Marquette Wire

Whoopi Goldberg reviewed

Lydia Cox

September 18, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

On one hand there's "Whoopi," (7 p.m., Tuesdays, NBC) starring former center square Whoopi Goldberg as freewheeling outspoken hotel operator Mavis Rae. Selling itself on the outrageous and slightly offensive humor of Goldberg,...

Heart troubles can’t slow down Wu

Lydia Cox

September 18, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

After spending a little time reworking the structure of the band, they settled down as just a four-piece: Terry VanDeWalker on drums, Andy Miller on bass, Al Oikari on keyboards and Chris Castino on lead guitar. It seemed to work...

Midget with an attitude

Tim Cigelske

September 18, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

"Ever see a midget eat popcorn?" he says. "They stick their whole arm in the bucket and come out with one kernel." There's more. "How do you drown a midget? Spit on him." His jokes about midget sexual positions, however,...

‘Richard’ crippled by era, saved by lead performance

Libby Fry

September 11, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

The show opened at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater last weekend to launch the theater's 50th Anniversary season. Set just after the end of England's War of the Roses, in which the House of York defeated the House of Lancaster...

Football series gets stopped at goal line

Libby Fry

September 11, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

Following in the cleats of "Any Given Sunday," ESPN takes its first shot at a dramatic series with "Playmakers" (8 p.m., Tuesdays, ESPN). While a cut above previous ESPN attempts at original programming, "Playmakers" is still...

Organ transplant

faiza.yunus@marquette.edu

September 11, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

Saturday begins the season at around 1 p.m. with the first American feature length comedy, "Tillie's Punctured Romance," a 1914 classic starring Charlie Chaplin. The season will run through May, with one silent film showing per...

UWM travels the globe for restorated movie series

Lydia Cox

September 11, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

According to Luke Sieczek, program manager for Union Theatre, the decision was made last semester to start showing strictly 35mm prints on Wednesday and Thursday nights. In the past, those nights were reserved for theme-oriented...

Guerilla book fuels feminism

Tim Cigelske

September 11, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

The book is written by an anonymous group of women activists and artists who don gorilla masks and take the names of famous dead women. The group burst on the New York scene in 1985 with billboards suggesting that posing nude...

Young updates old message

Todd Lazarski

September 11, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

Building an epic tale around the fictitious Green family in imaginary Greendale, Calif., Young crafts an intricately woven storyline throughout each tune on the album. Using simple country-folk dialect and the cadence of a story-teller,...

MUSG Weekend Movies

Tim Horneman

September 11, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Student Government

Last year, movies were shown on Friday nights only. This year, movies are shown at 8 p.m. on Fridays and 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturdays. All showings are at the Varsity Theatre and cost $2 with a valid Marquette Card and $3 without. Movies...

Matchstick

Tim Cigelske

September 11, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

The slam-bang surprise ending helps, but the story until that point limps along with stabs at cheap sentimentality and bad jokes that barely make it worthwhile. Based on the novel by Eric Garcia, the plot centers on Roy (Cage),...

Spade film leans on easy jokes, fails to reach maturity

Kevin Crowe

September 11, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

"Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" details the life of a child who experienced a few years of success in his youth as his messy hair, crooked smile and quirky interjections endeared him to television audiences across the country....