Today’s Special

I saw Today’s Special, starring Aasif Mandvi, yesterday. I don’t have a lot of deep thoughts about it: it wasn’t groundbreaking (it followed the classic storytelling formula exactly, and I could predict every event), but it was very upbeat and cute. It’s also refreshing to see an actor of color in the lead role, re-learning…

Zombies, phantoms, etc.

I saw The Phantom of the Opera last Saturday. Phantom is extremely popular–the Pantages was packed on Saturday– and the longest-running musical on Broadway. As billed in most advertisements, it’s the “haunting love story of a brilliant composer shamed by his disfigurement, and the opera singer he falls in love with.” (Or something like that.)…