Reviews

Film Review: ‘Super Troopers 2’ Starring Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske

Posted: April 20, 2018 at 8:49 am   /   Movie Reviews

In early 2001, Super Troopers busted on the scene and became a cult classic in the comedy world. I was a freshman in high school and it seemed to be the the movie that everyone was talking about. For years, fans have been clamoring for a sequel, but the guys at Broken Lizard had other […]

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Film Review: ‘I Feel Pretty’ Starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant

Posted: April 20, 2018 at 8:49 am   /   Movie Reviews

Who would have thought Amy Schumer could be charming? Additionally, who would have thought I’d ever type that? I surely didn’t. It’s true though. I hadn’t seen any trailers for I Feel Pretty before going into it but already didn’t have high expectations due to the risque, often-vulgar comedienne lead. From the opening sequence though, I […]

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Album Review: Jack White: Boarding House Reach

Posted: April 17, 2018 at 11:18 am   /   CD Reviews, Concerts, Music, Reviews

I have been a fan of Jack White since I can remember hearing the White Stripes for the first time. White is a guitar virtuoso and there are not many who can hang with him when it comes to shredding a guitar in music today. On his third album, “Boarding House Reach,” White goes off […]

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Photos: Kiefer Sutherland at Delmar Hall

Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:08 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Reviews

Kiefer Sutherland brought his “Reckless Tour” to Delmar Hall on Thursday night. The actor/musician played material from his first and new album. Photos by Brendon Klohr

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Film Review: Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike Star in Espionage Thriller ‘Beirut’

Posted: April 13, 2018 at 9:41 am   /   Movie Reviews

This is the closest we’ve seen Don Draper get to playing James Bond. The film opens in early ’70s Beirut where Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), a U.S. diplomat and expert negotiator, lives with his wife. A dispute over a young boy they’ve taken in turns into a shoot-out, and his wife is killed in the […]

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C2E2 2018: A Weekend in Review at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Posted: April 13, 2018 at 8:27 am   /   Comic Books, Convention Reviews

Have you ever been sick at a con? After this past weekend in Chicago, I can certainly say I have. Despite that fact, this year’s C2E2 was a whole lot of fun and provided some great memories I will cherish for a long time. This year, we were much more prepared for the con. We […]

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Film Review: ‘Rampage’ Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman

Posted: April 13, 2018 at 8:10 am   /   Movie Reviews

Overall, when it comes to adapting video games into film, the ratio of good to bad is staggering. This year, we’re one for one with a faithful adaptation of Tomb Raider and now Rampage. I don’t know what it is that screenwriters and directors don’t get when it comes to creating that bridge to transition […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Hamilton’ at the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis (April 3 – 22)

Posted: April 6, 2018 at 3:16 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

My first exposure to Hamilton – or at least what would eventually become the phenomenon – was in 2009, when Lin-Manuel Miranda performed at the White House Poetry Jam. At the time, Miranda was working on a hip-hop concept album called The Hamilton Mixtape, inspired by the biography Ron Chernow wrote in 2004. I was completely blown away […]

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Film Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ Starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

Posted: April 6, 2018 at 8:01 am   /   Movie Reviews

A Quiet Place is my kind of horror. Imagine living in a desolate world. You’re in your late thirties, maybe early forties. You’re married with three kids and living on an isolated farm in the middle of nowhere. You have no internet, no phones, and your only form of communication is a radio to signal […]

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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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