Piranha 3D (R)

★★★☆☆

This is one of the most gleefully gory horror movies of all time. Director Alexandre Aja’s update of Joe Dante’s notorious 1978 film (written by John Sayles) packs in exposed boobies and dismembered bodies. Lake Victoria, Ariz. (Lake Havasu), is the partying ground for a slew of horny college students. Aja (High Tension) ramps up the tension and gore to a fever pitch before sprinkling in a hearty dose of gross-out humor.

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Double Double Toil and Trouble

By Rosalie Miletich

For anyone who hasn’t seen Shakespeare before, Insurgo Theater Movement’s Macbeth is a good introduction to the darker works of the Bard. The production is quite traditional in contrast with recent interpretations, such as those set in a modern restaurant or populated by punk biker gangs. Strobe lightning and rousing bagpipes set the scene for witchcraft and battle on the Scottish moors. Geo Nikols (most recently in Insurgo’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Theseus) is rather young for the part of Macbeth, but he projects an air of grounded self-confidence.

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