Monthly Archives: June 2019

Yesterday – Film Review

In the new comedy from England, Yesterday, something freaky worthy of a Twilight Zone episode occurs, and it’s global. A total electrical blackout of an unknown origin hits every country around the world. Nowhere is spared. The blackout, which switches off every power source, affecting every building, radio, TV, and computer, lasts about 12 seconds. […]

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Annabelle Comes Home – Film Review

For the record, in case you’re wondering exactly where the new horror thriller Annabelle Comes Home fits into the whole Conjuring/Nun Universe, think of it this way: It doesn’t really matter. The stories that fictionalized the real-life cases of famed paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, were The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2. From those […]

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The Dixie Swim Club – Theatre Review: Scottsdale Desert Stages Actor’s Cafe, Scottsdale

They first met when they were eighteen. Five young southern women at college who despite their differences somehow clicked. They called themselves the Dixie Swim Club. Aware of how life can and probably will change for each of them, they make a friendship vow. For one weekend each August, they will meet in the heat […]

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Toy Story 4 – Film Review

When a trilogy is as near perfect as the three Toy Story animated features from Disney Pixar is, the news a while ago that a fourth might be in production was understandably greeted with a huge amount of apprehension. After all, even though the series consisted of three very individual adventures, in its way it […]

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Freaky Friday – Theatre Review: Valley Youth Theatre, Herberger Center Theater, Phoenix

The ability to see a problem through another person’s eyes in order to get a real understanding of thoughts and feelings is not easy. Stepping out of yourself, if only for a moment, and walking in someone’s shoes could make all the difference. It’s amazing how many of the world’s issues, big or small, would […]

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Shaft – Film Review

When his best friend dies of a drug overdose, John Shaft is suspicious. No, not the John Shaft, the bad mutha-f-bomb-dropper of seventies fame who was a sex machine to all the chicks. And, no, not Junior, the nephew who turned up in a 2000 thriller that most of us can’t really remember. It’s John […]

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