Monthly Archives: September 2015

Time Out of Mind – Film Review

It’s difficult to know where to begin when discussing a film that itself doesn’t have a beginning.  Time Out of Mind is a drama without a plot.  It’s a lengthy snapshot of a homeless, mentally unstable man wandering the streets of New York, looking for either something to eat or somewhere to sleep.  From an […]

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A Brilliant Young Mind – Film Review

Released everywhere under the title X+Y, the new and wonderfully entertaining independent drama from director Morgan Matthews had its name changed for its American release, and it’s understandable why.  Inspired from the director’s 2007 documentary, Beautiful Young Minds, the film sensibly changed its stateside title to A Brilliant Young Mind.   Not only does it echo […]

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Auditions for A Christmas Story, The Musical at ASU Gammage

Premiering at ASU Gammage November 24th to the 29th is the National Touring production of the hit Broadway musical version of A Christmas Story and it needs your help.   The touring production is giving local talent a chance to be a part of its oncoming, professional production and the folks behind the show want […]

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School – Childsplay, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe

Not that valley residents would notice but summer is fading.  The good news is that with the slight change of temperature comes the 2015-16 season of new productions from Childsplay, and that’s exactly what happened this past weekend at Tempe Center for the Arts.  The non-profit professional theatre company premiered the beginning of its 39th […]

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Black Mass – Film Review

The story and character of James Joseph ‘Whitey’ Bulger, Jr. is as scary as they come, and the opening seconds of the film of his life sets the tone.  An ominous, low musical hum plays to a dark widescreen, then the words Black Mass fade in to focus in ghostly white letters.  They hover, then […]

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Everest – Film Review

In ’96 there was a superbly shot IMAX documentary called Everest.  It covered everything required for willing teams to climb the infamous mountain – the training, the workouts, the equipment and the challenges that face climbers who, for whatever reason, feel the need to climb.  It was while the 45-minute doc was in production that […]

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