Trey Graham

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Too-Insidery 'Razzle' Sadly Doesn't Dazzle

Sunday, October 04, 2015

New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel proffers anecdote after juicy backstage anecdote in Razzle Dazzle, which is just what you'd expect from Broadway's most venomous observer. Oddly, though, he doesn't bother proffering them until roughly halfway through the book, which, in the terms of the business he covers, is ...


'More Fool' Fry: Comedian's New Memoir Misses The Mark

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Let us stipulate at the outset that at 57 Stephen Fry is a world-class wit, unquestionably a learned fellow and surely a decent one — because really, anyone of whom Emma Thompson is that fond can't be entirely irredeemable, can he? That said, the 36-year-old Stephen Fry who inhabits the ...


'Millionaire' Tracks One Man's Fruitful Obsession With The Bard Of Avon

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Senators beelining for roll call at the U.S. Capitol, protesters brandishing signs on the Supreme Court sidewalk, guides mama-ducking tourists past the Beaux-Arts splendor of the Library of Congress — they don't always stop to note the elegant Art Deco low-rise tucked in alongside those showier landmarks. Andrea Mays thinks ...


Twins Or 'Enemy' — And What Could It All Mean?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Strange and stylish and surpassingly dark, Denis Villeneuve's Enemy — especially paired with the same director's recent cop thriller Prisoners — makes a strong case for star Jake Gyllenhaal as maybe our most enigmatic young leading man.

He was twitchily fascinating in Prisoners, playing a character who'd prove a hero ...


'Particle Fever': Thrills, Chills And High Subatomic Drama

Friday, March 07, 2014

All you really need to know about Particle Fever is that it includes footage of physicists rapping. About physics. Wearing giant Einstein masks.

It's that blend of earnestness and abandon that informs Mark Levinson's utterly absorbing documentary, a chronicle of the launch of the Large Hadron Collider and the ...


'12 Years A Slave,' 'Gravity' Win Big At The Oscars

Sunday, March 02, 2014

After several days of heavy rain in Los Angeles, the sun came out just as the 86th annual Academy Awards got underway at the Dolby Theater.

The big award of the night, for Best Picture, went to 12 Years a Slave. The film tells the harrowing tale of Solomon Northup, ...


'Kids For Cash,' Or Perhaps Not — But A Broken System For Sure

Friday, February 28, 2014

There's a moment, toward the end of the documentary that centers on him, when Judge Mark A. Chiavarella breaks down, his voice cracking as he mourns the likelihood that his grandchildren won't have him in their lives.

It's a human moment — and a hugely, grimly ironic one. That's because ...


When A 'Total Eclipse' Leads To Some Serious Exposure

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

So this here "Total Eclipse of the Heart" video has blown the heck up, tallying a million-plus YouTube plays since Scandal showrunner Shonda Rhimes tweeted a link to it. It's made the rounds of LaughingSquid and Gawker and the like, and if you haven't watched it, do yourself a favor ...


Guy Pearce, We Are Pleased To Find You Looking Vaguely Disreputable In 'Jack Irish'

Saturday, August 03, 2013

With Linda still out at the TCA gathering, TV is much on our minds. And as she noted yesterday, there's a whole big conversation going on about the newer modes of consuming what we still, for lack of a better word, generally call television.

(Actually, we probably don't need ...


Coffee Break: The Get Your 'Mary Poppins' Groove On Edition

Thursday, August 01, 2013

* Having seen Cate Blanchett's electric Blanche DuBois, and had a public pretend-squabble with our own Bob Mondello about it, I felt like I was all up in Charles McNulty's head when I read his take on Blue Jasmine. [The Los Angeles Times]

* Long names. Languid looks. ...


Coffee Break: People Arguing And Counting And Singing And Getting Gassed Edition

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

* If you're anywhere near Winston-Salem, please note that Tonya Pinkins, whose chops are so considerable that I don't entirely know where to start with her amazingness, so just Google her, is in cabaret thereabouts, as part of the biennial National Black Theatre Festival. This is a thing that makes ...


Coffee Break: Of Weddings And Looming Parental Mortality And German

Monday, July 22, 2013

No, it's not Morning Shots today. Some of us just really aren't morning people. (What, breakfast is the only time you caffeinate?)

Without further ado:

* Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita got married, and a lot of stars were there, which is nice and all, but waitwhatdidyousaytonykushnerofficiated? <dies> [


In Which We Consider 'Turbo,' But Do Not Quite Write A Review Of It

Friday, July 19, 2013

When I was passing out assignments for this week's movie reviews, I noticed that none of my critics had raised a hand to bid for Turbo -- you know, the DreamWorks animated comedy about a sheltered suburban garden snail who dreams of racing in the Indy 500, and the scrappy ...


Morning Shots: Not One But Two Bits Of Shark News

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It is with some joy, and also a little trepidation, that the entire Monkey See family welcomes the news that Sharknado 2 is a thing that will happen. Because really, is that singular Sharknado lightning terribly likely to strike twice?

On the other hand: The sequel will be set in ...


Morning Shots: In Which Kristin Wiig Gets Very Silly

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kristin Wiig will be in the NPR house today to talk about her film Girl Most Likely. I'm very much hoping that last night's Michael Jordan impression will be mentioned, at least in the hallways, because lord knows it's all over the social medias today. ("Name six of them" might ...


Morning Shots: The Does Your Garden Make You Think Of Carrion? Edition

Monday, July 15, 2013

In London, they're breathlessly anticipating a royal bundle of joy. Here in the capital of the former colonies, we await the blooming of a gigantic flower that smells like rotting meat. Because that's how we do. [The Washington Post]

There's been plenty said about Cory Monteith, and doubtless there ...


'Terms And Conditions' And Us — Oh, My ...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I'm 45, single, substantially in debt and way too susceptible to jokes about redheads. And I'm telling you these things upfront because ... why not? It wouldn't be all that hard for you — or your Big Brother — to find out.

That at least is the takeaway from Terms ...


Teens Find The Right Tools For Their Social-Media Jobs

Monday, June 17, 2013

Once upon a time, it was MySpace. (Huh. Turns out you can still link to it.) Then Facebook happened. And Twitter. And beyond those two dominant social-media platforms, there are a host of other, newer options for staying in touch and letting the digital universe get a look at ...