And yet, Pretty Woman doesn’t quite work as a musical. Or, at least, not this musical. There are a couple of numbers that work well enough (Barks’ heartfelt “This is My Life,” for example). But overall, the songs by Bryan Adams (yes, that Bryan Adams) and Jim Vallance feel uninspired, a little cheesy (again, that Bryan Adams), and lifeless — try as they might to rev them up with Bon Jovi-esque guitar power chords. The lyrics can be downright lazy. For the record, any song that contains the line “For the first time I can see…” should be banned from Broadway from this moment into perpetuity. … [Read more...] about Pretty Woman: The Musical
Over the weekend, Dina Hashem, a New York–based comedian, was sharply criticized by fans of the late rapper XXXTentacion over a joke about his 2018 murder. “Is anyone still mourning XXXTentacion,” she asks in the video that circulated. “He’s a rapper who was murdered; he’s dead now. He was shot. He was on his way to buy a car with $50,000 in cash, and somebody shot him and took the money. Which is very tragic, but I also think it would be a very good Venmo commercial. That’s the first thing I thought when I heard that. Like, I don’t have Venmo. I should get Venmo.” The bit was posted by a Comedy Central social-media account. Ski Mask the Slump God, a friend of X’s, drew further attention (and, quickly, tremendous ire) to the comedian by tapping into his famously cultish fan base. Comedy Central has since taken down the tweet and pulled the clip from the final cut of Hashem’s set, reportedly at her request. She later … [Read more...] about The Downfall of Tay-K, the Viral Teen Rapper Just Convicted of Murder
“It’s really been us driving the whole thing,” Winter added. “Me and Keanu and [writers] Chris [Matheson] and Ed [Solomon]. So we’re producing it and we’re actively trying to get it made. We’re not tired of it, but I think for our fans, we are eager to stop talking about and actually shoot the damn thing.” … [Read more...] about See Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Reunite in
“It’s really been us driving the whole thing,” Winter added. “Me and Keanu and [writers] Chris [Matheson] and Ed [Solomon]. So we’re producing it and we’re actively trying to get it made. We’re not tired of it, but I think for our fans, we are eager to stop talking about and actually shoot the damn thing.” … [Read more...] about Excellent!
Since filming Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its 1991 sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Winter has continued to act, while also working as a producer and director. He’s also set to return the slacker franchise in the recently announced third installment, Bill & Ted Face the Music. … [Read more...] about Star Alex Winter Says He Was Sexually Abused as a Child Actor