Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ted – Film Review

It might be hard to imagine but almost every adult comedy released during the past eighteen months or so have been raunchy, foul-mouthed duds that had me doubting my own sense of cinematic humor, until now.  Who would have guessed that the silliness of Ted, the story of a foul-mouthed, pot smoking, cute looking teddy […]

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Magic Mike – Film Review

Some years ago I had the opportunity of witnessing first hand something most men never see; I was the MC for a group of male strippers performing for one night only in a mid-west dinner theatre and I got to see how the audience – all women, of course – behaved behind closed doors.  Other […]

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Film Review

As the title suggests, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is completely bonkers.  That’s not to say it doesn’t deliver the expected goods – vampires, stakes, lots of blood, gothic settings, the whole shebang – it’s just that this oddball genre of mashing monsters with great figures of literature, as in the Jane Austen books paired with […]

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Brave – Film Review

The new Disney/Pixar animated feature Brave looks to be a rousing adventure with a terrific heroine at its center, then something odd occurs from which the film never recovers and it has everything to do with the story. Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) is the fiery and independent young daughter of King Fergus and Queen […]

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World – Film Review

When Dodge Peterson (Steve Carell) and his wife, Linda (Steve’s real life wife, Nancy Carell) hear over the car radio that the world is going to end in three weeks, the wife bolts from the car and the marriage faster than the speeding asteroid hurtling towards Earth. After the end of the world news is […]

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Spring Awakening – Theatre Review – Nearly Naked Theatre and The Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix

The Tony Award winning musical Spring Awakening divides audiences, but not in the way you might expect.  Sure there will always be those who either like or hate it, the basic division, but then, with Spring Awakening, you have audiences who love the music but find the play difficult to sit through, or there are […]

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