Movie Review: BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY

BATHTUBE OVER BROADWAY | © 2018 Focus World

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Steve Young, David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Florence Henderson, Susan Stroman, Sheldon Harnick, Jello Biafra, Hank Beebe Writers: Dava Whisenant & Ozzy Inguanzo Director: Dava Whisenant Distributor: Focus World Release Date: November 30, 2018 BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY is a documentary that delves into a world most people don’t know about: big-budget musical stage productions commissioned by corporations to sell everything from bathrooms to Buicks. While these shows have costumes, orchestras, sets, special effects and sometimes even name stars – Martin Short, Chita Rivera and Florence Henderson are among those on the record here – they are […]Read On »

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Movie Review: INHERENT VICE

INHERENT VICE movie poster | ©2014 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Martin Short, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Joanna Newsom, Eric Roberts, Michael Kenneth Williams, Martin Donovan, Sasha Pieterse, Hong Chau, Jordan Christian Hearn, Jeannie Berlin Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson, based on Thomas Pynchon’s novel Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: December 12, 2014 Although novelist Thomas Pynchon is a legendary American writer who has so far brought forth eight novels and numerous short stories (in addition to a lot of technical writing), INHERENT VICE is the first of his works to make it to […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN

LEGENDS OF OZ movie poster | ©2014 Clarius Entertainment

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty Writers: Randi Barnes and Adam Balsam, based on the book DOROTHY OF OZ by Roger Stanton Baum, based on THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum Directors: Daniel St. Pierre and Will Finn Distributor: Clarius Entertainment Release Date: May 9, 2014 If your only exposure to Oz has been the 1939 MGM musical, you’ve missed the terrific children’s book that inspired it, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum. Baum wrote twelve-and-a-half more Oz […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 38 – Host Martin Short

Martin Short and Paul McCartney in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 38 | ©2012 NBC/Dana Edelson

After a very rough patch of episodes, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE pulled out all the stops for its Christmas episode hosted by Martin Short with musical guest Paul McCartney. Following on the heels of the tragedy in the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, SNL made the cold opening a very classy and understated moment – they had the New York Children’s Choir sing “Silent Night”. No mention was made of the tragedy, but it was clear what this moment stood for. Very memorable. The rest of the episode was filled with an endless parade of big name cameos (Samuel L. Jackson, Alec […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the FRANKENWEENIE Los Angeles Premiere

Winona Ryder at the L.A. Premiere of FRANKENWEENIE | ©2012 Sue Schneider

The Los Angeles Premiere of Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE was recently held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. FRANKENWEENIE is from creative genius Tim Burton and is a heartwarming tale of a boy and his dog. Filmed in black and white, the story makes you think of the original FRANKENSTEIN. When young Victor’s (voiced by Charlie Tahan) dog Sparky dies unexpectedly he uses the power of science to bring him back to life. As Victor tries to hide his home-sewn creation Sparky gets out and fellow students, teachers and the entire town learn that getting a new “leash on life” can […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FRANKENWEENIE

FRANKENWEENIE movie poster | ©2012 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Winona Ryder, Robert Capron, James Hiroyuki Lao, Conchata Ferrell, Tom Kenny Screenplay: John August, based on a screenplay by Leon Ripps, based on an original idea by Tim Burton Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: October 5, 2012 In 1984, Tim Burton made FRANKENWEENIE as a short film (directed by Burton from Lenny Ripps’ script, based on Burton’s original idea) that essentially launched his career. It’s taken the filmmaker almost thirty years, but he’s finally made FRANKENWEENIE into a full-length animated feature film. There’s […]Read On »

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First Look: Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE trailer is ALIVE!

FRANKENWEENIE movie poster | ©2012 Walt Disney Pictures

Tim Burton’s latest stop motion film follow A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and THE CORPSE BRIDE is actually a blast from the past. FRANKENWEENIE is a black and white stop-motion film based on the live action Disney short he did in 1984 before he hit it big with PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE and BEETLEJUICE. The first FRANKENWEENIE trailer has finally made its debut, and you can check it out below. The film arrives October 5 and features the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara. Surprisingly, there’s no Johnny Depp voice cameo this time out. AGREE? DISAGREE? LET YOUR VOICE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: From PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES world premiere – Part 2

Penelope Cruz at the World Premiere of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ON STRANGER TIDES | ©2011 Sue Schneider

The World Premiere of Disney’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES was held May 7th at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. This is the second part of our photo coverage. Arriving at Disneyland at 4:00pm the press gathered in the Media Center, which was located inside the Mr. Lincoln’s Theater at the beginning of Main Street. Finally, all of the press was escorted out to the “black” carpet to take our spots and wait for the premiere to start. The arrivals were 3 hours long to accommodate all the stars and the guests. The arrival carpet (nearly 3,000 feet long) […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: From PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES world premiere – Part 1

Johnny Depp at the World Premiere of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ON STRANGER TIDES | ©2011 Sue Schneider

The World Premiere of Disney’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES was held May 7th at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. This is Part 1 of our photo coverage. Arriving at Disneyland at 4:00pm the press gathered in the Media Center, which was located inside the Mr. Lincoln’s Theater at the beginning of Main Street. Finally, all of the press was escorted out to the “black” carpet to take our spots and wait for the premiere to start. The arrivals were 3 hours long to accommodate all the stars and the guests. The arrival carpet (nearly 3,000 feet long) ran […]Read On »

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