MGK’s new Hulu doc hits all the right notes

Posted: June 27, 2022 at 2:24 pm   /   Film

I have to admit that I have been a fan of Machine Gun Kelly’s rap career for some time. After seeing him open for Limp Bizkit several years ago, I knew he was a star in the making. Little did I know that his star would shine brightest as an alternative rock star. The rapper […]

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Movie Review: ELVIS Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson

Posted: June 24, 2022 at 9:48 am   /   Movie Reviews

Towards the end of Elvis, there’s a montage of clips of the real-life Elvis performing, including one of the final renditions of “Unchained Melody” that he performed. It’s beautiful, heartbreaking, and for a brief moment, I couldn’t tell if I was hearing Elvis or Austin Butler. That’s how good Austin’s portrayal is. From the moment […]

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Movie Review: THE BLACK PHONE Starring Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Ethan Hawke

Posted: June 24, 2022 at 7:33 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Black Phone is Scott Derrickson’s return to horror after a brief stint with Marvel (Doctor Strange) and as a big fan of his 2012 film Sinister, a very welcomed return at that. Adapted from a short story of the same name (penned by Joe Hill), the film follows a series of kidnappings in a […]

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Opera Theatre of St. Louis Hits All the Right Notes with THE MAGIC FLUTE (Review)

Posted: June 22, 2022 at 12:40 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

With so much intensity permeating through Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ 48th season, it is good to see the company let its hair down. With two emotionally heavy world premieres surrounding it, The Magic Flute provides some much-need relief.  Renovated by director Omer Ben Seadia’s clever pacing, Jessica Jahn’s vivaciously creative costumes, and Ryan Howell’s set design, […]

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The Fight for Equality Has Dire Consequences in OTSL’s Poignant HARVEY MILK (Review)

Posted: June 18, 2022 at 10:49 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

It is only fitting that Opera Theatre St. Louis closes out its 48th season with an opera about overcoming adversity. Back on its home stage in front of an audience for the first time since 2019, the company has faced several challenges, including postponing two world premiere presentations. But, in the case of Harvey Milk, […]

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MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU Opens In Theaters Everywhere July 1! Enter to Win Passes to the Advance Screening

Posted: June 16, 2022 at 4:59 pm   /   Contests, Movie Screenings

This summer, a villain is only as good as his Minions! Universal Pictures and Illumination present Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, and Alan Arkin. Minions: The Rise of Gru. Rated PG. Only in theaters on July 1st. For your […]

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Theatre Review: URINETOWN at New Line Theatre

Posted: June 16, 2022 at 3:14 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Urinetown is the meta, satirical musical we need right now. Created by Greg Kotis (Book/Lyrics) and Mark Hollmann (Music/Lyrics), the story takes place in a dystopian future (an eagle-eyed Scott Miller spotted the year 2027 on a prop in the original Broadway production) where a decades-long drought has eliminated private restrooms. Now all public restrooms, […]

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THE BLACK PHONE Opens In Theaters Everywhere June 24! Enter to Win Passes to the Advance Screening

Posted: June 14, 2022 at 8:55 am   /   Contests, Movie Screenings

The phone is dead. And it’s ringing. Director Scott Derrickson returns to his terror roots and partners again with the foremost brand in the genre, Blumhouse, with a new horror thriller. Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. […]

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Theatre Review: AWAKENINGS Is the Sleeper Hit of the Season

Posted: June 13, 2022 at 9:53 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

For Opera Theatre St. Louis, the season doesn’t get much better than having two world premiere operas in the same season. The first, an adaptation of Dr. Oliver Sacks’ book Awakenings, was originally planned as the opener for the 2020 season. Despite being stalled, this highly emotional opera has finally arrived. Relentless in its intensity […]

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ELVIS Opens In Theaters Everywhere June 24! Enter to Win Passes to the Advance Screening

Posted: June 11, 2022 at 1:22 pm   /   Contests, Movie Screenings

From his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his rise to stardom starting in Memphis, Tennessee and his conquering of Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley becomes the first rock ‘n roll star and changes the world with his music. To enter the contest, simply visit the contest link: No purchase necessary, valid within the United States. […]

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