Archive for July, 2011

Captain America

Captain America

Captain America: The First Avenger Run time 121 minutes OK for children. Before the screening I was commiserating with a veteran fellow critic about what movies have come to, having to sit through one comic book movie after another with idiotic superheroes, silly stories and mind-numbing dialogue. Neither of us was looking forward to enduring […]

CART Presents A Good House for a Killing

CART Presents A Good House for a Killing

This Saturday there will be an added Saturday night performance at 7:30 along with the usual 1:30 matinee, for the California Artists Radio Theatre, with the Western musical A Good House for a Killing! The book and lyrics originally were created for theatre productions by comedian Marvin Kaplan; he has now adapted his script for […]

Silence No More…

Silence No More…

Following the box office magic of Precious, exposing childhood and teen sexual abuse, comes a dark short film (13 minutes), In Silence, now premiering at the Action on Film International Film Festival in Pasadena (July 22-30) — exploring this delicate and once-taboo subject. Director Will Ahrens and Producer Jessica Mathews felt compelled to tell this […]

I only have one production to tell you about this week, but will be back next time with two new shows

I only have one production to tell you about this week, but will be back next time with two new shows

I hope all of you are having a fun and eventful summer… The War Zone Is My Bed This play is heavy stuff folks… but engrossingly rewarding on many levels. Written with soulful realism and aching beauty by Yasmine Rana, it is an in depth look at human survival and spiritual decline, during unthinkably challenging […]

The World is a Very Narrow Bridge, at the Write Act Rep

The World is a Very Narrow Bridge, at the Write Act Rep

Everyone has a story…and some beautiful tales are woven and shared in two original pieces at the Write Act: Bridge, a three act play and ‘Roid Rage, a comic monologue. ‘Roid Rage is a comedic, enthralling rant of an athlete, overly full of himself (James Black), who thinks he’s impervious to the world, and ends […]

BMW’s Latest 5-Series

BMW’s Latest 5-Series

Sometimes being the middle child means you end up feeling as though you’re ignored. Just ask Jan Brady from The Brady Bunch. The middle daughter in the fictional TV sitcom family sometimes took a back seat to her older sister Marcia, or the youngest one (“in curls”) Cindy. The BMW 5-Series sedan sometimes gets the […]

Baseball Report

Everyone knows that the Texas Rangers can hit, and score a lot of runs. But Monday night was ridiculous. The Rangers had the most hits, 27, and scored the most runs, 20, of the major league season so far, in a 20-6 blowout over the Minnesota Twins at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Texas poured across […]

Robbie

Roberto Alomar patrolled second base like Fred Astaire danced. This past Sunday, Alomar, pitcher Bert Blyleven and General Manager Pat Gillick were enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. The 43-year-old Alomar garnered 523 of 581 votes (90 percent) from the Baseball Writers Association of America. Noted as a […]

Games Become Factor

Time is running out for the Dodgers (45-56) as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. What will the club do after taking two of three from visiting Washington? Last Sunday, Chad Billingsley (9-8) settled down and delivered seven innings, striking out 10, walking two with two hits and one run (earned) as the Men […]

07-27-11

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