Monthly Archives: November 2018

Green Book – Film Review

There are two people you should know. One is Donald Shirley, a Jamaican born classically trained jazz pianist. He began playing when he was two-years-old and first performed in public at the age of three. He held a Doctorate of Music, a Doctorate of Psychology, and a Doctorate in Liturgical Arts. Plus, he spoke eight […]

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Overlord – Film Review

Julius Avery may get the directing credit, but when it comes to marketing the action-adventure/horror with a WWII setting, one set for release on Veterans Day weekend, it’s the star producer’s name you’ll hear. With a solid reputation for creating, writing, developing, and often directing high-profile action thrillers, little wonder it’s J.J. Abrams at the […]

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On Your Feet! – Theatre Review, National Touring Production, ASU Gammage, Tempe

After a successful two-year run in New York and a hugely popular international production in The Netherlands, the national touring production of the jukebox musical On Your Feet! the biographical story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, hit the road last year and arrives in Tempe with a burst of explosive high-energy, backed by a kaleidoscopic […]

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Lez Bomb – Film Review

After a successful run to full houses on the film festival circuit, most notably at the Bentonville Film Festival where it premiered and won the jury award, Gravitas Ventures acquired the North American rights to the coming out comedy Lez Bomb. The film, written, directed, and starring Jenna Laurenzo is now set for a wider […]

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web – Film Review

If you go into The Girl in the Spider’s Web without knowledge of the original Lisbeth Salander novels by Stieg Larsson, you never saw the Swedish movie trilogy based on the novels, and you can’t recall the 2015 American remake with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, then there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this adventure. […]

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The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus – Childsplay; Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix

For its 2018/19 season opener, Childsplay chose a favorite, Charlotte’s Web. As a followup, the company has gone with something completely different. It’s an Arizona premiere. In fact, it’s a world premiere, a one-woman show by Eric Coble featuring Kate Haas who tells the tale of The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus. And she does. […]

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