Reviews

Movie Review: Welcome to the Blumhouse – THE MANOR

Posted: October 8, 2021 at 8:06 am   /   Movie Reviews

It seems Amazon Prime Video saved the best for last, albeit the best wasn’t that much of an accomplishment with their Welcome to the Blumhouse series releasing its final two films in their 2021 run. While last year’s features were of higher quality and the films saw an interesting cast of familiar performers, it seems this year […]

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Movie Review: Welcome to the Blumhouse – MADRES

Posted: October 8, 2021 at 8:05 am   /   Movie Reviews

This week brings us 2021’s final entries in Amazon Prime Video’s Welcome to the Blumhouse series. With the first two films being quite underwhelming the week before, I was extremely skeptical heading into the viewings for the following flicks. However, it seems a little more stability was found with the final entries in the series. While I […]

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Theatre Review: New Line Opens 30th Season With THE STORY OF MY LIFE

Posted: October 7, 2021 at 1:31 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

“Write what you know.” That’s a quote attributed to Mark Twain, and also advice author Thomas Weaver – one of two main characters in The Story of My Life – keeps telling himself. It sounds easy enough… and logical. But isn’t it true that what we know changes over time? Not just the facts we […]

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Theatre Review: JERSEY BOYS Offers Night to Remember at Stages St. Louis

Posted: October 4, 2021 at 3:06 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

“Oh, what a night!” That’s what audiences leaving the closing show of Stages St. Louis’ 2021 Season will be saying after experiencing one of the most entertaining modern musicals out there. With performances now through October 24 at The Ross Family Theatre at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center, the music of Frankie Valli and The […]

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Movie Review: THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK Starring Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal

Posted: October 1, 2021 at 10:16 am   /   Movie Reviews

I must admit: I have never seen The Sopranos. You don’t have to tell me twice, I’ve been told it’s “one of the greatest shows of all time,” and a must-watch. And I believe you. I have nothing against the show, it’s simply a blindspot (we all have them). Rather than using the time before […]

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Movie Review: VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Starring Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams

Posted: October 1, 2021 at 7:46 am   /   Movie Reviews

Did anyone else know Andy Serkis is now directing films? What’s that? Everyone knew and I’m just out of the loop? Oh, okay… With 2018’s Venom being a box office, if not a critical, hit, I figured director Ruben Fleischer would have helmed the sequel. It was a bit of a surprise to see Andy’s […]

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Movie Review: Welcome to the Blumhouse – BLACK AS NIGHT

Posted: October 1, 2021 at 7:40 am   /   Movie Reviews

Welcome to the Blumhouse – Round 2 has officially begun with the first two films releasing exclusively through Amazon Prime Video today. Black as Night, the more promising of the duo of films is already off to a better start than its companion Bingo Hell (If you’re curious about that, check out the separate review. Spoiler Alert: It’s terrible.) Following […]

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Movie Review: Welcome to the Blumhouse – BINGO HELL

Posted: October 1, 2021 at 7:35 am   /   Movie Reviews

Much like last year, Amazon Prime Video is releasing four exclusive films as their latest entries into their Welcome to the Blumhouse series. The first two entries, releasing on October 1st, are Black as Night, which will be reviewed separately, as well as Gigi Saul Guerrero’s Bingo Hell. The point of Welcome to the Blumhouse is to showcase talent and new storytelling […]

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Movie Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Starring Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, Amy Adams

Posted: September 24, 2021 at 7:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

Adapted from the hit 2016 Broadway musical that won 6 Tony Awards, Dear Evan Hansen hits theaters today with Ben Platt reprising the lead role he originated. Evan (Platt) is a high school student who, in addition to the typical teenage insecurities, suffers from social anxiety. He’s given an assignment from his therapist to write […]

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Movie Review: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE Starring Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield

Posted: September 17, 2021 at 11:38 am   /   Movie Reviews

The latest biopic to hit theaters is Michael Showalter’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and in-depth look at the lives of famous televangelist couple Jim Bakker and wife Tammy Faye Bakker. Showalter traces the upbringing of the title character to the peak of her success, as well as her and husband Jim Bakker’s scandalous downfall. […]

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