Reviews

Movie Review: BLOW THE MAN DOWN Starring David Coffin, David Pridemore, Adam Wolf Mayerson

Posted: March 20, 2020 at 9:52 am   /   Movie Reviews

As one of my favorite television shows likes to point out: bad gas travels fast in a small town. And so it is in Easter Cove, the setting for Blow the Man Down. It’s a tiny fishing community in New England that, if you’re old enough to remember, may remind you a bit of the […]

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Movie Review: THE HUNT Starring Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz

Posted: March 13, 2020 at 4:46 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Friday the 13th of this March sees the release of the anticipated political thriller The Hunt, directed by Craig Zobel. Shelved since the film’s original release date of September 27th, 2019 – the film used its delay as a marketing source, drumming up some excitement for its release using the tagline “The most talked about […]

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Theatre Review: The Office! A Musical Parody at The Grandel

Posted: March 6, 2020 at 6:19 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Beets. Bears. Battlestar Galactica. That’s right, The Office! A Musical Parody is bringing your Scranton favorites to the stage on a National Tour. The show is helmed from the creative minds that also brought you the parody spoof musicals inspired by other television favorites such as Friends, Full House, Saved by the Bell, and Beverly […]

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Movie Review: Disney-Pixar ONWARD Starring Chris Pratt, Tom Holland

Posted: March 6, 2020 at 8:26 am   /   Movie Reviews

Onward is the twenty-second film being added to the Disney/Pixar catalog and the first of two releasing in 2020. In its opening minutes, the film presents us with the world as it once was – vibrant lands filled with magic and mythical creatures like fairies, unicorns and elves. The element of magic is present in […]

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C2E2 2020: A Weekend In Review

Posted: March 5, 2020 at 11:35 am   /   Convention Reviews

My mind is still sputtering out of control, attempting to wrap itself around all of the amazing moments from C2E2. This con is special to me for so many reasons, and getting to attend again has made me so happy. C2E2 2017 was my first con outside of St. Louis, my first venture out to […]

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Theatre Review: THE BAND’S VISIT Is a Memorable One – Playing Fabulous Fox Through March 8

Posted: February 28, 2020 at 10:57 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

“Once not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt. You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important.” This is how the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical The Band’s Visit opens. From the very first line – not even spoken, but projected above the stage – the audience is laughing, and […]

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Disney FROZEN II Is Out Today on 4K/Blu-ray/Digital!

Posted: February 25, 2020 at 9:59 am   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews

Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven are back in Frozen II! The sequel to Disney’s worldwide phenomenon Frozen is now available to own on Blu-ray and digital. Frozen II was an instant hit around the globe, bringing in more than $1.44 billion dollars in ticket sales. The film scored highly with critics and audiences alike, with a Rotten […]

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Theatre Review: See RENT This Weekend at the Fabulous Fox

Posted: February 22, 2020 at 10:19 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT is back this weekend at The Fabulous Fox. Going on almost 25 years since the show’s debut in 1996, Jonathan Larson’s message is still as strong as it was back then – and perhaps more relevant than ever. RENT is a story of love, acceptance, loss, and celebrating the […]

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Movie Review: STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN Starring Ben Schwartz, Billy Crystal, Grace Gummer

Posted: February 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Things don’t always work out the way you want them to.  Sometimes you move away from home and become a big star. And other times, more often than not, you decide to move back home. The latter is what happens in Matt Ratner’s feature directorial debut Standing Up, Falling Down, a beautifully tragic study of […]

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Movie Review: THE CALL OF THE WILD Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, Cara Gee

Posted: February 21, 2020 at 10:29 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something inherently romantic with the Yukon wilderness. It’s hard to nail down exactly what it is: perhaps it’s the idea of exploring the pristine, undisturbed world of the Yukon. Or perhaps the romanticized notion of striking it incredibly rich on your own. When I was growing up, […]

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