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  • ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’ is surprisingly fun G.w.clift1

    Sometimes a movie will surprise me. Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine, who gave us the two entertaining “Crank” action movies, have now directed a sequel to “Ghost Rider,” which was a better-than-average comic book movie. I expected another goofy action .

  • Ebony Theater troupe works wonders with less-than-strong play G.w.clift1

    K-State’s Purple Masque Theater in East Stadium is haunted by a noisy ghost named Nick. It was, last Friday night, overheated, but then it almost always is. The small theater, with four rows of seating on three sides of .

  • Critic, like crowd, gives thumbs-up to ‘The Graduate’ Ben.nyberg

    A near-capacity Grosh Performance Hall crowd gave an enthusiastic thumbs up this past Friday evening to the MAC Theatre company’s presentation of The Graduate,  the third installment in this season’s “Going to the Movies” series. Performances of .

  • Tonight’s Oscars likely to honor quiet favorite ‘The Artist’

    Sunday night is the 84th Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. The award ceremony will recognize the best of best in film from 2011. The show will be hosted by Billy Crystal (his ninth time) and will be televised starting .

  • Despite good cast and lots of money, film has problems G.w.clift1

    Our students know more about differential equations than they do about history, or so I’ve heard my teaching friends moan. Maybe this is why the makers of the new romantic action picture “This Means War” figure they can name .

  • Two-dimensional characters don’t help ‘The Vow’s’ poor story G.w.clift1

    Even by the standards set by recent romance movies based on novels by Nicholas Sparks, Michael Sucsy’s new film “The Vow” is pretty wretched stuff, Valentine’s Day candy that will wreck the emotional digestion of its audience for .

  • ‘Journey 2’ has easy-to-follow plot Christopher.conner1

    “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” the sequel to 2008’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” stars Josh Hutchinson as Sean Anderson, a troubled teen that believes the works of Jules Verne are based on fact. After receiving a partial message .

  • Action film drags when it stops to explain itself G.w.clift1

    The new Denzel Washington movie, “Safe House,” is an action movie. Oh, it is also a sort of reverse “Training Day,” with Washington’s character, who begins the movie at odds with a younger white colleague (this time Ryan Reynolds), .

  • ‘Star Wars: Episode I’ will manage to keep you entertained Christopher.conner1

    The first time I saw “Star Wars (Episode IV)” was late in 1977.  I was nearly seven years old and had no idea what I was in for.  My brother, not quite three at the time, says he doesn’t remember .

  • ‘Big Miracle’ won’t offend you ... or entertain you Christopher.conner1

    In 1988, in Barrow, Alaska, three whales were trapped miles from the open ocean as ice spread out over the water. “Big Miracle” retells the story of extraordinary measures taken to rescue the whales.  In a vain attempt to make that .

  • ‘Man on a Ledge’ story too thin for a full movie Christopher.conner1

    In “Man on a Ledge,” Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) is a former cop, convicted of stealing a $40 million diamond from David Englander (Ed Harris) a powerful real estate developer. Sentenced to Sing Sing, Nick has to deal with other inmates .

  • There are some possibilities on the new-DVD shelves G.w.clift1

    OK. So there are no plays or concerts to go to in town this night. And there are not going to be any games, not even on TV. The weather is going to be lousy. You and your spouse or .





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