Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Guest – Film Review

As unlikely as it might be, if viewers of PBS accidentally wandered into the wrong multiplex and suddenly saw the familiar face of Dan Stevens on the screen – yes, the same Dan Stevens with the polite, genteel and overall respectable demeanor of Matthew Crawley from TV’s Downton Abbey – they might look puzzled and […]

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Charlotte’s Web – Theatre Review: Childsplay, Tempe

     When taking a child to the theatre for the first time, parents should chose wisely.   With the right production, the experience can be magical, even inspiring, revealing a new and previously unimaginable world of story-telling on a level many adults have either forgotten or perhaps can no longer imagine.   Childsplay, the non-profit, professional theatre […]

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Interview with Lindsay Nicole Chambers of Kinky Boots

The hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots will be marching on to the stage at ASU Gammage next Tuesday, September 16 until Sunday, September 21.   Nominated for thirteen Tonys and winning six, Kinky Boots is a comedy musical based on the 2005 British film of the same name. It’s the true story of a struggling shoe […]

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The Drop – Film Review

Everyday, you learn something new.  In the new crime/drama The Drop, the neighborhood bars of Brooklyn are used as ‘drop bars,’ convenient locations where the local mob hide their bundled envelopes stuffed with cash at night.  They’re collected at a later date. Tom Hardy plays Bob, a quite, hardworking, unassuming bartender who works for his […]

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Angry Housewives – Theatre Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

The success of the likeable though somewhat undercooked comedy musical Angry Housewives is genuinely surprising.  It opened in 1983 in Seattle where the show takes place and went on to become the longest running production in that city’s history.  It also ran in New York for a short while, though it never quite made it […]

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Innocence – Film Review

The Young Adult horror novel, Innocence, written by Jane Mendelsohn and published in 2000 is considered to be among the finest gothic tales of its kind.  Fans and critics alike have said that Mendelsohn’s poetic imagery practically leaps off the pages, while followers of the novel have expressed on-line excitement at the prospect of their […]

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