinity War’ casts doubt on the future of cinema

‘Infinity War’ casts doubt on the future of cinema

By Brock Stillmunks

May 7, 2018

The Marvel Cinematic Universe officially started with "Iron Man" in 2008. Since that time, films in this extended universe reached great heights—like "Thor: Ragnarok," "Black Panther"and "Iron Man"—and hit some p...

‘Blockers’ trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

‘Blockers’ trades in emotional storytelling for butt chugging

May 3, 2018

When Roger Ebert reviewed 1967's “The Graduate,” he wrote, “[The Graduate] is funny, not because of sight gags and punch lines and other tired rubbish, but because it has a point of view. That is...

‘Truth or Dare’ doesn’t dare to do anything

‘Truth or Dare’ doesn’t dare to do anything

By Brock Stillmunks

May 3, 2018

Blumhouse Productions' “Truth or Dare” is bad. That’s it. There’s not one funny joke or witty quip that comes to mind  while talking about what may be the most derivative, poorly acted, weak...

‘Is this your card?’  ‘Physician Magician’ heals, mystifies

‘Is this your card?’ ‘Physician Magician’ heals, mystifies

April 28, 2018

“There’s something I have to tell you.” I said this to the turned back of Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz, the self-titled “Physician Magician” on the evening of April 26. Even though I was seated behind him, retur...

‘You Were Never Really Here’ crumbles into a classic

‘You Were Never Really Here’ crumbles into a classic

April 16, 2018

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Andrei Tarkovsky directed "Taxi Driver?" The film must combine the brutality and nihilism of Scorsese’s masterpiece with the philosophical dreaminess of a Tarkovskian film to create an uni...

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