Marquette Wire

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....

‘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...

Hog heaven

faiza.yunus@marquette.edu

September 2, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee, News

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 of the company that put...

Ordinary man gives life to splendid film

Tim Cigelske

August 28, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

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 branded on his face in search...

Jazzy life made brighter at home

Tim Cigelske

August 28, 2003

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Marquee

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 the course of a jail term...

Hendrix, hymns combine in funky family’s music

Dave Rossetti

August 28, 2003

Filed under Marquee

Dismissing Unclassified, the band's studio debut, as another preachy gospel record would be an unfortunate mistake for those uninitiated to this relative newcomer. Randolph's music certainly has a spiritual ed...

City brews plethora of things to do

August 28, 2003

Filed under Marquee

College — there really is more to it than books, classes and studying. While your professors might do everything in their power to keep you locked in the dorms cramming for a test or scrambling to write a paper, on ...