Movie Review: “Wonder Woman” flies into theaters everywhere

TweetWe all know that after 76 years, Wonder Woman is wonderful. But after seeing this movie, she is still wonderful thanks the direction of Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot, who embodies everything about the female superhero as much as Lynda Carter did – and still do – on the small screen four decades ago.  In other words, “Wonder Woman” was not only the exception of last year’s “Batman v. Superman”, but the film and character is indeed the true dawn of justice in the DC Cinematic World. Born on ParadiseRead More

Movie Review: “Batman & Bill” original documentary from Hulu

Tweet Part of the legend of Batman is that he’s the world’s greatest detective.  Another part of the legend is that Batman is more than a symbol as well as a mask.  What else?  The legend of Batman was inspired by two legendary masked crime-fighters: Zorro, the Fox who marked his sword of justice for all as the original Caped Crusader, and the Shadow, the original Dark Knight who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of all men. While he has been considered to be an urban myth, BatmanRead More

Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ has heart, humor, and action

TweetThey may be ‘a-holes’, but they are the a-holes who made the A-List of superheroes.  Yes, I’m talking about “Guardians of the Galaxy”, who made something bad out of something good as the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014 opposite “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Now comes “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2”, and we’re ‘Hooked on a Feeling’ once more with Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot (voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel) … along with references ofRead More

Movie Review: “Going in Style” provides lots of laughs

TweetZach Braff’s remake of “Going in Style” is great.  Former factory workers, Michael Caine (Joe), Morgan Freeman (Willie), and Alan Arkin (Albert) star as three old geezers who rob a bank.  Their choice was made when Joe finds out he will be losing his house to foreclosure in 30 days.  While at the bank, there is a robbery in progress but the robber spares his life because his is an elder.  Then, the threesome learn that they are all losing their pensions. Joe, then, persuades his pals to rob aRead More

Review: “Circus 1903-The Golden Age of Circus” is a crowd pleaser

TweetDETROIT — The most amazing show on Earth, “Circus 1903-The Golden Age of Circus,” has arrived at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit for only six days, March 14-19.  This heart-stopping, spectacular show features daredevil entertainment, elephants, magic shows and famous circus acts from people from all over the world. Before the show began, a popcorn vendor was walking in the aisle tossing popcorn into the audience. He also chose a six-year old from the audience, brought him on stage and did some magic with him. Ringmaster Willy Whipsnade (played byRead More

‘Logan’ film review: this is who and what ‘The Wolverine’ should have been

TweetHugh Jackman comes full circle in the X-Men film franchise with “Logan”, where the mutant is an old man who finally unleashed the caged inner beast that has been caged and tamed throughout the big screen over the past 17 years. Set in 2029, the film finds Logan more weary, broken, jaded, disillusioned with the world more than ever since the days of future past: a world where he once joined the right side of Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and the X-Men against Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants.  MakingRead More

Movie Review: ‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ is better than the first film

TweetWill the boogeyman named John Wick ever known the meaning of the word ‘peace’ instead ‘violence’ – as well as ‘retirement’ instead of ‘revenge’? Well, John Wick: Chapter Two wouldn’t been such a fun fantasy ride of bloody violent revenge since Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga.  Keanu Reeves brings such “drive”, “determination”, and such sheer “f**king willpower” once again in the role of Wick, the assassin who completed the first chapter of vengeance against the men who stole his vintage Mustang, broke into his house, kill his dog and leftRead More

Movie Review: “Logan” is Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine film

TweetMarvel Comics and 20th Century Fox presents “Logan” starring Hugh Jackman as Logan, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier and Dafne Keen as Laura. Crossing into the Mexican border from El Paso, TX, Logan, a mutant with super healing powers, cares for Charles Xavier who is hidden in an old warehouse  in the middle of nowhere.  Charles is unstable and sometimes doesn’t know who he is.  He is also in constant need of medication. Gabriella Lopez (Elizabeth Rodriguez) is a nurse that cares for mutant children.  She pays Logan $20,000 toRead More

Play Review: ‘The Lion King’ Roars into Detroit

TweetDETROIT — Disney brings pageantry, puppetry, poignancy and power to the stage production of “The Lion King” and Pride Rock has never looked or sounded better. The regal Detroit Opera House makes a fitting venue for the returning theatrical version of The Lion King, a musical I had never seen until now. But, after 18 years since the show bowed on Broadway, even the most veteran of viewers will find that this version promises something new with a few special surprises sprinkled in. Family is the one over-arching theme thatRead More

Musical Review: “Fun Home” impresses during its Detroit debut at the Fisher Theatre

TweetDETROIT — Five-time Tony award-winning musical “Fun Home” made its Motor City premiere at The Fisher Theatre on November 29.  It will run until December 11. The musical is adapted by Lisa Kron with music by Jeanine Tesori. This is a story about a girl, Alison Bechdel (Kate Shindle), who lives in rural Pennsylvania in the 1970’s.  Her character is played by three different people–in three stages of her life.  The adult Alison also narrates the story as it moves along.  Little girl Alison is played by Alessandra Baldacchino.  Teenage/collegeRead More