Monthly Archives: September 2012

Spamalot – Theatre Review – Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix

For years, Monty Python team player Eric Idle built a career on raiding the Python vaults.  He’s toured in one man shows retelling his Python days, toured with new actors re-enacting classic Python sketches, and with Spamalot he struck gold by ripping off his own material, re-writing it and making it into a successful Broadway […]

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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs – Theatre Review – Actors Theatre of Phoenix

In entertainments, whether it’s the theatre, the cinema, or simply someone you know who likes to tell a joke, timing is everything.  Last week saw the unveiling of the new I-Phone.  An unbelievable amount of people waited in line, some for days, just to be among the first to get their hands on something that […]

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The Master – Film Review

During the late seventies, I was walking the streets of London, killing time.  A young American woman approached me outside of some vacant looking offices and asked if I wanted to be audited.  Not knowing what auditing was, I asked her to explain.  She said it was simply a set of questions and it was […]

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House at the End of the Street – Film Review

Filmed in 2010 but not released until now, the horror/mystery House at the End of the Street may actually benefit from having sat on the shelf for so long.  Its leading lady, the luminous Jennifer Lawrence, had not yet filmed The Hunger Games when House began shooting.  At the time, she was not a star.  […]

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10 Years – Film Review

10 Years is a romantic ensemble comedy of a high school reunion that promises little, delivers less, yet somehow manages to make an amiable impression, all the same. The film begins and ends with Jake (Channing Tatum) who brings his girlfriend (Jenna Dewan-Tatum; yes, she’s Channing’s real-life wife) to his high school reunion with the […]

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It Is No Dream – Film Review

It Is No Dream is a matter-of-fact documentary that explores the life of Theodor Herzl, the man who attempted to create a Jewish homeland inPalestine.  It was directed by Richard Trank of Moriah Films, a division of the SimonWiesenthal Center. The film explains how Hungarian born Herzl, a mostly non-religious Jew, originally wanted to be […]

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