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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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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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262: ‘LOGAN’ Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

by Kevin Brackett / Published: March 11, 2017 at 3:23 pm   /   Film, Podcast, Reel Spoilers

It’s finally time to say goodbye to Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Goodbye. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here is another hour and a half of our superhero eulogy. Plus, do you like Bob Newhart tangents? Well you’re in luck, you don’t even have to wait for us to introduce ourselves. All […]

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No One Pranks Like Gaston. Luke Evans and Josh Gad Play the Alphabet Game (Video)

by Kevin Brackett / Published: March 11, 2017 at 7:32 am   /   Off the Wall

  All they have to do is make a prank call where each sentence starts with the next letter of the alphabet. Simple? Luke Evans takes on Josh Gad at AlphabetiCall on The Matt Edmondson Show on BBC Radio 1. via YouTube.

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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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261: ‘LOGAN’ Box Office Report (3/3 – 3/5)

by Kevin Brackett / Published: March 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm   /   Film, Podcast, Reel Spoilers

This weekend it was no surprise that Logan topped the box office charts. By how much you ask? You have to listen to the podcast, we don’t just do these for the hell of it. Why are you still reading this? Go subscribe to Reel Spoilers and download episode 261. We’ll wait… Are you still […]

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Review: ‘ZORBA’ Offers a Timeless Lesson Among Fun. Now Playing New Line Theatre Through March 25!

by Kevin Brackett / Published: March 9, 2017 at 10:37 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

“Life is what you do while you’re waiting to die, Life is how the time goes by! Life is where you wait while you’re waiting to leave, Life is where where you grin and grieve!” This verse from the opening number in ZORBA, “Life Is,” perfectly sums up the message of the show. Yet it is only after […]

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Roundabout’s Acclaimed ‘Cabaret’ Comes to the Fabulous Fox March 7 – 19! Interview with Benjamin Eakeley

by Kevin Brackett / Published: March 7, 2017 at 10:00 am   /   Interviews, Live Theater

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 1998 revival of Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods), was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. The critically acclaimed production took home 4 of the awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and three of the four top acting prizes. The show lived at Studio […]

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