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Movie Review: ‘The November Man’ Starring Pierce Brosnan

Posted: August 27, 2014 at 10:43 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

If Tinker, Tailor, Solidier, Spy is croquembouche (the elaborate, ornate dessert), simultaneously being rich and decadent with its twisty, turny plots, and subtle and nuanced, with its labyrinthine undercurrents, then […]

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Movie Review: ‘Godzilla’ Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston

Posted: May 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

“Holy crap, they made a Godzilla movie!” That brilliant and insightful cinematic commentary came from yours truly, roughly during the last third of director Gareth Edwards’ (Monsters) summer reboot of […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Starring Ralph Fiennes, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray

Posted: March 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm   /   Film, Local

Ain’t it grand? Wes Anderson has a toy box. And in this toy box, Anderson has a camera – some might find it frustrating, while others find it magical – […]

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Movie Review: ‘Pompeii’ Starring Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning

Posted: February 21, 2014 at 10:59 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

Mince a large cut “Titanic”, without the emotional resonance, tenderize a hunk of “Gladiator”, leaving out all that pesky action and visual pizazz, then season liberally with “Conan The Barbarian”, […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Starring Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen

Posted: December 13, 2013 at 8:05 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

Yes, it’s better than “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (which, in all fairness, isn’t necessarily a bad movie, just a bloated one. It just felt so… padded, in parts.) Whereas […]

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Movie Review: ‘Gravity’ Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

Posted: October 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

As trite as it is to say – or to be told – Gravity is a movie that has to be seen on the big screen. The vastness of space […]

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Documentary Review: ‘The Act of Killing’ by Joshua Oppenheimer

Posted: August 14, 2013 at 6:16 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

“In 1965, the Indonesian government was overthrown by the military. Anybody opposed to the military dictatorship could be accused of being a communist: union members, landless farmers, intellectuals, and the […]

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Movie Review: ‘Blackfish’ Documentary on Whales and SeaWorld Opens Today at Landmark Plaza Frontenac

Posted: August 2, 2013 at 10:17 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews, St. Louis Movie Theaters

“When you look into their eyes, you know somebody is home. Somebody’s looking back.”    – John Jett, Former SeaWorld Trainer Those words, spoken by a former trainer in Blackfish, drive […]

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Schlock It To Me: Syfy’s ‘Sharknado’ Starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard (Review)

Posted: July 17, 2013 at 10:09 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Courtesy of the cheese factory known as The Asylum, SyFy channel offers up their latest serving, Sharknado. If the name isn’t enough of a hint, the storyline says it all: […]

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Review: ‘Pacific Rim’ Pits Giant Robot Jaegers Against Alien Sea Creature Kaiju

Posted: July 12, 2013 at 9:33 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

It was the Russians. In watching Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro from a screenplay by del Toro and Travis Beacham, I found myself swept up in the richly […]

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