Movie Reviews

Movie Review: TOP GUN: MAVERICK Starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly

Posted: May 27, 2022 at 7:42 am   /   Movie Reviews

Sequels are common. It’s, well, common sense. What do film studios like more than making good movies? Money. If a movie makes enough money, they want more money. Good sequels are uncommon. It can be hard to re-capture that magic that made the first movie good. Actors move on and are unavailable, the writers struggle […]

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Movie Review: THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE Starring H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Dan Mintz

Posted: May 27, 2022 at 7:17 am   /   Movie Reviews

Following in the footsteps of TV shows turned movies like The Simpsons Movie and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, fans now have a big screen version of Bob’s Burgers. The film starts off with a murder that takes place six years earlier at the wharf across from the restaurant. In present day, Bob (H. […]

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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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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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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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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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Movie Review: THE LOST CITY Starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe

Posted: March 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm   /   Movie Reviews

The latest rom-com adventure, The Lost City, is out exclusively in theaters this weekend. The film, directed by Aaron Nee and Adam Nee, sees Bullock’s Loretta, a romance novelist on a book tour with her sought-after cover model Alan (played by Tatum), who ends up getting kidnapped and finds herself in a wild jungle adventure. […]

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Review: TURNING RED is Disney-Pixar’s Boldest Film, Not Afraid To Get Real

Posted: March 11, 2022 at 9:38 am   /   Movie Reviews

Directed and co-written by Domee Shi, who won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2019 for Bao, Turning Red is not afraid to get real. The film is a coming-of-age story that kids going through adolescence will no doubt be able to relate to. And so will their parents, as both parties […]

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