Reviews

HAMILTON on Disney Plus, Next Best Thing to Being in the Room Where It Happened

Posted: July 3, 2020 at 7:49 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’ll never forget the first time I saw Lin-Manuel Miranda perform “Alexander Hamilton.” No, it wasn’t on Broadway. And it wasn’t an original cast recording of the hit musical. It was actually several years before HAMILTON would even open on Broadway – 2009, to be specific. At the White House. Known then as “The Hamilton […]

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Movie Review: ‘America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill’ Spotlights a Resilient St. Louis Neighborhood

Posted: June 30, 2020 at 1:05 pm   /   Movie Reviews

 In America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill director Joseph Puleo concisely captures the history of one of St. Louis’ most storied neighborhoods in an informative and engaging documentary film. Joined by producer/editor Steve Cakouros and executive producer Rio Vitale, the film traces the neighborhood’s social and cultural heritage from the late 1800s to the present. Two […]

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Retro Movie Review: CLIFFHANGER Starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow

Posted: June 17, 2020 at 3:08 pm   /   Film, Movie Reviews

For this retro review, we are going back to 1993. Back to a time when Sylvester Stallone’s muscles were as big as his box-office clout. Back when action movies were action movies. Cliffhanger is without a doubt one of Stallone’s finest action films. It’s also director Renny Harlin’s best work. There’s not much bad to […]

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Comedy Review: Nikki Glazer at Helium

Posted: June 17, 2020 at 7:45 am   /   Concert Reviews, Local

St. Louis native Nikki Glaser, known for her quick wit and savage comedy, performed her first show post-quarantine at Helium Comedy Club this week in Richmond Heights. Glaser, who has numerous hours of standup available on Netflix (including her own special “Bangin,” and television series “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”) has branded her own style […]

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Movie Review: THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND Starring Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei

Posted: June 14, 2020 at 11:43 am   /   Movie Reviews

Judd Apatow is a filmmaker who is not afraid to take chances. While he can bring the laughs with films like 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, he’s not afraid to get sentimental and tackle emotionally charged topics. Funny People was a prime example of that as Adam Sandler deals with learning he has cancer. […]

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Retro Review: DOGMA Starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino

Posted: June 12, 2020 at 2:40 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Yes, I realize 1999 wasn’t that long ago. 21 years ago, St. Louis had a football team, I had a head full of hair and sagging was cool. 21 years later, my hair is gone and now the in-style is wearing pants so tight it shows off your camel toe. Yeah, I wish some things […]

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STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Out Now on Blu-ray and Digital!

Posted: April 1, 2020 at 1:54 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital!  It’s incredible to think about what the Star Wars franchise has accomplished since George Lucas released it into the world in 1977. It has changed film forever, a pioneer in special effects and a cultural phenomenon that set countless records along […]

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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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