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Film Review: ‘Poseidon Rex’ – No…Just…No.

Posted: June 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm   /   Film, Local

When I was nine, my mom bought me the novel Jurassic Park. The film had just come out that summer and took the world by storm. Granted, I was a nine-year-old reading a techno-thriller intended for adults, but I still fell in love with the concept of dinosaurs. Nevermind that I could barely comprehend half the […]

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Movie Review: ‘Maleficent’ Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning

Posted: May 30, 2014 at 9:03 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Perspective is a powerful tool. Oftentimes marred by a person’s opinion or emotions, differing perspectives can be deleterious. The inability to maintain the same interpretation of events or words can pit former allies against each other and bring down powerful entities. On the other hand, being able to view the world from another person’s point […]

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Film Review: ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Starring Seth McFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson

Posted: May 30, 2014 at 12:00 am   /   Film, Local, Movie Reviews, Reviews

It wasn’t until I was a freshman at Truman State back in fall of 2002 (holy crap, it’s been a while) that my buddy Aric introduced me to one of his favorite shows called “Family Guy.” I’d never seen it before, but after watching my first episode (“Wasted Talent”), I was hooked. The brainchild of […]

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Like Hipsters? Love Pub Crawls? Join the ‘Dress Like a Hipster Pub Crawl’

Posted: May 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm   /   Local, St. Louis Events

I remember back in the day when being uncool was, well, uncool. When I was in elementary school, every kid had to have the latest fashions: the Adidas jackets, the shoes with soles that lit up, track jackets, etc. Those who didn’t get in on the trend were shunned, outcasts. Somewhere along the way, though, […]

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ReviewSTL Podcast Episode 14: RIP Bob Hoskins (1942-2014)

Posted: May 9, 2014 at 11:00 am   /   Film, Local, ReviewSTL Podcast

He may have stood at just 5’6″, but his stature in Hollywood stood tall. The entertainment industry reeled last week with the announcement of Bob Hoskin’s passing from pneumonia. Hoskins, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his work in “Mona Lisa,” expanded his repertoire to more light-hearted fare, for which he is best-known. To […]

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Film Review: ‘Draft Day’ Starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary

Posted: April 10, 2014 at 11:21 pm   /   Film, Local, Movie Reviews, Reviews

If there’s anything Kevin Costner knows, it’s sports films. Costner, whose film career has spanned five different decades, has permanently endeared himself in the hearts of baseball fans everywhere with his performances in Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, and For Love of the Game. He played a golfer in Tin Cup. Now, after helping save the world earlier this […]

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Rams Head West – to Chesterfield Valley – for ‘Draft Day’ Film Screening

Posted: April 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm   /   Film, Local, Sports, St. Louis Rams

Football season’s over, right? Tell that to the members of the St. Louis Rams who attended Tuesday night’s screening of the film Draft Day. Starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, and Denis Leary, the film is scheduled for release Friday. Hoping to stir up some excitement for the actual NFL draft (May 8-10) as well as the […]

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ReviewSTL Podcast Episode 13: RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

Posted: March 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm   /   Featured, Local, ReviewSTL Podcast

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool.” -Lester Bangs Fortunately for you listeners, we here at ReviewSTL are the epitome of uncool, and we have riches to share with you. The sudden passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman was a sad but unfortunately all-too-common reminder […]

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ReviewSTL Podcast Episode 12: Best Football Films, in Honor of the Super Bowl

Posted: February 21, 2014 at 2:21 pm   /   Local, Podcasts, ReviewSTL Podcast

Who doesn’t love football? Communists. So who doesn’t love football movies? More Communists. Thankfully, here at ReviewSTL, we’re all about freedom, so in honor of the Super Bowl, we brought out some of our favorite (American) football movies. We bring up some classics (“The Longest Yard,” “Brian’s Song”) and some more recent hits (“Any Given […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Lego Movie’ Starring Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks

Posted: February 7, 2014 at 12:00 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews, Reviews

There are certain things in life that instantly recall a sense of nostalgia. The bark of a dog can make one person remember a beloved pet they had years ago. Randomly hearing a song on the radio brings back thoughts of an old relationship. For others, there are toys that, when you see or think […]

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