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Movie Review: ‘Assassination Nation’ Starring Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra

Posted: September 21, 2018 at 7:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

When I write up a movie review, I usually have a pretty standard process. I jot down some notes, and when I get home, I lay out an outline, add some thoughts, and stretch it out into a review. Pretty standard stuff. But when I got home from seeing Assassination Nation, I couldn’t do it. […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Happytime Murders’ Directed by Brian Henson

Posted: August 24, 2018 at 7:45 am   /   Movie Reviews

I think it’s fair to say that most adults around my age grew up watching a variant of “The Muppets” or “Sesame Street.” The beloved creations of Jim Henson were a staple of my household; my mom likes to remind me that I learned how to read from watching “Sesame Street.” Admittedly, it’s been a […]

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Movie Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

Posted: August 15, 2018 at 2:02 pm   /   Movie Reviews

I have nobody to blame but myself for seeing Crazy Rich Asians. When I first saw the trailer, I made a joke to my editor about how I’d probably be the one ReviewSTL asked to review it since I am, in fact, Asian. Didn’t think anything of it. Surely they’ll find someone to cover it. […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Meg’ Starring Jason Statham

Posted: August 10, 2018 at 10:18 am   /   Movie Reviews

Frantic and humorous, The MEG is the best marine biology documentary this side of Finding Nemo. Before I was old enough to start kindergarten, both of my parents worked, so I spent most of my days at a daycare that one of my mom’s friends ran. We basically just sat around and played with her […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Equalizer 2’ Starring ‎Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal‎

Posted: July 20, 2018 at 9:23 am   /   Movie Reviews

Once you’ve seen enough movies, eventually you start to associate certain actors and certain directors. DiCaprio and Scorsese, Arnold and James Cameron, Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi, Tyler Perry and…Tyler Perry. Another duo that’s popped up since the turn of the century is Denzel and Antoine Fuqua, whose 2001 Training Day has become something of […]

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Film Review: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner

Posted: June 29, 2018 at 9:18 am   /   Movie Reviews

“Those people are sheep. Treat ‘em like it.” It’s a brash, powerful statement, perhaps even more so coming from the lips of a Mexican citizen, encouraging his younger cousin to lead a group of people across the border. For many, trying to get across the border is perceived to be their best opportunity to make […]

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Review: ‘Hotel Artemis’ Starring Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella

Posted: June 8, 2018 at 9:10 am   /   Movie Reviews

“This trailer looks like John Wick 2.5.” At least, that was my first impression after seeing the trailer for Hotel Artemis. Can you blame me, though? The premise of a hotel/hospital that caters specifically to underground criminals/assassins, with rules forbidding any fighting/killing/business while on the premises, all under the discretion of a no-nonsense caretaker seems […]

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Film Review: ‘Blockers’ Starring John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz

Posted: April 6, 2018 at 7:52 am   /   Movie Reviews

It’s not an easy subject to broach, but inevitably, parents have to talk with their kids about the birds and the bees. Some parents try to delay it for as long as possible, but eventually, everyone’s gotta learn about the whole bumping uglies bit. Many movies have approached the topic; some offer serious takes, but […]

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SPOILERS: Stephen Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ In-Depth Review

Posted: March 29, 2018 at 9:29 am   /   Movie Reviews

SPOILERS BELOW Warning: this review will contain spoilers, including discussions about plot points deviating from the novel. If you want to read a spoiler-free review, see Brad Heyen’s review here. “I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.” I fell in love with the idea of Ready […]

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Film Review: ’12 Strong’ Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña

Posted: January 19, 2018 at 10:17 am   /   Movie Reviews

I admit it, I’m a sucker for movies based on true events. Sure, there are usually a lot of liberties taken with the truth, with some movies distorting the truth so much they hardly resemble real life, but much of the time, we can at least draw concepts and ideas and appreciate what the characters […]

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