I’m pretty sure this was my exact reaction to the following movies: Bambi, Dumbo, My Dog Skip, Marley and Me, War Horse (the latter was just last year and I soaked through 17 tissues — I counted). Usually my kryptonite is ANY MOVIE with animals but these kids are a little more sensitive to their own mortality, as expressed through “feel good movie” The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
I feel slightly sadistic laughing at the two brothers, whose parents recorded them on the ride home from the theatre. It’s probably so funny because we’ve all been there.
What movie always gets you?
Katy Perry is the next celebrity to deliver a 3D adventure of her life. I thought Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” was one documentary too many but apparently the genre is sticking.
The movie “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” will essentially be Perry’s “California Dreams” tour, just in case you missed it while it was in town. I never saw the appeal of watching a concert in the theatre. I supposed you’d get better views than you would in the nosebleed section but the whole point of going to a live concert is to feel the vibe of the crowd and hear the music vibrate around you.
Will you be singing along with it in the theatre this summer?
Remember when Lance Bass once declared he wanted to go into outer space? The former boy band singer is once again on to peculiar pursuits.
According to The Advocate, Bass will be co-producing a theatre production about Hollywood Escorts. Hmm, does that mean Lindsay Lohan’s finally gonna get some work?
The play, The Fabulous Lies of Hollywood Whores, is written by Ben Deagle and will be produced by other stars alongside Bass including Jamie Kennedy.
The funny thing about this story is that Bass allegedly wants to cast Kirstie Alley as a pimp. I’m not sure what about the has-been actress with weight issues screams “Hollywood pimp”, but maybe we have to trust Lance on this one. I mean…this is the guy that once thought he could buy his way into a NASA space mission.
Neil Patrick Harris will return as host for the upcoming Tony Awards, reports CTV.
Producers of the show announced Tuesday that the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star and a stage veteran will take over for ‘Will & Grace’ actor Sean Hayes, who hosted last year.
The ceremony honouring Broadway’s best will be at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, after several years at Radio City Music Hall. The awards will be handed out June 12 in a telecast aired on CBS.
“What could possibly go wrong?” Harris asked, joking the producers of the show had borrowed the rigging equipment from the troubled ‘Spider-Man’ musical.
Harris, 37, has starred in three Broadway productions, including ‘Assassins,’ ‘Proof,’ opposite Anne Heche, and as the exuberant master of ceremonies in ‘Cabaret.’
He also recently joined Stephen Colbert, Christina Hendricks and Patti LuPone in the New York Philharmonic’s production of ‘Company.’
Harris previously hosted the 2009 Emmy Awards the same year he hosted the Tonys. The last time Harris hosted the Tonys, the audience was up 19 per cent from the previous year.
Harris is a great choice. He’s funny, appeals to a large demographic, and knows his stuff when it comes to the theatre scene. Hopefully he does a better job than Anne Hathaway and James Franco at the Oscars.
Amy Winehouse was arrested and charged in Thames Valley, England Wednesday in connection to an assault that happened on Saturday. MTV reports that Winehouse turned herself into police accompanied by her lawyer and was arrested.
If you’re looking to add some wit to the week, check out Wendy Lill’s play “Chimera,” playing at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.
The six-person play explores the controversially contemporary issue of embryonic stem cell research and begs the question, what does it mean to be human?
The stage is cast on Parliament Hill when Roy Ruggles (Dave Jansen) spearheads an investigation to determine if human embryonic stem cells have been injected into monkey brains.
The query arises when Christian Alberta MP George Fanning (David Fox) confronts newly appointed Justice Minister Clare MacGuire (Philippa Domville) during question period.
When MacGuire evades Fanning’s question Ruggles smells a story and hopes this will be the breaking news that puts his career back on the radar.
He goes directly to the source, Dr. Nell Harrier (Joan Gregson), a scientist performing the experiments who’s seeking a cure for autism.
Chimera unravels the ethical ramifications modern medicine has on the most vulnerable-the human embryo.
Should the latent stages of human development be protected over millions of people who suffer from crippling diseases?
It’s a sensitive subject to tackle but Lill does a successful job in balancing the act by not appearing to be biased toward one side or the other.
Rather, she simply lays out both perspectives on each side of the coin allowing you to be the judge.
Chimera gives a raw representation to the frequent flare-ups journalists and politicians endure with one and other.
Lill’s astute understanding to political protocol come as no surprise considering she was an MP for Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, for seven years.
What I found most important is the way in which she addresses the existentialist question: what does it means to be human?
Our ability to use our emotions to feel pain and joy in the relationships we endure throughout our lives separate us from other exotic creatures and is what makes us complex and unique.
Her first hand experience in the political arena, knack for writing and outstanding cast win this production accolades.
Be sure to check out Chimera before its last performance on February 11.