This entry was posted on Feb 06 2013 by Sienna Mawby
Review in a Hurry: Kind of a drag, man. Jane Fonda stars as a hippie granny who tries to reconnect with her estranged lawyer daughter (Catherine Keener) and grandkids. Despite a few dope moments, this multigenerational serio-comedy becomes a bummer trip because of its predictable plot and phony characters.
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Uptight Manhattan attorney Diane (Keener) has serious mommy issues and has refused to let her kids meet their mysterious grandmother, Grace (Fonda)—until now. W
This entry was posted on Feb 02 2013 by Sienna Mawby
Andy Serkis became famous without ever being seen when he portrayed Gollum in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
Serkis reprises the role of the lisping, cave-dwelling, ring–obsessed creature in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” and then some — just before production, Jackson hired him as second unit director.
“It went from a two-week job to a year and a half,” Serkis, 48, said.
“Pete’s known I wanted to direct for a long time. Basically he said, ‘I want you to do this. We’ll have fun and have you be there for the actors.’
“The second unit on this scale is quite big,” Serkis said. “It wasn’t just pickup shots but overseeing the performance level through aerial shots and battle scenes, and this really is what Pete’s about: Drama comes first.
“The emotional content is the most important thing regardless of the big canvas. I think he wanted- someone he could t
This entry was posted on Jan 24 2013 by Sienna Mawby
Dorival Puccini Jr. is on East Coast time, just back from a concert and class at the Manhattan School of Music, when a reporter from Northern California calls.
“We’re just back from Boston and in New York City today,” he said. “Then Maryland on Friday, Chicago on Saturday, flying into San Francisco on Sunday, going to Yuba City and then Sacramento for a master class, then back home.”
Puccini said Axiom Brass is looking forward to the Yuba City performance. It’s taking place Monday at the at First United Methodist Church as part of the Tri-County Concert Association’s live music lineup.
“We are very privileged … to visit places and make new friends,” he said.
The trumpeter for Axiom Brass has been on the road since Jan. 16 and said this will be first time the quintet has performed in California.
This entry was posted on Jan 21 2013 by Sienna Mawby
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Late 20th-century heartthrobs New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men announced a concert tour for this summer that includes a show by the musical heavyweights at Target Center.
The Minneapolis stop on “The Package” tour of former “boy bands” will be July 13, the final show on their schedule so far. Tickets ranging from $29.50 to $91.50 go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 2 a