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‘Cendrillon’brings beloved favorite to life

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer April 30, 2014 The main stage opera “Cendrillon”’ based on the beloved fairy tale “Cinderella” opened the weekend of Apr. 25. The story of “Cinderella” has been adapted countless of times, whether by Disney, or Rodgers and Hammerstein, or Stephen Sondheim’s take in “Into the Wood.”  Each of those adaptations had a different perspective and

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Honest portrayal of slavery in the south

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer April 2, 2014 While we have had the film for television “Roots,” there has been no film to so accurately and unflinchingly portray the utter horrors of slavery until now. Directed by Steve McQueen (director of “Hunger” and “Shame”), “12 Years a Slave” tells the true story based on the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup.

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Coen brother’s film has mixed reception

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer March 19, 2014 Written and directed by the brothers Joel and Ethan Coen (“The Big Lebowski”, “Fargo”) comes “Inside Llewyn Davis,” a melancholy picture of the Greenwich Village folk music scene in 1961. We follow Llewyn Davis, a struggling singer who seems to have nothing going for him. He has no real home; he just

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Aminmated movies that are not for children

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer February 26, 2014 While animation has created some of our most treasured childhood favorites, the medium is not limited to just children’s movies. Animation can be used to tell mature stories.  There are several animated films that are geared towards adults, with PG-13 or R ratings. “Perfect Blue” (1997) – A physiological thriller in the

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‘The Secret Garden’ wows audience members

Zoe Rogers, ‘Doah Staff Writer February 26, 2014 “The Secret Garden,” a musical based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, opened at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on Friday, Feb. 21. Under the direction of Carolyn Coulson, Shenandoah Conservatory performers put on an impressive production of the musical, written by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. One solitary rose could be seen

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Disney makes waves with two moms

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer February 12, 2014 The Disney Channel recently achieved a milestone for children’s television. On Jan. 28, the popular Disney show “Good Luck Charlie” featured the first same sex couple in the channel’s history. The show is geared for children and pre-teens. In the episode, entitled “Down a Tree,” the parents, Amy and Bob, arrange a

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A diverse cast makes ‘American Hustle’ great

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer January 15, 2014 Fresh off of last year’s hit  “Silver Linings Playbook,” director and writer David O. Russell returns with the vibrant and charming “American Hustle.” As stated at the beginning of the film, “Some of this actually happened,” “American Hustle” is loosely based on the ABSCAM operation in the late 70s.  Two clever and

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“Blackfish” portrays a different side of SeaWorld

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer November 20, 2013 When you think of Sea World the first thing that comes to mind is the whale, Shamu. Shamu performing tricks has been ingrained in the public consciousness. The harrowing documentary “Blackfish” explores the dark side of SeaWorld that will make the public think differently about those whale shows. “Blackfish” focuses on the

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Showtime presents provocative new show

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer November 6, 2013 Premiering on Sept. 29, “Masters of Sex” is a new dramedy series airing on Showtime. Five episodes into the 12-episode season, the show is already picked up for a second season premiering in 2014. “Masters of Sex” is a biographic television show based on Thomas Maier’s biography “Masters of Sex: The Life

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Another lackluster remake

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer October 23, 2013 The story of “Carrie” is very well known, both through Stephen King’s novel and the iconic 1976 Brian DePalma film. Carrie White is a socially crippled high school senior with an overbearing religious mother who discovers she has telekinetic powers. A prank pulled on her goes horribly wrong when she uses her

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Found footage films gain popularity

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer October 23, 2013 “The Blair Witch Project,” released in 1999, revolutionized the found footage genre. Today, more than a decade later, found footage is becoming a staple for horror films. Found footage is a style where most or all of the film is shown as discovered video recordings, often from dead or missing characters. Shaky

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