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“Into the Woods” on stage & screen: a Sondheim showdown!

Well, I’m back from a wonderful Block Island vacation with my family, and anticipating many good things to come during the exciting fall/winter season. And one of the most intriguing is an unusual battle for dominance(at least in the New York City area!), involving one of Stephen Sondheim’s most celebrated and challenging works. Which will […]

“Edge of Tomorrow” to hit 100 Million!

It’s going to make it. With Labor Day weekend nipping at our heels,  “Edge of  Tomorrow” will sneak in just under the wire, and break the 100 million dollar barrier domestically. And in 2014, that number is nowhere near as impressive as it used to be…but it’s enough to call it a minor hit. Which […]

The Lynch Ledger-Entry Six: Twin Peaks-Fire Walk with Me (1992)

The television series, “Twin Peaks”, premiered in April of 1990, and became a mini-phenomenon. “Who killed Laura Palmer?” never quite reached the frenzy of “Who Shot J.R.?”(from “Dallas”, a decade earlier), but it was pretty palpable, all the same. Even so, I didn’t jump on board with “Twin Peaks”, until it was rebroadcast that summer. […]

Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX 3D

Yeah, Marvel got it right this year, after floundering in 2013, and as we await the ginormous 2015 rollout of “Avengers: Age of Ultron. Following closely on the heels of April’s dark “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, we get the loopy fun of “Guardians of the Galaxy”, a Marvel Universe entry that is wise in […]

Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” sets North American debut!

Is it even remotely possible, that I’ll be more excited for any other 2014 feature release? Having sung the praises of the masterful David Cronenberg on this blog, almost right back to its inception, I continue to salivate at any new announcement regarding release information concerning his 19th official feature. I’ve covered Mr. Cronenberg here extensively, […]


The best description, that I’ve been hearing for months now, regarding Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah”, is that it’s “loosely” based on the story of Noah’s Ark. What! You mean they aren’t following the loony tunes biblical children’s story, of a man collecting two of every animal on the earth and sticking them on a big wooden […]

“The Expendables 3″…blowing it right out of the gate?

Not to be a negative “Nellie”, but what were they thinking with this PG-13 rating for “The Expendables 3”? Just who the heck does the studio think their audience is? Has the “family friendly” sanitizing, of this testosterone-soaked franchise, doomed its box office right at the get-go? I guess we’ll know when the first day […]