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THE SCENE

Parklets pop up downtown

Be prepared to sit a little happier this summer as the parklet that graced downtown last summer will once again be a part of the downtown landscape.

THE SCENE ARCHIVES

Movie review: Neighbors

Zac Efron and Seth Rogen’s comedic chemistry creates the first true hit of the summer

(Web Exclusive) Don’t expect high-brow humor in this movie, but do expect to be laughing for more than half of it.

Movie review: The Lunchbox

(Web Exclusive) The Lunchbox is a story that inspires hope when there is none and sheds light on beauty in the darkest of places.

Movie review: We Always Lie to Strangers

(Web Exclusive) Branson survives on its tourism industry and the commoditization of music drives that forward. However, the performers, ostensibly famous, are small-town down-homers.

Movie review: The Amazing Spider Man 2

Spider-Man is back with more villains, more humor and lackluster action sequences

(Web Exclusive) Your spidey senses and intuition, if you don’t have web-slinging powers, might have told you The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wouldn’t measure up to the original 2012 film. And it didn’t.

Movie review: Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Bolstered by a game acting ensemble and dark humor, Nymphomaniac: Volume I is a rewarding experience for those willing to tolerate the prosthetic genitalia.

(Web Exclusive) The bold, provocative von Trier is unable to fully emerge, but Nymphomaniac: Volume I is moderately engaging and confident on its own as art house cinema.

Parklets pop up downtown

Take a break from city life at this curbside park

Be prepared to sit a little happier this summer as the parklet that graced downtown last summer will once again be a part of the downtown landscape.

Movie review: The Other Woman

This film proves that the best cure to a broken heart is revenge.

(Web Exclusive) The Other Woman isn’t the kind of movie that’s going to win awards. But it’s incredibly relatable for any woman (or man, for that matter) that has ever dealt with a lying, cheating jerk.

Movie review: Brick Mansions

With a complex plot and a bad screenplay, this action flick is a dud

(Web Exclusive) As bad as Detroit might be today, it couldn’t be any worse than the set of Brick Mansions.

Breaking ground on Fulton’s first mountain bike path

Unlikely to tread lightly — The Prison Break bike race

Although Columbia residents have access to a fair number of trails close by, Sarah Ashman of Walt’s Bike Shop thinks the new trail will be a welcome addition to the local mountain biking scene. “I think the more trail access the better,” Ashman says. “I think if something is really close to where you are, you’re a lot more likely to use it.”

Eat This: House of Chow’s Pork Belly Gua Bao Mini Sliders

House of Chow's Pork Belly Gua Bao Mini Slider features crushed peanuts, pickled mustard greens and braised pork belly under a cilantro garnish.

Columbia's new boutique hotel shines

Gourmet food and custom art make The Broadway more than a place to crash

The boutique hotel, which held its grand opening on April 3, is home to the work of eight Missouri artists who created art to specifically reflect Columbia. Murals, canvases and sculptures come together to quite literally paint a picture of the community.

Drink This: The Roof's Brazilian Bee

Get buzzed with this refreshing beverage from The Roof.

Welcome spring with this spring offering from The Roof. Bee excited, bee very excited.

Movie review: Transcendence

Johnny Depp finally plays an actual person (sort of) in Wally Pfister’s ambitious directorial debut

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Movie review: Under the Skin

This Jonathan Glazer film might be a bit...experimental, but it's worth a watch.

(Web Exclusive) Under the Skin is a study in humanity. It begs the question "what makes us who we are?" without ever actually asking.

Bears claw their way back to Missouri and the big screen

Disneynature's new movie comes just in time for the resurgence of bears in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation scientists get to track bears everyday. Thanks to Disneynature's new Earth Day movie, Bears, everyone can follow the story of two bear cubs as they roam the wilderness.

Movie Review: Le Week-­End

Love is lost and found on a weekend getaway to Paris

(Web Exclusive) Overall, the temperature of the film resembles lukewarm bath water, which adds a rather somber, sometimes unsatisfactory, mood to the film.

Movie review: Draft Day

If you’re not a die-hard football fan, Draft Day is a little underwhelming

(Web Exclusive) A heaping helping of draft-day drama with the added excitement of a secret relationship and family issues on the side. However, the execution makes Draft Day a win for football fans and a disappointment for movie buffs.

Party like the characters of Mad Men

Ring in the TV show's seventh season with a swingin' soiree

Use our guide to throw your own '60s shindig for the final season premier of Mad Men, no LSD required.

Movie review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Another brilliant caper from Wes Anderson

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Movie review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

A serious take on the Marvel hero

(Web Exclusive) A fleet-footed and unusually thoughtful entry into the Marvel Comic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier manages to remain both gritty action flick and frothy entertainment.