Angels Sing: A collection of holiday clichés

As we look ahead to the holiday movie season — when new, big films begin to appear — the Reel Dad checks out Angels Sing, a new offering soon to be shown in local theaters and On Demand. With temperatures starting to drop, and trees continuing to change, it’s clear the holiday season ...

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Long Wharf opens season with hilarious ‘The Underpants’

Didi Conn and Jenny Leona in a scene from Steve Martin’s comedy, The Underpants. —T. Charles Erickson

What a joy! With a cast of outstanding Equity actors directed with a sharp eye and ear for comedy by Long Wharf’s artistic director, Gordon Edelstein, it is easy to see why celebrated comedian Steve Martin adapted this play from Carl Sternheim’s 1910 German farce. It is absolutely hilarious. ...

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No tricks — just treats for Halloween

Garlic for a Halloween dip.

“Shadows of a thousand years, rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween’ ” —Dexter Kozen As the days shorten and the night begins to cast its dark shadows ever earlier, the stage is set for Halloween. Children begin to vibrate with excitement as the annual candy ...

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Connecticut DEEP Fishing Report for Oct. 24

INLAND REPORT TROUT TROUT STOCKING – DEEP’s fall trout stockings were completed last week. A total of 29,000 trophy and adult sized trout into selected waters throughout the state this fall. Approximately 12,800 were trophy size brown trout (all greater than 12 inches in length) and the ...

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A mixed bag of movies this weekend

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? Thanks to television access to film archives, a wide range of movies are easy to watch this weekend. And, if you don’t like what you see, you can easily change the channel. Take a look.   The Hurt Locker This winner of the Best Picture Oscar ...

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All Is Lost: Striking story of solitude

Each year, the New York Film Festival celebrates the best in movies including major releases, independent works and thought provoking documentaries. Highlighting this year’s offerings was the new offering from actor Robert Redford, All Is Lost, soon to open in area theaters.   The film ...

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‘Happy Fella’ returns to Goodspeed

Doug Carpenter and Bill Nolte in Goodspeed’s The Most Happy Fella. —Photo by Diane Sobolewski

Frank Loesser’s 1956 “The Most Happy Fella” has a fine history with the Goodspeed Opera House. In 1991, the theater mounted the revival of the show and adapted it for two pianos instead of a full orchestra. This  production moved to Los Angeles and then to Broadway in 1992. It’s back at the ...

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