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T/F trouble? There's an app for that.
T/F app offers a smart way to navigate the festival.
You'll never be in a bind at this year's True/False Film Festival as long as you've got a smartphone. This year's iteration allows passholders to view their film schedules on their phone.
March March parade shows off True/False Film Festival's wild side
The annual event will end in a block party this year
This year marks the 10th True/False Film Fest, and to add to the already exciting lineup of documentaries,
music and art, the annual March March parade will conclude with a block party at the end of Ninth Street near Missouri Theatre.
No challenges the definition of documentary filmmaking
No is the latest featured film to eschew the traditional documentary approach
(Web Exclusive) Rather than a documentary-style film, the festival will close with a more dramatic film. The director used real 1988 campaign material to craft his movie.
Movie review: Dark Skies
Capable actors fail to save the lackluster plot of Dark Skies
(Web Exclusive) Predictable scares aren't really scary at all, as proven by Dark Skies. Good acting almost helped. Almost.
Movie review: Snitch
"The Rock" surpasses his previous performances in this movie with a message.
(Web Exclusive) Dwayne Johnson plays a father who infiltrates a drug cartel for the law in an attempt to lessen his teenage son's sentence for drug-dealing. With a balance of action and plot, this thriller is more than just explosions.
Soul food documentary and filmmaker comes to CoMo
Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the history and health risks surrounding soul food
An exposing documentary about the culture of soul food and subsequent health issues is playing on MU's campus. A filmmaker Q&A will follow.
Cafe Berlin's Apples & Sausage offers a new breakfast option
A sweet and savory morning meal for adventurous tastebuds
Cafe Berlin takes the traditional breakfast favorites of sausage, syrup and apples, and combines them into a sweet-and-spicy dish. It's been on the menu since 2007.
Movie review: Amour
This foreign film is at once poignant and hard to watch.
(Web Exclusive) Shown in flashbacks and French, this foreign film tells the story of love in the face of old age and adversity. Although not a lighthearted flick, it clearly deserves its Oscar nods.
Movie review: Beautiful Creatures
Southern setting and Oscar-winning actors save this movie
(Web Exclusive) There's no shortage of supernatural romances lately. This book adaptation adds to the mix a young witch torn between the light and dark sides of magic.
Movie review: Safe Haven
Another Sparks adaptation bites the dust.
(Web Exclusive) Nicholas Sparks has had success with his romantic novels-turned-Hollywood-blockbusters before, but after this bust fans aren't going to keep coming back for the same formulaic stories.
Movie review: Escape From Planet Earth
Space cartoon lacks fuel power
(Web Exclusive) The kids will laugh at this extraterrestrial comedy about an alien trying to escape our planet, but it relies too much on slapstick humor and lacks the necessary wit to keep adults entertained.
Movie review: A Good Day to Die Hard
The fifth installation of this movie franchise falls short
(Web Exclusive) After five Die Hard movies, Bruce Willis looks a little tired and so does the plot. Look forward to some solid explosions and guns, but don't expect any Oscar-worthy performances.
COMO CYCO brings together and educates cycling communities
The COMO CYCO website, led by a man who calls himself PooBah, informs and advises Columbia cyclists
COMO CYCO, short for the Columbia Missouri Cycling Cooperative, consists of blog posts, news and advice for cyclists. The site is managed by PooBah, who started it as an experiment to bring together cycling tribes.
Movie review: Identity Thief
Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy bring laughs in new comedy, Identity Thief
(Web Exclusive) Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman work well together in a new comedy about identity theft.
Movie review: Side Effects
Jude Law makes up for otherwise forgettable acting in this psychological thriler
(Web Exclusive) This film about psychological treatment gone wrong relies on cheap shocks and mediocre acting.
Tropical mahi-mahi fish tacos at Room 38
Fish tacos bring a Hawaiian taste to Columbia
Room 38, a chic restaurant and bar located on North 8th Street, brings an island feel to the Midwest with their mahi-mahi fish tacos. The tacos are made fresh and are grilled rather than fried to provide a healthy option.
SmartRide service in Columbia
Use SmartRide to get you and your car home after drinking
If you drove downtown and had too much to drink, SmartRide drivers can drive you home in your own car so you don't have to worry about getting it the next morning. SmartRide offers a few other useful driving services for Columbia and surrounding areas.
Movie review: Warm Bodies
This "zom com" appeals to zombie and romance fans alike
(Web Exclusive) This unique addition to the zombie genre blends action and romance.
Movie review: Parker
Badly acted bad guys and J. Lo having the hots for Jason Statham leaves a little to be desired in this heist flick.
(Web Exclusive) Parker (Jason Statham) only steals from those who can afford it and only hurts those who ask for it, which is apparently a lot of people. Betrayal from his former crew leads to some forced interactions with a realtor (Jennifer Lopez) and a film that's a bit over-the-top in more ways than one.
Movie review: Rust and Bone
Compelling characters carry this French film
(Web Exclusive) Strange circumstances and strong characters make this film a must-see at Ragtag.