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Video Game Review: ‘Wonder World Amusement Park’ Creates Portable Fun

Wonder World

CHICAGO – Majesco’s “Wonder World Amusement Park” for the Nintendo DS is a pleasurable diversion but could just as easily be deemed by some buyers to be a wasted opportunity to be something more. Ultimately, for a low purchase price and a game targeted at kids, it’s hard to complain too much about a title that will likely satisfy its target audience.

Video Game Review: ‘Skate 2’ Lives Up to Expectations in Every Way

Skate 2
HollywoodChicago.com Video Game Rating: 4.5/5.0
Video Game Rating: 4.5/5.0

CHICAGO – As icicles hang at skate parks and snow-covered ground makes it hard to roll, EA’s excellent “Skate 2” will probably be your favorite diversion throughout the winter.

Video Game Slideshow: 31-Image Gallery For Capcom’s ‘Resident Evil 5’

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CHICAGO – This 31-image slideshow contains our favorite screenshots from the highly anticipated Capcom release, “Resident Evil 5”. The game will be released on Mar. 13, 2009.

Video Game Review: ‘Prince of Persia’ a Mesmerizing, Addictive, Near Masterpiece

Prince of Persia
HollywoodChicago.com Video Game Rating: 4.5/5.0
Video Game Rating: 4.5/5.0

CHICAGO – Ubisoft’s “Prince of Persia” does more than just take the opportunity to update a last-generation classic franchise on the next-generation format, just in time for the movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, and Alfred Molina to start building buzz for its Memorial Day 2010 release. “Prince of Persia” is that rare game that’s good enough that fans will still be playing it when the Gyllenhaal movie version hits theaters in seventeen months.

Video Game Review: ‘Tomb Raider: Underworld’ Buries Treasure With Awkward Gameplay

Tomb Raider Underworld
HollywoodChicago.com Video Game Rating: 2.0/5.0
Video Game Rating: 2.0/5.0

CHICAGO – The best way to explain my reaction to “Tomb Raider: Underworld”, the latest next-gen console adventure for the legendary Lara Croft, can be summed up with an anecdote.

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  • Speech & Debate (stage play)

    CHICAGO – “Speech & Debate,” the latest production from the mighty Brown Paper Box Company, continues their tradition of thinking outside that “box” in presenting storefront theater that makes a statement and a difference. “Speech” goes inside America by showcasing the outsiders… those who create art because they can’t get it right in real life. This non-equity Chicago stage play premiere is finely tuned and wonderfully acted, and runs through March 4th, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

  • We're Gonna Be Okay

    CHICAGO – The 1960s were a time of historical social transition. The movements – civil rights, feminist, gay rights – all had roots in that tumultuous decade. The Chicago premiere of Basil Kreimendahl’s “We’re Gonna Be Okay” echoes all of those movements in its characters, and collides them against the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. The show has a Thursday-Sunday run at the American Theater Company through March 4th, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

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