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Movie Review: Source Code (2011)


Movie: Source Code (2011)

Director: Duncan Jones

Writer: Ben Ripley

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

One-Line Plot Synopsis: A soldier (Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of a stranger on a train and that blows up.  333 more words


"Once On This Island" : When Emotions Soar

Reprinted with permission from OnStage Blog (April 10, 2018)

Alan Ash   

Twitter: @broadwaycritic1

“I look for a great story with great characters and moments for emotions to soar,” Lynn Ahrens, writer/lyricist of “ 864 more words

Best Plays

The Reviews for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND are In...

Reviewers love Once on This Island! From the environmental design that immerses audiences into a trashed paradise to the outstanding cast of veterans and newcomers alike, the revival of this musical fable is timely, beautiful, and spirited – a winning combination. 445 more words

On Broadway

Theater Review: The Pride at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

How much of the human experience is determined by the era you are born into? In The Pride, a play by Alexi Kaye Campbell currently in its Los Angeles premiere at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, one storyline takes place in 1958 and another in 2008. 808 more words

Los Angeles Theater

The Pride Gets Stuck in The Past

By Patrick Hurley

There are moments in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play The Pride, playing now through July 9, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, where the intentions of the playwright seem to peek through the swathes of heavy-handedness, and the clutter of exposition, shedding a little light on the ever changing views toward homosexuality. 1,094 more words

Patrick Hurley

Day 28 - Hunchback of Notre Dame

Just to spend one day out there.

Bringing Disney back into the musical conversation, Hunchback of Notre Dame was always one of my favorites growing up. 605 more words


A bit of joy || Winter's on the Wing

Unless you live in Colorado. As they say here, “April showers bring May blizzards.”

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