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Monday, April 23, 2018

‘Rampage’ smashes expectations, offers multifaceted popcorn flick fun

So, we got two decent video game movies already this year? 2018’s really shaping up to be a good year for cinema. The summer blockbusters keep coming earlier and earlier...

Jason Aldean’s ‘Rearview Town’ falls short despite potential for greatness

Jason Aldean, who was announced as the Entertainer of the Year for the second straight year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, just released his eighth studio album,...

‘A Quiet Place’ transcends horror and offers uniqueness to a tired genre

Well, this film breaks the streak of real-life couples having no chemistry on-screen. Take that, Ben Afleck and Jennifer Lopez. 'A Quiet Place' is the first and hopefully last collaboration...

Local Artist Spotlight: The Sonder Bombs talk touring, inspirations and new EP

Cleveland, Ohio — For Willow Hawks, Jimmy Wilkens and Eric Heald — collectively known on the local music scene as The Sonder Bombs — it all started with a simple...

‘Blockers’ delivers with utter hilarity

So this is what happens when you take the writer of the “Pitch Perfect” series and have them make a hard R-rated comedy. It’s not the most surprising result...

Audiences will go mad for CSU’s ‘Marat/Sade’

Cleveland, Ohio -- The most extraordinary thing about the thought-provoking and entertaining production of “Marat/Sade” is not that the Outcault Theatre is convincingly converted into a 19th century insane asylum....

‘Ready Player One’ feels immersive, but ultimately shallow

According to Ernest Cline, the author of the novel “Ready Player One” and the co-writer of the adapted film, VR devices are a thing of the future. Judging by...

GLT captivates with a traditional ‘Macbeth’

Cleveland, Ohio -- For theater enthusiasts, sitting in the Globe Theatre to bask in the words of the Bard as they were intended holds endless appeal. Luckily, one needn’t...

CWRU/CPH’s ‘Fifth of July’ an explosive realism

Cleveland, Ohio -- The Fourth of July has its fair share of fireworks, but it is nothing compared to Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Play House’s MFA Acting...

CPH’s ‘The Invisible Hand’ has a weak grip

Cleveland, Ohio -- An ‘invisible hand’ manipulates the stock markets, creating a checks-and-balances system fueled by individual self-interest and made possible through a free market. And so stems the name...