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Martin Courtney mellows out Schubas with solo set

Martin Courtney mellows out Schubas with solo set

February 15, 2016

When a musician decides to take on a solo project, the result is not always what fans are hoping for. Usually, the work consists of tracks that were not good enough to make it onto the band’s album ...

Watered-down characters sink ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

Watered-down characters sink ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

December 14, 2015

“In the Heart of the Sea” follows the grueling journey of the Essex, sunk by a whale thousands of miles off the Chilean coast. Director Ron Howard (“Apollo 13”) compels the audience to wallow in...

‘Jurassic World’ finds balance with new, old elements

By Office Assistant

June 17, 2015

No one goes to see a “Jurassic Park” sequel expecting it to outshine the sheer awe and glory of the original—It just doesn’t seem possible.With that being said, if a record-breaking $511.8 million global opening weekend at the box-office is anything to go by, naysayers may find themselves dumbfounded.After a slew of disconcerting trailers, die-hard fans of the series like myself wondered whether “Jurassic World...

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ presents new problems for series

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ presents new problems for series

April 27, 2015

“Grand Theft Auto V,” the latest in Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto” series, has been re-released for PC platforms. Arguably the best version of the game for its adjustable graphics setting...

“Cities Skylines” puts SimCity to shame

“Cities Skylines” puts SimCity to shame

April 20, 2015

Video games do not exist in a vacuum. The ones that iterate on old formulas and genres will always be compared to their predecessors. Fortunately for “Cities: Skylines,” its closest counterpart is...

‘Furious 7’ a proper sendoff to late star

‘Furious 7’ a proper sendoff to late star

April 20, 2015

It is hard to believe the “Fast and Furious” franchise has survived 14 years. Since 2001, moviegoers have been treated to fast cars and furious action, usually with mixed results, yet the series has l...

Theater Wit’s ‘Full Monty’ leaves it all hanging out

Theater Wit’s ‘Full Monty’ leaves it all hanging out

April 6, 2015

With so many established theaters in Chicago, it is always exciting to find a theater on the cutting edge. In Kokandy Productions’ Americanized live version of the 1997 British film of the same name, ...

“Chappie” delivers well-devoloped plot, characters

“Chappie” delivers well-devoloped plot, characters

March 16, 2015

“Chappie” is latest film from Neill Blomkamp, the sci-fi rookie behind “Elysium” and “District 9.” His first film was a critical smash, but after his own expressed disappointment with his ...

‘Chappie’ not the brightest artificial intelligence

‘Chappie’ not the brightest artificial intelligence

March 16, 2015

Writer and director Neill Blomkamp exploded into the film industry with his Academy Award-nominated sci-fi thriller “District 9,” which created buzz and set high expectations for the young filmmaker. H...

Milo Greene thaws Chicago with sunny LA vibes

By Copy Editor

March 12, 2015

The piercing winds swirling outside of Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., begged to intrude on the glowing, warm March 5 Milo Greene show, but the sold-out gig emulating lights of purplish reds and hazy oranges was in its own encapsulated cocoon.After hustling inside to shed off coats and find a spot, the crowd was immediately awash with the sweet, charming sounds of the show’s opening band, Wardell. The five members sh...

MisterWives makes Lincoln Hall its own house

MisterWives makes Lincoln Hall its own house

March 9, 2015

MisterWives’ electric set shook the crowd on March 3 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., playing through every song from its debut album Our Own House, released on Feb. 24 through Photo Finish Records...

Lee Dewyze, The Tragic Thrills, The Friday Pilots perform in Chicago

Lee Dewyze, The Tragic Thrills, The Friday Pilots perform in Chicago

February 23, 2015

Brought together by chance, American Idol season 9 winner Lee DeWyze, The Tragic Thrills and one of Columbia’s student bands, Friday Pilots Club, were an outstanding lineup for the Feb. 13 show at the...

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