Beauty and the Beast (3D Theatricals)★★★★★
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 2016 An elaborate production by a local company with great performances from the leads, and a surprise understudy.
Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran Beautifully drawn and illustrated, a charming tale of Arthurian legend brought into modern times.
Doctor Strange★★★★☆Surrealism is the best part. Creative use of Escher gravity, portals, astral projection, time manipulation, incredibly detailed alterations to reality, and effects that make it all look incredible.
Might and Magic IXIt's interesting and immersive, but some of the game and UI design choices make it really frustrating.
Night Watch (Discworld)★★★★★
Terry Pratchett Time travel, barricades and a mix of humor and darkness in a rebellion with good cops, bad cops and time monks.
Neil Gaiman Entertaining, sometimes gruesome, sometimes funny and sometimes sad collection of stories about Odin, Thor, Loki and the other gods of Asgard.
Pebble and Wren★★★★★
Chris Hallbeck Hilarious and heartwarming tale of a girl and the monster who lives under her bed.
People of the Crater★★★☆☆
Andre Norton Standard fantasy rescue-the-princess adventure with sci-fi trappings, nodding vaguely toward Hollow Earth tropes.
Stardust (Movie)★★★★★Light-hearted fantasy adventure built around a love story, Stardust takes itself *just* a touch more seriously than The Princess Bride. Enjoyable on its own, and stays true to the heart of the book.
The Bard’s Tale (reboot)★★★☆☆While I liked the attitude and metatextual humor, it was annoyingly linear when compared to the original series.
The Bard’s Tale IV★★★★★This is the game Might and Magic IX wanted to be. A classic party-based quest in an immersively detailed world. Only, you know, playable. Plus amazing music!
The Daughter of Odren★★★★☆
Ursula K. Le Guin A small, stand-alone tale set in Earthsea, reminiscent of the folk tales glimpsed throughout the series. Betrayal, revenge, kindness, and power - and just living