Monthly Archives: July 2014

Lucy – Film Review

In the world of French film director/writer Luc Besson, the average, everyday normal kind of people take a back seat to a place populated by gangs, thugs, mobsters, hitmen and some really hot women who shoot, maim and kill anyone who gets in their way. In Lucy, Besson’s new fantasy violent thriller with flurries of […]

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The Purge: Anarchy – Film Review

The solemn, black and white titles during the opening moments set the scene.  The year is 2023.  Unemployment is five percent.  Fewer and fewer people live below the poverty line.  Crime is virtually absent, and the population is kept to a manageable level, all because of … the Purge.  What the titles don’t mention is […]

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Sex Tape – Film Review

The new comedy Sex Tape from director Jake Kasdan runs a little over ninety minutes yet it feels its running forever.  You know you’re in trouble when you spend most of the film thinking of better outcomes to any of the given situations and funnier punch lines to the gags; though to be honest, the […]

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Peter Pan – Theatre Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

Over the years, the story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up because he didn’t want to learn solemn things, has become a perennial favorite.  In the past year alone, two large scale productions were produced in the valley; the national tour with Cathy Rigby and a lively production from Valley Youth Theatre […]

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Film Review

In the same way that World War Z and the more recent Edge of Tomorrow quickly brought audiences up to date with their settings, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes begins with a montage of TV sound bites from broadcasters around the globe.  The ALZ-113 virus, more commonly known as the Simian Flu virus, […]

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Venus In Fur – Film Review

If you were lucky enough to see the David Ives play of Venus in Fur, part of the fun of the film is comparing the differences between stage and screen, though truth be told – not to mention good news for those who enjoyed the play – there really aren’t that many. The set up […]

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