December 4, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 32

Stories from the December 4, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Reel to Reel: Movie Reviews

“The Missing” The year is 1885. The place is New Mexico, close to the Mexican border. The hair is long and shaggy. Tommy Lee Jones is doing a hard-target search of every residence, warehouse, outhouse, doghouse and hen house in the area to find his granddaughter. And “The Missing” (Sony Pictures) is one of the […]

Gothika a nice surprise in theaters

The next time you meet a schizophrenic individual, pause to consider that he or she might be persecuted by vengeful ghosts. Halle Berry’s first stab at commanding a horror movie, the highly atmospheric “Gothika” (Warner Bros.) probably won’t change the way you perceive the supernatural thriller, but it might upset your deeply rooted beliefs about […]

In America review

Everyday in the news all you hear about is the hatred the world has towards America. At times, the hatred feels so intense it almost makes you want to read a Pat Buchanan book about immigration and personally finance an electric fence around America to protect us from the world. The film “In America” (Fox […]

Camelot: barely regal

“Camelot,” now playing at Arena Stage, features mediocre songs but long-lasting themes. Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (“My Fair Lady”), the play offers two pleasant hours of sorcerers, love triangles and underhanded scheming weaved into dialogue and musical lyrics, but as a whole it is not a spectacular theatrical experience. Still, it […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun will speak to the Elizabeth J. Somers Women’s Leadership Program Free and open to the GW community 2 to 3 p.m. Post Hall, the Mount Vernon Campus National Christmas Tree Lighting Featuring Voena Children’s Choir, Lonestar, Coast Guard Band and cast of show “Mamma Mia!” among others 5 p.m. […]

The Cooler review

What is “The Cooler”? It is an ocean of overwrought pathos, pulling the audience under and rendering them apathetic to cinema. It is an attractive ship piloted by able captain William H. Macy but headed toward the craggy rocks of “Also Starring Alec Baldwin.” It is a bigger waste of talent than Daniel Snyder’s Redskins. […]

No Longer in a Little Room

Collectively known as the White Stripes, Jack and Meg White aren’t your typical rock stars. The Detroit-based duo is an oddity – a Delta blues fan who plays a cheap-looking oblong guitar and his “sister” (ex-wife, actually), who can’t muster anything more than the most basic drum lines. Oh, and let’s not forget that they […]

Column: In need of vocal protest

Comedian Groucho Marx once quipped, “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” The answer to his question: millions of loving gay couples who are legally barred from doing so. Although the recent ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court is an important legal step, there needs to be a greater […]

Colonials beat West Virginia, will play Gonzaga for BB&T title on Sunday

Posted Saturday, Dec. 6, 5:40 p.m. The GW men’s basketball team let double-digit leads slip away in both Wednesday’s loss at Appalachian State University and Saturday’s match-up with West Virginia University. But the results of both games were very different, as GW fought off the Mountaineers’ comeback to take the opening game of the BB&T […]