Reviews

Movie Review: ‘Second Act’ Starring Jennifer Lopez

Posted: December 21, 2018 at 8:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

Well, Jennifer Lopez fans have something to get excited about this holiday season as the release of her new comedy Second Act will be hitting theatres on December 21. The film, which follows Lopez’s character Maya as she struggles to prove that street smarts can equal book smarts as she attempts to get a cooperate […]

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Movie Review: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Posted: December 19, 2018 at 10:47 am   /   Movie Reviews

In Mary Poppins Returns, Emily Blunt is tasked with the impossible – filling the shoes of the legendary Julie Andrews. Based on the popular series of children’s books by P.L. Travers, Disney brought Mary Poppins to life on celluloid in 1964. It was there that Andrews would immortalize that character, and create what would become a film and […]

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Theatre Review: Incredible Production of ‘Les Misérables’ Wows Fabulous Fox

Posted: December 14, 2018 at 1:08 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

After two-and-a-half-years on Broadway, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Les Misérables has made its way to The Fabulous Fox Theatre on tour. The Tony Award-winning show has never been better, with a tremendous cast and incredible new staging. You’ve never seen Les Miz like this, and you won’t want to miss it! The beloved musical, based […]

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Movie Review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Starring Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson

Posted: December 14, 2018 at 8:45 am   /   Movie Reviews

Move over, Peter Parker – with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a new era of Miles Morales as Spider-Man has begun. Miles was introduced to the comic world in 2011 as a young teenager of African-American and Latino descent who takes over as Spider-Man after death befalls Peter. He’s become widely appreciated and has since gone […]

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Movie Review: ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie

Posted: December 14, 2018 at 8:40 am   /   Movie Reviews

Mary Queen of Scots is the directorial debut of Josie Rourke and stars Saoirse Ronan in the titular role of Mary Stuart, the once Queen of France and rightful heir to English throne. Also starring in this film across from Ronan (though they don’t share a scene together until the final ten minutes of the […]

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Movie Review: ‘Mortal Engines’ Starring Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan

Posted: December 14, 2018 at 8:35 am   /   Movie Reviews

Usually, when you see a movie trailer, you can tell pretty easily whether you’ll go into the movie optimistic and excited, or cautious and bracing for the worst. Admittedly, when I saw the early trailers for Mortal Engines, I was leaning towards the latter. Still, there’s always that one movie that surprises you. Despite all […]

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Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Story’ Brings Holiday Cheer to The Rep

Posted: December 12, 2018 at 9:30 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Watching Bob Clark’s 1983 classic A Christmas Story has been a holiday staple for as long as I can remember. Based on author Jean Shepherd’s 1966 novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” it’s a hilarious film about a young boy named Ralphie who wants nothing more than to get a BB gun for […]

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Concert Review: Halestorm at Stifel Theatre

Posted: December 10, 2018 at 9:59 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Thursday night at Stifel Theater in downtown St Louis was definitely ladies night.  And I don’t mean drink specials.  The show was a double feature, Halestorm and In This Moment, both bands are fronted by strong female lead singers and are considered heavy metal type groups.  The similarities pretty much stop there. The first sign […]

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Review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Enterprise Center

Posted: December 9, 2018 at 10:17 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Live Theater, Reviews

Celebrating their twentieth reunion performing together, Trans-Siberian Orchestra brought their “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” tour to Saint Louis Thursday night, to a packed house at Enterprise Center. A little bit of rock, a little bit of theatre, a whole lot of stage effects and some impressive vocal ballads – and the show had people […]

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Movie Review: The Possession of Hannah Grace, starring Shay Mitchell

Posted: November 30, 2018 at 10:27 am   /   Movie Reviews, Reviews

  ​Diederik Van Rooijen’s The Possession of Hannah Grace was advertised in a way that made audiences believe that maybe movie-goers might be in store for a different kind of possession horror film, with a heavy focus on what happens to the human body after an exorcism is performed. With the expectations of something fresh […]

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