WCBM Life Style
1-28 – Woven Words – Walters
6-10 – Disney on Ice –Royal Farms Arena
7- Frankie Valli – Hippodome
7 & 8 – Jim Gaffigan – Lyric
8-24 – God’s Trombones – Arena Players
9- Swan Lake – Hippodrome
15-16 – Rock of Ages – Hippodrome
19-24 – King and I – Hippodrome
8 & 10 – BSO – Meyerhoff
9 – Tassels & Champagne – Creative Alliance
10 – New Year Celebration – Walters
14 – John Waters – Balto Soundstage
15 – Valentine Soul Jam – Lyric
15-17 – Belgian Beer Fest – Max’s
16 – Sex at the Zoo – Md zoo
17 –Ravel Bolero – Meyerhoff
20 – John Mellencamp – Lyric
22-23 – Frozen Harbor Music Fest – inner harbor venues
22-24 – Craft show – Conv Center
21 & 23 – BSO – Meyerhoff
21-23 – Robert Kelly – Magooby’s Joke House
22-23 – Django Jazz Fest – Creative Alliance
23 – Disney Junior Dance Party – Lyric
23 – Black Tie Fake Wedding – Museum of Industry
28 – Ronan Farrow – Weinberg Center Frederick
With the Academy Awards scheduled for late February all the studios have released the films they want to be considered. And all the other ones they know will certainly not be considered. And those they know will go straight to video. Here is a quick review of six major films.
I’ll begin with Welcome to Marwen, rated PG-13, and starring Steve Carell and Leslie Mann. He’s a war veteran who was viciously beaten in an unprovoked attack back home.. This is a different film to be sure and based on a true story. Features a lot of animation.
Mary Queen of Scots, rated R, definitely a period piece and starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. It’s about Mary Stuart’s attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth the First of England. It’s well done with great sets and costumes.
Mary Poppins Returns, last seen in 1964, and very well done. Is it better than the original, see it and decide. Starring Emily Blunt with cameos by
Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury It’s nominated for four
Vice is the story of the rise to power of Dick Chaney. It stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams. I think this is ideal for historians, political folks and movie fans in general. Six Golden Globe nominations. Rated R.
Second Act features Jennifer Lopez as a box store employee who gets a dream job on Madison Avenue with the help of a fake resume. Probably a chick flick. Rated PG-13.
Finally last and certainly least Holmes and Watson. I’ll summarize it in two words – silly and bad. Really a sad excuse for a film. It features Will Ferrell, I’m so tired of his inane acting, and John C. Reilly. Rated PG-13.
See you at the movies. But no talking.