HAMILTON on Disney Plus, Next Best Thing to Being in the Room Where It Happened

Posted: July 3, 2020 at 7:49 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’ll never forget the first time I saw Lin-Manuel Miranda perform “Alexander Hamilton.” No, it wasn’t on Broadway. And it wasn’t an original cast recording of the hit musical. It was actually several years before HAMILTON would even open on Broadway – 2009, to be specific. At the White House. Known then as “The Hamilton […]

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Retro Movie Review: ‘Pump Up the Volume,’ Starring; Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis

Posted: July 2, 2020 at 12:09 pm   /   Local

This week we travel back in time to 1990 for the film ‘Pump Up the Volume.’ I always think how complex life seemed as a teenager, yet looking back on it now, life was pretty damn good and easy. ‘Pump Up the Volume’ was one of those teen flicks that was basically telling teens to […]

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Movie Review: ‘America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill’ Spotlights a Resilient St. Louis Neighborhood

Posted: June 30, 2020 at 1:05 pm   /   Movie Reviews

 In America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill director Joseph Puleo concisely captures the history of one of St. Louis’ most storied neighborhoods in an informative and engaging documentary film. Joined by producer/editor Steve Cakouros and executive producer Rio Vitale, the film traces the neighborhood’s social and cultural heritage from the late 1800s to the present. Two […]

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Retro Movie Review: ‘True Romance,’ Starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette

Posted: June 26, 2020 at 10:06 am   /   Local

So, 1993 brought just an onslaught of great films. Films like Jurassic Park, Dazed and Confused and Tombstone all cracked The Good Doctor’s Top 25 List of All-Time Favorite Flicks, however, there was one that stood out over all of them. That film was True Romance. The ultra-violent, love story of Clarence and Alabama Worley. […]

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Kingdom Coming to Netflix July 1

Posted: June 24, 2020 at 12:58 pm   /   Local

One of the most underrated television shows in recent memory will finally get an audience that it deserves. The MMA driven drama series Kingdom will begin airing on Netflix on July 1. All three seasons will be available to stream. Kingdom first aired on the now-defunct Audience Network by AT&T. I happened to overhear Joe […]

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Interview: AJ Schnack, director of Long Gone Summer

Posted: June 19, 2020 at 2:35 pm   /   Local

AJ Schnack may reside in Los Angeles these days, but the Edwardsville, Il. native and University of Missouri graduate showed off his Midwestern roots in Long Gone Summer, the new ESPN 30-For-30 film about the 1998 home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. The film was the culmination of a three-year process for […]

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Retro Movie Review: CLIFFHANGER Starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow

Posted: June 17, 2020 at 3:08 pm   /   Film, Movie Reviews

For this retro review, we are going back to 1993. Back to a time when Sylvester Stallone’s muscles were as big as his box-office clout. Back when action movies were action movies. Cliffhanger is without a doubt one of Stallone’s finest action films. It’s also director Renny Harlin’s best work. There’s not much bad to […]

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Comedy Review: Nikki Glazer at Helium

Posted: June 17, 2020 at 7:45 am   /   Concert Reviews, Local

St. Louis native Nikki Glaser, known for her quick wit and savage comedy, performed her first show post-quarantine at Helium Comedy Club this week in Richmond Heights. Glaser, who has numerous hours of standup available on Netflix (including her own special “Bangin,” and television series “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”) has branded her own style […]

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As Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO Turns 60, A Look Into the Infamous Shower Scene

Posted: June 16, 2020 at 4:26 pm   /   Film

“Oh no, don’t go in that house!” “Watch out! He’s right behind you.” Some of the most memorable movies of all time are horror films, of which, some of the best and most revolutionary were made in the 1930s and 40s by the original production house of horror Universal Studios. The early horror films set […]

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Movie Review: THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND Starring Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei

Posted: June 14, 2020 at 11:43 am   /   Movie Reviews

Judd Apatow is a filmmaker who is not afraid to take chances. While he can bring the laughs with films like 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, he’s not afraid to get sentimental and tackle emotionally charged topics. Funny People was a prime example of that as Adam Sandler deals with learning he has cancer. […]

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