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Movie Review: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ Starring Chris Pine, Kiera Knightely, and Kevin Costner

Posted: January 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm   /   Film, Local, Movie Reviews

Ahh, January we meet again.  Most savvy filmgoers will know that January is a month of award season holdouts and a studio wasteland. Studios tend to release projects they have little to no faith in during the January slaughter, in hopes that they will gain traction with an audience ready to move on from the holiday […]

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Movie Review: ‘Delivery Man’ Starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, and Cobie Smulders

Posted: November 21, 2013 at 11:02 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Tired of remakes, rehashes, and sequels? Well, you’ll need to look elsewhere if you want original content. Delivery Man is a remake of a 2011 French-Canadian film by the name of Starbuck. Writer/Director Ken Scott has teamed up with Vince Vaughn to bring his story to American audiences. It’s also noteworthy that the film is […]

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Movie Review: ‘Ender’s Game’ Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, and Viola Davis

Posted: November 1, 2013 at 8:27 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is a prodigy. He has quite possibly the best military mind in the world, and he’s still a child.  In an effort to stem further violence from an alien invasion force known as the Formics, Ender and other children are trained throughout their young lives to become military strategists and soldiers. […]

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Movie Review: ’12 Years a Slave’ Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, and Michael Fassbender

Posted: November 1, 2013 at 8:24 am   /   Film, Local, Movie Reviews

It’s hard to pin Best Picture frontrunners at this point in the year.  The end of the year bonanza of films is sure to throw a wrench into the awards plans of some of the superb films of early 2013, but it’s hard to imagine that 12 Years a Slave won’t be in contention. Director […]

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Movie Review: ‘Carrie’ Starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore

Posted: October 18, 2013 at 10:06 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

 Ahh, the dreaded remake of a classic film. Likely the thought of some Hollywood executive who caught the original on television and thought, “You know what? It was so perfect the first time, why don’t we find a way to modernize and possibly ruin it?” Okay, so that probably wasn’t the thought behind the remake […]

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Blues Start Season 3-0; Take Down Heated Rivals, Chicago Blackhawks, In Final Seconds

Posted: October 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm   /   Local, St. Louis Blues

This is the year. If you are a Blues fan, this is what’ve you’ve continually been chanting for the past few decades.  The team has had no shortage of skilled teams that should’ve gone all the way, and yet they’ve failed to close in on Lord Stanley’s Cup. So, here it is again. This is […]

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Movie Review: ‘Rush’ Starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl

Posted: September 27, 2013 at 9:13 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

At first it is easy to write Rush off as another Hollywood effort to put a pretty face behind the wheel of a fast car. Ignore that intuition, and watch and be awed by its performances and high octane action. James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) are as close to arch-enemies as […]

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Movie Review: ‘Enough Said’ Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini

Posted: September 27, 2013 at 8:00 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Most modern romantic comedies contain just as much fantasy as a J.R.R Tolkien epic. They are loaded with unrealistic character motivations, mindless tropes, and plenty of female wish fulfillment. It’s hard to criticize romantic comedies, and at the same time praise huge blockbuster action films. Neither are grounded in reality, but for some reason its […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Family’ Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones

Posted: September 13, 2013 at 9:16 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

A cast list can be pretty indicative of the quality of the film. One might think a film that gives top billing to people like Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones would be an instant classic. Add in French super producer, director, and writer Luc Besson, and high hopes are likely to be […]

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‘Prisoners’ opens September 20! Enter to Win Passes to the Advance Screening!

Posted: September 12, 2013 at 11:49 am   /   Local, Movie Screenings

Enter to win a pass for two! From Alcon Entertainment comes “Prisoners,” a Warner Bros. Pictures’ release starring Oscar® nominees Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Brokeback Mountain”), under the direction of Denis Villeneuve, who helmed the Oscar®-nominated foreign language film “Incendies.” How far would you go to protect your family?  Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) […]

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