%2 http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/feed/arts-and-culture/all en Money Monster http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/money-monster <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A decent idea may lurk in the depths of this murky disaster</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>As host of the wildly popular television investment show Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney: <em>Hail, Caesar!</em>) enjoys a celebrity lifestyle. Rather than sound investment advice, he touts stocks recommended by his rich friends. Viewers trust him, but his producer Patty (Julia Roberts: <em>Mother&rsquo;s Day</em>) is fed up.</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/money-monster" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/MoneyMonster-051916.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"> Financial TV host Lee Gates (George Clooney) is taken hostage when an irate investor (Jack ­O’Connell) takes over the television studio. &lt;&lt;© TriStar Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/money-monster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/money-monster#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 19 May 2016 17:34:06 +0000 bayweekly_master 32967 at http://www.bayweekly.com Keanu http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/keanu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A comedy of calamity and carnage set off by a kitten</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>Rell (Jordan Peele: <em>Bob&rsquo;s Burgers</em>) is spiraling down: no girlfriend left, no job, lots of marijuana.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key: <em>Bob&rsquo;s Burgers</em>) isn&rsquo;t faring much better. His wife walks all over him. His daughter disrespects him. Everyone makes fun of his obsession with George Michael.</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/keanu" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Keanu-Key-and-Peele.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="70" 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"> When his kitten Keanu is cat-napped, Rell (Jordan Peele, right) and cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) go undercover as gang-bangers for a rescue. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/keanu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/keanu#comments Movie Reviews Wed, 18 May 2016 11:49:59 +0000 bayweekly_master 32865 at http://www.bayweekly.com Captain America: Civil War http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/captain-america-civil-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Who watches the watchmen?</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>The Avengers have united twice to save the world. Collateral damage has been considerable. Cities have been razed, which makes the team controversial.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Some still think of the Avengers as heroes. But fear of the omnipotents is growing. After another mission goes wrong, killing civilians, the governments of the world decide that the time of freelance superheroes has come to an end. The Avengers must submit to a multi-government regulatory committee or be classified as hostile mercenaries.</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/captain-america-civil-war" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Captain%20America-Civil%20War.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="53" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/captain-america-civil-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/captain-america-civil-war#comments Movie Reviews Tue, 10 May 2016 21:08:02 +0000 bayweekly_master 32742 at http://www.bayweekly.com Elvis & Nixon http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/elvis-nixon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>An absurdist retelling of a surreal moment in American history</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>A man shows up at the White House and asks to see the president. The request gives pause to the secret service, as the man is Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon: <em>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</em>).</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/elvis-nixon" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/elvis-nixon-042816.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/elvis-nixon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/elvis-nixon#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:39:48 +0000 bayweekly_master 32641 at http://www.bayweekly.com Barbershop: The Next Cut http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/barbershop-next-cut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>This comedy is a love letter and a plea to Chicago</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>Calvin (Ice Cube: <em>Ride Along 2</em>) is a second-generation barber on the south side of Chicago. The shop is now co-ed with a new business partner (Regina Hall: <em>Black-ish</em>).</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/barbershop-next-cut" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Barbershop-The%20Next%20Cut.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/barbershop-next-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/barbershop-next-cut#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:52:54 +0000 bayweekly_master 32559 at http://www.bayweekly.com The Jungle Book http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/jungle-book <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A man cub learns the laws of the jungle in this winning family film</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>Fierce tiger Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba: <em>Zootopia</em>), slaughters a man who sought shelter in a jungle cave. But escaping Khan&rsquo;s deadly eye, a toddler survives. The panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley: <em>The Walk</em>) takes pity on the pathetic man cub.</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/jungle-book" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/The%20Jungle%20Book-041416.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="50" 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"> The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don&#039;t have his best interests at heart. &lt;&lt;© Walt Disney Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/jungle-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/jungle-book#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:30:04 +0000 bayweekly_master 32462 at http://www.bayweekly.com Twin Beach Players’ The Miser http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-miser <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Catch the second weekend of fun and frivolity</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> Karen Lambert </div> </div> </div> <p>Time-travel nearly 350 years from the court of King Louis XIV of France to Twin Beach Players&rsquo; version of Molière&rsquo;s 1668 comedy of manners, L&rsquo;Avare. The Miser, as English has it, completes performer/director Jeff Larson&rsquo;s production of a Moliere trilogy, including Tartuffe and the Imaginary Invalid, spanning 14 years of theatrical performances by Twin Beach Players. Through all, he&rsquo;s teamed with company president Sid Curl.</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/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-miser" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/TBP-TheMiser-041416.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="82" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-miser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-miser#comments Theatre Reviews Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:18:14 +0000 bayweekly_master 32470 at http://www.bayweekly.com Colonial Players’ The Secret Garden http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-secret-garden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Spread the word about this haunted place of miraculous possibilities where the crippled are made whole, body and soul</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> Jane Elkin </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m sure there is magic in everything,&rdquo; says the invalid child Colin in The Secret Garden, &ldquo;only we have not sense to get hold of 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/colonial-players%E2%80%99-secret-garden" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/CP-SecretGarden.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"> From top left, Samuel Edward Ellis as Dickon, Danny Brooks as Ben the gardener, Madi Heinemann as Mary Lennox and Reid Murphy, the ghost of young invalid Colin. &lt;&lt;photo by Colburn Images&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-secret-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-secret-garden#comments Theatre Reviews Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:21:25 +0000 bayweekly_master 32472 at http://www.bayweekly.com Eye in the Sky http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/eye-sky <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong><em>What is the acceptable human cost for our security?</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> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>If you could kill a terrorist by drone strike, would you? If a child was in the kill zone, could you still launch the missile?<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren: Woman in Gold) has been obsessively tracking a terrorist. With his location finally pinpointed, she plans an elaborate capture, coordinating her British action with Kenyan and American forces.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Complications force the capture mission to be abandoned. Powell wants to go for the kill with a drone strike. But it&rsquo;s not her call.</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/eye-sky" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Eye%20in%20the%20Sky-040716.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="58" 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"> Helen Mirren plays a a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Ready to take out her target, the mission gets complicated when a young girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare. &lt;&lt;© Entertainment One Features&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/eye-sky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/eye-sky#comments Movie Reviews Wed, 06 Apr 2016 18:55:25 +0000 bayweekly_master 32333 at http://www.bayweekly.com My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A sequel without a lot to say</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>Paris Portokalos (Elena Kampouris: <em>American Odyssey</em>) longs to escape her family. Her mother, Toula (Nia Vardalos: <em>Star vs. The Forces of Evil</em>), is clingy and desperate, her grandfather pressures her to get married and make babies at 17 and the rest of them are loud and obnoxious. Paris hopes to flee to college far, far away. Her mother counters by pressuring her daughter to stay close to home.</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/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-2" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/My%20Big%20Fat%20Greek%20Wedding%202.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="74" 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"> When the Portokalos patriarch (Michael Constantine) and matriarch (Lainie Kazan) discover their wedding was never official, it’s up to Toula (Nia Vardalo) and Ian (John Corbett) to bring everyone together for a second Big Fat Greek Wedding. &lt;&lt;© Gold Circle Films&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-2#comments Movie Reviews Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:02:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 32201 at http://www.bayweekly.com