Movie Reviews

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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Movie Review: ‘Viper Club’ Starring Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer, Lola Kirke

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 7:35 am   /   Movie Reviews

Back in 2000, when Russell Crowe was at his most marketable, he co-starred with Meg Ryan in an action-drama called Proof of Life. It was a fairly straightforward movie, but the premise was relatively unique. Meg’s husband (David Morse) was kidnapped by terrorists, who demanded a monstrous ransom for his release. Crowe played a negotiator […]

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Movie Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Starring Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Posted: November 1, 2018 at 9:08 am   /   Movie Reviews, Reviews

Queen frontman Freddy Mercury was a larger than life personality and though it may seem nearly impossible for an actor to replicate Mercury’s outlandish personality and electrifying stage presence, Rami Malek delivers an outstanding performance in Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek will no doubt earn an Oscar-nod for his performance of one of the most famous frontmen […]

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Movie Review: ‘Mid90s’ Written and Directed by Jonah Hill

Posted: October 26, 2018 at 7:06 am   /   Movie Reviews

Mid90s is the directorial debut of Jonah Hill (also writing) and is a coming of age story centering around Stevie (Sunny Suljic), a lonely adolescent in a mid-nineties Los Angeles. Even after a startling opening scene of brotherly squabbles, it’s clear he idolizes his “cool” older brother (Lucas Hedges) and longs for being just as […]

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