Reviews

Celebs, Creators, and Cosplay on Display at Fan Expo St. Louis 2022 (Weekend in Review)

Posted: May 20, 2022 at 6:24 am   /   Convention Reviews, Conventions

For the first time since 2019, the America’s Center was filled with nerd life. After acquiring Wizard World last year, Fan Expo brought a great show to downtown Saint Louis. The entry procedures were easy, the floor was well organized, and the programming rivaled some of the best cons I’ve been to. The guest list […]

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Movie Review: FIRESTARTER Starring Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon

Posted: May 13, 2022 at 7:24 am   /   Movie Reviews

Hell hath no fury like a pyrokinetic child separated from her parents and on the run. The latest remake to come from Hollywood is Firestarter, hailing from director Keith Thomas. The film, a remake of the 1984 film, is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Following Andy McGee, his wife, and their […]

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Movie Review: Sam Raimi Lends Vision to DOCTOR STRANGE 2

Posted: May 6, 2022 at 9:14 am   /   Movie Reviews

The first Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson in 2016, was great. At a time when people were screaming “superhero fatigue” and every superpowered cinematic showdown seemed to end with a giant beam of light in the sky, the first Strange did something different. Cumberbatch proved to be perfect casting, bringing the sorcerer to life […]

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Review: My Brother, My Brother and Me “Fancy Takes Flight Tour” Kicks Off in St. Louis

Posted: April 25, 2022 at 11:18 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

On Wednesday, April 20 at Stifel Theatre in St. Louis, fancy took flight. Thousands of fans of the brotherly trio packed the house as My Brother, My Brother and Me (MBMBaM, pronounced like “Ma-bim-bam” by the initiated) recorded a live podcast. Opening the show was an episode of youngest brother Griffin’s podcast Wonderful! that he […]

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Movie Review: THE NORTHMAN Starring Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman

Posted: April 22, 2022 at 11:43 am   /   Movie Reviews

Bloody and brutal are two words I would use to describe Robert Eggers new film. I’d also say that The Northman is well done and a hell of a good film. The film is visually stunning, conjuring up memories of another visually stylish film, 300. But, unlike 300, The Northman delivers. The movie opens in […]

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Movie Review: THE BAD GUYS Starring Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Awkwafina

Posted: April 22, 2022 at 10:53 am   /   Movie Reviews

Directed by Pierre Perifel and based on the popular children’s books by Aaron Blabey, The Bad Guys is the latest animated feature from Dreamworks and Universal Pictures. Now playing in theaters everywhere, kids are going to love all that the bright and colorful film has to offer. The titular “Bad Guys” are a group of […]

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Review: HAMILTON Returns to The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis

Posted: April 19, 2022 at 7:30 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Now playing through May 15. With the unfortunate delay of the 2020 Broadway Series, audiences in St. Louis were forced to “wait for it” a little longer – with the North American tour of Hamilton finally returning this month. Lin-Manuel Miranda reintroduced the world to Alexander Hamilton in 2015, with the show quickly becoming one […]

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Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE

Posted: April 15, 2022 at 9:34 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews

Boy, Grindelwald sure looks different, doesn’t he? The years seem to have changed him since Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. It probably wasn’t an easy decision to replace Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald for the third film, but undoubtedly the controversies surrounding his divorce made attempts to keep him on board untenable at best. […]

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Theatre Review: HAIRSPRAY at The Fabulous Fox

Posted: April 8, 2022 at 10:12 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

You can’t stop the FUN at Hairspray, currently playing The Fabulous Fox through April 9. In the hilarious and heartwarming musical, Tracy Turnblad (NIKI METCALF) – a high schooler in the early ’60s – would love nothing more than to be one of the dancers on “The Corny Collins Show” (think “American Bandstand”). Although her […]

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Movie Review: MORBIUS Starring Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith

Posted: April 1, 2022 at 8:06 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews

Every year during Oscar season, fellow ReviewSTL critic Brad Heyen puts together a little competition for everyone to make their Oscar picks. Admittedly, I don’t see nearly as many movies as I’d like, so I’m often left making random predictions. This year, I just put Dune for every category. And I didn’t put the actors/actresses […]

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