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Film: The Return of Bruno

Tears of the Sun puts Bruce Willis back into the spotlight

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Bruce Willis suffers from an "us vs. them" complex of epic proportions. In this case, the "us" is him and the "them" is the media. It's never more obvious than during an interview. He lum  

Film: Baz's World Is Indeed a Stage

Moulin Rouge director makes Broadway splash with La Boheme

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2003
New York City -- From the opening moments of his Broadway production of La Boheme, it's clear that film director Baz Luhrmann is captivated by the theatrical process. Stagehands walk on and off sta  

Cover Story: Critical Care

Box office receipts and critics' ratings didn't jive in 2002

0 Comments · Thursday, December 19, 2002
Put away your grading system, Steve. Put those stars in your pocket, Margaret. Sit on your thumbs, Ebert. Film critics just don't matter. Either no one is listening, which is bad, or they ignor  

News: In the Name of Love

Bono brings message of African AIDS crisis to Midwestern states

0 Comments · Thursday, December 12, 2002
Bono, the Rock star, breezed through town last week to raise awareness of all that Bono, the humanitarian, holds dear. Using his split personality was part of a calculated move to give his cause --  

Cover Story: The Importance of Being Reese

Witherspoon rules the summer season not with light sabre but with a Brit accent

0 Comments · Thursday, May 23, 2002
Reese Witherspoon made it in Hollywood this past March, at least in her eyes. When she and husband, Ryan Phillippe, walked out as awards presenters during a rehearsal for this year's Oscar teleca  

Cover Story: Risky Business

Hollywood studios made some uncharacteristically bold moves this year

0 Comments · Thursday, December 20, 2001
For movie executives, taking a chance could be defined as ordering the lunch special at Los Angeles power restaurant, The Ivy. Well, that would be the case in a typical year. Looking back at 2001  

Cover Story: The Unbelievable, Over-Exaggerated, Highly Speculated Death of the Movie Musical

Moulin Rouge boosts a Hollywood genre that won't go away

0 Comments · Thursday, May 24, 2001
On March 2, 1965, The Sound of Music opened at the Albee Theater in downtown Cincinnati to much fanfare. The movie would go on to gross over $163 million nationwide. It won several awards, inclu  

A Pointed Argument

0 Comments · Thursday, November 16, 2000
Ad Nauseam Selling Out: A Pointed Argument The word of the day, boys and girls, is nipple. That's because our favorite body part is making a huge splash in print advertising these days. Flip ope  

One Strike and You're Out

0 Comments · Thursday, October 19, 2000
My friend "Mike" is one of them scabs. He and the rowdy crowd that formed outside the Aronoff Center for the Arts last week are the only reasons I know there is an actors' strike against advertise  

Advertising Support?

0 Comments · Thursday, July 20, 2000
Someone keeps putting the damned cart before the horse. People do not watch television or listen to the radio for the commercials. By and large, they don't grab newspapers and flip right to the ads.