Thursday, 7 July 2011

TYRONE’S MUST LIST: The Top 5 Things I Love This Weekend

DVD: Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
In Woody Allen’s sharply observed and extremely hilarious send-up of art, ambition and crime set against life on the Great White Way, Jennifer Tilly shines as a talent-free “actress,” whose relationship with a mob boss lands her a juicy role as a psychiatrist. But it’s Dianne Wiest as the diva-to-rule-them-all Helen Sinclair who steals the show – nabbing an Oscar for her brilliant portrayal. “Don’t speak!”
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TUNE: Stephanie’s “Got It Right Here”
Buoyed by her sugary-sweet melodies and deeply heartfelt lyrics, R&B-reggae singer Stephanie can do no wrong on this tender, romantic breakout single that’s sure to get her noticed. And backed by the beautifully shot music video, recently premiered in Kingston, the song deserves a spot on playlists over the course of the summer and beyond. >> Listen
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TV: Rising Stars
I’m kinda feeling the new format that has been introduced for Season 8 of Digicel Rising Stars, and judges Tessanne and Bambino share a delightful, buoyant chemistry that goes a long way to anchor the show. Plus, so far I’m amped for two contestants: August Town’s Latoya Jackson (like the vocal stylings!) and the genuinely promising Dellando Colley, who is only 16. (TV J, Sundays 8 p.m.)
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FILM: Zookeeper
The comedy about a putzy, unlucky-in-love zookeeper (Kevin James) whose furry friends set out to help him get the girl, has its genuinely funny moments, but the script slips into formula much too frequently to offer anything truly refreshing. Still, most adults will warm to the romance at the heart of the story; talking animals will do the trick for the kids. (Now playing at Palace cinemas).
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CD: Wicked soundtrack
Fine examples of excellent musical theatre come no better than this 2003 multi-Tony-winning Broadway smash, starring the lavishly gifted Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel in a story that spins an engaging tale centred on the witches from the Wizard of Oz. Musical highlights include “Defying Gravity” and the showstopping “No One Mourns The Wicked.”

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