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Spielgelworld Empire

Spielgelworld Empire

Be amazed by the acrobats. Their uncanny abilities to thrill you with their amazing feats of human strength and extraordinary abilities. Once you enter the intimate setting of the Spieltent you are transported to a different place and time. The producers of Spiegelworld call it EMPIRE. I call it stunning. If you want to be apart […]

Brooklyn movie

Brooklyn movie

BROOKLYN is a beautiful and moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh, […]

Steve Jobs – Movie

Steve Jobs – Movie

A somewhat entertaining movie about a high tech CEO by the name of Steve Jobs. I would not call it a bio-pic about Steve Jobs. This is an artistic impression of a man, not necessarily from real conversations of Steve Jobs. The screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, was not your typical Sorkin structure as in The Social Network, […]

Pippin The Musical

Pippin The Musical

Diane Paulus’ reworked version of the musical “Pippin” is a visually appealing production that combines Cirque du Soleil/Big Top inspired theatrics along side Bob Fosse flavored choreography by Chet Walker. Originally directed and choreographed by the great Bob Fosse, Diane Paulus’ version won 4 Tony’s in 2013 including Best Musical Revival. Pippin is a play […]

Everest

Everest

Everest movie is a fantastic 3D experience. From the beginning you feel a part of the story. Baltasar Kormákur directs the screenplay by William Nicholson, and Simon Beaufoy with the outstanding cast of, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, and Jake Gyllenhaal. I highly recommend this movie. Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to […]

Learning To Drive

Learning To Drive

You must see this movie, Learning to Drive. Isabel Coixet directs the screenplay by Sarah Kernochan and Katha Pollitt with one of America’s best actresses, Patricia Clarkson, and academy winner Ben Kingsley. They gave wonderful and deep performances. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll be talking about this movie with your friends. Wendy (Patricia Clarkson) is a […]

The Visit

The Visit

I was expecting a suspense-thriller, this movie was neither. I was disappointed by the failures of this movie, by writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series).  The audience laughed at the moments they should have been scared.  This movie was uncomfortably disturbing not […]

A Walk In The Woods

A Walk In The Woods

I appreciate films that are about real people versus super heroes. A real story with a real plot goes a long way to engage the audience into the story. This film is about two grumpy old estranged friends, Bill Bryson (Academy Award winner Robert Redford), and Steven Katz (Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte), who seek one last great […]