“Bodyguard” Tour Gets Standing O’s on the Road: Can Broadway Be Far Behind?

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev “The Bodyguard” starts with a bang and keeps the excitement building in this live production of the Whitney Houston film. The musical, playing at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts through April 30,  prior to an upcoming three week run in Los Angeles, is a musical songbook, paying […] Click to read more »

THE TRANSFIGURATION is a Modern Vampire Tale Set in an Isolated Adolescent’s World

By Steve V. Rodriguez THE TRANSFIGURATION is a gritty and modern day Vampire tale filled with depth, heart and morality. Not for the faint-hearted as the film has plenty of blood, gore and a looming darkness that hovers over the film. Not in a depressing and slow tone, but more of a thriller and mesmerizing […] Click to read more »

Women’s Month Is Enhanced By SF Premiere of Tony Nominated “Eclipsed”

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Just in time for Women’s History Month, the Tony nominated female driven “Eclipsed” has come to the new Curran Theatre with guns a-blazing. The first Broadway production with an all black female cast, writer and director, “Eclipsed” is a story of five women bound by circumstances during the Second Liberian […] Click to read more »

“Freaky Friday” is a Freaky Fun Day Any Day

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Well worth an excursion from Los Angeles, or anywhere Broadway musical fans call home, “Freaky Friday” the musical is one of the most upbeat, high energy, image positive shows to come out in a long time. Hopefully its run here is just a step towards Broadway, like La Jolla Playhouse’s “Memphis” which […] Click to read more »

SF’s A.C.T. Premieres Powerful Production of “Spendid Suns”

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev The American Conservatory Theater has beat filmmakers to the punch in bringing to life Khaled Hosseini’s second novel as the stage production debuted in San Francisco and plays through Feb. 26 A follow-up to his “The Kite Runner,” Hosseini’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns” is more of a focus of a […] Click to read more »

Hard to Enjoy “Silence!” When You Laugh So Hard

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev San Francisco’s talent has been bringing us the best of theatre and the current production of “Silence! The Musical” is no exception. Having seen the Off-Broadway version TWICE, I held at bay any preconceived notions I had wondering if the local production can top the amazing work by Jenn Harris […] Click to read more »

ICAROS: A VISION, the film, Sheds Light on an Alternative Indigenous Drug, Land and People that Some Westerners are Seeking – OPENS IN NY MAY 19-25

By: Steve V. Rodriguez @progressivepuls Having a close friend who knows firsthand what the amazonian brew, Ayahuasca is, how it’s taken, his experience and for what purposes really intrigued my interest when I heard about the Tribeca Film premiere of “Icaras: A Vision”. In it a woman (Ana Cecilia Stieglitz) travels to Peru seeking the […] Click to read more »

“Folk Hero & Funny Guy” Looks at a Longterm Bro Friendship on a Good Ol’ Road Trip

By Steve V. Rodriguez @progressivepuls Often when I hear that a film is a ‘road trip film’ I’m a little leery about the cliche aspect of the film and the secondary nature of the storyline, but both story and road trip genre deliver in “Folk Hero & Funny Guy”. Writer/Director, Jeff Grace makes his feature […] Click to read more »

A Guy in a Rut, Dreams a Little too Big in DREAMLAND – TFF PREMIERE

For any struggling artist out there trying to live a daily existence,  while pursuing their passion, DREAMLAND, the film will resonate on a multitude of levels. Robert Schwartzman makes his directorial debut, as well as co-writing this gem of a film with Benjamin Font. In it a struggling pianist, Monty (Johnny Simmons), can’t seem to […] Click to read more »

LA’s Tom Goss Shares His Love of SF in New Video

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev You don’t know that you know Tom Goss. If you see him on the street, you might think he’s the cutie you chatted with last night on Grindr. Or the sexy bartender who listened to you last night with his sympathetic eyes. But you do know Goss. He’s a gay […] Click to read more »