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Sunday, 17th November 2019

Movie Review: Chef (2014)

By on Dec 15, 2014 in Arts & Culture, Film

Chef Written and Directed by: Jon Favreau By: Melissa Sanchez Watching Jon Favreau’s film Chef, almost felt likeeating a sumptuous full course meal at a 5 star restaurant. He starts off with the appetizer or an amuse-bouche you could say, laying down the foundation of the story, and providing some funny anecdotes. He then moves on the next course, slowing refining the narrative like a warm soup. From there he moves on the main course, the bread and butter of what is at the heart of the entire movie and finally giving viewers a delicate dessert to top off the experience. What you will not get with this meal is an elaborate, over blown, action film with crazy special effects, so if that is what you are expecting than realize that this is not Favreau’s Iron Man type of...

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“The Rat Pack is Back!” at Rio Las Vegas

By on Jul 14, 2013 in Shows, Theatre & Musicals, Travel

Go back in time to an era when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin were Kings of Las Vegas with the show “The Rat Pack is Back!”  The Lon Bronson Big Band Orchestra opens the show. Live music, classic songs, dancing and good ol’ fashion improv-style comedy will surely transport you to the “golden” days of Vegas. Bishop starts off  the show with a monologue to warm up the audience and get the giggles going. My favorite part was Martin drinking from an enormous Martini Glass singing, “That’s Amore!”. Davis sang and performed the emotional Mr. Bojangles. And to end it all Sinatra sang the classic, “My Way”. The personalities leaped off the stage and transported us to the Sands in the 1960’s when these fellas were the epitome of Vegas. It’s a great outing for...

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