Tag: review

Film Review: Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike Star in Espionage Thriller ‘Beirut’

Posted: April 13, 2018 at 9:41 am   /   Movie Reviews

This is the closest we’ve seen Don Draper get to playing James Bond. The film opens in early ’70s Beirut where Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), a U.S. diplomat and expert negotiator, lives with his wife. A dispute over a young boy they’ve taken in turns into a shoot-out, and his wife is killed in the […]

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Film Review: ‘Blockers’ Starring John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz

Posted: April 6, 2018 at 7:52 am   /   Movie Reviews

It’s not an easy subject to broach, but inevitably, parents have to talk with their kids about the birds and the bees. Some parents try to delay it for as long as possible, but eventually, everyone’s gotta learn about the whole bumping uglies bit. Many movies have approached the topic; some offer serious takes, but […]

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Videogame Review: THE COUNCIL Episode 1 – ‘The Mad Ones’ Released Today

Posted: March 13, 2018 at 10:18 am   /   Videogame Reviews

I’ve been a fan of detective stories and murder mysteries for as long as I can remember. Give me a good film noir, Sherlock Holmes story, Hercule Poirot mystery – and I’m on board. I even own five or different variations of the game CLUE. Great detective videogames I can think of in recent years are […]

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Review: ‘Wonder Woman’ Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright

Posted: June 1, 2017 at 11:59 am   /   Movie Reviews

‘Wonder Woman’ wows as stellar superhero entertainment, raising the bar for DC Comics adaptations and the genre in general. Unlike the recent iterations of Superman or Batman before her, the Amazonian princess of Themyscira is a hero worth cheering. Actress Gal Gadot imbues Diana Prince with infectious idealism, purity, sincerity, and warmth. When called to […]

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Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Starring Groot, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Kurt Russell

Posted: May 3, 2017 at 8:03 am   /   Movie Reviews, Off the Wall

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Review: ’13 Reasons Why,’ a Netflix Original Series

Posted: April 25, 2017 at 1:38 pm   /   Television Reviews

One of the most talked about Netflix series since Stranger Things has to be 13 Reasons Why, based on the 2007 Jay Asher novel of the same name. The 13-episode run focuses on the suicide of Hannah Baker, and a set of 13 tapes she leaves behind for those she believes drove her to kill […]

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Review: ‘Free Fire’ Starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley

Posted: April 21, 2017 at 8:42 am   /   Movie Reviews

Someone forgot to turn the safety on. In a time when the topic of gun violence has never been more controversial, it sounds psychotic take a risk on a film that is essentially 90 minutes of angry people shooting at each other. But when you throw in a ’70s-style aesthetic, an amusing ensemble of trigger-happy […]

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Review: ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Starring Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron

Posted: April 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm   /   Movie Reviews

What started as a movie about drag racing, the “Fast and Furious” franchise has morphed into an over-the-top action romp with just enough heart to keep audiences coming out in droves. Make no mistake, “Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment in the franchise, will not be its last. Two more sequels are expected by […]

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‘Wicked’ Defies Gravity and Shatters Expectations at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

Posted: December 17, 2015 at 5:30 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

Wicked plays the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis from December 9 – January 3! Performances are Mon.-Fri. at 7:30pm, Sat. at 2pm & 7:30pm, Sun. at 1pm & 6:30pm, Thur. Dec.10, Dec. 24 & Dec. 31 at 1pm, and Wed. Dec 30 at 1pm. Tickets are $40 to $200, and the running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes with […]

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112: ‘American Ultra’ Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace

Posted: August 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm   /   Film, Reel Spoilers

American Ultra struggled at the box office and Max Landis isn’t happy. But he has to like us because we saw the movie. Well… some of us did. But that won’t stop us from talking about it anyway. All this plus a video recovery from Dan. It’s Reel Spoilers 112 – American Ultra. You’ve been warned. […]

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