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Martha Marcy May Marlene explores the haunting effects of cults

Martha Marcy May Marlene has received a lot of press for its star Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of former child stars Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.


Charlie Murphy doesn’t need Eddie for a job reference

Although Charlie Murphy has appeared in countless films since the late 1980s, toured in many countries, and even gained a name for himself after his appearances on The Dave Chappelle Show, there’s no denying that there are still people out there who think of him only as Eddie Murphy’s older brother.


Up to the challenge

Kevin Meehan has had roles in varied productions ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary comedy. But his role in the Wilma Theater’s current production is unlike anything he’s done.


‘Mighty Macs’: Oooo, a nice shot bounces off the rim

As far as inspirational stories go, The Mighty Macs is a slam dunk. It’s a good one about a female basketball team that plenty of Philadelphians have probably heard of over the years.


Belly Laughs

Ellie Mooney had no idea that portraying an expectant mom could be so tough. ‘Motherhood the Musical’ has provided a funny lesson.


It’s not easy to root for the ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

At one point during Machine Gun Preacher, Sam Childers shows pictures of mutilated, orphaned children in Africa to a banker friend he’s hitting up for a loan. The banker responds that he knows what is going on over there and does not need to see the pictures.


‘Idol’ has been good to Guarini

After the first season of American Idol, Doylestown native Justin Guarini became a winner — in more ways than one.


‘Footloose’: Sorry, but remake has two left feet

I have long thought that the music was the best part of 1984’s Footloose. Who can forget Kenny Loggins’ toe-tapping, finger-snapping title-track hit song and Deniece Williams’ boogie-worthy Let’s Hear It for the Boy?


Strange brew

‘Bye Bye Liver’ touts itself as a ‘drinking play.’ It has sketches, songs and interactive games, but does the audience get too looped to know if they’re having fun?


Not a bad guy

At the Rosenbach, a festival shows that Dracula was so much more than a fellow whose personality downright sucked.