Movie Reviews

Movie Review: BULLET TRAIN Starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Posted: August 5, 2022 at 8:57 am   /   Movie Reviews

Some people avoid movie trailers. [Editor: I feel attacked] It’s not an entirely unreasonable decision; trailers can often spoil the plot or give away too many clues (see: Terminator 2). Once that happens, the enjoyment of a movie can be ruined. I, on the other hand, tend to enjoy trailers. If it’s a movie that […]

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Movie Review: VENGEANCE Starring B.J. Novak, Isabella Amara, Nathaniel Augustson

Posted: July 29, 2022 at 8:35 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews

Typically when I write a review, I’ll use a personal anecdote or try and come up with some witty or clever (or at least something I think is witty or clever) intro to draw people in. I haven’t been fired yet, so It works, I guess.  I haven’t been able to do that with Vengeance, […]

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Movie Review: ‘Nope,’ starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer

Posted: July 20, 2022 at 10:56 pm   /   Film, Movie Reviews

Director Jordan Peele is three-for-three.  His latest horror venture, “Nope,” is a slight departure from his previous two films, “Us,” and “Get Out.”  Academy Award winner Daniel Kaluuya stars along with Keke Palmer as siblings who own and operate Hollywood’s only Black-owned horse ranch.  Both are perfect in their roles. While Kaluuya is softer spoken […]

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Movie Review: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson

Posted: July 15, 2022 at 8:11 am   /   Movie Reviews

Back in grade school, I remember during one of our English classes, we had to take a chapter from a book (pretty sure it was Where the Red Fern Grows) and act it out in class. I don’t remember the exact scene I chose, but I remember that in order to condense the chapter down […]

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Movie Review: Bosnian Migration to St Louis Profiled in A NEW HOME

Posted: July 14, 2022 at 12:47 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Joseph Puleo is once again exploring the impact of immigration in St. Louis. Much like his previous film, America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill, his latest, A New Home examines how Bosnian immigrants built a community in the Gateway City that provided them with a brighter future. Screening at the 22nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis […]

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THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale (Review)

Posted: July 8, 2022 at 7:57 am   /   Movie Reviews

When we last saw Thor (Chris Hemsworth), he was hitching a ride with The Guardians of the Galaxy after helping to defeat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. After spending much of that film in a depressed state, we find out early in Thor: Love and Thunder that he was ready to get back in shape – […]

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MGK’s New Hulu Doc Hits All the Right Notes (Review)

Posted: June 27, 2022 at 2:24 pm   /   Movie Reviews

I have to admit that I have been a fan of Machine Gun Kelly’s rap career for some time. After seeing him open for Limp Bizkit several years ago, I knew he was a star in the making. Little did I know that his star would shine brightest as an alternative rock star. The rapper […]

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Movie Review: ELVIS Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson

Posted: June 24, 2022 at 9:48 am   /   Movie Reviews

Towards the end of Elvis, there’s a montage of clips of the real-life Elvis performing, including one of the final renditions of “Unchained Melody” that he performed. It’s beautiful, heartbreaking, and for a brief moment, I couldn’t tell if I was hearing Elvis or Austin Butler. That’s how good Austin’s portrayal is. From the moment […]

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Movie Review: THE BLACK PHONE Starring Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Ethan Hawke

Posted: June 24, 2022 at 7:33 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Black Phone is Scott Derrickson’s return to horror after a brief stint with Marvel (Doctor Strange) and as a big fan of his 2012 film Sinister, a very welcomed return at that. Adapted from a short story of the same name (penned by Joe Hill), the film follows a series of kidnappings in a […]

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Movie Review: JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum

Posted: June 10, 2022 at 9:04 am   /   Movie Reviews

The writers were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. Dinosaurs take a backseat in this globetrotting, espionage thriller that trades on nostalgia to cover up a messy, overstuffed plot. While there are some entertaining action sequences, the film fails to capture the spirit of the […]

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