With topical humor, fans of the ‘high’ duo Cheech & Chong will certainly find a lot to enjoy in their Animated Movie!
La Voix Humaine, Poulenc’s one-act and one-character opera, is given a tour de force performance by brilliant singing actress, Dame Felicity Lott. Its appeal is enhanced further by the solo piano accompaniment of Graham Johnson.
The Solti 100th birthday celebration, commemorating this outstanding musician, is the ultimate realization of Solti’s widow, Lady Valerie Solti, and the World Orchestra for Peace that the late conductor founded. A truly marvelous program of works that Solti knew well is carried off by top orchestral players and singers to the delight of those fortunate enough to be in attendance.
The duo of Wahlberg and Crowe can’t save Fox’s Broken City, a complete mess of a film that struggles to find its identity.
Robin Williams is strong in this dramatic role, but this 2003 yuppie thriller is far from chilling.
While performed on a practically bare stage, this production of Verdi’s infrequently played I Vespri Siciliani receives superb singing and musical direction.
An opera virtually unknown to today’s audiences, Das Labyrinth is Peter von Winter’s sequel to Mozart’s popular Magic Flute. The outdoor Salzburg Festival performances features a mostly young cast, some stylish singing, and great stage play with clever sets. A most enjoyable watch with great sights and sounds.
While Anchor Bay’s Blu-ray is solid, SyFy’s Earth’s Final Hours just isn’t worth your time.
Jackie Chan’s comedy-westerns that helped solidify him as a star in the States hit Blu-ray in a double feature that should please fans, even if they only come equipped with lossy Dolby Digital soundtracks.
The Man of Steel takes on the menacing Brainiac in this action-packed animated feature from Warner Animation and DC Comics.