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Spade film leans on easy jokes, fails to reach maturity

September 10, 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...

‘Richard’ crippled by era, saved by lead performance

September 10, 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...

Football series gets stopped at goal line

September 10, 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,...

Organ transplant

September 10, 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...

UWM travels the globe for restorated movie series

September 10, 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...

Guerilla book fuels feminism

September 10, 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...

Young updates old message

September 10, 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...

MUSG Weekend Movies

September 10, 2003

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...

Hog heaven

September 1, 2003

Harley lovers from around the world are turning their attention — and wheels — toward Milwaukee this week, and both museums are expecting heavy turnouts from people anxious to learn about the origins...

Jazzy life made brighter at home

August 27, 2003

The movie follows the story of Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) and Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a pair of killers looking for the fame and Chicago nightclub careers that can come with murder. Over...

Ordinary man gives life to splendid film

August 27, 2003

Pekar's fashion sense consists of a back hair-revealing wifebeater and mustard-colored Daisy Dukes, which he wears while cutting his toenails in bed. He trolls the supermarket with a permanent scowl...

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