The old saying goes “everything old is new again.” Except when it comes to the summer movie crop of 2014, in which all the retreads, reboots, and remakes seem like those that came before. And Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is no exception. This particular cycle of cinema began in 1968 with the original film Planet of the Apes, which spawned four sequels, two TV series, a 2001 remake from director Tim Burton which was less than well-received, then 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which I recall was actually pretty good. Now comes the 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which is pretty much a casserole of plot points, social commentary, and high-tech action scenes in yet another effort to mine bags of box office coin from a proven commodity.
Cincinnati’s Diogenes Theater Companywill present the one-man play Bibi, about Israeli President Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu on July 22-24 at the Aronoff Center. Playwright Kalman Kivkovich discusses his play and Netanyahu with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer.
Four former Reds’ greats, three with Cincinnati roots, will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame next month: Dave Parker, Ron Oester, Ken Griffey, Jr. and veteran selection Jake Beckley. Howard Wilkinson previews all the events surrounding the August 8-10 induction weekend with Executive Director Rick Walls of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.
Thursday, August 14 at 7 pm: Hosted by Hari Sreenivasan
The spring 2014 drought in California drove home the danger that societies face when water supplies run low. But in places such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, drought doesn't just put a crimp in a comfortable lifestyle, it is often a cause for war.
Coming off their successful anniversary year and completion of Shakespeare’s canon, there is no down time for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. As Jeanna Vella from CSC tells our Jim Stump, they are mounting the always fun Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) for the summer before starting their 2014-15 season with such classics as Little Women, The Comedy of Errors, Henry V and more.