Daily Archives: November 11, 2018

Documentary Review: “Every Act of Life” celebrates Terrence McNally’s Life in the Theater

In the documentary “Every Act of Life,” the playwright Terrence McNally admits “my work never gave me pleasure before the last couple of years.” To which any fan of the theater might spit up her chablis, sputter in his espresso. … Continue reading

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Preview, Netflix reclaims Kipling from The Mouse with “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Book”

For the life of me, I don’t know why they bothered. Sure, it’s got a stellar voice cast — Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett and Naomie Harris and Benedict Cumberbatch and Andy Serkis and Tom Hollander doing voices for all … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Grinch” clears $67, “Spider’s Web” and “Overlord” bomb

Some good analysis/speculation here from Deadline.com on how Universal was able to get the word out on various platforms for “The Grinch.” It leaves out the obvious, that generations have been aware of and connected to the character since childhood, … Continue reading

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Preview, Daisy Ridley is the last to know “That Hamlet boy? He ain’t right.” As “Ophelia”

A little Bastardized Bard to start your day? A lot of talent was drawn to this interesting idea in the “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” vein. “Star Wars” weak sister Daisy Ridley has the title role, as Prince Hamlet’s cruelly … Continue reading

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