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  • Anime adaptations based on video games
    Anime adaptations based on video games
    For some reason, movies based on video games have a tendency to be very lacking, be it poor acting or a rushed story. However, when companies take the same concept and adapt an anime based on a game or franchise, the results can be marvelous....
  • Finish off the Broadway season with 'War Horse'
    Finish off the Broadway season with 'War Horse'
    The final show in Broadway in NOLA's 2013-14 season has arrived all-too-quickly. Regardless, it has been a wonderfully varied first-run back since the Saenger re-opened with 'Book of Mormon.' Now, the six-show series will conclude with...
  • Gaiety marks Mixed Precipitation’s operetta Agent Fidelio
    Gaiety marks Mixed Precipitation’s operetta Agent Fidelio
    Baby-boomers fondly recall the gaiety of the MGM musicals in which Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland put on neighborhood shows. That same air of spontaneous gaiety marked the opening of Mixed Precipitation’s operetta, “Agent Fidelio: A...
  • The Shack
    Summit acquires film rights for William Paul Young's bestseller 'The Shack'
    According to Monday's Deadline report, Summit Entertainment recently picked up the feature film rights to William Paul Young's best-selling Christian novel, "The Shack.""The Shack" is the story about Mackenzie Allen...
  • R.I.P.D.
    Too much past in ‘R.I.P.D.’ or just enough to project what’s next
    Movies should be reaching toward the future, rather than stealing from the past. In “R.I.P.D.,” an upcoming comedic, intended Summer Blockbuster starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Mary-Louise Parker, a young pistol of a cop bites...
  • Does ‘The Host’ meet expectations
    Does ‘The Host’ meet expectations
    People who were disillusioned by the “Twilight” book and movie franchise most likely won’t feel any differently about “The Host,” the movie adapted from the Stephenie Meyer hit novel of the same name.The book tried to...
  • LD Entertainment
    ‘Hush, Hush’ falls from heaven and lands a movie deal
    Fans of the beloved, “Hush, Hush” book saga can go crazy now. Since the final installment, “Finale,” was released October 13, of this year, die-hards have been expecting a movie.Expectations are finally met. Hopes have been...
  • The Raven Boys
    Two novels are getting the big screen treatment
    Two new novels have been bought up by studios to adapt to the big screen; The Wrap reported on both of them this weekend. New Line has acquired the rights to Maggie Stiefvater’s novel “The Raven Boys.” The young adult novel (I...
  • Max McLean as 'Screwtape'
    ‘The Screwtape Letters’ returns to The Knight Theater for three performances
    The Screwtape Letters, the “smart, provocative, and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare,” will be returning by popular demand to Charlotte for three performances at The Knight Theater on...
  • Game of Thrones
    From book to screen: 'Game of Thrones'
    Normally, I’m the person who jumps on a television show right away. Even if I’m not sure I’ll like it, I still give it a shot and I usually know about every new show. So I was surprised to find a show that had completely escaped...
  • Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain in 'Coriolanus'
    Review: Behold Ralph Fiennes’ William Shakespeare’s ‘Coriolanus’
    How about that William Shakespeare? Have you heard of this guy? You probably have by now – after all, he is the playwright whose 400-year old plays still make for solidly entertaining and socially relevant stories today, in the foul year of...
  • Lowered Kitchen
    Adapting the world around us
    One of the most common problems that people with dwarfism have is reaching things that the average person takes for granted. From light switches, sinks, counters to even items on the grocery shelves. It’s also what makes most people with...
  • Switch it Up event
    3rd annual Switch it Up event for kids with disabilities a success
    As much as we'd like to think, not everybody is the same. For a lot of people, the ability to walk, talk, or use various brain functions is a daily struggle. Some of these people are kids who are completely wheelchair bound and locked into...
  • The Thing
    Movie trailer round up: The Thing, John Carter, Contagion and Hugo
    When it comes to the summer movie season, there are two things that come out en masse for potential audiences: there are the summer blockbusters themselves (like this year’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Harry Potter 7 Part II 3D), and...
  • Beast Wars
    Movies based on cartoons: Recommendation #13
    (Back)#13: Beast Wars (1996)The countdown begins with an iffy inclusion. Since three Transformers movies have been made with a fourth one in the works, this Transformers spinoff exists in a gray area of qualification.That is the sole reason Beast...