Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘Widows’ Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki

Posted: November 16, 2018 at 7:33 am   /   Movie Reviews

Widows is Steve McQueen’s first film back in the director’s seat after his 2013 Best Picture winning film 12 Years a Slave. The film stars the always fantastic Viola Davis as Veronica Rawlins, a widow left with a two million dollar debt to some gangsters after a botched job by her career criminal husband (Liam […]

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Movie Review: ‘Outlaw King’ Starring Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Rebecca Robin

Posted: November 9, 2018 at 9:45 am   /   Movie Reviews

Outlaw King is a Netflix produced film directed by David MacKenzie (Hell or High Water) and stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce, a Scottish nobleman turned outlaw who rallies to acquire the Scottish crown and lead his people to victory over the reigning King Edward I of England (Stephen Dillane). In large part, I […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Starring Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason

Posted: November 9, 2018 at 8:35 am   /   Movie Reviews, Reviews

Leave it to Hollywood to make another unnecessary film. That’s the feeling I got while watching The Girl in the Spider’s Web. It’s just not needed. The franchise adapted from Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels has not fared as well in Hollywood, as the films have failed to bring in the big bucks that studio executives had […]

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Movie Review: DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones

Posted: November 9, 2018 at 7:56 am   /   Movie Reviews

In 1966, the Dr. Seuss-penned children’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was adapted into a half-hour television special which later became a holiday classic. For thirty-four years, it was a staple of holiday programming (and still is) and the only adaptation of the book until a live-action feature-length version of the film starring Jim […]

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Movie Review: ‘Overlord’ Starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier

Posted: November 9, 2018 at 7:33 am   /   Movie Reviews

Zombie Nazis. That is all. [Edit] Okay, so apparently, according to my editor, I can’t just write a five-word review. I’m sorry, I thought this was America. [Edit 2] And apparently my paycheck’s getting docked for this one. Anyways, Overlord. I remember hearing the rumors starting late last year/early this year that JJ Abrams was […]

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Movie Review: ‘Give Us This Day’

Posted: November 6, 2018 at 8:23 pm   /   Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews, Television

East St. Louis has been called the Forgotten City, often caught between Illinois and the City of St. Louis. The city is home to 27,000 residents, 95.72% African American and also is home to the highest murder rate in the nation. In the new documentary from Michael and Jeff Zimbalist, Give Us This Day, 3 […]

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Review: Adam Sandler Delivers Laughs on Netflix Special

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 12:50 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Movie Reviews, Reviews

It’s been a long time since I could say something good about anything that Adam Sandler has done. The comedian used to be one of my favorite Saturday Night Live actors as a kid, but his schtick quickly grew staler than anything the Lunchlady cooked up. I was always his biggest critic, hating on nearly […]

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Movie Review: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Starring Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 9:09 am   /   Movie Reviews

Melissa McCarthy has made a nice career for herself playing a bumbling idiot in many hit comedies such as “Life of the Party,” “Tammy,” and “The Boss.” While critical bombs, these films still resided well with her fans. Perhaps McCarthy has grown tired of playing the fool, as she has struck gold in her new […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 8:55 am   /   Movie Reviews

Disney’s latest film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, is a gorgeous adaptation of the Tchaikovsky ballet (itself adapted from the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann). Unfortunately, it never manages to craft a compelling story or characters to match the breathtaking visuals. Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is a young girl who, along with […]

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Movie Review: ‘Suspiria’ Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 7:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

Dancing in the dark. In 2016, I took a class covering the historical and cultural influence of the horror genre in cinema. Among the films showed in said class as examples of the various styles to come forth throughout the evolvement the genre was Suspiria, horror maestro Dario Argento’s 1977 splicing of the Giallo filmmaking […]

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