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Review: ‘Life’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: March 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Take a bit of Alien and a splash of Gravity and what do you get? The outcome is Life, the new space-thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds. Director Daniel Espinosa doesn’t change the game with Life, but the film is effective enough to keep your attention for just over 100 minutes. It tells the story […]

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Review: Saban’s ‘Power Rangers’ (2017) Starring Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks

by Brad Heyen / Published: March 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm   /   Movie Reviews

The Power Rangers were once a big part of my life growing up. In a house of three boys in the ’90s, it was pretty much a given. While I have since fallen out of the world, it’s impossible to ignore that the Power Rangers franchise has maintained a massive fan base through several seasons […]

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Review: Dave Chapelle Returns With ‘The Age of Spin’ and ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’ Netflix Specials

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: March 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm   /   Television Reviews

Dave Chappelle is back! The popular comic released a pair of comedy specials Tuesday on Netflix. The performances are part of a three-special deal that the comic inked with the streaming service. The first, Deep in the Heart of Texas, was filmed in Austin in 2015. While it brings the laughs, it’s nowhere near as funny as […]

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Review: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Makes For a Strong Finish to 50 Years of The Rep

by Kevin Brackett / Published: March 18, 2017 at 1:47 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

The most famous jam session in rock and roll history took place on December 4, 1956. Million Dollar Quartet is the story of the first and only time Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins would perform and record together. The place was Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee., owned by Sam Phillips – credited […]

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Review: Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017) Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Luke Evans

by Kevin Brackett / Published: March 17, 2017 at 9:52 am   /   Movie Reviews

Every year since 2014’s Maleficent, Disney has released a live action re-imagining of one of their famous animated features. In 2015 it was director Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, and 2016 gave us Jon Favreau’s take on The Jungle Book. Now here we are in March of 2017, welcoming one of the most anticipated films of the […]

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Ten Movies ’90s Kids Love… But Do They Hold Up?

by Jason Wiese / Published: March 16, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   Movie Reviews, Opinion

The Land Before Time (1988) Years before he used prehistoric creatures to frighten us, Steven Spielberg, along with his co-executive producer George Lucas and director Don Bluth, used them to warm our hearts. This animated family adventure tells the story of a group of young, lost dinosaurs of varying species that must evade “earth shakes,” […]

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Interview: ‘The Belko Experiment’ and ‘Guardians Vol. 2’ Actor Sean Gunn Coming to Wizard World St. Louis in April

by Kevin Brackett / Published: March 14, 2017 at 4:24 pm   /   Interviews

St. Louis native Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Belko Experiment) is coming to Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con for the first time April 7-9! We spoke to the actor about coming back home for the convention, what it was like returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Guardians 2, and about the new […]

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Review: SHOTSPEARE is Literally Shots + Shakespeare, and It’s Hilarious

by Kevin Brackett / Published: March 10, 2017 at 2:17 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

To drink, or not to drink? That is the question! Wouldn’t it be crazy if there were a version of Romeo and Juliet where the cast would go out into the audience, and poor shots of vodka straight into your mouth from the bottle? Or what if members of the audience could yell out, “SHOTSPEARE” in […]

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Interview: Director of ‘LEGO Batman’ Chris McKay Is the Hero We Deserve

by Kevin Brackett / Published: March 10, 2017 at 9:05 am   /   Film, Interviews

Who better to direct The LEGO Batman Movie, a film covering 78 years of Batman history, than one of the Dark Knight’s biggest fans? We spoke with Chris McKay (The LEGO Movie, Robot Chicken) about his directorial debut, which has enjoyed two number one weekends at the box office – and is widely considered a critical […]

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Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly

by Jason Wiese / Published: March 10, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   Movie Reviews

Why do we need another King Kong movie? Including two same-title remakes (one in 1976 and Peter Jackson’s acclaimed 2005 update) the larger-than-life primate has officially bared the screen in seven films since first making his epic maiden voyage in 1933. So, why go for an eighth try? The answer coming from Warner Bros’ mouths […]

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