Tomorrow, Disney will release its newest live-action film, “John Carter,” which stars Taylor Kitsch as the titular John Carter, a Civil War veteran who inexplicably finds himself transported to Mars. I participated in a conference call with Kitsch and director Andrew Stanton (“WALL-E,” “Finding Nemo”) to provide you with a little information about the film.
Don’t want to be an American idiot? You might be if you miss out on this weekend’s performances of the Green Day musical at the Peabody Opera House. “American Idiot” opened on Broadway in April 2010 and stayed running for almost a year. It has been touring the country since the beginning of 2012, and its time in St. Louis is here.
As a longtime viewer of sci-fi shows like “Fringe,” I’m quite comfortable with the notion of parallel universes. They intrigue me greatly—change one small detail and create a whole new world. NBC’s new show “Awake,” which premieres Thursday, March 1, at 9 p.m. CST, offers a new spin on parallel universes, and it does so with finesse and perfection.
The majority of Washington University students come from outside the St. Louis area. Moving to a new place can be pretty exciting, but it can also be fairly daunting. You have to find new restaurants to frequent, but Yelp helps you there.
Imagine taking a spoonful of an ice cream sundae but only capturing the cherry on your spoon. While the fruit may be delightful, it does not even come close to capturing the essence of the ice cream. “Radio Free Emerson,” the Performing Arts Department (PAD) production that opened last weekend in the A. E. Hotchner Studio Theater, only eats that cherry, if you’re willing to substitute the sundae with Ralph Waldo Emerson, of course.
“The more the merrier” should be the unofficial subtitle of That Uppity Theater Company’s new theater festival “Briefs,” which will be premiering in St. Louis this weekend. “Briefs” is a collection of eight short plays that focus on topics important to members of the LGBT community, and the double entendre in the name is a nice touch as well.
Though Wash. U. metro passes are often viewed as a godsend, they only get us to places where the public transportation reaches. When those of us without cars venture into the greater St. Louis area, it is usually with a destination in mind. This unfortunately means that many don’t get to experience the life of the St. Louis local, especially the local music scene.
“Survivor” premiered in the summer of 2000, when we seniors were still in elementary school. It’s been on the air twice a year ever since, and even though it’s already had 23 seasons, people keep watching. The producers have come up with some clever twists to keep things fresh.
For us, gym class in 1997 meant games of tag and doing the locomotion. For the band that the Congress of the South 40 (CS40) is bringing to campus, gym class in 1997 was where Travie McCoy and Matt McGinley came together to start making music.
It seems like almost everyone in America has a reason to watch the Super Bowl. Most actually care about the football game itself, but many just tune in to see the spectacle that is the halftime show or to see how advertisers topped themselves this year.