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‘Ponyo’ delights, entertains all ages

Globe Staff

September 17, 2009


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“Ponyo”, the latest animated masterpiece from legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, excels in entertaining both cynical adults and bright-eyed adolescents. Miyazaki is responsible for many critically acclaimed animated films such as “Howl’s Moving Castle”, “Princess...

Chicago’s Harry Potter exhibit impresses

Globe Staff

September 15, 2009


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Unaware visitors of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry probably do not expect to find a heap of finely-crafted magic wands, a couple of mock-up house elves, and a troupe of museum employees insisting on speaking to patrons in bad British accents and vernacular. However, all that and many...

Tim Burton’s ‘9’ unbalanced, bewildering

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September 14, 2009


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Full of action and adventure in a post-apocalyptic age, Tim Burton’s “9” adds a bit of the short film version of "9" in the movie as well as his own creativity; however, this resulted in a very topsy-turvy film. The story begins with the last “stitchpunk,” 9, waking up...

‘Julie and Julia’ satisfies cravings

Meredith McMahon

September 13, 2009


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Don’t forget your dinner before you come to the succulent, French food- filled film, “Julie & Julia”! Between scenes of delicious, buttery fish and dark chocolate cake is a story of two women– Julia Child, the famed chef who introduced French cooking to America in the 1960's...

‘Adam’ a sweet, original romance

Globe Staff

September 11, 2009


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Though “Adam” may be overshadowed by the more highly publicized “500 Days of Summer” and “Away We Go” this season, it is a romantic comedy that is worth seeking out. Writer Max Mayer succeeds at overcoming the pitfalls of the genre through a unique story about a man...

Acting in ‘Final Destination’ horrifying

Globe Staff

September 11, 2009


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I am a big fan of horror films, but this summer's “Final Destination” failed to please me. “Final Destination” revolves around the main character Nick O’Bannon, who joins his friends in a fun time at the speedway. Some are hoping for a crash, but Nick has a bad feeling...

‘Paper Heart’ gives new glimpse on romance

Globe Staff

September 11, 2009


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By Andie Glik If you’re a fan of "Juno" or "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," and you count Michael Cera as your celeb crush, "Paper Heart" is the movie for you. Starring the adorable and quirky Charlyne Yi (you may know her from "Knocked Up" as the stoner girlfriend), “Purple Heart”...

WEB–Gamer movie review

Globe Staff

September 10, 2009


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Set in a faraway future of tyrannical rule and hypnotizing video games, "Gamer" is an action film where mind control technology has been used in twisted video games. The first game created was Society, in which players control another person like a puppet, turning them into their own version of the “perfect”...

Lupe Fiasco concert entertains, beguiles

Globe Staff

August 17, 2009


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by Katherine Greenberg Globe Editor “Live on the Levee” has brought countless successful musicians to play in free concerts under the arch and this year was no different. “Live on the Levee 2009” started off with a concert headlining the Counting Crows.  Other big names ...

“Katherine Dunham: Beyond the Dance” exhibition honors the life of the late dancer, anthropologist

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August 17, 2009


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“Every person who has a germ of artistry seeks to recreate and present an impression of universal human experience.” This profound quotation of the late Katherine Dunham, inscribed on a wall directly across from the entrance of the ‘Katherine Dunham: Beyond the Dance...

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