March 28 2012
Back in the late 1980s, Hollywood couldn’t get enough of those body-switching comedies, in which boys and men changed places. Ten years later, we had a rash of end-of-the-world flicks, in which tidal...
March 21 2012
When she was cast in "Memphis," the Tony-winning musical about the dawn of rock 'n' roll and the Civil Rights movement, Felicia Boswell insists she didn’t have to do much in the way of research....
March 14 2012
To some, the term "high school musical' calls to mind visions of Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale. To others, it means wake-me-when-it’s-over productions of "H.M.S. Pinafore" or "Peter...
March 14 2012
"The Guard" teams dumpling-faced, plain-talking small-town police sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) with the considerably more polished and professional Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle), an FBI agent...
March 14 2012
The Lansing Civic Players production unfolds inside The Lonely Pelican, located in fictitious Pepsicola, Fla., where manager George (Rick Wendorf) and his daughter, Karin (Brittney Benjamin), have to face...
March 7 2012
“Audience members get invited to come up onstage and help Becky dress, she asks them to do some tasks — which they may or may not do — and she even asks them to vote at one point on whether...
March 7 2012
When this comedy about a sleazy literary agent who falls under a yogi’s curse was shot, Lehman Brothers was still open for business and Sarah Palin was talking about Joe Six-Pack and the hockey moms....
Feb. 29 2012
A few weeks ago, you might have seen Jamie Rohda performing with his band, Nothin 2 Lose, at the Colonial Bar. Or maybe you’ve caught one of the karaoke nights he regularly hosts on Wednesdays at...
Feb. 29 2012
If last year’s Oscar ceremony — hosted by an all-too-eager-to-please Anne Hathaway and a nearly somnambulant James Franco — was a fascinatingly misguided mess, this year’s fiasco...
Feb. 22 2012
It’s common to hear actors complaining that they don't get as much work as they'd like. That's not Edward O'Ryan's problem, however
Feb. 22 2012
Sure things? For sure. Shocks? Distinctly possible. In other words, this year´s Academy Awards should be business as usual
Feb. 17 2012
A combination of star power and firepower can be a pretty good start when it comes to building a blockbuster, as the director known simply as McG demonstrated with his "Charlie's Angels" films almost a...
Feb. 1 2012
Jung´s patient will become his secret lover, which jeopardizes his personal and professional relationship with his mentor, Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). But when Freud and Spielrein finally meet,...
Jan. 25 2012
There has never been — and will never be — a flawless crop of Academy Award nominations. But this year´s roster, which was announced Tuesday morning, has more than its share of astonishing...
Jan. 20 2012
Their eyes meet. They are seated across from each other on a New York subway train, but it´s immediately apparent each of them is imagining how much closer they could get. She smiles shyly while...
Jan. 18 2012
The show in question is “The Boy in the Bathroom,” with book and lyrics by Okemos native Michael Lluberes and music and additional lyrics by Joe Maloney. Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. presents...
Jan. 18 2012
Getting up early in the morning is nothing new for WILX news anchor David Andrews. He’s been married to WFMK-FM morning-show DJ Monica Harris for 24 years, and she’s been starting work before...
Jan. 11 2012
Streep’s performance is, like most of her work, splendidly textured and multi-dimensional. When Streep is truly in her groove, she completely disappears into her character., and that´s what...
Jan. 9 2012
“Would you shut up?” one of the villains barks in “Trespass.” “You’re taking all the air out of the room air that other people could do good things with!” If...
Jan. 9 2012
"Growing up, if you wanted to be part of the conversation, you had to be talking movies," he said, with a smile, during a visit to Ann Arbor last month