%2 http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/feed/arts-and-culture/all en Central Intelligence http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/central-intelligence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A great comic team in search of a worthy project</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 Joyner (Kevin Hart: <em>Ride Along 2</em>) peaked in high school. A star athlete, top student and class president, Calvin had it all. He was the prom king and married the prom queen. Everyone knew he&rsquo;d be the big success in his class.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Too bad.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Calvin grows up to be a boring accountant resentful of the rut his life has become. He balks at his wife&rsquo;s suggestion they go to their high school reunion, fearing that his old friends will mock him.</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/central-intelligence" 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/central-intelligence-062316.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"> Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson in Central Intelligence. &lt;&lt;© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/central-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/central-intelligence#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:52:47 +0000 bayweekly_master 33548 at http://www.bayweekly.com Twin Beach Players’ Much Ado About Nothing http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-much-ado-about-nothing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>An impressive troupe of young people takes on one of the most challenging races in theater</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> Pam Shilling </div> </div> </div> <p>Producing a Shakespeare play is similar to running a marathon. It&rsquo;s grueling, frustrating, thrilling and exhausting &mdash; and that&rsquo;s just training.&nbsp; Maintaining forward motion through the entire course is an accomplishment for any age.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Twin Beach Players youth production of Much Ado About Nothing has taken on that challenge with great success.&nbsp;</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/performing-arts/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-much-ado-about-nothing" 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-Much%20Ado%20About%20Nothing-062316.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="59" 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"> Cameron Walker, Conor Reinold, Travis Lehnen and Olivia McClung. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-much-ado-about-nothing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-much-ado-about-nothing#comments Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:10:49 +0000 bayweekly_master 33554 at http://www.bayweekly.com Finding Dory http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/finding-dory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>The sequel to Pixar&rsquo;s Finding Nemo is a less nuanced tale but no less enjoyable</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 year after blue tang Dory (Ellen DeGeneres: <em>Ellen</em>) helped clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks: <em>Concussion</em>) find his son Nemo (Hayden Rolence), Dory remains forgetful. She never remembers where she is or what she&rsquo;s doing. Marlin finds her short-term memory loss annoying.</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/finding-dory" 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/Finding%20Dory-061616.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"> While looking for her parents at a marine rehabilitation center in California, Dory gets separated from Nemo and Marlin but makes new friends like Hank, a rehabilitated octopus terrified of release. &lt;&lt;© Pixar Animation Studios / Walt Disney Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/finding-dory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/finding-dory#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:22:31 +0000 bayweekly_master 33430 at http://www.bayweekly.com Colonial Players’ Good People http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-good-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A very good play balancing good &shy;fortune with bad luck</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>&ldquo;To live in poverty is to exist in a war zone,&rdquo; award-winning Colonial Players director Edd Miller notes in the playbill for Good People. &ldquo;Not necessarily with bullets and bombs but with situational choices of conscience.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Do choices pull people out of poverty? Determine our lot in life? Or is it luck? Or hard work? Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and Miller ask us not to decide but to &shy;consider.</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/performing-arts/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-good-people" 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-Good%20People-061616.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" 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"> Bernadette Arvidson (Dottie), Shirley Panek (Margie) and Karen Lambert (Jean) enjoy coffee talk. &lt;&lt;photo by Colburn Images&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-good-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-good-people#comments Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:42:06 +0000 bayweekly_master 33433 at http://www.bayweekly.com Me Before You http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/me-you <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A girl learns that money and a sick boyfriend have advantages in this gross romance</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>Lou (Emilia Clarke: <em>Game of Thrones</em>) needs a job. So when the Traynor family advertises for a companion, she signs on &mdash; despite her lack of experience or training in healthcare. Her charge is Will (Sam Claflin: <em>The Huntsman: Winter&rsquo;s War</em>), a former financial wiz and extreme sports enthusiast who&rsquo;s now quadriplegic. Will is angry, depressed and in no mood to deal with bumbling Lou.</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/me-you" 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/Me%20Before%20You-060916.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="116" 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"> Emilia Clarke and Sam Caiflin in Me Before You. &lt;&lt;© Warner Bros. Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/me-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/me-you#comments Movie Reviews Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:20:48 +0000 bayweekly_master 33327 at http://www.bayweekly.com 2nd Star Productions’ Guys and Dolls http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/2nd-star-productions%E2%80%99-guys-and-dolls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A sure bet for a good time</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 C. Elkin </div> </div> </div> <p>From auditions to curtain, every theater production is a gamble, but 2nd Star Productions&rsquo; Guys and Dolls beats the odds. A period piece lampooning its own subculture, this 1950 Tony winner for Best Musical still feels funny and frisky from the opening Call to Post to the classic Fugue for Tinhorns. It grabs you by the lapels and doesn&rsquo;t let go as Nicely Nicely Johnson (James Hulcha), Benny Southstreet (Nathan Bowen) and Rusty Charlie (Daniel Starnes) vow I Got the Horse Right Here.</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/performing-arts/article/2nd-star-productions%E2%80%99-guys-and-dolls" 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/2ndStar-GuysDolls-Take%20Back%20Your%20Mink.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" 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 Hot Box dolls turn burlesque into burlee-cute in Take Back Your Mink. &lt;&lt;photo by Nate Jackson Photography&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/2nd-star-productions%E2%80%99-guys-and-dolls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/2nd-star-productions%E2%80%99-guys-and-dolls#comments Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:25:39 +0000 bayweekly_master 33210 at http://www.bayweekly.com X-Men Apocalypse http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/x-men-apocalypse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Mutants rise up to face an ancient foe in this meandering superhero tale</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>In ancient Egypt, godlike pharaoh En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac: <em>Star Wars The Force Awakens</em>) enters his elaborate pyramid not for death but for resurrection in a new, eternal body. Lest his tyranny prove eternal, conspirators knock down the pyramid. En Sabah Nur is entombed.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In the 1980s, his tomb is opened, and En Sabah Nur rises, taking the name Apocalypse, which should give you a hint as to his plans. To cleanse Earth of the vile humans who make society weak, he recruits four strong mutants.</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/x-men-apocalypse" 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/x-men-apocalypse-standee.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="73" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/x-men-apocalypse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/x-men-apocalypse#comments Movie Reviews Fri, 27 May 2016 14:44:25 +0000 bayweekly_master 33072 at http://www.bayweekly.com 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