Monthly Archives: October 2013

Escape Plan – Film Review

  There’s something fun, almost comforting, about seeing two huge action stars who, for the last several decades, have had parallel careers, now working together in a big film, and they’re not playing adversaries. Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger – their very names almost as grand as their personas – star in Escape Plan, a […]

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Carrie – Film Review

  Here’s the question you should be asking, and it’s the same one author Stephen King has asked:  When it comes to Carrie, why do a remake when the first one was so good? A lot has been written about how the new film is more faithful to King’s short novel, his first. That may […]

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The Fifth Estate – Film Review

  If you’re a news junkie, then the name WikiLeaks will mean everything.  If your interest in current events consists of a few casual headlines on the evening news, then it is probable that the names WikiLeaks and Julian Assange are something you’ve kind of heard about but you’re not overly sure of who they […]

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All The Boys Love Mandy Lane – Film Review

  In the newly released teenage slasher/horror, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, it’s not only the boys who love the desirable Mandy, the way the young woman is lovingly filmed walking along the school hallway it appears the film itself has a thing for her.  Mandy is a teenage dream.  As one class mate […]

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New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases 10/15/13

  Note: To order any of the following, click on the poster. In Pacific Rim, massive, repulsive looking creatures known as ‘Kaiju’ are rising, one by one, from the depths and trampling over cities, Godzilla style, crushing everything in their path.  At first, the attacks from those ridiculously oversized creatures appear random, but as Charlie […]

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Theatre Review

  Arizona Theatre Company’s new production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy of social Victorian manners The Importance of Being Earnest at the Herberger approaches the play as if telling one, enormous shaggy dog story.  It delights in the wordplay, adds an unexpected song and dance to transition from one scene to another, and ends with a […]

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