Monthly Archives: March 2018

Ready Player One – Film Review

It was director Steven Spielberg himself who made the distinction. When introducing his new science fiction adventure, Ready Player One at the 25th SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, on March 11 he stated that what audiences were about to see was not a film. It was a movie. A hardcore, popcorn, multiplex, white-knuckle ride […]

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Henry IV, Part 1 – Theatre Review: Southwest Shakespeare Company, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa

Here’s an important tip before seeing one of Shakespeare’s history plays: do some homework. Not a lot. It doesn’t have to be on the level of a college paper, or even a high-school essay. Simply go on-line or pick up a book and catch a glance of who’s who; perhaps even a brief outline of […]

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The Death of Stalin – Film Review

Director and writer Armando Ianucci’s politcal comic satire, The Death of Stalin, is probably more noteworthy for those who will not be able see the film than those who will. US audiences are limited at best, and if filmgoers in smaller markets have an interest, it’s more than likely they won’t find a theatre at […]

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The King and I – Theatre Review: National Touring Production, ASU Gammage in Tempe

As most theatergoers know, cast members who begin a national tour rarely remain throughout its duration, particularly if the tour continues traveling around the country, going from city to city for a couple of years. It’s like a carousel that never stops turning, with actors climbing off while others climb on to take their turn […]

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Tomb Raider – Film Review

Like the 2013 video game of the same name, director Roar Uthaug’s new action thriller Tomb Raider ignores everything that happened before and starts from the beginning. It’s a reboot, an origin adventure that, by all accounts, is relatively close to the setup of the popular game. That’s great news for gamers who look for […]

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7 Days in Entebbe – Film Review

It’s possible that your first reaction when hearing there was a new film telling the story of Operation Entebbe was, really? Followed by, why? There were already 3 movies that covered the real-life story of the 1976 counter-terrorist-hostage-rescue operation, so, why another? True, 2 of the previous films weren’t particularly good. Though released theatrically overseas, […]

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