Marquette Wire

New Coen movie barely tolerable

Kyle Carritt

October 14, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

The plot is harmless enough, rife with opportunities for the Coens to inject their singular brand of humor. George Clooney, slyly funny in the Cary Grant role, plays Miles Massey, a highly respectable and successful divorce attorney...

Simon’s show shines

Libby Fry

October 14, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

The play tells the story of Willie Clark (Jim Baker), a crotchety old man who lives in a cheap hotel suite in New York City. Although he was once a star in the lights of vaudeville — and he still converses in snappy one-liners...

Restored classic hits mark

Paul Day

October 14, 2003

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The 1938 Technicolor action masterpiece, "The Adventures of Robin Hood," has received an outstanding two-disc special edition DVD release that showcases why the film won three Academy Awards in music, editing and art direction. Back...

Environmental projects displayed at Haggerty Museum

faiza.yunus@marquette.edu

October 14, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

The thing that serves as her canvas is also the thing she wants people to learn more about through her art — the environment. Beginning Oct.16, representations of Agnes Denes' work will be on display at the Haggerty Museum...

Fulks finds inspiration in King of Pop, posers

Dave Rossetti

October 14, 2003

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When alt-country singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks comes to town for a set at Shank Hall Friday, he'll be bringing his guitar, his band and a razor-sharp sardonic wit that has endeared him to a small but devoted following during...

Soccer story’s extras reclaim innocence

Dave Rossetti

October 14, 2003

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But thankfully "Bend it Like Beckham" reclaims its innocence with a DVD release that showcases the heart and soul of the charming movie. The movie perfectly plays off the incredibly class-based and repressed cultures of the British...

Game of Death (1978)

Dave Rossetti

October 14, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

There is no doubt that "Game of Death" is not the movie that Bruce Lee wanted to go out on. "Game of Death" is also an oddly Fellini-esque martial arts movie, as the plot is twisted so Lee's character, a film star, must fake...

Jet ~ Get Born

simon.penchansky@marquette.edu

October 14, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

Jet sounds like a group that was signed by a major label (Elektra) during 2001-02, the time Rolling Stone dubbed "the return of rock." The first three tracks (including the superb single, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?") sound...

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

Kyle Carritt

October 14, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

The Coen brothers' previous attempt at a high-concept Hollywood comedy was this magnificent fable starring Tim Robbins as Norville Barnes, a naïve business school graduate who arrives in New York City (circa 1958) with big dreams. visual...

Matthews creates heavy solo work

Lydia Cox

October 14, 2003

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Dave Matthews has been through a lot — the death of his father when he was nine, the murder of his oldest sister, the violent effects of apartheid. After all, it was the apartheid struggle that caused Matthews to leave his native...

First volume fits ‘Bill’

Paul Day

October 14, 2003

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It took a few more years and a few more millions of dollars than expected to complete "Kill Bill" and even at that only the first volume has been released. So, was it worth it? Writer and director Quentin Tarantino answers...

Danish dance music duo defies conventions for fun

Lydia Cox

October 14, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

Yes, Jesper Mortenson ("Junior") and Jeppe Laursen ("Senior") are changing the way the world sees pop music and dance music and rock music; soul, new wave and punk. Their genre-bending debut album, D-D-Don't Don't Stop The Beat...