Reviews

Theatre Review: ‘Matilda’ Delights With Magical Finish to Muny 101

Posted: August 6, 2019 at 10:46 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

All good things must come to an end. So is the case with the first season of The Muny’s second century. It certainly has been a terrific summer in Forrest Park – but it’s not quite over just yet. Matilda, based on the 1988 Roald Dahl novel, was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company to […]

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Movie Review: ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw’ Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba

Posted: August 2, 2019 at 9:17 am   /   Movie Reviews

It’s the summertime, so that means big explosions and non-stop action when going to the movies. The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, along with Jason Staham, were the only reasons to watch the last couple Fast and Furious films. Sorry Vin Diesel, but it’s true. Because of the success of the last few films, it only makes […]

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Theatre Review: The Muny Strikes Gold With a ‘Paint Your Wagon’ Update You Should Rush To See

Posted: July 29, 2019 at 3:12 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe never reached the heights of Rodgers and Hammerstein, but they managed to crank out quite a few classics – like Brigadoon (1947), My Fair Lady (1956), and Camelot (1960). Their followup to Brigadoon (considered to be their first hit) was Paint Your Wagon in 1951. Set in the 1850s against […]

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Movie Review: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt

Posted: July 25, 2019 at 6:56 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Quentin Tarantino has went and done it again. The director has created yet another masterpiece with his new film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’ Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt steal the show as longtime friends. DiCaprio is a longtime Western film actor who is struggling with the fact that his best acting days may […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Footloose’ at The Muny Makes Us Want to Dance

Posted: July 22, 2019 at 10:46 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Based on the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose is a musical that captures the fun spirit of the source material – while continuing to tackle subjects that are just as relevant today as they were back then. Directed by two time Tony award-winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten! and Peter and the Starcatcher), the show deals […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Lion King’ Starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Posted: July 19, 2019 at 9:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

1994’s The Lion King is one of, if not the most, beloved animated films released by Disney.  With a story inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, wonderful score by Hans Zimmer, catchy new songs by Elton John, and the beautiful hand-drawn animation of the Disney renaissance in the ’90s – the film was an instant classic. Today Simba and friends […]

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Concert Review: Disrupt Festival at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Posted: July 16, 2019 at 10:40 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Monster Energy hosted the Disrupt Festival, an annual summer rock show in St. Louis this past Monday. There was rain, harsh winds, and the fact that the show was scheduled for a Monday, but it seemed all of these factors wouldn’t work as deterrents as eager fans were still lining up to gain entry to […]

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Concert Review: Chris Young at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Posted: July 14, 2019 at 1:14 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

By Bryan Bealmear The all Chris’ show took place Thursday night at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre with Chris Young’s Raised on Country tour. Chris Young, along with Chris Janson and Chris from the band Locash set the evening up for a high energy country show. On a great summer night for a concert, this group put […]

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Concert Review: Avett Brothers Delight Fans with 2 Shows at Fox Theatre

Posted: July 14, 2019 at 12:57 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Review and Photo By Hannah Bodenhausen If Friday night’s performance at the Fox Theatre made one thing clear, it’s that St. Louis loves the Avett Brothers. The band played their first of two sold out nights in the Lou to a wild crowd of dedicated fans. The band is no stranger to St. Louis crowds, […]

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Concert Review: Hootie and the Blowfish and Barenaked Ladies at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Posted: July 14, 2019 at 12:49 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

Hootie and the Blowfish and the Barenaked Ladies may have enjoyed success in the 90’s, but that didn’t matter to the packed house at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday night. Barenaked Ladies opened the show and set the bar high. The Canadian Music Hall of Famers had the crowd on their feet, dancing during their […]

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