Monthly Archives: June 2012

Rock of Ages – Film Review

Ever a read a book that you’ve enjoyed, or maybe seen a show that you loved only to be let down once the movie arrives?  One of the problems is that no matter how much you loved the original source you want the film to duplicate that experience, and it rarely can.   Ask anyone who […]

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Safety Not Guaranteed – Film Review

Safety Not Guaranteed is one of those films that comes out from nowhere, engages from the start and keeps you there right up until the final fade out. This is the ad that appears in the Classifieds of a small town Washington newspaper; WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a […]

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That’s My Boy – Film Review

Have you ever wondered why the French find Jerry Lewis so funny?  I mean, France is a country known for it arts and culture, not to mention the pride it takes in its own sense of good taste, and yet… they love Jerry Lewis.  They consider him the all-time comic genius. Great for Jerry, but […]

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Prometheus – Film Review

Prometheus is not what you might expect, or what some audiences might want.  Yes, it really is a prequel to Alien – though this aspect has been downplayed by the marketing division – and, yes, it eventually delivers the horror and excitement, but it takes its time getting there.  I’m not entirely sure that discussions of […]

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Grease – Theatre Review – Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

The Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria is full of surprises.  This past weekend saw the opening of ABT’s new production of the enormously popular Broadway musical, Grease, and just when you thought you’d know what to expect, the theatre goes ahead and does something different. Grease began life in 1971.  Over the years the play […]

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The Wiz – Theatre Review – The VYT at The Herberger Theatre (Main Stage) Phoenix

Valley Youth Theatre opened its final production of the 2011-12 season this past weekend, the hip seventies Broadway musical comedy The Wiz, and instead of using its own theatre it moved the whole production across town to the considerably larger and more prestigious venue, The Herberger.  It’s an ambitious move for an audacious production, but […]

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