Reviews

Revanche

Posted: July 27, 2009 at 12:01 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Götz Spielmann’s Austrian crime-’ish’ drama is an engaging character study that slowly builds up the tension and plot that is a tad bit bloated but remains a pretty good look at the human condition. Alex is an ex-con who is dating a prostitute, Tamara, and the two’s feelings for one another are real. Unfortunately both […]

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Restaurant Review – Mi Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant

Posted: July 26, 2009 at 8:16 am   /   Local, Restaurant Reviews

“If food is the bane of our existence, then good food is the reward for our struggle to survive.”…as quoted from the book The Greening, a work-in-progress by reclusive author, Benjamin Troll Looking for good Mexican food restaurant in St. Louis County? There are many to choose from, and a few notable Mexican restaurants have […]

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G-FORCE

Posted: July 24, 2009 at 8:23 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

I admit that going into the G-Force movie with my five-year-old daughter, I was thinking it was going to be nap time. Lots of the kids films that look like this are, but I was presently surprised. I have to hand it to producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates Of the Caribbean), for finding another hit to […]

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Orphan

Posted: July 24, 2009 at 12:53 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Orphan is a horror film in the vein of The Bad Seed, which tends to be very creepy at times, but doesn’t do much in the scares. Despite some major plot holes it still manages to be an effective thriller and will disturb you to your very core at times. The first scene of the […]

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The Ugly Truth

Posted: July 24, 2009 at 12:02 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The ugly truth about The Ugly Truth is that it just isn’t a good movie. It is your standard romantic comedy, and even worse it tries to be something it is not. The Ugly Truth follows a stuck in a rut morning show producer for a local network affiliate in Sacramento, Abby Richter.  You see […]

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(500) Days of Summer

Posted: July 24, 2009 at 12:01 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

You know the story already, it has been done a million times before. Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, etc. etc. etc. Only this time it follows those same beats, but it shakes them up and puts them in a different key to give us something new and original. (500) Days of […]

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The Hurt Locker

Posted: July 20, 2009 at 12:01 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The latest effort from Kathryn Bigelow is a gritty and realistic look into the life of an Iraq War bomb squad that is thrilling when defusing the bombs but meanders a bit when not. In and around Iraq during our skirmish over there since we went to war in the country, the enemy has been […]

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Restaurant Review – Aya Sophia

Posted: July 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm   /   Local, Restaurant Reviews

On Friday I found a great Restaurant.com gift card for Aya Sophia, a Turkish/Mediterranean cuisine spot in South City. If you’ve never been to Restaurant.com – go now! You can get some awesome gift certificate deals for real cheap, and it gives you the chance to branch out on your dining experiences, as well. So, […]

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Departures

Posted: July 15, 2009 at 11:11 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This 2008 nominee for best foreign language film at the Oscar’s, Departures is a very engaging, funny, and thoughtful look at death and letting the living come to peace with it and it is all wrapped around the wonderful story of a man finding himself and coming to grips with his past. Daigo Kobayashi is […]

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Posted: July 15, 2009 at 12:01 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

Harry Potter is back once again in his most thrilling tale yet, which juggles the fears of a evil tyrant on the rise with the raging adolescent hormones of the cast at Hogwarts. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince picks up right where we left off. Harry is once again entering another year of school […]

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