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258: ‘The Great Wall’ Starring Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 2:16 pm   /   Film, Local, Podcast, Reel Spoilers

This week we recorded early, so no box office report. But if you were wondering whether or not ‘The Great Wall’ would come in at number 1 – rest assured, the answer is no. Unless you are in China, and it has already made $170 million (no joke). In this episode Joe tries to excuse […]

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2017 Oscar Nominations and What To Expect From the 89th Annual Academy Awards

Posted: January 24, 2017 at 7:37 am   /   Film, Local, Television

Award season is in full swing, coming off the heels of Oscar’s little cousin The Golden Globes earlier this month. With La La Land taking home seven golden statues, a new record, eyes are looking to the Academy to see if they are going to do something out of character. Hollywood loves Hollywood, and the […]

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Theatre Lab’s Production of ‘Closer’ Is Intense in All the Right Ways

Posted: January 21, 2017 at 10:11 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

Opening for two weekends in January, the first in 2017 and only the second production at the beautiful new .ZACK theater in St. Louis (right down the street from The Fabulous Fox), Closer runs audiences through a gamut of emotions. There is humor, sadness, anxiety, and most importantly truth – and the consequences that arise […]

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‘An American in Paris’ Shines Where It Excels, Drags Where It Doesn’t

Posted: January 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

The film An American In Paris, starring the brilliant Gene Kelly, begins with an exposition dump. It lasts one minute and thirty seconds to be exact. It tells us everything we need to know; the hero of our story is Jerry Mulligan, an ex-GI who stayed on in Paris to pursue his passion for art. […]

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LIVE BY NIGHT opens Friday, January 13! Win Passes to the St. Louis Advance Screening!

Posted: January 3, 2017 at 4:39 pm   /   Local, Movie Screenings

Enter for your chance to receive a pass for two to a special advance screening! “Live by Night” is set in the roaring ’20s, when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and […]

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Film Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna

Posted: December 16, 2016 at 1:02 am   /   Film, Local, Movie Reviews, Reviews

It’s not Star Wars. Right from the get-go, with the opening shots, Rogue One does its best to distinguish itself from the official trilogy films, Episode I-VII. And in a sense, it’s true. There’s no opening crawl, and the beloved theme is conspicuously absent. Furthermore, this is the first film in which a Skywalker doesn’t […]

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Hacksaw Ridge Review

Posted: November 8, 2016 at 10:44 am   /   Film, Local, Movie Reviews, Reviews

We all know that Mel Gibson has his demons, as his battle with alcoholism took center stage several years ago. In “Hacksaw Ridge,” Gibson’s first film in ten years, the director takes the violence of war to the extreme. It’s almost as if the director has an addiction with violence in the film. In war […]

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Get to Know Alicia Vikander

Posted: October 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm   /   Film, Local, Off the Wall

Every so often in Hollywood a brand new talent emerges and proves to have real staying power. Think of the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Lupita Nyong’o. Five years ago even an avid film fan might not have known all those names, or at least might not have been familiar with the respective […]

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Review: A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at the Fabulous Fox (9/13 – 9/25)

Posted: September 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

When you hear about a musical titled, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” there is little worry about the show resembling the ordinary. Throw in a 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, and there is no question that something really special is going on at the theatre. And if there are still any doubts, […]

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Local H to Play 20th Anniversary Show

Posted: August 16, 2016 at 10:57 am   /   Concerts, Interviews, Local

Local H will be appearing at the Ready Room on Thursday, August 18, for the “As Good As Dead” 20th Anniversary show. The band has been around for just over 25 years now, having released 11 albums; one greatest hits record and a live album in 2005. While many bands from the 90s have come […]

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