…check yourself

Today I’m going to do something I don’t like to do, but the circumstances have forced my hand. Today I will weigh in on a movie I have not seen. Why? Put simply, I refuse to believe that “The Hustle” could possibly be as bad as the low (but slightly improved) rating it currently has…

…Step In

It wouldn’t be awards season without the Academy finding itself in a bit of a pickle. This year’s issue — a lack of host. For a brief 48-hour window last week, they seemed to have solved this problem. Kevin Hart was announced as the host for the 91st ceremony; however, for reasons that deserve more…

…flock together

This summer blockbuster season (and most for that matter) it seems you can’t swing a stick without hitting a sequel. We’re in week 2 and we’ve had just as many sequels.

…Sing About Tomorrow

What is there to say about Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s “Les Misérables,” that hasn’t already been said? Not much, but I’ll try my best.  First off, I’ll assume that you either know the story, or you probably don’t care.  So, I’ll just jump right into the review portion. This highly anticipated musical…

…Second Guess

With the 70th Golden Globe Awards in the history books, it’s time to regroup for our Academy Award predictions. A good number of the award winners were fairly predictable.  Daniel Day-Lewis got his well-deserved Golden Globe for “Lincoln.”  Anne Hathaway won “Best Supporting Actress in a Film.” But a surprise victory for “Argo” throws a…

…go beyond the barricade

I first saw “Les Misérables” just nights before its third American tour came to an end.  I knew nothing about this show, beyond the basic melody of “On My Own” and a very basic understanding of Victor Hugo’s novel. Needless to say I was blown away, and now six years later, I’ve seen four different productions…