Reviews

Movie Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake is Creepy Good Time

Posted: April 4, 2019 at 4:24 pm   /   Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Sometimes dead is better. And, sometimes remakes actually are too. Pet Sematary remains one of Stephen King’s most troubling novels. It’s so scary and devastating because it deals with a subject that most of us are uncomfortable with, death. King’s 1983 novel troubled him so much that he almost tossed it after writing it in […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Waitress’ Performances Are Sweet As Pie, But Morals Are Debatable

Posted: March 29, 2019 at 10:11 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Waitress is based on a 2007 film of the same name, written and directed by Adrienne Shelly. It’s a quirky, funny, and charming film that seems like an interesting choice for a musical adaptation. And the songs in the musical are really good, with the entire story translating surprisingly well to the stage. Yet the […]

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Movie Review: Tim Burton’s DUMBO Never Truly Takes Flight

Posted: March 29, 2019 at 7:01 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Disney live-action remake initiative has been an interesting project that’s sparked many debates amongst me and my peers.  While many have made somewhat fair arguments that these remakes are nothing more than cash grabs and nothing else, I’ve argued that advancements in technology over the years at least allows for more creative direction with […]

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Comedy Review: Lewis Black at Stifel Theatre

Posted: March 23, 2019 at 5:32 pm   /   Concerts, Reviews

Anticipation built throughout the day of the show.  The last time I caught Lewis Black live was at the Pageant in 2005 when he followed the great, legendary Mitch Hedberg as they both opened for Comedy Central Live Presents Dave Attell: The Insomniac Tour.  It was at a time when Comedy Central’s Daily Show was […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Dirt’ starring Colson Baker, Douglas Booth

Posted: March 22, 2019 at 11:00 pm   /   Movie Reviews, Reviews

The old saying a movie is never as good as the book once again holds true with The Dirt, the new Netflix film based of the best-selling autobiography of Motley Crue. While the movie doesn’t live up to the book, it’s still not all bad. There just isn’t a whole lot of good either. Let’s […]

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Review: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Posted: March 21, 2019 at 12:20 pm   /   Movie Reviews

In 2017, Jordan Peele surprised the hell out of the world with his first feature-length film (and one of my favorites of the year), GET OUT. Two years and one Oscar win later, audiences are clamoring for his next feature titled US which is marketed as “a new nightmare from Jordan Peele.” …and what a […]

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Concert Review: Mike Mains & The Branches in Kansas City

Posted: March 20, 2019 at 8:06 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Mike Mains & The Branches performed at The Rino in Kansas City Friday night, and I was there to catch a glimpse of what this Michigan-native band had to offer the music world. In my previous interview with Mike, frontman of the group, he put a big emphasis on the importance of addressing mental health. […]

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Concert Review: Shinedown Rocks Chaifetz Arena

Posted: March 20, 2019 at 7:55 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Music, Reviews

Chaifetz Arena housed the sold-out Attention Attention tour Sunday evening, coinciding with St. Patrick’s Day. Shinedown, the headliners, were joined on tour by Asking Alexandria and Papa Roach. Rock band from across the pond Asking Alexandria opened the show with a bang starting with hit “Into the Fire.” The English rockers then continued with an […]

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Movie Review: ‘Five Feet Apart’ Starring Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse

Posted: March 17, 2019 at 2:16 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Justin Baldoni’s Five Feet Apart, the recent adaption of the YA novel of the same name by Rachael Lippincott, is definitely a movie that intends to hit you in the feels. Following the story of Stella, played by Haley Lu Richardson, a young girl diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and hospital-bound for extended lengths of time, […]

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Review: ‘Beautiful – The Carole King Musical’ is Inspirational and Entertaining Night of Theater

Posted: March 15, 2019 at 3:38 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Now playing through March 17 at The Fabulous Fox. Carole King sold her first song at only 16 years old. Not only did she start writing songs at a young age, but many people may not even realize just how many hit songs she has written. The singer-songwriter was responsible for many chart-topping numbers of […]

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