%2 http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/arts-and-culture/all en Pete’s Dragon http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/pete%E2%80%99s-dragon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>This stunning Disney remake features a &shy;charming dragon and a good moral</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Forest Ranger Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard: <em>Jurassic World</em>) has found many strange things in the wood. The oddest of all might be Pete (Oakes Fegley: <em>Person of Interest</em>), a bedraggled 10-year-old who&rsquo;s lived for five years in the forest after his parents&rsquo; death.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Pete had help surviving the wolves and cold. He credits his friend Elliot, who he describes as a giant green dragon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/pete%E2%80%99s-dragon" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/PetesDragon-2-081816.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oakes Fegley and his woodland friend, Elliot in Pete’s Dragon. &lt;&lt;© Walt Disney Productions&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/pete%E2%80%99s-dragon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/pete%E2%80%99s-dragon#comments Movie Reviews Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:07:46 +0000 bayweekly_master 34424 at http://bayweekly.com Suicide Squad http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/suicide-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>The bad guys get a bad script</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>What do you do when a superman breaks bad?<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;That&rsquo;s the worry of intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis: Custody). Her solution is a squad of the worst villains America has ever known.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Her villainous team includes:<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&bull; Enchantress (Cara Delevingne: Pan), a millennia-old deity possessing the body of an archeologist;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&bull; Deadshot (Will Smith: Concussion), a mercenary named for his aim;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/suicide-squad" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Suicide%20Squad-081116.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A secret government agency recruits a group of imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency, which inevitably leads to chaos. &lt;&lt;© Warner Bros. Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/suicide-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/suicide-squad#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:21:50 +0000 bayweekly_master 34329 at http://bayweekly.com Annapolis Summer Garden Theater’s The Producers http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theater%E2%80%99s-producers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Mel Brooks&rsquo; mocking masterpiece</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Jim Reiter </div> </div> </div> <p>To end its 50th season, Annapolis Summer Garden Theater has challenged itself with one of the biggest and most popular musicals ever to hit Broadway: Mel Brooks&rsquo; The Producers. Winner of a record 12 Tony Awards in 2001 and running for more than 2,500 performances, the show sought to hilariously offend everyone &mdash; Jews, producers, actors, homosexuals, Nazis &hellip; the list goes on. Brooks&rsquo; blockbuster set the stage for the kind of hard-to-get ticket that is being matched only by the current hit, Hamilton.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/theatre-reviews/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theater%E2%80%99s-producers" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/ASGT-The%20Producers-081116.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="47" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Max Bialystock (B. Thomas Rinaldi, front right) enlists Leo Bloom (Nathan Bowen, front left) to stage a ­purposely horrible musical in this Mel Brooks classic. &lt;&lt;photo by Lauren Winther-Hansen&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theater%E2%80%99s-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theater%E2%80%99s-producers#comments Theatre Reviews Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:36:27 +0000 bayweekly_master 34330 at http://bayweekly.com Lights Out http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/lights-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Old-school effects and good storytelling make a cool chiller</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Something is scratching at Martin&rsquo;s (Gabriel Bateman: American Gothic) bedroom door. While he shivers in terror, his mother chats with an invisible friend, Diana.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;There is something lurking in the dark, ready to attack when the bedside lamp goes out. Martin watches in vigil night after night as the thing in the dark tries to come closer.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;When it gets Martin&rsquo;s father, he turns to his estranged stepsister, Rebecca (Teresa Palmer: Triple 9), who has had her own troubles with a creature that lived in bedroom nooks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/lights-out" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Lights%20Out-080416.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gabriel Bateman and Teresa Palmer in Lights Out, an old-fashioned horror movie that focuses on ­creating a sense of dread rather than quick jump scares. &lt;&lt;© Warner Bros. Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/lights-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/lights-out#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:36:25 +0000 bayweekly_master 34196 at http://bayweekly.com What Do Kids Think? http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/what-do-kids-think <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Find out as six young playwrights speak out in Twin Beach Players&rsquo; 11th Annual Playwright Festival</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Kelsey Cochran </div> </div> </div> <p>Twin Beach Players has unusual success in getting kids to say what&rsquo;s on their minds. Over 11 years, youngsters from elementary to high school have taken to the Kids Playwright Festival stage, writing plays that describe the world as they know it.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Player and the Festival are &ldquo;safe spaces for kids of all backgrounds to express themselves,&rdquo; says company president Sid Curl. &ldquo;Kids feel they can be themselves and have fun doing it.&rdquo;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/theatre-reviews/article/what-do-kids-think" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/TBP-young-playwrights-080416.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="53" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Playwrights from left: Sadie Storm, Elizabeth Kieckhefer, Leah Hartley, Sidney Baker, Taylor Baker and Lucie Boyd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/what-do-kids-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/what-do-kids-think#comments Theatre Reviews Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:07:48 +0000 bayweekly_master 34203 at http://bayweekly.com Star Trek Beyond http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/star-trek-beyond <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Boldly focusing on character development makes this the best of the new Trek films</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>For Captain Kirk (Chris Pine: <em>The Finest Hours</em>), boldly going where no man has gone before is surprisingly boring. As his five-year mission to explore the universe as a diplomat for Star Fleet continues, he&rsquo;s looking for a way to break the routine of space travel.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/star-trek-beyond" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/StarTrekBeyond-1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="42" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/star-trek-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/star-trek-beyond#comments Movie Reviews Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:45:18 +0000 bayweekly_master 34077 at http://bayweekly.com Ghostbusters http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/ghostbusters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>I ain&rsquo;t afraid of no all-female reboot!</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr. Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig: Zoolander 2) hopes to earn tenure at Columbia. The professor is smart, serious and laser focused; but her career is put in jeopardy when a book resurfaces on Amazon. Co-authored with her former best friend Dr. Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy: <em>Central Intelligence</em>), the book considers the science of ghosts.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Erin co-authored the book on ghosts with her former best friend Dr. Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy: <em>Central Intelligence</em>). When no one believed them, Erin walked away from ghosts &mdash; and Abby.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/ghostbusters" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/ghostbusters-072116.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ghostbusters Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. &lt;&lt;© Columbia Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/ghostbusters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/ghostbusters#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:07:02 +0000 bayweekly_master 33969 at http://bayweekly.com The Secret Life of Pets http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/secret-life-pets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Two dogs learn how to navigate the big city in this cute comedy</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Max (voiced by Louis C.K.: <em>Horace and Pete</em>) is a terrier living an idyllic life in New York with his owner/soulmate Katie (Ellie Kemper: <em>The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</em>). They go for bike rides, share dinner and snuggle up to sleep. Max couldn&rsquo;t be happier.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Except that every day Katie does the almost unforgivable: She leaves. Most pets in Max&rsquo;s apartment building spend their time alone socializing and binge eating, Max waits doggedly for Katie&rsquo;s return. He stares at the door. He whines. He consults the neighbor cat.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/secret-life-pets" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Secret-Life-of-Pets.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Louis C.K. voices Max, a terrier living in New York City. He loves life with his owner Katie (Ellie Kemper), and is dismayed when she brings home a “brother” for Max, a big sloppy mutt named Duke (Eric Stonestreet). &lt;&lt;© Universal Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/secret-life-pets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/secret-life-pets#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:01:07 +0000 bayweekly_master 33856 at http://bayweekly.com The Talent Machine’s Annie Get Your Gun http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/talent-machine%E2%80%99s-annie-get-your-gun <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong><em>These talented kids will get your laughs</em></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Kelsey Cochran </div> </div> </div> <p>Annie Get Your Gun is a classic musical based on real people in the days of America&rsquo;s western expansion. Buffalo Bill&rsquo;s traveling performance entertained people from all walks of life with the best shot around, Frank Butler. That is, the best shot around other than Annie Oakley.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The story of the girl who could shoot better is brought to life by Talent Machine, a local theater company that has been getting kids on stage since 1987.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/theatre-reviews/article/talent-machine%E2%80%99s-annie-get-your-gun" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/TalentMachine-AnnieGetGun-071416.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="71" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Caroline Patterson and Sam Ellis in Annie Get Your Gun. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/talent-machine%E2%80%99s-annie-get-your-gun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/talent-machine%E2%80%99s-annie-get-your-gun#comments Theatre Reviews Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:05:13 +0000 bayweekly_master 33858 at http://bayweekly.com The Purge: Election Year http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/purge-election-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Neither scary nor entertaining, it may be time to kill off this franchise</strong></em><br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>In a semi-near future, America has a novel way of coping with crime: The Purge. One evening a year, all crime &mdash; including murder &mdash; is legal. The New Founding Fathers tout the Purge as a ritual release that&rsquo;s good for society. In practice, it&rsquo;s opportunity for social engineering as rich whites kill poor minorities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/purge-election-year" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/The%20Purge-Election%20Year.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) and Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) must survive the Purge: a yearly night when all crime is legal. &lt;&lt;© Universal Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/purge-election-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/purge-election-year#comments Movie Reviews Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:13:16 +0000 bayweekly_master 33629 at http://bayweekly.com