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Review: ‘Logan’ Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

by Brad Heyen / Published: February 18, 2017 at 4:19 am   /   Movie Reviews

Finally. as they portray much older and broken versions of the characters the audience is accustomed to seeing. Jackman is at his very best, giving a gripping performance throughout the film. New to the franchise, and a breakout star in this film, is Dafne Keen who plays Laura – a young girl in dire need […]

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Review: ‘A Cure for Wellness’ Starring Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

by Jason Wiese / Published: February 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm   /   Movie Reviews

In previous reviews of mine, I have pondered my feelings over a few comedies based on the question, “If I laughed, is that enough to call it good?” In the case of A Cure for Wellness, which, by genre, is not a comedy, the question I pondered for the first half its run time was […]

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Interview: Evan Harrington Talks ‘Into The Woods’ at Peabody Opera House (2/19)

by Kevin Brackett / Published: February 17, 2017 at 10:58 am   /   Interviews, Live Theater

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods‘ is coming to the Peabody Opera House for one day only – Sunday, February 19. The show features the critically acclaimed production from Fiasco Theatre, which played Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theater off-Broadway. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus. This production has the actors wearing many hats, but luckily Harrington has had plenty of […]

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Review: ‘The Great Wall’ Starring Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Avoid this wall if at all possible. Matt Damon’s latest film, The Great Wall, may have the look and feel of a Hollywood blockbuster. It cost a reported $150 million to make, but take it from me, the actor’s latest is a dud.

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Review: ‘Fist Fight’ Starring Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Fist Fight may not be perfect, but it’s a long way from being terrible.

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Interview: Comedian Gary Owen Comes to the Pageant on March 24

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: February 15, 2017 at 3:10 am   /   Interviews, St. Louis Events

For 20 years now, Gary Owen has been a fixture in the stand-up comedy scene. His big break came in 1997 on BET’s Comic View. While Owen is white, he has garnered a strong African-American following.  He has headlined BET shows, as well as Shaquille O’Neal’s All-Star Comedy Jam Tour. Owen has landed feature roles in […]

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Box Office Spoilers: The LEGO Batman Movie, John Wick 2, Fifty Shades Darker

by Kevin Brackett / Published: February 12, 2017 at 6:38 am   /   Film

Saturday Update: Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker led Friday with an estimated $21.5 million opening day, matching our pre-release expectations as it heads toward an opening weekend close to $45 million. With Valentine’s Day around the corner on Tuesday, it will likely see a sharp drop in business over the weekend before picking up again for the annual date […]

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Interview: Choreographer Mandy Moore Talks Oscar Nominated ‘La La Land’

by Kevin Brackett / Published: February 10, 2017 at 1:35 am   /   Film, Interviews

Moore said of what producer Fred Berger told her later “And I was the last person that they saw. They had just been going to all these choreographers, and it felt like one person would be really good for this; And another person would be good for that.” “And they just hadn’t found the right kind of […]

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Review: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Hugh Dancy

by Steve Kelley / Published: February 9, 2017 at 6:15 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Have you ever gone into a movie, hoping against all odds that it’d be a great movie, and you get completely and pleasantly surprised? Well that didn’t happen with 50 Shades Darker. “Ana: You have a dark and mysterious past and seem to enjoy being dominant. I don’t like that. Christian: Yeah, but I can […]

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Review: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Starring Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne

by Steve Kelley / Published: February 9, 2017 at 2:43 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Guns. Knives. More guns. And a pencil. And so Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) re-enters Wick’s world, carrying the marker Wick gave in exchange for marrying his wife and leaving his world of crime behind. Santino asks him to complete one final job, which he persuades Wick to take after some active negotiations. The rest of the supporting cast […]

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