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  Welcome to this destination for reviews, news
  and musings on Theater, Film and Culture (Music,
  Cabaret, Books and more) by veteran arts writer
  and New York Post/Hollywood Reporter
  critic Frank Scheck.

Thursday, December 8,2016

Nia Vardalos stars in Tiny Beautiful Things, her theater piece adapted from the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed, receiving its world premiere at the Public Theater. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Dominic Monaghan plays a man who keeps a beautiful woman locked up in a basement cage in Carles Torrens'  horror film, Pet. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

On his CNN special The Messy Truth, Van Jones discussed the recent election with Trump voters and guests Rick Santorum, Republican strategist Ana Navarro, and filmmaker Michael Moore. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook about the event, click here.

Taylor Lautner stars in the indie film drama Run the Tide, playing  a man desperate to keep his younger brother away from their ex-con mother. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

R&B star Deborah Cox headlines The Bodyguard, the musical adaptation of the hit 1992 Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston film,  featuring 16 songs originally recorded by the late singer. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Nick Gillespie's futuristic thriller Tank 432 concerns British mercenaries attacked by mysterious forces while trapped in a tank. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Trump and Clinton campaign heads Kellyanne Conway and Robbie Mook rehashed the recent election on CNN's State of the Union Sunday morning. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook about the event, click here.

Aaron Eckhart stars in the horror thriller Incarnate, about a man who "evicts" demons. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Friday, December 2, 2016

Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks direct A Bronx Tale, a musical version of Chazz Palminteri's one-man play about growing up in an Italian-American neighborhood, also turned into a 1993 film. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the Broadway show, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

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