Marquette Wire

Second season of ’24’ saves day again

Paul Day

September 18, 2003

Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), still recovering from his wife's death, is summoned by his colleagues for his expertise in an escalating situation involving a terrorist threat of nuclear proportions. Meanwhile, President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) must deal with both the terrorist threat and his...

Phish bassist swims in expirmental waters

Lydia Cox

September 18, 2003

Understandably quirky, the film won the Audience Award at South by Southwest festival in 2000. Upon completion of the film, Gordon took the score from the movie and reworked the songs into new jams. In a sense, Inside In could be viewed as a loose soundtrack for "Outside Out;" several of the tracks...

Whoopi Goldberg reviewed

Lydia Cox

September 18, 2003

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, the show aims to be a more relevant and relatable comedy. Then there's...

Heart troubles can’t slow down Wu

Lydia Cox

September 18, 2003

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 and they plowed ahead. Summer 2003 was nearing, and The Big Wu was looking...

Matchstick

Tim Cigelske

September 11, 2003

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), a no-nonsense con artist whose only weakness is his neurosis. Cage tries...

Spade film leans on easy jokes, fails to reach maturity

Kevin Crowe

September 11, 2003

"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. Poor ratings and a lack of funding caused the show's cancellation after...

‘Richard’ crippled by era, saved by lead performance

Libby Fry

September 11, 2003

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 for the rule of England, the play depicts the rise and fall of Richard, Duke...

Football series gets stopped at goal line

Libby Fry

September 11, 2003

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 a few pieces away from being a true contender. The show leans heavily on...

Organ transplant

faiza.yunus@marquette.edu

September 11, 2003

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 month. According to Debbie Donaldson, publicist for "Silents Please,"...

UWM travels the globe for restorated movie series

Lydia Cox

September 11, 2003

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 programs. Now, the new Classic series allows fans to view films that they...

Guerilla book fuels feminism

Tim Cigelske

September 11, 2003

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 for a painting was the only way a female artist could get into an art museum. In...

Young updates old message

Todd Lazarski

September 11, 2003

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, Young sounds like a weathered, wise man, emotionally relating tales...