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“Where the Wild Things Are” Spike Jonze to Transform Childhood story

There seems to be no movie that has ever inspired this much seemingly-out-of-nowhere anticipation quite like “Where the Wild Things Are.”  Based on the universally beloved children’s book, early looks at “Where the Wild Things Are” have strummed up a huge fan response with its…

Zombieland” pays homage to zombie Cult classics

Zombies have been an important element of the horror genre for decades, appearing in twice as many movies as either vampires or werewolves ever did in that same time span.  What makes zombies so compelling? Is it the fact that they just keep coming back…

Paramore Pleases loyal fans with mature “Brand New Eyes”

In 2004, I was 14 years old and starting high school. Zac Farro was 14 years old and starting a little band called Paramore with his older brother, Josh, and their friends Jeremy Davis and Hayley Williams. A year later, Zac’s band signed a record…

the new millenium: a changing decade of indie culture

Once upon a time, there was a thing called indie culture. In the ’90s, it meant you listened to Pavement and Pixies, talked about how Sonic Youth changed your life and organized your schedule around “Twin Peaks.” It was an inclusive society, full of obscure…

Call of duty: World at war takes a new look at World War II

Many readers may be wondering why they’re reading a review for a game that was released 10 months ago.  Surely by now there has to be something more current that I’ve played to review, right?  While it’s true that I’ve played my share of more…

Voice’s Vintage movies “Young frankenstein” (1974)

When I was younger, my parents tried to force culture on me, as many do, through various mediums – fancier foods, smarter television and more productive activities. Every once in awhile, they would sit me down on the couch and torture me with older films they adored when…

Find great food and classy atmosphere at: TWO25

If you’re looking for great service and delicious food, you are sure to fit in at TWO25. Conveniently located in the downtown Peoria area adjacent to the Mark Twain Hotel, TWO25 creates a casual yet polished dining atmosphere. This place is hot for no good…

The Format, Anathallo & Steel Train collaborate for a little fun

Fun: Something that provides mirth and amusement.  When we devoured Nate Ruess’ (former member of The Format) new band with our ears, we easily saw why Ruess decided to name his band fun.  For those of you not aware of the band, The Format ,…

Excellent supporting cast brings “The Pajama Game” to life

What makes a magnificent musical theatre production come to life?  For starters, it contains memorable characters that really immerse you into the fiction of what is happening in each scene.  Secondly, the story is both easy to understand, yet intriguing from scene to scene as…

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