Monthly Archives: January 2013

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (01/29/13)

New DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week includes gangsters, ghosts and a box set of a favorite action series that began in 1988. The opening shot to Seven Psychopaths is the iconic Hollywood sign on the hill.  It not only tells us where we are but also acts as a chapter heading to the beginning […]

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Love Makes The World Go ‘Round – Theatre Review, Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix

The title song to Phoenix Theatre’s new musical production, Love Makes The World Go ‘Round, was actually written by composer Bob Merrill for a 1961 show called Carnival!  This new production has nothing to do with that earlier show, but it has everything to do with Bob Merrill. Like Phoenix Theatre’s previous show, ‘S Wonderful […]

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Quartet – Film Review

Beecham House is a retirement home for classically trained musicians who can’t afford to live anywhere else, and they’re excited.  They’re excited not because of the annual gala they’re about to perform – a gala that will help raise money to keep the retirement home afloat – but because of the soon-to-be new arrival, though […]

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West of Memphis – Film Review

The true story of the three young boys who were murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993 has been explored in three documentaries already.  Subscribers to HBO will have seen or have heard of Paradise Lost: The Child Murders of Robin Hood Hills, followed by Paradise Lost 2, then 3.  Now we have the fourth […]

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Parker – Film Review

There’s not a great deal we ever get to know about Jason Statham’s character, Parker.  He has no first name and he doesn’t appear to have much backstory, but we do know he steals cars, robs State Fairs and kills anyone who gets in his way; he’s a bad guy, but he’s a nice bad […]

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A Q&A with Warm Bodies Director Jonathan Levine

It’s a twist on the Zombie genre!  The new comedy/horror/romance from director Jonathan Levine, Warm Bodies, opens in theatres February 1st.  Last week, at a special screening of the film in Phoenix, Arizona, I had the chance to host a Q & A session after the film with director Jonathan Levine and actor Dave Franco. […]

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