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“The Comedy” Review

If the sight of a herd of corpulent men grinding against each other’s pasty, Pabst-slathered bodies and prancing about in the nude to Donnie & Joe Emerson’s “Baby” is likely to inflict lasting trauma...

Aerosmith “Music from Another Dimension!” Review

A long 11 years passed since Aerosmith last released original music, 2001’s “Just Push Play.” After a near break-up of the Boston’s Bad Boys in 2009, the band reached its end of Sony/Columbia Records...

“The Metal Children” at UCR

“The Metal Children” by Adam Rapp is mildly autobiographical, darkly comical and borders on the surreal. Directed by Holly Derr, the play opened Nov. 8th to a sold-out show in UC Riverside’s Arts Studio...

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” At Performance Riverside

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” opened Nov. 9th at Performance Riverside to a surprisingly sparse audience. The 95 minute one act musical had everyone rolling as six kids, played by adults, competed...

“Assassin’s Creed 3” Video Game Review

While actually the fifth in the series, “Assassin’s Creed 3” puts an end to the tale of men running around historical settings in white bed sheets. In this final chapter of bed sheet men,...

“American Horror Story: Asylum” “Trick Or Treat” & “Nor’easter”

Compared to episode one’s frantic and fast-paced season opener, “Trick or Treat” and “Nor’easter” are both less chaotic and much more focused and intense. Any doubts regarding “Asylum” is assuaged as the suspense and...

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group At The Barn

Performing with a unique fusion of metal and rock, the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group played on Oct. 31 in the Barn. Tickets were sold out for this highly anticipated performance with people already waiting to...

“Wreck-It Ralph” Review

Director Rich Moore (“The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) made his theatrical debut this weekend, but did he succeed in making “Wreck-It Ralph” a knockout? Yes and no. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest feature film boasts its...

JK Rowling “Casual Vacancy” Review

When news hit that J.K. Rowling was writing a new novel, her fan base anticipated literary magic. But Rowling, eager to explore her capacities beyond children’s fiction, set out to distance herself from Harry...

“Flight” Review

It’s been a few years since director Robert Zemeckis created such a buzz with a work of his, and with Denzel Washington heading the bill along with what appears to be a solid story,...