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Triassic Parq Is The Musical Retelling Of Jurassic Park You Didn’t Know You Needed

Just as William Shakespeare did with “Romeo and Juliet,” a surefire sign of brilliant theatrical artistry is an opening monologue that tells the audience exactly what they’re about to see. “Welcome to ‘Triassic Parq.’ It’s the story of the dinosaurs of ‘Jurassic Park‘ but we can’t call it ‘Jurassic Park’ because we might get sued.” Originally […]

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‘Metronom’ Review: Youthful Rebellion and Teenage Love Struggle to Survive in the Shadow of Authoritarianism

It is 1972, in Bucharest. Ceaușescu has been in power for seven years, and the fabric of ordinary life has been steeped long enough in his regime’s corrosively oppressive mandate that it has begun to fray. Yet against this backdrop of gathering gloom, bright, fresh first love is blossoming. This is already a fertile setup […]

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West Side Story Star Rachel Zegler Says She Wasn’t Invited To The Oscars

What’s it take to get an invite to the Academy Awards? Apparently, starring in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” which has been nominated for seven awards including Best Picture, isn’t enough. That’s the way the cookie crumbles, anyway, for Rachel Zegler, who plays Maria, the Juliet analog in this remake of the musical based on […]

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West Side Story’s Jets And Sharks Got Into Character With A LARPing Weekend [Exclusive]

Steven Spielberg’s  newadaptation of the musical “West Side Story” is circling the box office window at your local multiplex like a couple of all-singing, all-dancing gangs with snapping fingers and names like football teams. The Jets in question here do live in New York City but they’re not the New York Jets. Nor are the Sharks […]

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West Side Story Ending Explained: Even Death Won’t Part Us Now

Tonight, tonight, it all begins toniiiiiight, as “West Side Story” is finally out in theaters. There were plenty of skeptics when Steven Spielberg announced he was tackling the musical theatre juggernaut known as “West Side Story,” the beloved stage production turned into a classic film from Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. Despite having never directed […]

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How the ‘R#J’ Filmmakers Used Innovative Editing to Tell a Timeless Love Story

Editor’s Note: This article is presented by Adobe. Adobe gives everyone from emerging artists to global brands everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. Adobe is committed to supporting, elevating and amplifying underrepresented creators, so the world can see, learn and benefit from diverse perspectives.When preparing the footage for “R#J,” director Carey […]

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‘R#J’ Review: Romeo and Juliet, According to Their Social Media Accounts

William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has long endured as one of the written word’s greatest love stories, but what’s often forgotten among the “star-crossed lovers” and the dumb rage of familial feuds is just how nutty hormone-addled teenagers can be. It was true in the 16th century when The Bard committed its story to paper […]

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‘R#J’ Review: Confined to Digital Screens, Romeo and Juliet Update Feels More Like an Experiment Than a Movie

There are instances in director Carey Williams’ boldly experimental yet wearisome “R#J” that genuinely grasp the essence of romance, identity and existence in the age of social media. Those fleeting but relatable moments feel like major triumphs in Williams’ Gen Z-centric adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” a movie that unfolds almost entirely on electronic screens. […]

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Netflix Could Break an 85-Year Record at the Oscars in 2021

Netflix could make Oscars history.Netflix’s arsenal of content this year could give the streamer the most best picture nominations from any studio in history, a record held by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which scored five nods at the ninth Academy Awards in 1937. It may even net the streaming giant its first best picture win after falling short […]

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