The new ABC sitcom “Selfie,” created by Emily Kapnek and starring Karen Gillan and John Cho, is interesting, to say the least. The show, based on the “My Fair Lady” take of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” follows Eliza Dooley (Gillan), a social media obsessed young woman who suffers from an embarrassing viral video that destroys her reputation among her so-called “friends,” followers, and co-workers. Hoping to rebuild her image, she enlists the help of marketing expert and co-worker Henry Higgs (Cho), who will hopefully turn her into a respectable and self-aware member of society.
It’s the end of an era not only at The Daily Show, but also for satire news in general. After 15 years of skewering politics, the media, and more, Jon Stewart announced his retirement from The Daily Show on Feb. 10.
In a sea of dramas and biopics this Oscar season, one film stands out so obviously that it cannot be missed. The Grand Budapest Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson and starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, and many more, is truly a comedy, drama, mystery, and thriller wrapped in one package. But despite what sounds like a wild tone, The Grand Budapest Hotel is completely entertaining and incredibly fun to watch.
The Department of Music and Theatre Arts at Monmouth recently presented their production of the play Our Town at the Lauren K. Woods Theatre from Nov. 5-9 and 12-15.
The University was recently ranked among the U.S. News and World Report’s “Top 40 Best Colleges in the Regional Universities North” category for the third year in a row, and was also named “One of the Nation’s Best Institutions for Undergraduate Education” by the Princeton Review.