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Star Trek

Star Trek Boldly Goes “Into Darkness”

A big budget, special effects action bonanza, J.J. Abrams’s 2009 reboot of “Star Trek” accomplished what no other “Trek” film has done before. A massive success, it was a game changer for the series, transporting “Star Trek” from something only for fanboys into the mainstream. Suddenly it was cool to like “Star Trek.” By eschewing… Read More ›

Alex Cross

Cross “Alex Cross” Off Your List

Tyler Perry has carved out a very nice career for himself playing Madea, the sassy, gun-toting elderly woman that first brought the writer-director fame. Now, he’s trying to branch out further into the mainstream with Alex Cross, a reboot of the franchise that previously starred Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls and Along Came A… Read More ›

“BRIDES OF THE MOON” IS ENTERTAINING, BUT UNEVEN

Common Ground Theatre’s current production of the R-rated 1996 sex comedy, BRIDES OF THE MOON, written and originally performed by The 5 Lesbian Brothers (Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, and Lisa Kron), is entertaining, but uneven, partly due to its smirky script — for example, the play takes place in the year… Read More ›

HOME-GROWN PRODUCTION OF “RENT” SCORES BIG | Review by Robert W. McDowell

Paul Teal and William Day of the CW network television series “One Tree Hill” receive — and deserve — top billing for their passionate performances as Woody Allen-esque documentary filmmaker Mark Cohen, complete with frizzy hair and horn-rimmed glasses

Company keeps Romeo and Juliet fresh, vibrant.

There is not much left to say about Romeo and Juliet that has not already been said: the power of romantic love, the impetuousness of youth, and the ongoing dilemma of whether to allow your children to follow their hearts at all costs. All that is left to experience with Romeo and Juliet is the feeling, and that is where Artistic Director Robert Weiss’ production begins.