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Theater Wit’s take on “The Full Monty” blends sexuality and humor in a touching manner in this Americanized live-action musical version of the 1997 British cult classic.

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

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 ...

Neill Blomkamp’s third film, “Chappie,” follows in similar footsteps as his celebrated directorial sci-fi feature film debut, “District 9,” but fails to capture the same thrill.

‘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...

New York City-based indie-pop band MisterWives played its feel-good album, Our Own House, before a sold-out crowd at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., on March 3.

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...

“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D”

“Majora’s Mask 3D” shows our rose-tinted glasses were surprisingly clear

February 23, 2015

“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” largely preserves the atmosphere and feeling of the original game but has numerous tweaks both subtle and obvious that largely improve and streamline the e...

Lee Dewyze, The Tragic Thrills, The Friday Pilots

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...

“Black or White,” starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, tells the story of a mourning widower (Costner) who is brought into a custody battle over his granddaughter (Jillian Estell) whom he has helped raise for her entire life.

‘Black or White’ leaves no room for gray area

February 16, 2015

In America, conversations about race often take place in a world of gray. The film “Black or White,” a new family drama written and directed by Mike Binder, does not take place in this world, thou...

“The Voices”

“The Voices” wickedly futile and wholly original

February 16, 2015

Simultaneously gruesome, surreal, quirky and hilarious, “The Voices” is an unwanted horror comedy offspring at the Sundance Film Festival circuit and a ready-made cult classic. Directed by Marjane ...

“How Do You Do it?” is a video game about a girl learning about sex with her dolls while her mom is out of the house, she tries to not get caught by mom when she returns.

‘How Do You Do It?’ stands brutally honest

February 10, 2015

“How Do You Do It?” is exploratory in its design—refreshingly simple and an honest piece of work from someone who has something clever to say. It tackles the subject of sex from the perspective of an...

“Project Almanac” makes being cool the new American dream

February 9, 2015

“Project Almanac,” a time-traveling teen comedy, is what happens when MTV grabs a conceptual high-brow sci-fi script and tosses it around a writer’s room injecting phrases like “dude” and “ba...

“Gravity Ghost” proves to be graphically appealing

January 31, 2015

“Gravity Ghost,” the latest title by Ivy Games, is the most recent in a line of fantastic indie titles. Between its strong themes, beautiful art, soundtrack and phenomenal gameplay, “Gravity Ghost”...

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