Reviews

Movie Review: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE Starring Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield

Posted: September 17, 2021 at 11:38 am   /   Movie Reviews

The latest biopic to hit theaters is Michael Showalter’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and in-depth look at the lives of famous televangelist couple Jim Bakker and wife Tammy Faye Bakker. Showalter traces the upbringing of the title character to the peak of her success, as well as her and husband Jim Bakker’s scandalous downfall. […]

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Movie Review: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Starring Max Harwood, Richard E. Grant, Sarah Lancashire

Posted: September 17, 2021 at 8:34 am   /   Movie Reviews

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone could just be themselves, and be accepted for who they are? We all have dreams, and hopes, and you shouldn’t be afraid to pursue them. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a beautiful, heartwarming musical based on a true story, about being yourself and embracing what makes us all different. […]

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DragonCon 2021 – A Weekend to Remember

Posted: September 15, 2021 at 8:59 am   /   Convention Reviews

In the wake of this global pandemic, our social landscape has been forever changed. We strive for some kind of normalcy, but 17 months is a very long time. Nothing is quite as it was in the days before Covid. Comic, gaming, and entertainment conventions are now seen in a whole new light. Nerds have […]

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Review: The Muny ‘Razzle Dazzles’ Audiences With CHICAGO to Close Out 103rd Season

Posted: September 3, 2021 at 9:34 am   /   Film, Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

As another tremendous season comes to a close at the oldest outdoor musical theatre in the country, we’re reminded exactly why St. Louis loves The Muny. Through September 5, audiences can experience the Forest Park theatre’s first production of Chicago in nearly a decade. Filled with dazzling performances, beautiful Prohibition-era costumes, and the sensational songs […]

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Movie Review: SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS Starring Simu Liu, Tony Leung, Awkwafina

Posted: September 3, 2021 at 7:42 am   /   Movie Reviews

I grew up on the Jackie Chan movies of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Drunken Master, Crime Story, Police Story, Rumble in the Bronx…every week when my family would go to rent new movies, I’d always grab at least one of his movies and spend a couple of hours admiring the action and laughing at his […]

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Theatre Review: Muny Will Have You ON YOUR FEET!

Posted: August 23, 2021 at 11:13 am   /   Film, Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Now through August 27, audiences can experience the inspiring story and hit songs of Gloria Estefan at The Muny. Gloria (Arianna Rosario) had a passion for writing and singing at a young age – something her father (Martín Solá) and grandmother (Alma Cuervo) encouraged. However, her mother (Natascia Diaz) wanted her to focus on her […]

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Theatre Review: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Delights at The Muny

Posted: August 16, 2021 at 11:22 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Adapted from the 1954 MGM film directed by Stanley Donen, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is now playing through August 18 at The Muny in Forest Park. The musical is a delightful show full of catchy tunes and wonderfully choreographed dance numbers. For those who have seen the film, the stage production features new songs […]

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Movie Review: ANNETTE Starring Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg

Posted: August 6, 2021 at 9:09 am   /   Movie Reviews

I can’t stop thinking about Annette. The film, directed by Leos Carax (Holy Motors), opened the Cannes Film Festival last month and took home awards for Best Director and Best Soundtrack. Ron and Russell Mael, the brothers behind the band Sparks, are responsible for not only the music in the film – but also the […]

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Movie Review: THE SUICIDE SQUAD Starring Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Daniela Melchior

Posted: August 6, 2021 at 8:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve been pretty burned out on comic book/superhero media. Sure, back when the Marvel Cinematic Universe hit its prime, I was fully on board. I loved the action and the visuals and the humor. I loved the Dark Knight trilogy, as Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite filmmakers. […]

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Theatre Review: Forest Park is Alive With THE SOUND OF MUSIC!

Posted: August 5, 2021 at 11:42 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The second show of The Muny’s 103rd season is an absolutely delightful production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless classic, The Sound of Music. With performances through August 9, audiences will experience the pure joy of one of the greatest musicals of all time. It’s hard to stop yourself from singing along with all the favorites […]

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