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If you can’t wait another five days for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 premiere, here are nearly five minutes to appease you. For now.
VideosS.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Sneak Peek: Ward Takes the Wheel at Hydra
Yep, we’ve got the entire cold open from Tuesday’s opener (ABC, 9/8c), in which you’ll meet Joey (played by Narcos‘ Juan Pablo Raba), a heretofore mild-mannered dude who happened upon a “bad” batch of fish oil supplements and now is struggling to process his (very cool) Inhuman ability.
But as Joey freaks out, black Escalades chase him — though it’s not S. »
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical theatre review
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has just celebrated its second birthday at the prestigious Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in the heart of London’s West End – and the show still continues to thrill and impress as it transports you back to the world of Roald Dahl that we all knew as a child. The evening is full of chocolaty magical enchantment with its theatrical, magical, sanguine, new Willy Wonka, brilliantly portrayed by the flamboyant Jonathan Slinger.
As the show begins you visit the world of Charlie Bucket, who in our performance, was excellently played by Zachary Loonie. Charlie’s life is rather grey and miserable despite the love of his parents – Mr and Mrs Bucket (Derek Hagen and Lara Denning). The song ‘If Your Mother Was Here’ is beautiful but lacks the heart to make it compulsive. The grandparents appear decrepit »
- Katey Thompson
While we all eagerly await the new Muppets show and the impending deluge of great celebrity cameos it'll provide, this can tide us over for a bit: that velvet-voiced crooner Josh Groban joined Jim Henson’s beloved characters for a lovely rendition of "Pure Imagination," the song made famous by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Lindsey Stirling provides the strings, to Miss Piggy's chagrin. »
- Greg Cwik
Josh Groban has been warming our hearts with his covers lately - first he dueted with Kelly Clarkson on a Phantom of the Opera song, and now, he has covered the song "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. He has a lot of help - Lindsey Stirling is on violin, while Kermit, as in Kermit the Frog, is directing. Groban sings most of the song alone, making all your nostalgia dreams come true, and when the Muppets join in at the end, it's pure magic. »
4 items from 2015
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