Reviews – March 2010

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Theatre

CATS
The Pantages Theatre – March 9 – 21, 2010

There’s no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway’s history. Winner of seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless melodies, including the hit song, “Memory.” For more information visit www.broadwayla.org

CDs

Sade – Soldier of Love
Epic

The feel of the music this time had moved away from the old country soul styling of Lover’s Rock and assumed a more eclectic identity. With songs such as the joyously quirky reggae chant Babyfather, and the dramatically arranged album opener The Moon and the Sky, Sade are exploring new territory.

Camila – Dejarte de Amar
Sony Music Latin

Uno de los nuevos grupos musicales más exitosos y prometedores, Camila, ¡está de regreso! Su primer sencillo, es una balada titulada Mientes. Han sido tres años de triunfos ininterrumpidos desde que Camila sacó su primer álbum, Todo Cambió, y ahora están de vuelta, con música más poderosa, romántica y conmovedora.

Contra – Vampire Weekend
KL Recordings

Contra pulls off a series of impressive feats: It chews ravenously through sound palettes and rhythms, and yet it’s nimble and assured. The songs are catchy, fast, twinkling, clattering – the darker themes of loss, doubt and regret accumulate almost imperceptibly, but they land a powerful blow.

Aleks Syntek – Métodos de Placer Instantáneo
EMI Music México

Para Métodos de Placer Instantáneo, Aleks buscó que músicos de diferentes ritmos trabajaran con él, entre los que están algunos de ensamble de orquesta, salsa, rock y, obviamente pop, por lo que este disco es una mezcla de colores y sabores con los que el cantautor busca reinventarse. Loca es el primer sencillo.

Los Chieftains – San Patricio
Disquera Fantasy

El album de el grupo de música Irlandés más celebre del mundo revive la leyenda del batallón de San Patricio, héroes desconocidos de la Guerra mexicano-norteamericana con la aparición de invitados especiales como Linda Ronstadt, Liam Neeson, Lila Downs, Los Tigres del Norte, Carlos Nuñez entre otros.

DVDs

Mejor es que Gabriela no se Muera
Maya Home Entertainment

Miguel, el escritor de una tórrida telenovela es detenido por Bracho, un grueso policía de mediana edad, quien es un gran fan de la novela. Miguel le revela algunos detalles de capítulos futuros pero después se ve obligado a hacer cambios con la historia. Bracho se convierte en el centro de todas las bromas por parte de sus compañeros policías y presiona a Miguel para que cambie la historia.

The Box
Warner Home Video

What if someone gave you a box containing a button that, if pushed, would bring you a million dollars…but simultaneously take the life of someone you don’t know? With only 24 hours to make their choice, Norma and Arthur face a momentous moral dilemma. They soon discover that the ramifications of their decision are beyond their control and extend far beyond their own fortune and fate.

The Bible Stories: Jesus
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

This inspirational movie traces the life and death of Jesus through his resurrection.

Jesus not only reinforces the ideals of the New Testament but shows Jesus as a complex individual, conflicted over his feelings for Lazarus’s sister, Mary, and tempted by Satan to stray from his path.

The Wedding Song
Strand Releasing

Tunis, 1942. Nour and Myriam, 16, have been friends since childhood. They share the same house in a modest neighborhood where Jews and Muslims live in harmony. Each girl secretly desires the other’s life: while Nour regrets that she doesn’t go to school, Myriam dreams of love. Political upheaval and turmoil conspire to keep Myriam from her dream as well.

Where The Wild Things Are
Warner Home Video

Max, a disobedient little boy, is sent to bed by his mother without any supper. Feeling hurt and unloved, he channels his anger, and continuing his mischievous antics in his room, he creates his own imaginary world which includes a forest, a massive ocean and a small boat, which he uses to sail away to a land inhabited by monsters – Wild Things – who crown him king.

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