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On the Oscars

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Now I’m real happy for Christoph Waltz in winning the “Best Supporting Actor” Oscar. He was a Finest Kind Actor and he deserves more awards than will fit in a thieving yankee’s carpet bag. But he did not deserve the “Best Supporting Actor” Oscar. He deserved the “Best Actor” Oscar! I mean really. Why the Gosh was Brad Pitt even named the lead man of that film? He didn’t even ACT!!! He just affected an accent for 3 hours! I mean, really, for a film called “Inglourious Basterds” You would THINK that the film might actually be about, I don’t know THE BASTERDS??? If the title actually described the film, it would be called “Germans Talking for Two and A Half Hours.”

I mean, you start off the film with these eight Jewish dudes who are going to go scalp some “Nat-zees” or what have you, right? Tarantino specifically decided the narrative needed eight dudes. IF ANYONE CAN NAME THESE EIGHT SUPPOSEDLY MAIN CHARACTERS, I WILL EAT MY LOWER LIP AND GIVE YOU A MILLION DOLLARS. The only one who gets any sort of background material is some Prussian dude called “Hugo Stiglitz”. He wasn’t even one of the main Jewish dudes! And, by the end of the film, only Brad Pitt and three other dudes are even alive, or important. Why not just have Brad Pitt and the three important guys? Oh, that’s right, because then we couldn’t get red mist when the others all randomly get killed.

And The only one who did any acting in this film was Christoph Waltz! I mean, he could’ve just been Nazi number one, but he made the character really amazing and exciting. From his very first scene, the audience knows this dude has got some hidden depths, and could probably kill them all and they wouldn’t mind very much. The character is working so many angles, you really believe that he could’ve been a *Spoiler* double agent the whole time after he kills Hitler. So you have this character who goes from being “The Jew Hunter” to “Hitler’s Killer”, and he’s doing some cool stuff along the way. *End Spoiler*

Meanwhile, what is Brad Pitt doing this whole time? He starts off the film beating in the heads of unarmed prisoners of war, and he ends the film stabbing a swastika into the forehead of… an unarmed prisoner of war. Anyways, congratulations to Mr. Waltz again, and I hope he has a long and successful film career, and he never has to settle for walk on roles on German television again!

Oh, and congratulations to Sandra Bullock, for the Best Actress award for her role as “A Decent Human Being”! I know that can be a stretch for Hollywood Actresses, and she pulled it off with aplomb. Congrats!

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March 30, 2010 at 7:54 am

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South Pacific

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I recently saw South Pacific at the Theatre Under The Stars and I was blown away! Every aspect of the show was amazing! I think that it was the best musical I have ever seen! Rod Gilfry who played Emile de Becque was simply sensational! He had an amazing voice, and great range. Carmen Cusack who stared as Nellie Forbush was great and really portrayed and sold the character!
Most people now the timeless story that is South Pacific, many have seen the great movie from 1958 but the movie leaves out some of the original Rogers and Hamerstein’s dialogue and reprises. I personally enjoyed the play much more than the movie!
The set design and technical execution was great! When the time came for a change in scene there were no blackouts and scurrying crew members. Instead a bamboo screen dropped and “Seabees” moved pieces on and off while a new scene carried on in front of the screen.
All in all this was the best musical I’ve ever seen! So go check if it tours in a city near you! This is a musical theatre experience you do not want to miss!

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March 18, 2010 at 11:31 am

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The Dining Room

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The Westchester Theatre department has done it again!!!! Under the direction of Ms. Lujean Kreisner these high and middle school students put on a stunning performance of A. R. Gurney‘s The Dining Room!
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes some funny, some touching, which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.
Opening night is Friday February 26. And the show runs every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 until March 6.
Enjoy the show and BRAVO!!!

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March 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm

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