Theatre Review: MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES Updates Greek Mythology to Modern Times

Posted: January 14, 2020 at 1:13 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

I’ve always been a fan of modern updates to classic stories. I love Baz Luhrmann’s ROMEO + JULIET with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Disney’s THE LION KING is a well-known retelling of Shakespeare’s HAMLET. And currently playing at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES is a modern take […]

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2020 Oscar Nominations – 92nd Annual Academy Awards (Feb. 9)

Posted: January 13, 2020 at 8:13 am   /   Movie News

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards nominees were announced this morning via live stream. Actors John Cho and Issa Rae announced the nominees. The ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Here is this year’s line-up: ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE NOMINEES ANTONIO BANDERAS Pain and Glory LEONARDO DICAPRIO Once […]

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Movie Review: UNDERWATER Starring Kristen Stewart

Posted: January 10, 2020 at 10:16 am   /   Movie Reviews

Underwater, the latest film from William Eubank, hit theatres this weekend. The film is a sci-fi flick starring Kristen Stewart as Norah, the main character, surrounded by a supporting cast of T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick, Vincent Cassel, John Gallagher Jr., and Mamoundou Athie. Stewart and company are part of an aquatic research team, working in […]

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Movie Review: 1917 Starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays

Posted: January 10, 2020 at 7:44 am   /   Movie Reviews

When I had the chance to screen They Shall Not Grow Old last year, I jumped at the chance. World War I is a fascinating study that’s often overlooked by many (myself included) for the war that came two decades later. But Grow Old was a terrific look into the actual trenches of the war, […]

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Movie Review: JUST MERCY Starring Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Jamie Foxx

Posted: January 10, 2020 at 7:44 am   /   Movie Reviews

Just Mercy is a powerful true story that follows real-life lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) from Delaware to Alabama where he takes his Harvard Law degree to serve the wrongfully convicted and those who cannot afford representation. The film focuses on his first breakthrough in reforming the death penalty as he represents Walter McMillian […]

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Movie Review: LIKE A BOSS Starring Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek

Posted: January 9, 2020 at 6:41 pm   /   Local

It’s January, and that means movie theatres are bombarded with the bottom of the barrel films that movie distribution companies throw out like all the crappy Christmas decorations still hanging after the holidays. One of the first films to be tossed out to theatres is Like a Boss, a new comedy starring Rose Byrne and […]

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Movie Review: THE GRUDGE Starring Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey, David Lawrence Brown

Posted: January 3, 2020 at 6:04 pm   /   Movie Reviews

As the year 2020 revs up for an entire new slate of cinematic releases, the first weekend of the new decade seems to be off to a dismal start, with the release of Nicolas Pesce’s newest installment of The Grudge. Existing not as a remake, but a hybrid of a reboot/sequel, the film follows an […]

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Theatre Review: The Rep’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Offers a Fresh Take On An Old Classic

Posted: December 20, 2019 at 12:22 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

They don’t call it a classic for no reason. Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice is one of the most well-known novels in existence, with numerous stage productions and film adaptations over the years. Yet, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has not simply staged just another copy of the beloved story. Artistic Director Hana S. […]

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Another Take on STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Posted: December 20, 2019 at 9:12 am   /   Movie Reviews

(Excuse my brief history with the franchise. I promise I get into Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker a few paragraphs down.) Star Wars. Oh, what an incredible journey it has been.  It’s been years since I’ve attended midnight showings of the prequel trilogy where every seat was filled and additional people sat on the […]

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Movie Review: CATS Starring Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Judi Dench

Posted: December 20, 2019 at 7:46 am   /   Local

Where to start with this trainwreck? From the moment the first trailer dropped for Cats, the internet was ready to pounce. And this time, rightfully so. Lovers of Broadway and musicals alike thought it couldn’t be as bad as the trailers looked.  Surely there has to be something more than creepy CGI cats with human faces and […]

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