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Masquers take on Chekhov’s The Seagull

Masquers take on Chekhov’s <em>The Seagull</em>

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 12/11/18 The Duquesne University Red Masquers began wrapping up the fall semester with the last full-length show, The Seagull. The Seagull is a Russian play written by dramatist Anton Chekhov in 1885. It focuses on the struggle of producing art and focuses on several very different artists in the community. […]

Life Size sequel fails to stand on its own

<em>Life Size</em> sequel fails to stand on its own

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 12/06/18 With Christmas coming up this month, Freeform premiered Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve, the long awaited sequel to Life-Size that was released in 2000. The first installment follows Casey Stuart, portrayed by Lindsay Lohan, as she tries to cope with the death of her mother. Hoping to bring her […]

Trevor Noah talks tolerance, patience in new special

Trevor Noah talks tolerance, patience in new special

11/29/18 Neil Runge | Staff Writer Witty, clever and thought provoking are just a few words to describe Trevor Noah’s new Netflix stand-up comedy special Son of Patricia. The current host of The Daily Show, Noah has proven that he knows how to handle politics and more sensitive topics in a way that’s both educational […]

Netflix reboots ‘80s classic She-Ra with more diverse cast

Netflix reboots ‘80s classic <em>She-Ra</em> with more diverse cast

11/29/18 Timothy Rush | Staff Writer As Dreamworks’ own Voltron: Legendary Defender comes to a close in its final season, Netflix makes the move in remaking another classic cartoon in its most recent Netflix Original Series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Initially pitched to Netflix by showrunner Noelle Stevenson as a single-season remake of […]

Outlaw King an action-packed take on historical tale

<em>Outlaw King</em> an action-packed take on historical tale

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 11/15/18 A historical narrative was brought to life on the small screen, including two hours of violence, lessons about honor, countless royals and adequate Scottish and British accents. All of this makes up Netflix’s new movie, Outlaw King, released this past Friday. Chris Pine stars as the lead of this […]

Masquers shine where writing fails in Dames at Sea

Masquers shine where writing fails in <em>Dames at Sea</em>

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 11/15/18 The Duquesne University Red Masquers continued its fall season with the opening of Dames at Sea last week on Nov. 8. Dames at Sea is an hour-and-45-minute-long musical written by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, with music composed by Jim Wise. While it is shorter in length, it does […]

Illumination’s Grinch a weak adaptation

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 11/15/18 With the holiday season fast approaching, Illumination Entertainment took a stab at another adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s classic book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Grinch (2018) boasts a famous cast including Benedict Cumberbatch (The Grinch), Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson and Pharrell Williams, to name a […]

FM! uses radio motif to tackle real-life issues

<em>FM!</em> uses radio motif to tackle real-life issues

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 11/08/17 Vince Staples’ latest work FM! is a surrealist interpretation of gang violence, pop culture and the glorification of rappers. As impressive and daunting as this selection of topics is, Staples really shines in the cohesiveness and flow of the concepts on this album. In the opening track “Feels Like […]

Football Manager 2019 brings together fun and realism

<em>Football Manager 2019 </em> brings together fun and realism

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 11/01/18 Football Manager 2019 can best be described as the Gameboy Advance version of soccer if FIFA is the sport’s Gamecube equivalent. The game has lower quality graphics and fewer features, but the emphasis on fun is identical. Football Manager 2019 is an annually upgraded version of a simulation game […]

Halloween takes horror’s iconic series back to its roots

<em>Halloween</em> takes horror’s iconic series back to its roots

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 10/25/18 The iconic white-masked slasher Michael Myers returns to the silver screen on the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, Halloween. While the story of Halloween has spawned a large multi-movie franchise, Halloween (2018) director David Gordon Green disregards all the prior sequels/adaptations and instead uses […]

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