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From ballet to Bollywood

GRAPHIC BY Ariel Wittenberg/The Hoot

Reaching your senior year, especially the second semester, is the mid-life crisis of college. After throwing myself into academics and extracurricular activities for the past seven semesters, I began to wind down my commitments at … Read More...

Let’s have a ‘Date Night’

Though Steve Carell and Tina Fey slip comfortably into the role of a mundane married couple in the new comedy “Date Night,” they never lose the comedic genius that made their past movies like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Mean Girls” … Read More...

The hype is ‘Justified’

FX’s newest drama, “Justified,” which premiered on March 16, takes viewers on a journey through the “Dirty South,” where the gun-slinging cowboys and outlaws of the West are alive and well.

The show follows Deputy United States Marshal Raylan Givens … Read More...

Little wonder in ‘Wonderland’: Quirk for quirk’s sake?

The experience of watching “Alice in Wonderland,” the newest film from zany director Tim Burton, in 3-D was like falling down a rabbit hole and being bored by the fall. Sure, the situation itself is odd enough, but there are … Read More...

NBC makes bad call with ‘Marriage Ref’

There are many things on which I would defer to Jerry Seinfeld.  Comedy and how to make millions, for example, are things on which Seinfeld has an authority. Marriage advice, however, is not one of them.

Unfortunately, NBC disagrees and … Read More...

‘Island’ makes audiences shudder

Just hearing the names Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio in the same sentence is a giveaway that whatever movie it’s referring to is a force to be reckoned with. And “Shutter Island,” the newest collaboration from this Hollywood director-actor power … Read More...

All the single movies: films for a night alone

Hollywood has no shortage of movies for the person with a significant other on Valentine’s Day. Take for example the soon-to-be-released, aptly titled “Valentine’s Day” or the 2003 hit “Love Actually.”

But what options are there for those who are … Read More...

Drowning in ‘The Deep End’

<i>ILLUSTRATION BY Ariel Wittenberg/The Hoot</i>

ILLUSTRATION BY Ariel Wittenberg/The Hoot

It’s hard to tell what inspired ABC’s decision to produce and air the new legal drama, “The Deep End,” which premiered Thursday night. Perhaps the corporate execs figured that, with their success with “Grey’s Anatomy,” … Read More...

The movie-goer who stared at nothing

The trailer of “The Men Who Stare At Goats” is promising enough: George Clooney in a kitschy mustache is a reactivated psychic warrior for the Army and Ewan McGregor, a bright-eyed reporter, follows him on his new mission.

However, the … Read More...

Cyber-sexism: Texts From Last Night’s offensive take on women

The signs were all there. Girlie feminism was a full-fledged movement by the late nineties, bringing along with it the Spice Girls and Legally Blonde. It was only a matter of time until pressures from the opposite side (a Macho … Read More...

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