The idea that “bigger is better” is one that Hollywood often applies to its sequels, upping the explosions, effects, body counts and stunt casting of its action-hit follow-ups rather than attempting to create fresh stories and genuine creativity. This weekend’s new “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is another example of that thinking, with its trailers proclaiming the additions of stars Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry to the cast of this sequel to 2015’s surprise spy movie hit “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Unfortunately, while such big talents should have taken this to a higher level, they’re all...Read More
Author: Carl Kozlowski
Symphony Under the Stars Pasadena Symphony and POPS hosts Moonlight Sonata Gala Saturday night The Pasadena Symphony and POPS performs world-class concerts throughout the year, and local classical music lovers can help support the orchestra’s continued efforts by attending the Pasadena Symphony Association Moonlight Sonata Gala. The celebration will be held from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena City Hall in Centennial Square, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Hosted by the orchestra’s musical director, David Lockington, the evening will begin with drinks and hors d’oeuvres served under the stars at City Hall as attendees bid on silent auction items. ...Read More
Aubrey Manning plays a nun humorously teaching about marriage and last rites in ‘Late Nite Catechism 3’ at Sierra Madre Playhouse
The image of habit-clad nuns dispensing both wisdom and discipline by rapping rulers on students’ knuckles is an iconic one that spurs mostly humorous and affectionate memories from those who attended Catholic schools. Yet, since the Catholic Church’s Vatican II modernization efforts in the early 1960s and a decline in vocations over the last few decades, many parochial schools are now run by laypersons or sisters who no longer wear the habit. Those wishing to relive the days of yore while enjoying a hearty dose of laughs can head over to the Sierra Madre Playhouse Friday through...Read More
Over the course of nearly a century, the Alex Theatre has played host to countless artists and entertainers from the worlds of vaudeville, music, dance, comedy, drama and film. On Tuesday night, it will present what is likely its largest talent lineup ever, when 103 standup comedians take the stage telling one-liner jokes in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Most Comedians in a Single Show during the “92 Jokes” comedy showcase. The event is the brainchild of Richy Leis, the Glendale-based co-founder and creative director of Comic Cure, which has produced more than 60 stand-up...Read More
America is in the midst of an unusual era, with a billionaire celebrity holding the reins of power in the White House after an election season that often veered into cartoonish extremes. Author Salman Rushdie’s latest novel, “The Golden House,” takes sharp aim at these factors with its sprawling tale of a mysterious Indian billionaire named Nero Golden and the havoc he wreaks after moving into a cloistered Greenwich Village community with his three troublesome adult sons on the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration. The story is told through the eyes of a neighbor and ambitious filmmaker named Rene,...Read More
THIS WEEKS COVER
- Winecats September 14, 2017
- Glenn C April 17, 2017
- Nome' March 30, 2017 on Café Birdie
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