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Cavalia
We were fortunate enough to get a chance to see the Cavalia show while it was here in St. Louis. Created by one of the founding members of Cirque du [...]
Stone Soup Cottage
Having made reservations a full five months in advance, I had a long time to anticipate my wife’s birthday dinner at Stone Soup Cottage in [...]
Sammy Scott’s
I don’t think I’ve ever written a restaurant review before, but since I’m waiting for Dobbs to change the oil in my car, and this was the [...]
The Lost Room
I just watched Sci-Fi Channel’s miniseries The Lost Room for the second time, and I have to say that it is really very good. It originally aired in [...]
Disappointed With LOST
I was disappointed with the Lost finale. There, I said it. It wasn’t very good. Actually, it was good — just like every other episode of the [...]
Killers
Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl make a pretty good team in the new romantic comedy Killers (whose plot seems strikingly similar to the Cruise-Diaz [...]
Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me
My favorite show on NPR is Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, and we attended the live taping of Saturday’s show. The panelists were Charlie Pierce, [...]
Avatar
I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that Avatar will soon be the biggest-grossing movie of all time — and even if it doesn’t, [...]
Great Holiday Theater
I’ve been lucky enough to take in a couple of great Christmas-time shows this season and I wanted to pass along my reviews. First, a couple of weeks [...]
An Inconvenient Purpose
A few years ago some folks started asking the question, What Would Jesus Drive? I’m not sure how seriously the question was supposed to be taken, as [...]
Kathy Griffin at the Fox
It’s been almost two years since we last saw her at Touhill, and she’s won a second Emmy since then for her show My Life on the D-List. This is [...]
The Hangover
I don’t go to the movies much (there are three reasons for this), and even when I do, I rarely take the time to write reviews of them anymore (I have [...]
Lost Without LOST
It’s only been a week since the season finale of my favorite show LOST, but I’m already having withdrawals. Season 4 was the best one so far, [...]
Indiana Jones 4
A while back, I wrote about how movie franchises rarely make it to the fourth installment, and that there’s a reason for that. The latest offering in [...]
Cloverfield
There certainly was a lot of hype surrounding this film, and J.J. Abrams has a lot riding on it since it is the first foray into the big-screen world for [...]
Wicked
I’ve never been a fan of The Wizard of Oz but Wicked is not only a clever re-imagination of the L. Frank Baum classic, but it also very funny and [...]
Kathy Griffin is Still Hilarious
Welcome Kathy Griffin fans! I’m not exactly sure why, but ever since I wrote my review of her performance a year ago, she is the number one search [...]
Live Free or Die Hard
Few movie franchises make it to the fourth installment, and there’s a reason for that. By the fourth one they’ve typically run out of steam. [...]
Knocked Up
My expectations for this one might have been higher than usual since I thought The 40-Year-Old Virgin was so good. While writer/director Judd Apatow has [...]
Spiderman 3
It’s probably been terribly over-hyped, although it’s still a good movie. I would say that some of the CG fight scenes lose their focus because [...]
Ghost Rider
It didn’t suck. I had set my expectations pretty low (as I do with all comic book-based movies), and it exceeded them. Nicholas Cage’s [...]
Epic Movie
Never has so much been spent on so little to entertain so few. The budget for this film was certainly epic, so it’s a shame the comedy was so [...]
The Good Shepherd
The acting is superb, and DeNiro’s direction is spot on, but don’t go see this movie if you are in need of a nap. Drink some caffiene and be [...]
Casino Royale
So Daniel Craig’s not as bad as everyone said he was going to be. I’m by no means a fan of the 007 franchise, but I enjoy a good action movie, [...]