There’s a confluence of factors that make Rocky one of the most entertaining, moving and thrilling spectacles on Broadway in recent history. It pays homage to the original 1976 Oscar-winning cannon, brilliantly and effortlessly fuses together underdog and love storylines, and still maintains a dazzlingly unique theater-going experience.
Review: The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens
The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens is an entertaining exploration of the complexities of becoming a limited vortex public figure in the Internet age and the dangers that can go with it.
Review: Bronx Bombers
I gave Simonson’s two previous plays on Broadway tepid reviews, and it wasn’t surprising that both lived very short stage lives on Broadway. I can’t imagine Bronx Bombers being much different. The plot is wildly inconsistent. The message is convoluted. The pace is uneven.
Review: Cinderella on Broadway
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s 2013 version Cinderella on Broadway is a perfectly enjoyable and entertaining — albeit purposely superficial — take on the timeless fairy tale classic.
Review: The Divine Nature of Basketball: My Season Inside the Ivy League
Once you’ve moved beyond the initial introductory chapters, the book is an entertaining page-turner and written with the exuberance of someone eager to share his passion. If you love college basketball, Breslin’s book is certainly worth a look.
Review: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
On the whole, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark is undoubtedly entertaining and worth checking out while it’s still on Broadway if you’ve got a couple bucks to throw around. But go in with the right expectations: You’re not leaving the theater with a new understanding of life so much as a faint smile on your face.
Review: Sega Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player
The addition of save states along with better acoustics would’ve made this handheld a perfect 10. It was so close to perfection, but at $40, it’s still worth the purchase, especially if you grew up in the 16-bit era like I did.
Review: The Great Gatsby
That is the danger of attempting to remake an American classic. Push too hard, and the message becomes cumbersome. Attempt to over-stylize, and the message becomes lost all together.
Review: Ironman 3
I’m always wary when watching the third installment (the three-quil, if you will) of a movie series. Think Godfather 3, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Spiderman 3, or the Matrix Revolutions. Then again, there has been a reverse in the trend recently with The Dark Knight Rises, and now, with Ironman 3.
Review: The Dark Knight Rises
Has there ever been three movies so complementary of each other and so well executed that it has become the new standard bearer by leaps and bounds?