Tag: review

Blu-Ray Review – “Superman vs. The Elite”

Posted: June 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

I will continue to praise the work by Bruce Timm and everyone else involved in the DC Universe Animated Films.  While I do not love all of the films, some of them are pretty spectacular including “Wonder Woman”, “Justice League: A New Frontier”, and “Batman: Under the Red Hood”.  I am not a huge Superman […]

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Blu-Ray Review : “Young Adult”

Posted: March 15, 2012 at 7:36 am   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Film, Local

There are few directors who I can say that I eagerly anticipate their upcoming movies due to the fact that their track record has proven that I can have faith in them turning in a solid flick.  Christopher Nolan is definitely one of these people.  For me, he just hasn’t made a bad movie.  Jason […]

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Blu-Ray Review: “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn”

Posted: March 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Film, Local

For me, “The Adventures of Tintin” couldn’t fail.  The talent and source material was just too great.  I had been familiar with the character due to my brother.  He watched the tv series that aired on HBO in the early ’90s.  I knew he was a young twenty something journalist who had adventures involving mysteries […]

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Blu-Ray Review: “The Three Musketeers”

Posted: March 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Film, Local

A lot of critics and fans hate on Paul W.S. Anderson, the director of this re-imagining of the classic tale “The Three Musketeers”.  I am not one of those people and will, in fact, defend his films since I have found most of them quite enjoyable.  “Mortal Kombat” was going to be tough to make […]

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DVD Review: “Hugo”

Posted: March 9, 2012 at 9:59 am   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Film, Local

“Hugo” was my favorite film of last year.  I got to see it in 3D only once so I was anxious to see if the film would be just as beautiful on a much smaller screen in traditional 2D.  I am still in awe of it.  From a technical standpoint, it is without a doubt […]

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DVD Review: “Justice League: Doom”

Posted: March 7, 2012 at 8:57 am   /   DVD News, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Featured, Film, Local

“Justice League: Doom” is the newest addition to DC’s slate of animated films.  It has a lot of positives going for it including the action, voice acting, animation, and plot set up.  Unfortunately, there are a few key components that will keep this film from being enjoyed by more casual fans of the Justice League.  […]

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DVD Review: “London Boulevard” Starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley

Posted: March 6, 2012 at 12:28 am   /   DVD News, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Film, Local

[hdplay id=434 width=595 height=375] When I first saw the above trailer, I was fairly excited.  I have enjoyed a number of British gangster films.  “Layer Cake”, “Snatch”, and “In Bruges” are the first few that come to mind, but there have been plenty of others.  I was hoping to get the same type of dish […]

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Concert Review: U2 + Chicago, Sittin’ in a Tree

Posted: July 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm   /   Concerts, Featured, Local, Music

Your dedicated reviewer went to Chicago on July 5 for her first of three U2 shows this month. Other “360 Tour” shows she’ll be reviewing include Busch Stadium in St. Louis (7/17) and Heinz Field in Pittsburgh (7/26), the final stop for the tour. Tickets still are available for both shows. Learn more at u2.com. […]

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Elvis Costello Shines in Columbus, Preps for St. Louis

Posted: July 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Featured, Local

Your dedicated reviewer went all the way to Columbus, Ohio, on June 19 for the fourth installment of Elvis Costello & the Imposters’ “Revolver” tour. Costello brings the show to St. Louis tonight at The Pageant. Tickets are still available. Learn more at ElvisCostello.com. Confession: I’ve wanted to be on a game show since I […]

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Movie Review – “The Trip” Starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon

Posted: July 1, 2011 at 10:03 am   /   Film, Local, Movie Reviews

There are a lot of things that could go wrong with a film that is about a road trip with two comedian frenemies.  The egos of the comedians can shine through and become tedious and annoying.  The long drive through the country can become boring and repetitive.  The film can just feel long with the […]

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