Reviews

Ponyo

Posted: August 13, 2009 at 11:00 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest is given the A+ voice over treatment for American audiences with the help of John Lasseter and the results are a beautiful looking animated tale full of wonder and imagination that is a bit all over the place and can’t sustain it’s full run time. Sosuke is a young boy that lives […]

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The Time Traveler’s Wife

Posted: August 13, 2009 at 11:00 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel of the same name is a tad confused narrative full of intriguing sci-fi ideas that slowly comes together by the end. Henry is a time traveler. Disappearing into time at random, unable to take his clothes or any object with him, running around naked can get him into sticky […]

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Restaurant Review – Bar Louie in Kirkwood

Posted: August 10, 2009 at 8:39 am   /   Local, Restaurant Reviews

Bar Louie in Kirkwood is a great place to grab a draft beer or snazzy martini and watch the Cardinals kick some butt, socialize with friends or people watch on the patio. I must say, my food expertise at this restaurant is pretty narrow – as I usually order something from the appetizer menu. But, […]

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Movies Boost Book Sales, according to USA Today

Posted: August 8, 2009 at 11:33 am   /   Book Reviews, Local

This week, ReviewSTL was holding two contests at the same time to win passes for movies that were adapted from bestselling novels. The movies are “JULIE & JULIA,” based on books written by Julia Child and Julie Powell, and “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” written by Audrey Niffenegger.” According to a report by USA Today, three […]

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G.I. Joe

Posted: August 7, 2009 at 12:35 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Well, this one wasn’t screened for critics, so that should give you some indication as to how good of a film it is. I always wonder why studios do that, it seems to me (and to the general population a lot of times) like a vote of no confidence in the film they have invested […]

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A Perfect Getaway

Posted: August 6, 2009 at 11:41 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Beautiful scenery, set on the tropical islands of Hawaii. Luscious waterfalls, perfectly green grass for miles, fading into the blue ocean as the waves meet with the horizon. Sounds like “A Perfect Getaway” to me. But throw in a series of murders involving newlyweds on the island, and the honeymoon is over. “A Perfect Getaway” […]

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Julie & Julia

Posted: August 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Nora Ephron’s adaptation of two books connected to the life and teachings of the chef Julia Child is an often hilarious yet a bit overly long tale that overall is quite the success in the end and carries one of the finest performances of the year. Julie Powell is a wannabe writer. Having written half […]

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Win a FREE copy of the TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE, now on paperback!

Posted: August 5, 2009 at 1:39 pm   /   Book Reviews, Contests, Local

Now available in paperback from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! New York Times Bestseller “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but […]

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Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” Accused of Plagerism

Posted: August 5, 2009 at 11:04 am   /   Book Reviews, Local

Well, it seems this happens almost any time a series of books becomes immensely popular. The lawsuits come piling in to ride the coattails of the success enjoyed by someone else. This time the author in question is Stephanie Meyer, the author of the Twilight book series which is the latest craze for teen readers. […]

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Heath Ledger Directed Music Video Released Today, iTunes Sales Go To Charity

Posted: August 4, 2009 at 4:46 pm   /   CD Reviews, Local, Viral Videos

It is hard to believe that we are coming up on almost two years since the tragic death of Heath Ledger. But the beloved actor lives on. Not only does he have a film coming out this year, Terry Gilliams “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” but his directorial debut was released today ion the form […]

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