‘The Great Wall’ showcases great action, hits wall emotionally

"The Great Wall" | Universal Pictures Grade: B-
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"The Great Wall" | Universal Pictures
Grade: B-

“The Great Wall” is more than just an action film. It is the first major co-production between Chinese and American production studios and is essentially the test run for whether major Chinese projects can be successful in the United States. Accordingly, “The Great Wall” was graced with the largest budget
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(Don’t) pass the aux cord

It was cool at the time

“Do you have anything else?” Marco, my chummy Uber driver, hadn’t meant to embarrass me. When he first handed me the aux cord and told me to blast some “dope tracks,” he thought that he was doing something fun for both of us. Had any other young adult slid into
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‘Hand to God’ channels Satan for fiery humor, vulgarity

Situations escalate quickly in Berkeley Rep’s West Coast premiere of Robert Askins’ “Hand to God.” By the end of the 80-minute play, the cheery church basement where awkward, innocent Texan teenager Jason (Michael Doherty) has been guilt tripped into puppet ministry by his mother Margery (a manic Laura Odeh) gets
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Tove Lo performs her sexuality at Fox Theater

Tove Lo is undeniably a pop artist. Lyrical specificity may have ushered her into the spotlight, but Wednesday night at the Fox, she let the sound and show of her albums take over in a true celebration of the abstraction in pop music. Poppiness oozed from every decision she made,
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You should listen to this

During every conversation I have with somebody about music, we always end up with the same type of exchange. I’ll recommend a song to a friend or ask my roommate if I can play her a neat tune, and they’ll say sure. When the music starts, they always already know
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A Thousand Splendid Suns 4

‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ shines through flaws in premiere production

In American Conservatory Theater’s production of “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” co-produced with Theatre Calgary, Khaled Hosseini’s sweeping, 30-year-spanning novel of women and war in Afghanistan is transformed into an intimate story of unlikely friendship between two women. In the hands of playwright Ursula Rani Sarma, “Suns” is stripped down to
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