THE SCENE ARCHIVES
Movie review: Peeples
This generic rom-com is predictable, but heartwarming at times.
(Web Exclusive) Despite an all-star cast, Peeples flails as its jokes fall flat. Despite its lack of originality, though, the movie does have funny and heartwarming moments.
Movie review: Gimme the Loot
A look at the Bronx life of two young graffiti artists
(Web Exclusive) Sociological issues of wealth disparity and gender roles are underneath this slice-of-life film about two teenage graffiti artists in New York, and it's pretty darn cute.
Movie review: The Great Gatsby
Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the classic novel is artsy but true to the book
(Web Exclusive) There is no shortage of opulence in the latest iteration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's timeless novel. Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan shine as Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan.
Movie review: The Sapphires
The Australian version of Dream Girls entertains all crowds
(Web Exclusive) When four Aboriginal Australian girls decide to enter a singing contest to entertain troops during the Vietnam War, they recruit the eclectic but loveable Chris O' Dowd to be their manager.
International women's cycling movement CycloFemme comes to CoMo
Biking beauties ride together to empower women
They want to ride their bicycles; they want to ride their bikes. CycloFemme’s international movement to get women on bikes comes to CoMo (sans Freddie Mercury, unfortunately).
Golabki offered at Café Poland in Columbia
You can find golabki and an assortment of Polish food at Café Poland
Golabki is a Polish dish that contains rice, pork and pepper all wrapped in cabbage leaves.
Bike, Walk & Wheel Week Events
Spring has sprung — we hope. Take advantage of the weather and save a little dough by using alternative methods of transportation this week.
Movie review: Upstream Color
Don't expect to be put at ease by the strangeness of this film
(Web Exclusive) Nothing says love story quite like mind-control maggots. Shane Carruth writes, directs and stars in this intriguingly odd film.
Movie review: Iron Man 3
Tony Stark suits up again to face new villains.
(Web Exclusive) The third installment of the Iron Man franchise adds a darker tone and elements of fantasy, but is the most dynamic of the three films.
MU student dreams of becoming a horse trainer
Tyler Peeples wants to be a horse trainer and won't let anything stop him, not even the fact that he doesn't own a horse.
Despite not owning any horses, MU student Tyler Peeples dreams of becoming a horse trainer someday. He takes equine classes and works with a trainer and jockey in the summer to work toward his goal.
Columbia downtown bars host a pup crawl for animals in need
Bars collaborate to help Columbia pets on Cinco de Mayo weekend
On Cinco de Mayo weekend, multiple Columbia bars will participate in a pub crawl that benefits the Central Missouri Humane Society. A $10 wristband will get attendees free cover and multiple drink specials at participating bars downtown.
Movie review: Pain and Gain
Michael Bay’s effort at cultural critique crashes in fiery explosion
(Web Exclusive) Three men get lost in their misguided pursuit of the American Dream.
Movie review: The Company You Keep
Robert Redford directed and starred in this thriller with a heart
(Web Exclusive) Shia Labeouf plays a reporter tracking an accused murderer 30 years after he committed the crime. Robert Redford, Terrence Howard, Anna Kendrick and Susan Sarondon round out the all-star cast.
Movie review: Room 237
Ascher's documentary analyzes hidden meanings in The Shining
(Web Exclusive) This documentary interviews film buffs and fans of Stanley Kubrick films as they analyze Kubrick's 1980 film, The Shining.
Movie review: The Big Wedding
Big stars, big family and big drama make for a fairly big letdown
(Web Exclusive) There are a lot of big names — De Niro, Keaton, Sarandon and more — in this rom com, but with that sweeping genre distinction comes a certain level of predictability.
Pizza Tree owner believes in pizza as art
John Gilbreth isn't just a pizza maker; he's a joy maker
John Gilbreth's life revolves around pizza: making it, selling it and eating it. And he loves every minute of it.
Fantasy Fair at Boster Castle in Kingdom City
From LARPing to jousting, the festival offers a variety of activities for everyone
Hear ye, hear ye! A festival of all things fantasy comes to Kingdom City April 27 and 28. Whether you prefer pirates or knights, this is truly fantasy without limit.
Movie review: Oblivion
Emotional range may be lacking, but the movie certainly looks cool
(Web Exclusive) Tom Cruise takes on another action flick — this time, set in the future on a destroyed Earth. The acting won't be winning any awards, but the look of the movie will keep you watching.
The Wine Cellar & Bistro focuses on sustainable food
The owners of The Wine Cellar & Bistro use their own backyard as an organic garden
Owners Sarah and Craig Cyr, assisted by the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture and community members, have created an organic garden in their backyard.
Movie review: The Place Beyond the Pines
Ryan Gosling robbing banks is better than anticipated
(Web Exclusive) Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) directs Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper as two very different men attempting to do the right thing — whatever the definition of that may be.