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Eight-And-A-Half Minus Six

What went nearly brilliantly for director Rob Marshall in his adaptation of the Broadway musical CHICAGO seven years ago somehow misses the mark, albeit with many familiar elements, in this season’s NINE.  As with CHICAGO, Marshall again mines Broadway with NINE, presenting a similarly-staged musical with fantasy numbers interspersed throughout the relatively drab world of the story.  In CHICAGO, impeccable casting, seamless intercutting between the fantasy and reality, and perfectly executed production numbers made…

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Inside The Office: From The Editors’ Point of View

In a nondescript warehouse section of Van Nuys, far north of the chaos of Ventura Boulevard, the stages and offices for one of TV’s funniest shows sit scattered on a small lot which ironically doesn’t seem to garner a great deal of attention considering its otherwise lite industrial surroundings. Security seems lax at best, and the vibe is quite casual. Yet just inside the doors of the main stages, one is immediately transported to…

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The Creation of Changeling

Introduction: Starring Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Donovan, Jason Butler Harner, Michael Kelly, Geoff Pierson, Colm Feore, and Denis O’Hare and directed by Clint Eastwood, Changeling is a true story written by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5). Having worked as a journalist for many years, Straczynski first became interested in Christine Collins, a single mom in the 1920s who was wrongfully incarcerated in a mental institution by the LAPD….

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