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

Posted: 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)

Posted: 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. We had the pleasure of speaking with actor Evan Harrington about the show, as well as his Broadway career. […]

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

Posted: 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. It’s a shame the film is not exciting or interesting, as it […]

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

Posted: February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Fist Fight may not be perfect, but it’s a long way from being terrible. That is the best way I can describe the new Ice Cube and Charlie Day comedy, about a pair of teachers looking to square off after one gets the other fired. Cube is his usual angry looking self, playing Ron Strickland -a […]

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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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’

Posted: February 10, 2017 at 1:35 am   /   Film, Interviews

On January 23, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, made history – tying Titanic (2007) and All About Eve (1950) for the most Academy Award nominations. The film became an instant hit after its limited release last December, and continues to capture the hearts of audiences across the world. As of early […]

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

Posted: 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. I should preface this by saying that I never saw the first film, nor did I read the books that the films are […]

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

Posted: February 9, 2017 at 2:43 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Guns. Knives. More guns. And a pencil. If there’s one thing the original John Wick taught us, it’s that violence really can solve everything. Well, that and don’t ever kill another man’s dog (although in hindsight, that should already be obvious). Although it received very little fanfare ahead of its release, the original film, released in 2014, became […]

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Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Starring Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson

Posted: February 9, 2017 at 9:49 am   /   Movie Reviews

In February of 2014, the first full-length feature LEGO movie took the world by storm. The film made an incredible $469 million worldwide on a budget of only $60 million. The film solidified two absolutes. One, the directors of the film (Chris Miller and Phil Lord) were not one hit wonders with their brilliant adaptation […]

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