Rocky’s Review
Royalty Rules

Royalty rules at the Rose and Starlight this week, as VICTORIA AND ABDULsold out nearly every show in the Rosebud this past weekend. The Queen has moved into the larger Rose auditorium through next Thursday, October 19th. And Emma Stone as Billie Jean King continues to delight audiences in the Starlight Room. This is the final week to catch BATTLE OF THE SEXES, a wonderfully entertaining and timely movie from directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, the creative team behind LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE.

     BLADE RUNNER 2049 continues to wow audiences with its stunning visuals and narrative twists that go beyond its predecessor. "The rare sequel that truly merits its existence, updating and expanding the themes of the 1982 original to bring them from the 20th century to the 21st." -Globe and Mail

     The great actor Harry Dean Stanton passed away September 15th at the age of 91, just two weeks before his film LUCKY was scheduled to open. I'll never forget his work in REPO MAN and PARIS, TEXAS. LUCKY (opening 10/20) is a perfect farewell for this great actor. [It] "is an elegiac and ultimately affirming meditation on mortality, regret and smiling through hardship. You couldn't ask for a more poignant swan song for a more singular artist." -Entertainment Weekly

     This Saturday at 9:55 a.m. music director emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart's magical fable DIE ZAUBERFLOTE, in Julie Taymor's spectacular production, which captures both the opera's earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

     Tickets are now on sale for the opening night show (12/14, 7:30) of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Additional first-week tickets will be posted within two weeks.