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Month: December 2012

January 2013 Triangle Theater Calendar

NOTE: This is Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for shows announced for the entire month of January. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and PRESENTER’S NAME to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS to that address. (Our “snail… Read More ›

Tarantino Heads South in “Django Unchained”

After creating his own genre with “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction,” Quentin Tarantino has spent the majority of his filmmaking career since making all sorts of genre films that he grew up on, with “Kill Bill,” “Death Proof” and “Inglorious Basterds.” Tarantino is at it again, tackling the spaghetti Western with “Django Unchained.” Django (Jamie… Read More ›

“Jack Reacher” a Fun Actioner

In Lee Child’s best-selling novels, Jack Reacher is 6’5″ and 250 pounds, an imposing and intimidating man. Tom Cruise is 5’7″, maybe 150 pounds and isn’t anywhere close to being imposing or intimidating. Yet Cruise plays the popular character in “Jack Reacher,” based on Child’s “One Shot,” the ninth book in the Reacher series. Jack… Read More ›

Black Nativity

Chuck Davis Will Choreograph JTP’s 2012 Edition of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” on Dec. 20-23

The Justice Theater Project is continuing its new Yuletide tradition of performing shows in downtown Raleigh, NC, by presenting its second annual production of “Black Nativity,” a 1961 gospel song play by Joplin, MO-born African-American poet, playwright, novelist, journalist, and political activist Langston Hughes (nee James Mercer Langston Hughes, 1902-67), on Dec. 20-23 in 340-seat Pittman Auditorium at Saint Mary’s School.

For Better or Worse, “This is 40”

After changing the face of comedy with “Anchorman,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up,” Judd Apatow was on top of the world. Then he threw it all away with the bloated, unfunny Adam Sandler starrer “Funny People.” Now Apatow is back to reclaim the eye of the tiger with “This is 40,” featuring Pete and… Read More ›