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Movie Review: ‘Green Book’ Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Posted: November 21, 2018 at 7:13 am   /   Movie Reviews

It isn’t very tough to figure out that we currently live in an extremely divided country right now. Oh, sure, we call ourselves the United States, and in times of emergency, we band together. But any given day, you’ll read headline after headline about political parties going after each other, building walls, and racial tensions. […]

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Movie Review: ‘Overlord’ Starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier

Posted: November 9, 2018 at 7:33 am   /   Movie Reviews

Zombie Nazis. That is all. [Edit] Okay, so apparently, according to my editor, I can’t just write a five-word review. I’m sorry, I thought this was America. [Edit 2] And apparently my paycheck’s getting docked for this one. Anyways, Overlord. I remember hearing the rumors starting late last year/early this year that JJ Abrams was […]

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Movie Review: ‘Viper Club’ Starring Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer, Lola Kirke

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 7:35 am   /   Movie Reviews

Back in 2000, when Russell Crowe was at his most marketable, he co-starred with Meg Ryan in an action-drama called Proof of Life. It was a fairly straightforward movie, but the premise was relatively unique. Meg’s husband (David Morse) was kidnapped by terrorists, who demanded a monstrous ransom for his release. Crowe played a negotiator […]

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Movie Review: ‘Hunter Killer’ Starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common

Posted: October 26, 2018 at 7:01 am   /   Movie Reviews

Russia, United States, submarines, Sean Connery…whoops, wrong movie. It’s hard not to draw at least some parallels between Hunter Killer and The Hunt for Red October, which, alongside Das Boot, is the submarine movie to which all others are compared. On the surface (no pun intended), there are at least a few superficial connections between […]

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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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