Monthly Archives: February 2013

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (02/26/13)

This week’s new DVD and Blu-Ray releases for either rental or purchase is a genuine cross section of styles and tastes. The film may have received no love from the Razzies this past weekend, but that won’t mean a thing to the fans.  If, after all this time, you’re new to the Twilight Saga, this […]

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Snitch – Film Review

Who would have thought it?  A film positioned as an action-thriller starring Dwayne Johnson turns out to be a surprisingly thoughtful drama where the action takes second place to the plot.  Snitch is more interested in storytelling than showing a continuous barrage of gun play and car chasing, and more power to it. When Johnson’s […]

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New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (2/19/13)

New DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week for either purchase or rental include a potential Academy Award winner, a genuinely creepy horror, and a classic tale retold. Argo is based on true events, meaning that despite the reality of what we’re watching, certain moments are either elaborated or simply added for dramatic effect.  It doesn’t matter.  […]

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Freud’s Last Session – Arizona Theatre Company, Herberger Center, Phoenix

The new production from Arizona Theatre Company at the Herberger Center, Freud’s Last Session from playwright Mark St. Germain, is a fantasy what-if scenario.  What if two great minds of the 20th Century, atheist Sigmund Freud and celebrated Christian writer C.S.Lewis, came together to discuss the existence of God?    “One of us is a fool,” […]

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Rapunzel – Valley Youth Theatre, Phoenix

The first production from Valley Youth Theatre for the New Year, Rapunzel, is now in its second week, but due to the show’s popularity the theatre has already announced an extension of its run until March 10.  The theatre has said that part of the show’s appeal is due to the Disney film Tangled, and […]

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A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan lll – Film Review

Among the many problems with the new Charlie Sheen film, A Glimpse Inside the Mind Of Charles Swan lll, is the problem of momentum.  I’m not sure audiences are any longer interested in seeing Sheen play what is perceived as an extension of himself.  Maybe a year ago, but not now.  It’s like a train […]

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