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  and musings on Theater, Film and Culture (Music,
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  and New York Post/Hollywood Reporter
  critic Frank Scheck.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Bruce Willis and Kellan Lutz star in the B-movie thriller Extraction, about a CIA operative trying to rescue his kidnapped father. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Heated fights broke out in last night's particularly contentious GOP presidential candidates debate. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook on the event, click here.

Rolin Jones' farce These Paper Bullets! spoofs the Beatles, resets Much Ado About About Nothing in 1964 London, and features original songs by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lois Smith plays an elderly woman coping with failing health with the help of an avatar of her late husband in Jordan Harrison's futuristic drama Marjorie Prime. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Stephen Dorff plays a hard-partying slacker with telekinetic powers in Nick Love's offbeat superhero dramedy American Hero. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Monday, December 14, 2015

Jackie Hoffman and John Epperson (better known as "Lypsinka") star in Once Upon a Mattress, the off-Broadway revival of Mary Rodgers' venerable musical based on "The Princess and the Pea." To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Eryk Rocha's impressionistic documentary Sunday Ball captures the action of a championship soccer match between two amateur teams representing Brazilian favelas. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, December 11, 2015

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play siblings who throw a blowout bash in their childhood home in Sisters, the raucous new comedy scripted by veteran Saturday Night Live writer Paula Pell. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck