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“Tone-Deaf” a Hellish Nightmare

August 22nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very brutal, the horror flick Tone-Deaf takes you into the confines of a hellish nightmare. Like most slasher films, this one follows the same formula of trapping someone in a secluded place and taunting them until the final coup de grace. The twist does make the film a bit better than some, but still just a bit above average. Read more…

“Peanut Butter Falcon” The Journey Begins

August 22nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very cool film that makes you feel good The Peanut Butter Falcon opens this weekend and it’s a charmer. It’s a fun film that takes you inside a person with Down syndrome and shows his tenacity and determination to break free from the norm to face his ambitions. Lovable, heartfelt and totally awesome, the movie opens this weekend. Read more…

“Burn” Out-of-Control Thriller

August 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

How many times have you pulled into a gas station that has a convenience store and gone in for a soft drink or a snack? If you are anything like me, then very often, especially at night following a screening of a film. Well, the film Burn will make you think twice on which convenience store you’ll choose next time you’re out and about. Nicely directed and written the film Burn is the reason I asked the question. It’s a daunting little film that grabs you and won’t let go until the credits roll. Read more…

“Tel Aviv on Fire” Comedy with a Twist

August 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film Tel Aviv on Fire is a comedy of sorts that entertains with a duel story. The acting is very good and so is the direction, but the very contrived storyline is a matinee soap opera that lacks brilliance. Not my cup of tea, the movie bounces around a bit too much and if you are not aware of the ethnic differences between Israel and Palestine, it may confuse. Read more…

“Ready or Not” Blood Runs Red

August 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Just when you think you have seen every way a person can get killed in a horror flick, up pops Ready or Not. It’s one of the most diabolical blood baths that I’ve seen in several years. The movie’s a comedy however, and it does play out that way making the film one of the better of the genre. Nicely acted and directed, yet predictable, it’s how it gets to the end that’s the rollercoaster ride of ups and downs that entertains. Think the movie Get Out with lots more of the wicked craziness. Read more…

“Star Wars: Resistance Season 1” on DVD Teen View

August 19th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Teen Review by Ian Delia

Who would’ve thought an animated TV show could be this good? Star Wars has always had a big place in my heart and definitely still does. If you still have questions about what happened between episode 6 Return of the Jedi and episode 7 The Force Awakens then you are going to need to watch this television series. It may have the age appropriate rating of “TV-Y7″ but that never means it’s not excellent or unimportant. In fact I think this is crucial to the whole aspect of what goes on with and how the First Order comes to be. First off this show is amazing and second of all, everything is now settling in my mind because it answers all the questions I’ve had since the time gap between episodes 6 and 7. Read more…

“A Dog’s Journey” A Fine Sequel now on Blu-ray

August 19th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Sweet and enjoyable, the heartfelt story of Bailey continues in A Dog’s Journey now on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. The film has a lot of heart in a story of determination, persistence and love. With a great cast and crew, with a fine PG script, the film provides a good feeling for the whole family. Read more…

“Les Miserables” Now on Sale at The Broward Center

August 17th, 2019 No comments

 

TICKETS FOR

 

CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S ACCLAIMED

 

PRODUCTION OF

 

BOUBLIL AND SCHÖNBERG’S

 

 

NOW ON SALE FOR THE

FORT LAUDERDALE ENGAGEMENT AT

THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING

ARTS

OCTOBER 8 – 20, 2019

 

“Thrilling, spectacular and unforgettable.”

The New York Times

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will go on sale Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10AM for its much anticipated Fort Lauderdale engagement at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement.

Tickets for LES MISÉRABLES, will be available at the Broward Center AutoNation Box Office, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312, browardcenter.org or call 954.462.0222. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 954.660.6307. Ticket prices start at $40.50*.\

 

Nick Cartell as Jean Valjean Photo Matthew Murphy

With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking production of LES MISÉRABLES, which broke box office records during its pre-Broadway tour, has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1).

Cameron Mackintosh said, “I’m delighted that after a four-year absence this glorious production is once again touring the major cities across North America and is more spectacular than ever.”

 

Master of the House Photo Matthew Murphy

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 120 million people in 52 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. LES MISÉRABLES is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 35th year.

 

One Day More – Photo Matthew Murphy

Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Boublil and Schönberg’s LES MISÉRABLES has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The original LES MISÉRABLES orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker.  The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. Music Supervision is by Stephen Brooker and James Moore, with casting by Kaitlin Shaw for Tara Rubin Casting.

 Produced on stage by Cameron Mackintosh, LES MISÉRABLES is the world’s longest running musical now in its 35th year in London.  Produced on screen also by Mackintosh (along with Working Title and Universal), LES MISÉRABLES is now the most successful movie of an original stage musical.

The original production of LES MISÉRABLES opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on December 4, 1985 and moved to the Queen’s Theatre on April 3, 2004 where it played to packed houses.The new production of LES MISÉRABLES, the only version of the show produced by Cameron Mackintosh that has been seen around the world in the last ten years, will begin performances at the Sondheim Theatre (formerly the Queen’s Theatre) in the West End on December 18, 2019.

From August 10-November 30, 2019 a spectacular staging of LES MISÉRABLES in concert with a company of over 65 will run at the intimate Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End.

The original Broadway production of LES MISÉRABLES opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987 and transferred to the Imperial Theatre on October 17, 1990 running for 6,680 performances.  The original US National Tour began in November 1987 and visited over 150 cities before closing in St. Louis, MO in 2006.  Broadway audiences welcomed LES MIZ back to New York on November 9, 2006 where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on January 6, 2008.

The new production was conceived in 2009 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary, with record-breaking productions in the U.K., Australia, Japan, Korea, France, Spain, Dubai, Manila, Singapore, Brazil and Mexico. The North American Tour traveled across the U.S. for two years then played a five-month engagement in Toronto before returning to the Imperial Theatre on Broadway in March 2014 for over 1,000 performances. The new production is currently playing to sold out houses across North America and on tour in the U.K.

To date, LES MISÉRABLES remains the 5th longest-running Broadway production of all time.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of America’s premier performing arts venues, consistently ranked among the top ten in the country. Presenting more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, the Broward Center showcases a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events and offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually.

The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop, and secure the future of the Broward Center.  The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.BrowardCenter.org. #browardcenter #broadwayinbroward

 BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 14-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 45 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird.

The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 14-time Tony-winning theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 45 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.

Florida Theatrical Association – the non-profit presenter of Broadway in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami – was founded with the charge of educating and developing new theater audiences and encouraging and preserving the presentation of touring Broadway theater. Since 1989 Florida Theatrical Association has presented over 1,050 Broadway performances and distributed over $1.6 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida.

Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy

At Bank of America, our focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is critical to fulfilling our purpose of helping make people’s financial lives better. Our commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company. It is demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our customers, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocate groups, such as community and environmental organizations, in order to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about, and connect with us on Twitter at @BofA_News.

 

 

 

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“After the Wedding” The Unexpected

August 16th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Touching and compelling, the movie After the Wedding tells a twisting tale of happenstance and inspiration. Not your ordinary straight forward story, the movie opens with a heartfelt reality, then takes you on a journey to a woman’s past that plays into a miracle of sorts. Read more…

“Good Boys” Film Review

August 16th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

I would be remiss if I sugar coated the film Good Boys with a lot of comedic fun words, so I won’t. Is it funny? Sure it is, but I’m hoping it’s just a fantasy of a sick mind and that it really doesn’t happen in real life. At least with most of the 6th graders in the world there’s still has to be hope for decency at an early age. Enough rant about underage kids for now. Read more…

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