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Theatre Review: ‘Reasons To Be Pretty,’ at the Suzanne Roberts

A popular play with lots of emotions is currently locked in an engagement of the Philadelphia Theatre Company.

06/08/2012

(Christopher Sutton stars as Buddy Holly in "Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story," now at the Walnut Street Theatre.  Photo provided.  Credit: Mark Garvin)

Theatre Review: ”Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story”

If you are a lover of music, rock ‘n roll, and high-energy theatre, you’ll certainly be fascinated by the production closing the 203rd season of the Walnut Street Theatre.

05/24/2012

("Red Tails," a dramatization of the Tuskegee Airmen, stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard.)

Home Video Report: From and About 1944

One fascinating home video available this week is a 1944 release, and another is a recent production recalling the challenges and exploits, in the same era, of the United States’ first black military pilots.

05/23/2012

(Michelle Pfeiffer co-stars with Al Pacino in "Scarface," from 1983.)

Home Video Report: Older Goodies Now on Blu-ray

No question, we’re headed for a banner period in which classic reissues on Blu-ray become major audience pleasers.

05/09/2012

(Alicia Silverstone, center, was among the young stars of "Clueless," from director Amy Heckerling.)

Home Video Report: Vintage Classics and Near-Classics

There’s no better feeling than being able to watch a movie that was circulating in top form more than 15 years ago.

05/02/2012

("Titanic," re-released in 3-D, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.)

Home Video Report: 2-D ‘Titanic’ Re-released on Eve of Big-Screen 3-D Version

Some re-releases have become “big time.”

04/04/2012

(Anthony Lawton, left, Richard Poe, and Robin Moseley star "The Outgoing Tide," at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.  Credit:  Mark Garvin)

Theatre Review: ”The Outgoing Tide,” Drama by Bruce Graham

The play has won honors as Chicago’s “best new play,” and there’s no question it will now attract attention at Philadelphia’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

03/30/2012

(Humphrey Bogart starred in "Casablanca," first released in 1942.)

Home Video Report: 70th Anniversary Edition of ‘Casablanca’

Our featured video this week is a major Hollywood achievment and considered by many to be the greatest love story ever.

03/28/2012

(The Adventures of Tintin, from 2011, is now on home video.)

Home Video Report: Tintin, Muppets, and Real People, Too

Jamie Bell and Steven Spielberg have joined in the computer-generated “The Adventures of Tintin,” now on home video.

03/21/2012

(Eric Hissom is Cyrano and Jessica Cummings is Roxane in the Arden Theatre production.  Photo by Mark Garvin)

Theatre Review: Arden’s Remade ‘Cyrano’ Hits It Right On The Nose

Brace yourself! You are about to be treated to the Arden Theatre’s production of “Cyrano.”

03/16/2012

(Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs in "Let's Pretend We're Famous," now at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia.  Photo provided.  Credit: Mark Garvin)

Local Theatre Review: ”Let’s Pretend We’re Famous” Deserves Its Spotlight

No question, Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs are two of the most creative personalities in Philadelphia.

03/09/2012

Asa Butterfield as Hugo Cabret in 'Hugo.' (Credit: GK Films)

Home Video Report: Oscar-Harvesting ‘Hugo’ Out on DVD

Martin Scorsese’s surprising children’s film deals with an orphan boy who is a 1930s resident of one of Paris’ busy railroad terminals.

02/29/2012

(Yes, that's Leonardo DiCaprio under there.)

Home Video Report: 2011 ‘J. Edgar’ Released to DVD

Last year, under the direction of Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio starred in a drama exploring the life of one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century.

02/22/2012

("All Quiet on the Western Front")

Home Video Report: Best Picture Oscar in 1930, Now Remastered

It’s been called one of the most influential anti-war films ever made.

02/15/2012

("Anonymous" stars Rhys Ifans as the Earl of Oxford.)

Home Video Report: ‘Anonymous,’ A Shakespeare Speculation, Comes to DVD

Did another author actually write Shakespeare’s works? “Anonymous,” from 2011, had a view on the topic.

02/08/2012

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