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"Witness" movie review

When Rachel Lapp (Kelly McGillis), a young widow, and her young son, Samuel (Lucas Haas) take a trip to Philadelphia, their lives are forever changed. After Samuel witnesses a murder scene, he must help Detective John Book (Harrison Ford) find the man. 607 more words

Trailer Time - Penny Dreadful Season Three

The end of the world is coming to Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” this season. The psychological thriller that blends Victorian horrors into a tapestry of literary terror and shock is back, adding Patti LuPone and Wes Studi to the cast, as well as bring Dr. 56 more words

Television

My Favorite Scene: Witness (1985) "Don't Mess With the Amish"

For all the memorable characters he’s created over his career, Harrison Ford has only one Oscar nomination and it’s not for Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Dr. 154 more words

Movies

Melania Meets The Stepford Wives

Did anyone else find Melania’s stump speech in Milwaukee bizarre?

It has the surreal air of Patty Hearst meets The Stepford Wives.  Perhaps it’s the short baby blue dress attempting, unsuccessfully, to un-sex and de-glamorize her, or is it the forced, canned nature of her speech? 140 more words

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Songs from Musicals: #10, "I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You," from Evita

Honorable mentions: “Waltz for Eva and Che,” “A New Argentina”

Depending on which Evita you know, your opinion of Eva herself is necessarily changed. I’ve always been partial to the original Broadway version with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, more for LuPone than anything else; I adore Patinkin’s Che, but LuPone sings a practically impossible part with verve and feeling and style, a literally singular performance. 433 more words

Musicals

Once Upon a Bluegrass Robber Bridegroom

Once Upon a Bluegrass Robber Bridegroom

by Ross

A hillbilly musical has entered the house of Laura Pels Theatre of the Roundabout. With lights made of mason jars and stuffed birds and animal heads mounted all around, we are entering a Mississippi Bluegrass fairy tale of love, lust, murderous plots, an evil stepmother, a two faced charming bandit, and, oh yes, a talking head brother to a thief. 703 more words

Ross Says:

Why is an upcoming show at the Goodman Theatre so expensive?

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune theater critic and Sunday features columnist, joins Justin to talk about  his story today about the pricing at an upcoming show at the Goodman Theatre, the trend in dynamic pricing for entertainment and some of the big shows coming to Chicago. 29 more words

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