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Review Roundup - 'Garden State's Zach Braff Still Searching for Life's Purpose in WISH I WAS HERE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Zach Braff's second directorial feature, WISH I WAS HERE has a limited release today in New York and Los Angeles. The film will open nationwide on August 1. (more...)

Review Roundup: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

'The Planet of the Apes' saga continues with 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' which opens today, July 11th. (more...)

47th Annual National Critics Institute Kicks Off at the O'Neill Center With Chris Jones, Michael Riedel, Linda Winer and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

With new leadership, extensive new financial support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and a curriculum retooled to reflect the new realities of arts journalism, the Eugene O'Neill Center's venerable National Critics Institute (NCI) is underway for its 47th summer. (more...)

Review Roundup: JERSEY BOYS Hits the Big Screen- UPDATED!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 20, 2014

The big screen adaptation of Broadway's Tony Award winning musical JERSEY BOYS will hit theaters tomorrow, June 20th. (more...)

Review Roundup: Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill Return in 22 JUMP STREET!
by Danielle DeSisto - Jun 13, 2014

The comedic duo that delighted audiences in the hit film '21 Jump Street' is back again! (more...)

Review Roundup: Bryan Cranston & GODZILLA Stomp Into Theaters Friday
by Matt Tamanini - May 16, 2014

The newest addition to the Godzilla film franchise is being released this Friday, just in time to celebrate the 60th Anniversary. The cast, led by Tony front-runner Bryan Cranston, features Oscar winner Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and of course a giant lizard and a number of other monsters. (more...)

Review Roundup: JON HAMM Stars in Family Film MILLION DOLLAR ARM
by Danielle DeSisto - May 16, 2014

Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the biographical sports drama MILLION DOLLAR ARM hits theaters today, May 16th. (more...)

Review Roundup: Zac Efron, Seth Rogan Battle as THE NEIGHBORS
by Matt Tamanini - May 09, 2014

Being compared to such classic frat-house comedies like ANIMAL HOUSE, REVENGE OF THE NERDS, and OLD SCHOOL, THE NEIGHBORS opens up in theaters nationwide on Friday. Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Neighbors, a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. (more...)

Light Opera of New York Presents ORANGE BLOSSOMS at Symphony Space This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Light Opera of New York presents the first NYC staged production since 1920, and the premiere recording by Albany records, utilizing the original orchestrations, of Victor Herbert's 'ORANGE BLOSSOMS', based on the play by Frederique de Gresac, with lyrics by B.G. de Sylva. Tonight and tomorrow, April 25, 26, 2014 7:30 PM at Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, 2537 Broadway, NYC. (more...)

Light Opera of New York to Present ORANGE BLOSSOMS at Symphony Space, 4/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Light Opera of New York presents the first NYC staged production since 1920, and the premiere recording by Albany records, utilizing the original orchestrations, of Victor Herbert's 'ORANGE BLOSSOMS', based on the play by Frederique de Gresac, with lyrics by B.G. de Sylva. April 25, 26, 2014 7:30 PM at Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, 2537 Broadway, NYC. (more...)

Review Roundup: Costner, Garner Hit Theaters in DRAFT DAY
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 11, 2014

The latest in the long line of Kevin Costner sports movies, DRAFT DAY, hits theaters on Friday. Co-starring Jennifer Garner, Dennis Leary, and three-time Tony-winner Frank Langella the movie chronicles the innerworkings of an NFL front office on the day of the draft. The script was written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO) and Scott Rothman. (more...)

Review Roundup: Hathaway, Chenoweth, Moreno Star & Sing in RIO 2
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 11, 2014

Twentieth Century Fox's sequel RIO 2 flies into theaters on Friday. Returning for the animated musical are stars Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, and Jamie Foxx. (more...)

Review Roundup: SABOTAGE Shoots Its Way Into Theaters Friday
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 28, 2014

The latest addition to Arnold Schwarzenegger's post political resume, SABOTAGE, hits theaters on Friday. Originally entitled TEN, the film is a lose adaptation of Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (also known as TEN LITTLE INDIANS) mystery novel. It follows a DEA taskforce, who start getting picked off one by one after a successful raid on a drug cartel's safehouse. (more...)

Review Roundup: Open the Floodgates - NOAH Hits Theaters Today!
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 28, 2014

On Friday, Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky releases the Biblically-inspired epic NOAH. The film tells the tale of the prophet who withstood the great flood from a new psychological perspective. Russell Crowe stars in the title role, alongside Jennifer Connelly, Saoirse Ronan, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins and more. (more...)

Review Roundup: MUPPETS MOST WANTED Sings, Dances into Theaters Friday
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 21, 2014

The world's favorite felt-covered entertainers are back in Disney's MUPPETS MOST WANTED. The big-screen sequel, which opens today, takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. (more...)

Study Confirms Better Method For Investment Due Diligence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

PITTSBURGH, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ fi360, an organization that provides training programs, designations, and software to help clients gather, grow, and protect assets through better investment and business decision-making, today announced that its fi360 Fiduciary Score methodology for investment due diligence has been found to contain statistically significant content for the mutual fund portfolio construction process, according to a recent MacroRisk Analytics study. (more...)

Review Roundup: DIVERGENT Hits Theaters Nationwide
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 21, 2014

DIVERGENT is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. (more...)

Review Roundup: NEED FOR SPEED Races Into Theaters
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 14, 2014

Dreamworks Pictures' NEED FOR SPEED, starring Aaron Paul, marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and '70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. (more...)

Review Roundup: VERONICA MARS Hits the Big Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 14, 2014

Rob Thomas' feature film VERONICA MARS broke records with its Kickstarter campaign last year and will now hit theaters and VOD/digital today. This big-screen adaptation of the much beloved, but low-rated, cult TV show features returning stars Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Chris Lowell, Ryan Hansen, Krysten Ritter, Percy Daggs III, Tina Majorino, Francis Capra Ken Marino and Enrico Colantoni. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The 2013/2014 Season at the Fulton Theatre takes a decidedly madcap turn with its latest production, Mel Brooks new musical Young Frankenstein, based on his 1974 black and white comic masterpiece motion picture of the same name. (more...)

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