Monthly Archives: July 2017

Dunkirk – Film Review

When director Leslie Norman completed and released his 1958, 135 minute epic war film, Dunkirk, the time from the actual event was a mere eighteen years. Most audiences in those British theatres were only too aware of the story’s time-frame, the causes, and the outcome. Many were even survivors of the horror, those who had […]

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Film Review

Sci-fi fans have long suspected it was probably the French science fiction comic series, Valerian and Laureline that inspired Star Wars. At least, in part. The dates certainly suggests it could be so. The comics began in a magazine in 1967; more than enough time for a space opera to ferment before a fully-fledged Luke […]

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A Ghost Story – Film Review

“Is there something there?” It’s the middle of the night. Seconds earlier, a young husband and his wife were lying peaceably in bed in their recently purchased ranch house. Then came the noise; a distinctly loud noise. It sounded as though the wires of the old piano in the living room were just slammed. Definitely […]

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War for the Planet of the Apes – Film Review

Despite the obvious technical advantages of computer imagery and its visual effects, up until now, the reboot Planet of the Apes series had yet to resonate in the way the 1968 original did. Certainly, the new films are popular. There wouldn’t be a third if they weren’t. But there’s a divided audience; those eager for […]

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Wish Upon – Film Review

It’s a variation of a good luck, Chinese Wish Pot, but with a major difference. Instead of writing your wishes on paper, then placing that wish within the pot, with this particular Chinese ornate box there’s no need for the written word. All you do is place your hands on the top then say what […]

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The Little Mermaid – Theatre Review: Hale Centre Theatre, Gilbert

When temperatures are at their highest and Arizona records are broken daily, there’s nothing better than being seated in a comfortable, air-conditioned building while waiting for a show to begin. The feel of that cold, icy breeze during a Saturday matinee in any valley theater is so welcome. But at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert, […]

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