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Theatre Review: MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES Updates Greek Mythology to Modern Times

Posted: January 14, 2020 at 1:13 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

I’ve always been a fan of modern updates to classic stories. I love Baz Luhrmann’s ROMEO + JULIET with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Disney’s THE LION KING is a well-known retelling of Shakespeare’s HAMLET. And currently playing at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES is a modern take […]

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2020 Oscar Nominations – 92nd Annual Academy Awards (Feb. 9)

Posted: January 13, 2020 at 8:13 am   /   Movie News

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards nominees were announced this morning via live stream. Actors John Cho and Issa Rae announced the nominees. The ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Here is this year’s line-up: ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE NOMINEES ANTONIO BANDERAS Pain and Glory LEONARDO DICAPRIO Once […]

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Theatre Review: The Rep’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Offers a Fresh Take On An Old Classic

Posted: December 20, 2019 at 12:22 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

They don’t call it a classic for no reason. Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice is one of the most well-known novels in existence, with numerous stage productions and film adaptations over the years. Yet, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has not simply staged just another copy of the beloved story. Artistic Director Hana S. […]

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Movie Review: CATS Starring Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Judi Dench

Posted: December 20, 2019 at 7:46 am   /   Local

Where to start with this trainwreck? From the moment the first trailer dropped for Cats, the internet was ready to pounce. And this time, rightfully so. Lovers of Broadway and musicals alike thought it couldn’t be as bad as the trailers looked.  Surely there has to be something more than creepy CGI cats with human faces and […]

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Theatre Review: WICKED Casts Charming Spell on The Fabulous Fox

Posted: December 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

One of the most “Popular” shows on Broadway has flown into The Fabulous Fox just in time for the holidays, plaything now through December 29. We all know the story of Dorothy and her trip to OZ, chronicled in L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the 1939 classic film starring Judy […]

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Theatre Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Posted: October 28, 2019 at 9:45 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Many people at one time or another have felt like they go unseen, or perhaps they don’t matter. It’s the premise of Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas staple, It’s a Wonderful Life. At the beginning of ACT I of Dear Evan Hansen, the title character sings in “Waving Through a Window,” Waving through a window I try […]

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Theatre Review: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Posted: October 24, 2019 at 3:52 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

In 2003, author John D’Agata submitted his essay “What Happens There” to Harper’s Magazine. After a disagreement between D’Agata and his editors, the essay would eventually make it to The Believer in 2005. But it wasn’t until 2010 that the edited version would be published. So why such a long road for one essay to make its […]

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Review: Disney THE LION KING Is Out Today on 4K/Blu-ray/Digital!

Posted: October 22, 2019 at 11:18 am   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews

Own the highest-grossing animated film of all time today!  Earlier this year, Disney’s The Lion King remake was a worldwide phenomenon once again. With stunning visual effects, groundbreaking filming technology, and a story we all know and love – audiences young and old, fans of the original and new, flocked to the theater to fall in […]

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MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN Opens November 1! Enter to Win a Pass to the Advance Screening!

Posted: October 18, 2019 at 12:11 pm   /   Movie Screenings

Enter for your chance to receive a pass for two!   Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna. Cast: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Director: […]

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Theatre Review: New Line’s CRY-BABY Brings Tears of Laughter

Posted: October 9, 2019 at 1:31 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

My only experience going into Cry-Baby at The Marcelle was the 1990 film, directed by John Waters and starring Johnny Depp as the titular heartthrob. New Line Theatre produced the musical back in 2013, the show right before my introduction to “The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre” – High Fidelity (still one of my favorites […]

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