Tom O’Keefe Movie Reviews

Movies That Feature Deliberately Anachronistic Music, Inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

Posted: May 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews, Top Original Content

This week sees the release of the heavily anticipated Baz Luhrmann directed adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.  Luhrmann is perhaps best known for the jukebox musical Moulin Rouge!  (That’s their exclamation point by the way; not mine.)  So far the bulk of the pre-release buzz surrounding his take on the material revolves […]

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Movies About Art Thieves, In Honor of ‘Trance’ In Theaters Today!

Posted: April 12, 2013 at 1:59 pm   /   Film, Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews, Top Original Content

This week sees the release of Trance, the latest film from director Danny Boyle. It follows an auctioneer, a group of criminals and a hypnotherapist as they attempt to recover a painting they lost while in the process of stealing it. As with most Danny Boyle films it’s about much more than what it is […]

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Movies You Probably Didn’t Know Were Remakes, in Honor of ‘Evil Dead’

Posted: April 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm   /   Film, Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews, Top Original Content

This week in theaters we have Evil Dead. The film is remake (reboot? Sequel? Re-imagining? I don’t know what we’re calling these things anymore) of the 1981 cult classic. The film’s description is made all the more confusing given that the original film had sequel (Evil Dead II) that might have actually been a remake. […]

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In Honor of Easter, Six Unusual Movies Featuring Rabbits

Posted: March 29, 2013 at 3:24 pm   /   Film, Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Easter is almost upon us so I wanted to do a list that fit the season. A list of movies about Jesus seemed like it would either be boring or get me in a lot of trouble. And since I enjoy neither of those things I figured I would find a slightly less controversial topic […]

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Alternate Versions of Oz, In Honor of Disney’s ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’

Posted: March 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm   /   Film, Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews, Top Original Content

Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful hits theaters today. The film serves as a prequel (of sorts) the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz. I say “of sorts” because Warner Brothers currently holds the rights to the film but not the books (which are in the public domain). As blasphemous as tinkering with a legendary […]

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Bad Birthday Parties In Film – In Honor of ’21 and Over’ In Theaters Today

Posted: March 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm   /   Film, Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

21 & Over hits theaters today and if you’re looking for a movie about a group of unfunny, unlikable, upper-middle class, entitled douchebags who think they’re the center of the universe then man is it your lucky day. The film is from the writers of

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Franchises We Once Loved, In Honor of ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’

Posted: February 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

With A Good Day to Die Hard still in theaters and quite the disappointment, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at other film franchises. Franchises that we once loved but eventually ended up cringing at or openly mocking. So the list for the week is – Film Franchises That […]

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Six Twists on Romeo and Juliet, In Honor of ‘Warm Bodies’ In Theaters Today!

Posted: February 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm   /   Local, Opinion, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Warm Bodies is in theaters today and its star-crossed lovers (she’s the daughter of the resistance leader/he’s a zombie with an undead heart-of-gold) got me thinking about the original “star-crossed lovers” – Romeo & Juliet. Sure, I could go with the obvious Franco Zeffirelli version… but when I have ever made things easy. Ok, I […]

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Six Movies About Aging Artists, In Honor of ‘Quartet’ Opening Today in St. Louis

Posted: January 25, 2013 at 10:46 am   /   Featured, Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

This week Quartet opens in theaters.  It marks the directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman and follows a group of retirees who are spending their autumn years in a home for musicians.  As they prepare for their annual show celebrating the birth of Verdi, a diva from their past arrives and upsets the balance. While the […]

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Tom O’Keefe Reviews ‘Flight’ & ‘The Bay’ on the Thom and Jeff Show #278 (11/1)

Posted: November 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

The Thom and Jeff Show Podcast #278 [audio:] Podcast #278 in which I review Barry Levinson’s new horror movie The Bay, Denzel Washington’s latest Flight and I somehow manage to make an obscure (for me) sports reference. Flight Synopsis: In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned […]

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