Movie and Theatre Reviews

Theater Review: ‘Beetlejuice’

There’s a lot of chaos in mayhem happening downtown right now and it’s not just because the Padres are scrambling for a wild card spot in the playoffs. It’s because Beetlejuice, the ghost with the most, has brought his traveling sideshow of demons to the Civic theater. Based on Tim Burton’s 1988 film That starred Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice and Winona Ryder as Lydia, the musical follows the same basic storyline, albeit with a few

Movie Review: ‘The Flash’

I’m curious to see where things go with this Flash, especially with Miller’s troubles but if you’re looking to check it out, just sit back and enjoy the ride… or run.

Theater Review: ‘1776’

As crazy as the political landscape in America is right now, re-introducing the 1969 musical 1776 to the masses was one heck of a good idea. This version of the show, though, comes with a Twist: an all female and gender non-conforming cast.

Theater Review: ‘Mean Girls the Musical’

Mean Girls the Musical, Tina Fey’s adaptation of her hit 2004 film, is currently strutting its stuff at San Diego’s Civic Theatre and if you’re a fan of the film or Fey, it’s definitely a must see.

Theater Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’

“Once not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt. You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important.” Those sentences are projected on the stage as the show begins but don’t let those words mislead you. One of the wonderful things about theater is that it can make something interesting and compelling out of even the smallest of stories. Just like The Band’s Visit. Set in 1996, it’s the story

The Last Duel

Movie Review: ‘The Last Duel’

The whole cast is really terrific, particularly Affleck and Comer. Every time he’s on screen, he lifts the scene with this wry smile.

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