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“Deadpool 2” Teen View

May 18th, 2018 No comments

Review by Ian Delia

Marvels ludicrous superhero is back and exceeding expectations in Deadpool 2. This new blockbuster will not disappoint with his intense action. And, with a comical twist on his “immortal powers” mixed with the today’s issues in this film. Read more…

“Deadpool 2” Continues to Amaze

May 17th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Critics have been asked by Twentieth Century Fox to not give away any major plot spoilers for the movie Deadpool 2. They feel that it would ruin the whole experience for our readers and avid followers of the lunatic superhero. (Oops I gave away that he is a lunatic, but anyone and everyone who is savvy of the Marvel Comics characters knows he’s crazy). So I thought it over and checked out Marvel’s website to find out what their synopsis is for the sequel. None of which gives away any portion of the plot, actually it’s not even one iota of the plot. Read more…

“Book Club” a Good Laugh for Older Folks

May 17th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review By John Delia, Sr.

Sitting through the movie Book Club was a bit tiring, but not being the target audience of women 55+ played a role for sure. That said, for the ladies this funny little ditty plays well, especially if you have gone through several stages such as becoming an empty nester, past menopause, are retired, or are forging ahead in life without the male companion you once had. For this group, it’s a stitch! Read more…

Marvel’s “Black Panther” Now on Home Video

May 14th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia Sr. and John Delia, Jr.

Enter Marvel’s Black Panther a complete movie about one of the Avengers with a new character originally introduced in the film Captain America: Civil War. Now on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K and Digital HD, here we experience his tale from his beginnings in the world of Wakanda to the city streets of modern Earth where we witness the power of this exciting superhero. Read more…

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May, June and July 2018 VIDEO RELEASE DATES

May 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Upcoming in the next few months are a very good selection of movies on video and VOD.  Genre’s include romance, children’s/family animation, horror, drama, comedy and action films on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Digital HD and 4K.  The releases are of titles that were  in theaters,  TV series, VOD as well as direct to video.  The most notable are 12 Strong,  Phantom Thread, Wonderstruck and Pacific Rim Uprising.  We will be updating the column so please frequent our Video Release page. The films may also be available on VOD or just Digital HD so look for the download information inside the video release box. Read more…

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“Life of the Party” a Hysterical Comedy

May 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

When you feel you didn’t get the most out of your youth, going back to college can answer most of your middle aged problems. A crazy story that will have you rolling in the isles and gasping for air from pure honest laughter.
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“Breaking In” Motherly Instincts

May 10th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

It’s an actioner with good special effects and the setting for the flick outstanding, but Breaking In is just another robbery gone bad film at the hands of a very upset mother. Much like Kidnap where Halle Berry goes berserk because her son gets taken when her car is stolen, here Gabrielle Union turns into a determined killer mom to get her children free from robbers. Unfortunately there’s been several movies with a similar plot, but in case you haven’t seen one, this movie should keep you on toes. Read more…

“RBG” Ruth Bader Ginsburg

May 9th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

More of a biography of the Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the documentary RBG comes to movie screens this week. The activist and liberal gets her day on the big screen showing her rise to the highest court in the land and the cases she was most noted. It’s an interesting film to watch, especially in a more educational setting rather than an entertainment one. Read more…

“The Jazz Ambassadors” on PBS Through May 10th

May 4th, 2018 No comments
Following up about the new documentary The Jazz Ambassadors, premiere Friday, May 4 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and continues through May 10. The film site has launched with two new embedded videos:
The United States Information Agency (USIA) uses Voice of America radio to combat Soviet propaganda in films and news media about America’s struggles with racial discrimination and segregation: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jazz-ambassadors/video/america-combats-soviet-propaganda-racism-segregation/
 
In 1955, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. convinced U.S. leaders that jazz was the best way to intervene in the Cold War cultural conflict, with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie becoming the first jazz ambassador to help counter Soviet stories about American racism:http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jazz-ambassadors/video/adam-clayton-powell-jr-teams-dizzy-gillespie/

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“Chicago” May 8-13 at Adrienne Arsht Center

May 1st, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

BROADWAY’S TONY AWARD-WINNING,

RECORD-BREAKING HIT MUSICAL

WELCOMES LATIN SENSATION & “JANE THE VIRGIN” STAR

JAIME CAMIL

IN THE ROLE OF “BILLY FLYNN”

 

LIMITED RUN! MAY 8-13, 2018

AT THE ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE

PERFORMING ARTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT ARSHTCENTER.ORG

 

Miami, Florida – The national touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO (@chicagomusical) will welcome Latin sensation & “Jane the Virgin” star Jaime Camil (@jaimecamil) as he makes his tour debut in the role of “Billy Flynn” beginning Tuesday, May 8, 2018. He will play a one-week limited engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) until Sunday, May 13th.

Broadway History was made in 2016 when, for the first time ever, two Mexican-born actors led a Broadway musical! Together again – Latin superstars, and long-time friends, Jaime Camil and Bianca Marroquín (@biancapamelamarroquin) will appear on stage opposite each other reprising their Broadway roles as “Billy Flynn” and “Roxie Hart” in Miami’s limited engagement of only eight performances! Bianca Marroquín is a CHICAGO veteran having appeared in the Broadway cast off and on since 2002.

CHICAGO
Broadway’s Longest Running American Musical
Ambassador Theatre, NYC
Pictured: Jaime Camil as Billy Flynn

Jaime Camil is one of the most well-known actors in the Spanish-speaking world and now the USA is welcoming him with open arms thanks to his performance as “Rogelio de la Vega” in the critically-acclaimed and multi-awarded TV show “Jane the Virgin.” He’s a Critic’s Choice and Teen Choice Award nominee and an Imagen Award winner for the role. He has starred in more than 20 award-winning films including Pulling Strings and 200 Cartas (alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda) and has won global and countless film and theater awards throughout his over 20-year career. Mr. Camil has led the most successful and highest-rated telenovelas of all time, including “La Fea Más Bella,” “Por Ella Soy Eva” and “Qué Pobres Tan Ricos.” He has recorded four platinum-selling albums and has led many musicals in his native Mexico City including West Side Story, Hook, Aladdin, El Diluvio que Viene and more. In 2005, he led the Broadway-bound musical The Mambo Kings, he previously appeared on Broadway in Latinologues and he also starred in a successful three-night only summer 2017 production of Mamma Mia! at the Hollywood Bowl playing the role of “Sam Carmichael” opposite Jennifer Nettles as “Donna.” Mr. Camil was also the voice of “Papá” in the Academy Award-winning animated feature, Coco, which is the top-grossing film of all time in Mexico. Mr. Camil is repped by Zero Gravity Management.

 CHICAGO also stars Bianca Marroquín as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Paul Vogt as Amos Hart, Jennifer Fouché as Matron “Mama” Morton and D. Ratell as Mary Sunshine.

With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

The national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman. Walter Bobbie is the director of the original New York Production and Ann Reinking was the original choreographer in the style of Bob Fosse. CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer and casting by Stewart/Whitley. The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns, supervising music direction by Rob Fisher.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets to CHICAGO are available through the Arsht Center Box Office in person at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132, by calling 305.949.6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. Ticket prices start at $29*.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, May 8 at 8:00p.m.

Wednesday, May 9 at 8:00p.m.

Thursday, May 10 at 8:00p.m.

Friday, May 11 at 8:00p.m.

Saturday, May 12 at 2:00p.m.

Saturday, May 12 at 8:00p.m.

Sunday, May 13 at 1:00p.m.

Sunday, May 13 at 7:00p.m.

CHICAGO closes of the 2017-2018 Broadway in Miami season presented by Florida Theatrical Association and the Adrienne Arsht Center along with presenting sponsor Bank of America and with support from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit www.arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

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