In an action-packed tribute to classic video games, Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” opened in 2-D and 3-D theaters Nov. 2. The animated feature gives us a “Toy Story”-esque glimpse into the world of a video game arcade after closing time. It is the story of Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly), the shunned “bad guy” of the […]
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New from Disney and Pixar, “Brave” opened in theaters nationwide June 22. Set in medieval Scotland, the animated film is the first Pixar feature centered on a female protagonist. Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) is the independent-minded daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connoly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Though her mother insists she act as […]
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is fairest of them all? “Snow White and the Huntsman,” yet another adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ classic fairy tale, opened in U.S. theaters June 1. The story of Snow White has made quite a comeback recently. Recent adaptations have reinterpreted the Disney classic, including the whimsical live-action feature […]
Based on the classic Hasbro board game, “Battleship” hit theaters May 18 in an action-packed tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces. Being a fan of cheesy, big-budget summer action movies, I think it’s a shame that the film is destined to be hopelessly overshadowed by Marvel’s “The Avengers,” which is about to enter its fourth […]
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going into the film “Dark Shadows,” the latest collaboration between renowned actor Johnny Depp and famously eccentric director Tim Burton. The film, based on the 1960s soap opera of the same title, begins in 1760 with the story of Barnabas Collins (Depp). A wealthy entrepreneur who is turned […]
Everyone must pay for “the privilege to pee!” This is the premise of Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’ satirical comedy “Urinetown: The Musical,” which will open May 4 at Drexel’s Mandell Theater. The Drexel Players present Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’ Tony Award-winning musical “Urinetown, The Musical.” The show opens May 4 1 in Mandell […]
In a tribute to the musical theater classic, the immensely popular “West Side Story” returned to the stage and captivated audiences at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music from March 27 to April 8. The original 1957 Broadway production was based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and was originally conceptualized and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. […]
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