The World’s Oldest Lost Boy from Neverland

@Serena_g_ Brook salutes Broadway legend Mary Martin in last weekend's amazing Musician's Birthday feature on Chris Thile's 12/217 show at The Town Hall in NYC. Watch for the "Lost Boy" over Serena's right shoulder. https://youtu.be/rd-qP3mAwEw?t=5m

“The Big Sick” Will Make You Feel Better

There have been a number of Pakistani or Indian arranged marriage stories recently: Ravi Patel’s documentary, “Meet the Patels”, or episodes from Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None”, both excellent by the way, so “The Big Sick” wanders into the same territory: stand–up...

Oscars, Oh What a Night!

I was tweeting proudly that I picked 18 out of 24 Oscar categories correctly as "La La Land" Producers were accepting the Best Picture award when...OOPS, make that 17 correct! Congratulations to "Moonlight" for the Ultimate Best Picture win. I did pick the 6 biggest...

Tim Russell’s 2017 Oscar Predictions (All 24!)

I'm looking forward to the Oscars this year, I've seen 99% of all the nominees in all categories and have formed some definite opinions (guesses?) about who the 2017 winners will be in all categories. I've had pretty good success in the past with the major categories,...

“Jackie”: Brilliant, But Not For Everybody

"Jackie" is a drama that brilliantly captures the grief, steely determination, and dignity of the former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy in the days following her husband's assassination in 1963. Written by Noah Oppenheim, it is the first English language effort...

“Sing”: Put Another Nickel in The Jukebox Baby

Broadway has it's share of so-called "Jukebox Musicals" ("Jersey Boys") but now Garth Jennings and the folks at Illumination Entertainment ("Minions", "Despicable Me") have rounded up over 80 classic tunes and a new one (Golden Globe Nominated "Faith") to provide a...

OO La La for “La La Land”

Damien Chazelle, the young director, the oscar nominee for Best Screenplay for "Whiplash" in 2014, has outdone himself with the endearing musical "La La Land", starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. These two actors have worked together before and the chemistry is...

“Rogue 1” The Star Wars Franchise Goes Rogue

If you've lived under a rock as the "Star Wars" saga has unfolded since 1977 you may have a tough time connecting all the dots in the first Star Wars Anthology Film, "Rogue 1". It's a stand alone film that tells the story unfolding immediatley before the action of...

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