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BWW Reviews: The Cast of CAKE Takes The Cake BWW Reviews: The Cast of CAKE Takes The Cake
by Katricia Lang - January 26, 2015

CAKE is a dark, dark film with comic moments, but it deals with love as much as it deals with tragedy. We still have star-crossed lovers (Aniston and Worthington) along with our substance abuse. There's nothing more appropriate for a woman who wants depth and starred in HORRIBLE BOSSES and F.R.I.E.N... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: INTO THE WOODS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Lushly Opulent BWW CD Reviews: INTO THE WOODS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Lushly Opulent
by David Clarke - January 02, 2015

Disney's hit musical adaptation of INTO THE WOODS has been drawing in large chunks of change at the box office and has captured the attention of the world. Luckily for score enthusiasts, Walt Disney Records released 1 hour and 38 minutes worth of musical material across 2 discs, which has been broke... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE IMITATION GAME Not As Complex As Its Genius Subject But Features Intricate, Compelling Performances BWW Reviews: THE IMITATION GAME Not As Complex As Its Genius Subject But Features Intricate, Compelling Performances
by Katricia Lang - December 31, 2014

THE IMITATION GAME, a winding look into the life and times of mistreated genius Alan Turning, is an imperfect but compelling film.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Visually and Aurally Impressive Movie Adaptation of Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS BWW Reviews: The Visually and Aurally Impressive Movie Adaptation of Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS
by Jade Kops - December 30, 2014

The much anticipated Disney adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS stays relatively true to the original musical but does omit some songs and modifies some of the plotlines.... (more...)
BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS Is a Wish Come True for Fans of Both Theatre and Film BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS Is a Wish Come True for Fans of Both Theatre and Film
by Matt Tamanini - December 19, 2014

For many musical theatre fans, a beloved Broadway musical, fairly faithfully, adapted into a stunning big screen success, is their most treasured of Christmas wishes. In recent years, however, the holidays have brought us near misses (LES MISERABLES), underwhelming disappointments (RENT), and outrig... (more...)
BWW Review: The ANNIE Remake is Bad, but Not 
Nearly as Bad as You Think BWW Review: The ANNIE Remake is Bad, but Not Nearly as Bad as You Think
by Matt Tamanini - December 15, 2014

Full disclosure, I was completely ready to despise everything about the remake of ANNIE starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis. In fact, I had already written the lede in my head, and let me tell you, it was scathing. But, then I saw the movie, and was pleasantly surprised by how not completely h... (more...)
BWW Review: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Extended DVD is an Exciting Journey for LOTR Fans New & Old BWW Review: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Extended DVD is an Exciting Journey for LOTR Fans New & Old
by Matt Tamanini - November 18, 2014

When I was given the opportunity to review the Extended DVD release of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, I balked at first, having never seen or read anything 'Hobbit' or 'Lord of the Rings' related. However, seeing an opportunity to fill in a gap in my pop cultural knowledge, I agreed, and when ... (more...)
VIDEO: Meryl Streep's Performance Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Preview! VIDEO: Meryl Streep's Performance Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Preview!
by Movies News Desk - October 23, 2014

EW has shared an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS.... (more...)
VIDEO: Taylor Swift Previews New Song 'Style' in New Target TV Ad VIDEO: Taylor Swift Previews New Song 'Style' in New Target TV Ad
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2014

Today, Taylor Swift shared her new 30-second TV spot for Target on Twitter, featuring a preview of the new song 'Style' off her upcoming nwe album '1989.'... (more...)
BWW Review: GONE GIRL is an Enthrallingly Well-Constructed Web of Lies BWW Review: GONE GIRL is an Enthrallingly Well-Constructed Web of Lies
by Matt Tamanini - October 03, 2014

So often, movies adapted from books are unable to navigate the pitfalls of translating introspective thoughts and first person narration on the page into tangible action on the screen. However, in GONE GIRL, author Gillian Flynn has effectively boiled down the very essence of her novel into a taut, ... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Yellow Sound Label's GRIND (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Pop-Laden and Poignant BWW CD Reviews: Yellow Sound Label's GRIND (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Pop-Laden and Poignant
by David Clarke - September 26, 2014

In a world ruled by smartphones, social dating apps are at the forefront of the single's experience. Naturally, various forms of media are reflecting these trends and holding that mirror up to audiences. On October 1, 2014 audiences everywhere can experience the musical short film GRIND, but Yellow ... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Lakeshore Records' STAGE FRIGHT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Is What It Is BWW CD Reviews: Lakeshore Records' STAGE FRIGHT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Is What It Is
by David Clarke - September 23, 2014

Fall is upon us. As the air grows crisper, stories of gory murderous rampage grab our attention. Whether you love it, hate it, or haven't seen it, Jerome Sable's STAGE FRIGHT has Halloween 2014 written all over it. Recently, the physical album of the film's original motion picture soundtrack was rel... (more...)
BWW Review: Disturbing TUSK is One of the Best Movies of the Year BWW Review: Disturbing TUSK is One of the Best Movies of the Year
by Matt Tamanini - September 19, 2014

If you don't like watching excessive gore, don't see TUSK. If you don't like watching depraved human violence, don't see TUSK. If you don't like watching extreme human mutilation, don't see TUSK. However, if you are able to stomach this type of content in exchange for a wickedly glorious story, then... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie is a Marvelous Adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's Off-Broadway Musical BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie is a Marvelous Adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's Off-Broadway Musical
by Alan Henry - September 08, 2014

The film adaptation of 'The Last Five Years,' based on the musical by Jason Robert Brown, had its world premiere last night at the Toronto International Film Festival. 'The Last Five Years' is a musical chronicling a relationship taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wallerstein is a young, ta... (more...)
VIDEO: Did Ben Affleck Kill His Wife in New GONE GIRL Preview? VIDEO: Did Ben Affleck Kill His Wife in New GONE GIRL Preview?
by Movies News Desk - August 26, 2014

GONE GIRL, directed by David Fincher, and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Unde... (more...)
BWW Review: SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Is Paint By Numbers Disappointment BWW Review: SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Is Paint By Numbers Disappointment
by Matt Tamanini - August 22, 2014

There is a rule that is generally accepted by all movie fans; while a sequel might eclipse its original in box office receipts, merchandise sales, and social media presence, it is only on rare occasions when it can match its predecessor in terms in quality. That rule is especially true when it comes... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Radcliffe, Kazan Avoid Rom-Com Cliches in WHAT IF, Open Today BWW Reviews: Radcliffe, Kazan Avoid Rom-Com Cliches in WHAT IF, Open Today
by Matt Tamanini - August 15, 2014

Despite the fact that it is led by two adorably dorky characters, it features Sorkin-level intelligent banter, and it consciously avoids all of the genre's cliches, 'What If;' the new movie starring Broadway regulars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan; is a tried-and-true Romantic-Comedy at heart. Openi... (more...)
BWW Reviews: FRANK - A Quirky Film of a Young Man's Quest to Fulfill his Musician Dreams BWW Reviews: FRANK - A Quirky Film of a Young Man's Quest to Fulfill his Musician Dreams
by Shari Barrett - August 06, 2014

FRANK is one of the quirkiest I have seen in quite some time, centering on Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), a young wanna-be musician and songwriter who tries his best to find inspiration for his songs in the ordinary moment-to-moment happenings in his humdrum life. Then one day as he is sitting on his regul... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Rock Turns into a 
Grecian Superhero in HERCULES BWW Reviews: The Rock Turns into a Grecian Superhero in HERCULES
by Matt Tamanini - July 27, 2014

Hercules, as the story goes, is the half-mortal son of Zeus, King of the Gods… or is he? The new “Hercules” movie out this week, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the most famous of Greek God offspring, asks the audience to question everything that they know about this millennia-old myth. The fi... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Rhino Records' JERSEY BOYS (Music From the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical) - A Tuneful Collection of Favorites BWW CD Reviews: Rhino Records' JERSEY BOYS (Music From the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical) - A Tuneful Collection of Favorites
by David Clarke - July 26, 2014

JERSEY BOYS is one of Broadway's hottest properties. Why? Well, who doesn't love the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons? In 2005, this rags to riches story took Broadway by storm. Almost a decade later, the Clint Eastwood directed film adaptation was released. As a companion to the film Rhino... (more...)
VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Previews 'Dumb and Dumber 2' on LETTERMAN VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Previews 'Dumb and Dumber 2' on LETTERMAN
by TV News Desk - July 22, 2014

Jeff Daniels stopped by last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS and gave a preview of what to expect from the upcoming 'Dumb And Dumber To.'... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Diaz, Segel are Funny & Sexy in Overly-Sanitized SEX TAPE BWW Reviews: Diaz, Segel are Funny & Sexy in Overly-Sanitized SEX TAPE
by Matt Tamanini - July 18, 2014

Let's be clear, no movie about two parents making a sex tape to get out of their marital rut can ever be described as family-friendly (especially this one), but SEX TAPE, from director Jake Kasdan, feels like a sanitized attempt to recreate the over-the-top raunchy humor of THE HANGOVER, BRIDESMAIDS... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Zach Braff's WISH I WAS HERE is Cliche, Snuggles Into Your Heart; Opens Today in NY, LA BWW Reviews: Zach Braff's WISH I WAS HERE is Cliche, Snuggles Into Your Heart; Opens Today in NY, LA
by Matt Tamanini - July 18, 2014

There is nothing all that original in WISH I WAS HERE, Zach Braff's new Kickstarter-funded film which sparked a minor controversy earlier this year. However, the story's familiarity doesn't distance itself from its audience, instead it serves as an opportunity for the story to snuggle its way into y... (more...)
VIDEO: Seth MacFarlane Predicts His Own Bad Reviews on FALLON VIDEO: Seth MacFarlane Predicts His Own Bad Reviews on FALLON
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2014

Seth MacFarlane stopped by NBC's TONIGHT SHOW and talked to host Jimmy Fallon about A Million Ways to Die in the West.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SOPHIA LOREN Mesmerizes Audiences at Tribeca Film Festival BWW Reviews: SOPHIA LOREN Mesmerizes Audiences at Tribeca Film Festival
by Ryan Kilpatrick - April 26, 2014

This year, the Tribeca Film Festival was in for a treat when director and co writer Edoardo Ponti (son of Sophia Loren and the late director Carlo Ponti) bought his short film Voce Umano or Human Voice to the festival. The film, based on a one woman play written by French writer Jean Cocleau in 1930... (more...)


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