DVD Review: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2-Disc Special Collectors Edition)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is based on the Tony Award-winning musical with a book by Hugh Wheeler and words and music by Stephen Sondheim. The Broadway show originally opened on March 1, 1979. Len Cariou won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd. …

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Book Review: In An Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing by Lee & Bob Woodruff

My schedule doesn’t allow me to watch the evening news shows much anymore, but I’m old enough to remember Walter Cronkite’s last couple of years as CBS news anchor. After Cronkite left the anchor chair back in 1981, I remember watching ABC’s World News Tonight with my parents. While Jennings could never take the place …

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Sophie Dahl on “The Book Show”

Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of writer Roald Dahl and actress Patricia Neal, has her second book, Playing With the Grown-ups: A Novel debuting in the United States tomorrow. Publishers Weekly describes the novel this way: “The full-length debut by the granddaughter of Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal centers on a dreamy, romantic English woman who hasn’t …

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DVD Review: There Will Be Blood (2-Disc Collector’s Edition)

Loosely based on Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel, Oil!, directed, produced and written by Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood is the story of one man’s fervent need for money and power; A need to control everyone and everything he comes in contact with. A boy he raised from infancy as his own son and …

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