Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ Starring Jack Black

Posted: September 21, 2018 at 7:44 am   /   Movie Reviews

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is based on the 1973 children’s novel of the same name and follows an orphaned child named Lewis Barnavelt. The book is written by John Bellairs and is the first in a series of twelve books following Lewis through his adventures. Though I can’t imagine we’ll ever […]

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Movie Review: ‘Assassination Nation’ Starring Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra

Posted: September 21, 2018 at 7:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

When I write up a movie review, I usually have a pretty standard process. I jot down some notes, and when I get home, I lay out an outline, add some thoughts, and stretch it out into a review. Pretty standard stuff. But when I got home from seeing Assassination Nation, I couldn’t do it. […]

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Movie Review: ‘White Boy Rick’ Starring Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley

Posted: September 14, 2018 at 8:26 am   /   Movie Reviews

“In 1980s Detroit, Ricky Wershe Jr. was a Street Hustler, FBI Informant, and Drug Kingpin – all before he turned 16. ‘White Boy Rick’ Based on the true story.” This tagline is painted across all of the promotional material for White Boy Rick, opening this weekend. With that tagline and an incredibly intriguing trailer scored […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Nun’ Starring Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet

Posted: September 7, 2018 at 8:02 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Nun is the latest addition to what is being dubbed The Conjuring Universe and stars Taissa Farmiga as Irene, a nun-to-be who’s brought on a mission to Romania to investigate why another nun had previously killed herself. Little do they know, however, that something unholy resides at this beautiful abbey and it’s going to […]

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Movie Review: ‘KIN’ Starring Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Dennis Quaid

Posted: August 31, 2018 at 3:12 pm   /   Movie Reviews

KIN tells the story of a fourteen year old boy named Eli (Myles Truitt) who happens to be in possession of what appears to be alien weaponry. After his trouble-ridden brother, Jimmy (Jack Reynor), comes home from a stint in prison, he’s short of the sixty thousand dollars he owes local gangster Taylor Balik (James […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Happytime Murders’ Directed by Brian Henson

Posted: August 24, 2018 at 7:45 am   /   Movie Reviews

I think it’s fair to say that most adults around my age grew up watching a variant of “The Muppets” or “Sesame Street.” The beloved creations of Jim Henson were a staple of my household; my mom likes to remind me that I learned how to read from watching “Sesame Street.” Admittedly, it’s been a […]

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Movie Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

Posted: August 15, 2018 at 2:02 pm   /   Movie Reviews

I have nobody to blame but myself for seeing Crazy Rich Asians. When I first saw the trailer, I made a joke to my editor about how I’d probably be the one ReviewSTL asked to review it since I am, in fact, Asian. Didn’t think anything of it. Surely they’ll find someone to cover it. […]

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Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Out Today on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD!

Posted: August 14, 2018 at 9:32 am   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Movie Reviews

The biggest movie of 2018 is now available on Blu-ray and DVD! Avengers: Infinity War brought in over $2 billion dollars at the global box office earlier this year, with Black Panther (the previous Marvel Studios entry) coming in 2nd. The film now holds the record for the largest worldwide opening of all time, with […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Meg’ Starring Jason Statham

Posted: August 10, 2018 at 10:18 am   /   Movie Reviews

Frantic and humorous, The MEG is the best marine biology documentary this side of Finding Nemo. Before I was old enough to start kindergarten, both of my parents worked, so I spent most of my days at a daycare that one of my mom’s friends ran. We basically just sat around and played with her […]

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Movie Review: ‘Far From the Tree’

Posted: August 10, 2018 at 10:10 am   /   Movie Reviews

“Every one of us has mountains that we have to climb. We have to climb those mountains for ultimate fulfilment” I thought this line spoken toward the end of the new documentary, Far From the Tree, perfectly encapsulated the meaning and message of the film. This line is spoken by Andrew Solomon’s father during a […]

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