Film

Jupiter Ascending Into Uranus

When the rigors of life have taken their toll, there is nothing better than relaxing in front of the TV with a good movie. A comedy can lighten a sour mood and a drama can make me think more deeply, but perhaps my favorite genre is science fiction. Science fiction…

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival • All of July – 2016

Embrace your inner thespian and come get jolly at the Sacramento Shakespeare Fest! Put on by City Theatre at Sacramento City College, this festival has been up and running for more than 20 years. Their mission is to “provide top quality Shakespeare performances and training to the Sacramento community,” through…

Hunky Dory: Pixar Can Do No Wrong, Everybody | Finding Dory

Finding Dory Rated PG {4 out of 5 Stars} You are not alone in feeling like it’s been an extremely long time since Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo first splashed into theaters, creating a cultural phenomenon and launching a worldwide run to pet stores to scoop up clown fish. Thirteen years…

Star Wars: The Force That Keeps on Giving

Like it or not, the Star Wars universe is set to expand substantially. Disney recently released a teaser for the next film in the series, a spin-off entitled Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and it looks like we could be off to a good start. That doesn’t mean Disney…

Too Big to Fail: Vinyl Season 1

The brain-trust behind HBO’s new series Vinyl is formidable. Martin Scorsese teaming up with Mick Jagger to create a weekly drama for TV’s most consistently compelling network is head-turning enough, but throw Terence Winter and Allen Coulter, both alumni of The Sopranos, into the mix, and you’ve got what seems…

The Who’s Tommy at Harris Center for the Arts • April 15–23, 2016

Although the ‘70s were a wholly decadent time, Pete Townsend and The Who were already indulging in heady compositions long before then. Unlike other records in the group’s storied catalog, their fourth album, the grandiose rock opera Tommy (1969), was an ambitious undertaking for a group who, for the most…

Longing for Mr. Freeze: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Would it be okay with you if the next 789 words in this review were just “blah”? Or how about “wah,” like Charlie Brown’s school teacher? I suppose that wouldn’t be the professional thing to do, but then again, spending one-quarter of a billion dollars to make a movie like…

Can You Dig This Film Screening at Guild Theater

Ron Finley, known as the “Gangster Gardener” from South Los Angeles, has seen firsthand what urban gardening can do to change a blighted neighborhood. “When you put beauty in a place that has none, that’s a game changer,” he states in a new documentary called Can You Dig This. The…

A breakdown of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture

… And They’re Off! “Welcome to the Academy Awards, or whatever! Glad you could make it! Oh, wait—you’re not white? Sorry, you can’t come in.” And with that sentiment, the Oscars have once again marooned themselves on a desert island in some sort of backwards and perverted form of self-flagellation….