Monthly Archives: June 2013

New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (06/18/13)

  Note: To order either of these DVDs click on the movie poster. 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 […]

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Shrek: The Musical – Theatre Review – Valley Youth Theatre, Phoenix

Valley Youth Theatre brings its 24th season of family entertainment and its 30th on stage at the Herberger Center downtown to a close with its huge production of the Broadway musical Shrek, and in line with its celebration of performing for valley audiences for almost a quarter of a century it has truly pulled out […]

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Man of Steel – Film Review

  The Superman reboot, Man of Steel, is really a 148 minute prologue, a lengthy introduction to what I’m sure Warner Brothers hopes will be a hugely profitable franchise in the way the Dark Knight was.  The fact that a sequel is already in the works even before this first edition is released is proof […]

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This Is The End – Film Review

  It may be hard to remember but there was a time when a big-budgeted special effects film could not be a comedy.  It was like mixing oil with water, the two genres didn’t blend.  Then in 1984 came Ghostbusters and everything changed.  Now, all these years later in This Is The End where the […]

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New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (06/11/13)

  Note: To order these films, click on the poster. This new Oz is a kind of prequel to the original story of Dorothy and her three friends, though it appears to be more of a nod to the classic 1939 movie musical than the original L.Frank Baum novels.  The yellow brick road has that […]

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson – Theatre Review, Phoenix Theatre

When the President of the United States struts on stage looking more like the lead singer of a rock band than the leader of the western world and declares, “I’m wearing some tight jeans,” you know you’re in for a wild ride. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, now showing at Phoenix Theatre, may be about the […]

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