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Something Rotten Opening Arrivals

Charles Randolph Wright and Kevin McCollum - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived for the opening night of Broadway's new msuical, comedy show 'Something Rotten' which was held at the St. James Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

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"The Trip To Bountiful" Broadway Opening

Charles Randolph-Wright and Andre de Shields - Broadway opening night of "The Trip To Bountiful" at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre - Arrivals. - New York City, NY, United States - Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Curtain call for Motown:The Musical

Charles Randolph-Wright, Brandon Victor Dixon, Warren Adams and Doug Morris - The opening night curtain call for Motown:The Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - New York City, NY, United States - Sunday 14th April 2013

Broadway opening night of Motown:The Musical

Kevin McCollum and Charles Randolph-Wright - Broadway opening night of Motown:The Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Sunday 14th April 2013

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Love & Other Drugs Review


Excellent
This engaging film blends a true story with fiction, morphing from a rom-com into a moving drama as it goes along. In addition, it's a sharply well-aimed jab at the pharmaceutical world. Although it also has a tendency to be cute and fluffy, even when the plot turns serious.

In 1996, Jamie (Gyllenhaal) has discovered his gift as a salesman, mainly peddling his own charms to every young woman he meets. In need of a higher-paying job, he trains as a Pfizer pharmaceutical rep in the Ohio River Valley. It takes awhile to learn the ropes, and sales are tough due to a fierce rival (Macht). But when Pfizer introduces Viagra, his numbers improve dramatically, to say the least. Meanwhile, he meets Maggie (Hathaway), a feisty young woman with early-stage Parkinson's who challenges his view of himself.

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The Interpreter Review


Weak
Astute moviegoers will recall that this isn't the first time Nicole Kidman has saved the world -- and especially the United Nations -- from destruction. And while 1997's The Peacemaker was a guilty pleasure of high intrigue and adventure, the flaccid The Interpreter doesn't generate half the excitement, kitschy or no.

The contrived setup gives us Nic as one Silvia Broome, a long-time resident of Africa who now makes a living as an interpreter at the UN. The headlines have a hated president from her homeland by the name of Zuwanie who's accused of genocide coming to give a speech to the General Assembly; most observers assume that the speech will save him from being tried for crimes against humanity as he pledges democratic reforms, and so his enemies are -- possibly -- planning to murder him at the podium. Or at least that's what Silvia says, as she overhears a potential plot late one night in her talkin' booth when she returns to the UN to get her "flutes and stuff."

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The Life of David Gale Review


Grim
Let's start by clearing up a common misconception: Despite an uninspired and pretentious title that indicates to the contrary, The Life of David Gale is not a true story. Laughably, even the Austin Visitors Bureau posted on its web site that it's based on fact! (The film was shot at and around The University of Texas at Austin (my alma mater), dubbed The University of Austin in the film for soon-to-be-apparent reasons.) Now one would think that a story about an anti-death penalty activist who ends up on death row himself would jog some memories at the Bureau, but oh well. Maybe it's just wishful thinking. Not much of historical note has happened in Austin since Charles Whitman's shooting spree killed 16 people in 1966.

This is a movie meant to be a sophisticated take on criminal punishment, but unfortunately it's actually the kind of garden variety thriller that Hollywood pumps out with one thought: to keep you guessing what surprise The Big Twist will bring. Unconvinced? Recent garbage like High Crimes and Reindeer Games leap to mind. Same formula, same disastrous results.

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