Monthly Archives: July 2013

Girl Most Likely – Film Review

  There’s a lot that we should like about the new comedy Girl Most Likely.  The slightly off-centered characters are generally fun and they’re played by an ensemble that is well cast, but at its centre is someone you may find hard to warm to, and not even the talented Kristen Wiig can make her […]

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New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (07/16/13)

  Please note: To order any of the following films click on the movie poster Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball.  “I’m gonna bring a Negro player to the Brooklyn Dodgers,” states General Manager Branch Ricky (Harrison Ford) in the new film, 42.  “Have you lost your mind?” responds […]

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Theatre Review – Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

  There’s a rumor that from time to time Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is prone to secretly turning up at a production of one of his shows, unannounced, just to see how it was being interpreted and whether standards were being met.  I’m not sure how true this is, but if this is the case, […]

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The Rocky Horror Show – Theatre Review – Desert Stages Theater, Scottsdale

  When The Rocky Horror Show first opened in London in 1973 it was not at a large venue in the West End but a small theatre in Chelsea that housed only 85 seats. Watching the same show at this past weekend’s opening at Desert Stages Theater in Scottsdale had that same Chelsea feeling; a […]

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The Way, Way Back – Film Review

  Sometimes you can enjoy a film so much you fear you may be in danger of over praising it. The last thing you want to do is to drive someone’s expectations so high that they go, see the film, and merely shrug as if to say, it was good but it wasn’t that good.  […]

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Pacific Rim – Film Review

  According to the new horror/thriller Pacific Rim, the threat to mankind comes not from above.  As the opening monolog tells us, “We were looking in the wrong direction.”  The enemy is hiding below, in a crevasse beneath the Pacific Ocean.  Massive, repulsive looking creatures known as ‘Kaiju’ are rising, one by one, from the […]

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