65: Return of the Halloween Movie Fun-Time Special Edition Spectacular
Oct 2014 24

Gargoyles Movie PosterLast year for Halloween we gave you our longest episode ever - Halloween Fun-Time Special Edition (Director’s Cut). Clocking in at almost an hour and forty minutes, we tackled five Halloween movies in five different categories for a total of almost (um…five times five, carry the one or something)…ONE THOUSAND MOVIES.

This year we streamlined the process a bit and decided to focus on one category – Movies That Scared When We Were Kids. Now, keep in mind that the things that frightened as children might not be quite so a scary in the bright light of adulthood. And in some instances those things might not even come from horror movies.

It’s Reel Spoilers #65 – Return of the Halloween Fun-Time Special Edition.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Blake Fehl, Joe Buttice, Dan Graney, Kevin Brackett

Run-time: 1hr 20min

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Movie Review: ‘John Wick’ Starring Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Michael Nyqvist, Bridget Moynahan
Oct 2014 24

john wickThis time of year tends to be a slow time for the movies.. with summer having ended, and it is not yet that holiday stretch in which big movies pull all the stops for the biggest box office draws. That being said, not all movies that are worth your time have to come during the holidays or summer. This happens to be one of those cases in which people be pleasantly surprised; enter John Wick.

Let’s jump into the bare bones of John Wick. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a former contract killer who is just trying to lead a normal life( or as normal as one with a history of his could). John spent one of his days driving his sweet 1969 Boss Mustang around and some young thug, Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) inquires about the price of the car. John tells him it is not for sale, but despite that, Iosef and his boys follow John home, surprise attack him, steal the Mustang, and kill his dog because it was barking at them. To add insult to injury, that dog was a parting gift from John’s wife (Bridget Moynahan) in her final days before losing her battle with an unnamed illness (cancer?). Some may scoff at the basic premise of the film, but you have to ask yourself if you had a skill set akin to John’s, and people took some of your property, something of sentimental value; i.e. the life of the dog and it’s connection to someone dear to you, would you not do something about it? People in real life have actually killed for much less.

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64: ‘Fury’ Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman
Oct 2014 23

fury movie posterThis week we take on Fury the latest from Brad Pitt. Set in the waning days of World War II, Pitt leads a battle-hardened tank crew (plus one newbie) into battle with a gritty take on “The Great War”. Great discussion abounds as we talk about the amoral depiction of U.S. soldiers, some of the films “rape-ier” moments, and the importance of having a good combat nickname (like “Wardaddy”).

It’s Reel Spoilers #64 – Fury.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Tom O’Keefe, Blake Fehl, Joe Buttice, Kevin Brackett

Run-time: 1hr 8min

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This Week in Games: Halo 3 at 1080p/60fps, Deals, New Titanfall Mode, Ridley Scott’s ‘Halo: Nightfall’
Oct 2014 23

Master Chief CollecitonWelcome to This Week in Games, a weekly recap of some of the best news to come our way.

First off Microsoft and 343 Studios just released a two minute video of Halo 3—which is part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection—running at 1080p and 60fps. Don’t know about you guys, but here at ReviewSTL we can’t wait to take on the Flood and Covenant again.

Continuing with the Halo theme, Microsoft has just released the trailer for the Ridley Scott-produced Halo: Nightfall series. You can view the trailer below. <!–more–>

Next, Respawn Entertainment, in a bid to stay relevant, has announced three new game modes for Titanfall—the highlight being a 4 player co-op horde mode. Players will take on waves of AI-controlled enemies, be able to setup automated guns, provide fire from drop ships and use their Titans to control the landscape. In addition to the horde mode, they’ll be a adding a variant of the Marked for Death mode called Mark for Death Pro—a single elimination version of the popular game type. They’ll also be adding a game type called Deadly Ground, which is a pretty much the “Floor is Lava” mode, forcing players to wall-run to traverse the battlefield.

Rounding things off, we have some great PC and Xbox game deals.

Deals

PC (Steam)

PlayStation 4

  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition ($29.99) | Amazon.com

 

That’s all for this week, visit ReviewSTL next week for your recap on the best of gaming news and more deals!

Review: ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Opens New Line’s 24th Season With a “Bang, Bang”
Oct 2014 17

Bonnie and Clyde Musical New Line TheatreBonnie and Clyde (or Clyde and Bonnie, if you asked him) were a couple of American outlaws who captured the attention of the public in the early 1930s. While these two kids weren’t much more than a couple of petty robbers, commonly knocking over gas stations and small “mom and pop” stores, the media glamorized their exploits into legend. And now legend has become musical. Following its short run on Broadway, New Line has once again seen the potential in an unappreciated show – and has given it a new and glorious life!

Both newcomers to the company, Larissa White and Matt Pentecost play Bonnie and Clyde. The two leads share a phenomenal chemistry, as well as an energy that lights up the stage. Each of the actors hold their own in vocals and acting, but when they come together it is magic. The story starts off before the two of them met, with Bonnie’s dreams of being in the “Picture Show,” and Clyde trying to stay out of jail while singing about how “This World Will Remember Me.” The show then chronicles their relationship from their humble beginnings to making the headlines. Joining them are Clyde’s brother Buck (Brendan Ochs) and his wife Blanche (Sarah Porter), who both do a great job of providing the comedic relief in the show. Hot on their trails are Ted Hinton (Reynaldo Arceno) and Sheriff Schmid (Christopher Clark) who relentlessly track down the outlaws throughout the show.

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