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Pop Culture Happy Hour #230: Jupiter Ascending and Chemistry

JUPITER ASCENDING

I was happy as always to join my buddies Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, and Glen Weldon on this week’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, wherein we dissect Jupiter Ascending, the “original” sci-fi epic from auteur siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski from which audiences flocked away in droves last weekend. (I reviewed the film for The Dissolve.) We also try to figure out what people mean when they talk about “chemistry” among performers onscreen. Continue reading

Biczar Love Triangle: Weaving & Blanchett Accent the Loopy Tragedy of Sydney Theatre’s Uncle Vanya

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in the Syndey Theatre's UNCLE VANYA

Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull

Or you could go with the one my editor preferred, Tsar-Crossed Lovers. You tell me which one’s funnier.

In any case: The Sydney Theatre Company‘s star-stuffed 2010 adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, reviewed for the Washington City Paper.