Monthly Archives: February 2019

Fighting with My Family – Film Review

In 2013, Dwayne Johnson was in England filming Fast & Furious 6. During a break, he watched a Channel Four documentary in his hotel room and had an idea. The small screen doc was about an oddball English family obsessed with wrestling. It was called The Wrestlers, Fighting with my Family. It told of the […]

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Film Review

Very loosely based on a popular series of twelve children’s books by English author Cressida Cowell (through marriage, her uncle is U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer) How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is the third and final installment of the animated trilogy that began in 2010. Set in a mythical Viking world […]

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To Dust – Film Review

In the new sardonically humored film from writer/director Shawn Snyder, To Dust, a wife passes away, and her husband, a Hasidic Jew from an Upstate New York Orthodox community becomes obsessed with her decomposition. It stretches the boundaries of something that at its base is quite absurd and most certainly morbid yet within minutes of […]

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Two Trains Running – Theatre Review: Arizona Theatre Company, Herberger Theatre Center, Phoenix

It’s 1969 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, an African-American neighborhood on the edge of the city. It used to be a bustling place; flourishing, a hive of activity, but not anymore. Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment Authority has seized land, ready to bulldoze and rebuild, but with the people gone. Two Trains Running, performing now until March 3 […]

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And In This Corner: Cassius Clay – Theatre Review: Childsplay & The Black Theatre Troupe, Phoenix

There’s a defining moment in our lives. When it occurs you may not recognize it; the moment is often seemingly insignificant. But when it does happen, it changes the path of fate. It’s only much later when you look back and hindsight becomes 20/20 that you suddenly see it for what it was and can […]

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The Secret Comedy of Women – Theatre Review: Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix

Here’s a tip for the guys. When you enter the Herberger Theater Center and the voluntary usher checks your ticket for The Secret Comedy of Women, then tells you, “Be warned,” take heed. After all, the clue is in the subtitle – Girls Only. Walking into Herberger’s Stage West and facing an arena full of […]

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