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Goodbye Christopher Robin – Review

6 hours ago

 

And once more we dive into the overflowing sea of films “inspired by true events”, though it has a touch of the “biopic”. Much as with the recent Mark Felt and Thurgood Marshall movies, it doesn’t offer a “cradle to grave” overview of the person’s life. But it certainly covers a bigger “chunk” than those flicks, going from the first World War to the second. Plus, it can considered an “origin” story of a favorite popular culture icon as with last weekend’s Professor Marston And The Wonder Women (still miffed that it wasn’t shown to the press), and like the princess, one that’s still very favored by the younger set, starring in a still steady stream of feature films (though most go straight to home video). This is the saga of author A.A. Milne whose son inspired him to write the tale of Winnie the Pooh »

- Jim Batts

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Only The Brave (2017) – Review

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Here’s yet another “inspired by true events” film , just in time for the somber Fall season. Somber, the right word for this one. Unlike this weekend’s other non-fiction flicks, it’s set in the not too distant past, not decades ago, but in this decade, the 2010’s. It concerns a group of men who regularly risk their lives, and often make the ultimate sacrifice, in order to protect their fellow men. And it shines a light on the families that must stay behind and hope that all goes well. You may be thinking that’s it’s another those on the front line, our soldiers overseas sagas as in the films The Hurt Locker and American Sniper. Well, these heroes aren’t on foreign soil, though they are on the front line, one made of flame. And with their special clothing and gear ,they could be mistaken for soldiers. »

- Jim Batts

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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House – Review

13 hours ago

 

As we reach that light-at-the-end-of the-tunnel that concludes the 2017 movie year, theatres are now filled with stories “inspired by true events” and “biopics”. This new release is a bit of both, like last weekend’s Marshall, this tells the story of one man, while focusing on one major event or incident of his long life. Unlike the former Supreme Court justice, this person was not well known by the general public. However, his “nickname” became legendary, thanks in part to a Best Picture Oscar winner. Though the film’s title may sound seem like hyperbole, it presents much evidence to support it in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House.

 

We first meet mark Felt (Liam Neeson) on a crisp May morning in 1972 as he readies himself for another day in DC as Deputy Associate Director of the FBI (the number three guy at the Bureau). After »

- Jim Batts

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A Look Back at The Exorcist – Screening This Weekend at Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres

14 hours ago

Article by Jake Billingsley

William Friedkin’s The Exorcist is the third film in Marcus Wehrenberg Theatre’s Friday night scare series. The film will be shown October 19-21, and there will be one screening each night at 10 Pm. Admission is only $5. For​ ​more​ ​details​ ​and​ ​a​ ​list​ ​of participating​ ​theaters,​ ​go​ ​Here

William Peter Blatty’s novel, The Exorcist, served William Friedkin a beacon of horror opportunity that still shines 44 years later. Blatty’s 1971 novel displays the exorcism of Roland Doe, a pseudonym for a boy, which happened in St. Louis. Friedkin adapts the film nearly two years later with Blatty’s screenplay. However, The Exorcist isn’t Friedkin’s first great film. He won the Academy Award for Best Picture the previous year for The French Connection. The Exorcist is the film he is most remembered for; Friedkin gets another Best Picture nomination, the first for a horror film, »

- Movie Geeks

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Red Christmas Starring Dee Wallace Now Under the Tree on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD

16 hours ago

Artsploitation has delivered the ultimate stocking stuffer with the home video release of the Australian horror film Red Christmas.  Veteran television director and actor Craig Anderson makes his feature debut with Red Christmas, combining the banal horror of family gatherings with the issues of abortion, feminism, ethics, religion and privacy, with a blood-splattered twist on what happens when secrets refuse to stay dead.  Following a theatrical rollout across the United States, Red Christmas will be available nationwide October 17th on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

Genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars in a critically acclaimed role as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve.  Their petty dramas threaten to blacken the holiday until a mysterious and deformed stranger appears at the door seeking bloody vengeance. »

- Tom Stockman

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Never Say Goodbye: The Kshe Documentary – Red Carpet Screening and DVD Release November 1st at The Moolah

19 hours ago

Join a Gathering of the Rock Gods for the Never Say Goodbye Red Carpet Premiere & DVD Release November 1st at The Moolah Theatre (3821 Lindell Blvd.) DJ Celebrities Red Carpet Limo Arrival begins at 6:15. At 7:00 pm Film Begins. After the film there will be a Q & A with Kshe Jocks & Musicians and a VIP Cocktail Event with a Meet and Greet. Ticket information can be found Here

A Facebook invite for this event can be found Here

This exclusive Premiere of Never Say Goodbye: The Kshe Documentary is expected to sell out in just days. After the premiere, the entire public theatre run is only 5 showings, so make sure you get tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime event! Order tickets now, before they sell out.

See the history of Kshe’s heyday, from its beginning in 1968 throughout the 1970’s and up to 1979. Hear never-before-heard stories from your favorite DJs: John Ulett, »

- Tom Stockman

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Sliff 2017 – An Evening with Tom Shipley of ‘Brewer & Shipley’ November 10th

22 hours ago

An Evening with Tom Shipley of ‘Brewer & Shipley’  will take place Friday, November 10th at 7:30pm at The Stage at Kdhx (3524 Washington Boulevard‎ St Louis, Mo 63103) as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here

St. Louis filmmaker Kathy Corley is nearing completion of a feature documentary on the folk-rock duo Brewer & Shipley, whose Top 10 hit “One Toke Over the Line” was a constant presence on the radio in the 1970s. Michael Brewer and Tom Shipley — who both now live in Missouri — continue to blend guitars and voices and perform for audiences 50 years after their trademark vocal harmonies and intertwined acoustic guitars carved a unique niche in America’s soundboard. In this special program, Corley will show excerpts from her work-in-progress documentary, and Shipley — who also is an accomplished documentarian — will screen some of his own films, including “Treehouse: An Ozark Story” (1989, 29 min. »

- Tom Stockman

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Behind The Scenes Look At Netflix’s Bright From David Ayer Starring Will Smith And Joel Edgerton

18 October 2017 8:18 PM, PDT

The streets of Los Angeles will never be the same. This December, Will Smith and Joel Edgerton bring the heat (and some hardcore deadly magic) to fans across the world in the Netflix film, Bright. Directed by David Ayer, known for the box-office hits such as Suicide Squad and Training Day, this action-thriller follows the story of two Lapd police officers played by Smith (Officer Ward) and Edgerton (Officer Jakoby). In Bright, the unlikely duo are working around the clock to keep the mean streets of Los Angeles safe from a sinister underworld filled with gang violence and dark forces at work.

In this latest sneak peek, Will Smith and Joel Edgerton reveal the unique partnership between their characters Officer Ward and Officer Jakoby. Director David Ayer showcases how these two mismatched partners anchor the story, explaining that “the most important thing about this film is the relationship between Will and Joel. »

- Michelle Hannett

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Wild Zero (1999) – The DVD Review

18 October 2017 8:13 PM, PDT

What’s your favorite Japanese punk rock, alien invasion, zombie apocalypse, transgender romance, biker, musical comedy  movie?

I know, that’s a hell of a mash up right?  There is such a movie, it’s called Wild Zero and it is terrific.  If you think you’ve seen everything you’ve got to take a look at this insane movie.

Wild Zero (1999) was put together as a vehicle for Guitar Wolf a Japanese Punk Rock heavy metal trio that has been playing and recording for years.  They are a sort of ramped-up Japanese version of the Ramones, who play even faster and louder than that legendary band, if you can believe it.  Like the Ramones they all dress alike; black leather pants, boots and jackets.  Supposedly they don’t take illegal drugs but they do drink, a lot, and they sweat, profusely, on stage and off.

According to the special »

- Sam Moffitt

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Zombie Screening Of Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead On Thursday, October 26

18 October 2017 4:41 PM, PDT

All Cornetto trilogy enthusiasts know the hilariously choreographed “Don’t Stop Me Now” scene in director Edgar Wright’s Shaun Of The Dead where Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and the group fight off the invading zombies.

Focus 15, the initiative commemorating the founding 15 years ago of worldwide film company Focus Features, has partnered with Fandango, the leading digital network for all things movies, and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for a special outdoor zombie screening of Shaun of the Dead the week of Halloween on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Starring Simon Pegg and Nick FrostShaun of the Dead was the first film in The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, and was followed by Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.

Guests are encouraged to come in costume as their favorite Shaun of the Dead character. All attendees will receive a special Shaun of the Dead t-shirt while supplies last.  Tickets are on »

- Melissa Thompson

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Sliff 2017 – Rape Documentary I Am Evidence Screens November 8th at The St. Louis International Film Festival

18 October 2017 8:12 AM, PDT

I Am Evidence screens Wednesday, November 8th at 6:30pm at The Plaza Frontenac Theater (1701 S Lindbergh Blvd # 210) as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Co-director Trish Adlesic and subject Kym L. Worthy, prosecutor of Wayne County, Michigan will be in attendance. This screening is sponsored by “Culture Shock”: A Film Series for Helping Kids Together and by Safe Connections. Ticket information can be found Here.

After an unthinkable crime, followed by an unimaginable and degrading test, it’s heartbreaking to think that the only evidence that could put your rapist behind bars is left to collect dust on a shelf or worse, be destroyed entirely. Yet for thousands upon thousands of victims of rape, primarily women, who have had the ability, wherewithal and courage to endure the process of reporting the assault and then submitting their battered bodies to an invasive and often traumatizing evidence collection, »

- Tom Stockman

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Jurassic Park with Live Music by The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra November 3rd – 5th

18 October 2017 6:26 AM, PDT

Jurassic Park  screens with live music accompaniment by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra November 3-5th at Powell Hall in St. Louis (718 N Grand Blvd)

I’ve often said there’s nothing better than watching silent movies with live music, but what about watching sound movies with live music? When the movie is Jurassic Park and the score is being performed by the award-winning St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, it just becomes one of those events that can’t be missed. John William’s beloved score is performed live by the Stl Symphony with Steven Spielberg’s’s adventure classic shown from the Powell Hall stage beginning at 7pm  November 3rd and 4th, and 2:30pm Sunday November 5th.

The movie itself certainly holds up. In 1993, Jurassic Park did for monster movies what King Kong had originally done in 1933. It combines the new (at the time) visual effects technology of CG »

- Tom Stockman

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Paul T. Taylor, Pinhead in the New Hellraiser Movie, at the Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis November 5th

17 October 2017 6:08 PM, PDT

The Toyman Toy Show in St. Louis has been going strong for over 25 years now and just keeps getting bigger and better! The fun takes place seven times a year at The Machinists Hall 12365 St Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton, Mo 63044. There are over 120 vendors at the Toyman Toy Show spread out over 225 tables. all selling vintage toys, comics, dolls, diecast cars, movie memorabilia, and more as well as cosplayers and artists. It’s an unbelievable amount of fun for only $5!

The next Toyman Show is November 5th from 9:00a to 3:00p and Paul T. Taylor, ‘Pinhead’ from the new movie Hellraiser Judgement will be there! The Dallas stage and screen actor scored the role of the dark priest Pinhead, created by acclaimed horror director Clive Barker. Taylor has said in interviews that the role is a lifelong dream from heaven — (or technically, hell.). Paul T. Taylor also »

- Tom Stockman

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Whisky Galore! Starring Eddie Izzard Available on Blu-ray December 12th from Arrow Films

17 October 2017 2:33 PM, PDT

Whisky Galore! (2016) will be available on Blu-ray December 12th from Arrow Films

Based on the novel by Sir Compton Mackenzie and with a star-studded cast lead by Eddie Izzard (Victoria & Abdul, TV’s Hannibal) and Gregor Fisher (TV’s Rab C. Nesbitt) heart-warming comedy, Whisky Galore!, is out now on Digital and VoD and on Blu-ray & DVD on November 7th.

Directed by Gillies Mackinnon (Hideous Kinky) from a script by award-winning writer Peter McDougall, Whisky Galore! also stars Naomi Battrick (TV’s Waterloo Road and Ripper Street), Sean Biggerstaff (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), Ellie Kendrick (An Education, Game of Thrones), James Cosmo (T2 Trainspotting, Wonder Woman) and Kevin Guthrie (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them) and follows the inhabitants of the isolated Scottish island of Todday in the Outer Hebrides who are largely unaffected by wartime rationing, until their supply of whisky runs out! Then »

- Tom Stockman

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Wamg Giveaway – Win Girls Trip on Blu-ray

16 October 2017 7:47 PM, PDT

“Girl, you can’t get no infection in your booty hole! It’s a booty hole!”

The year’s biggest R-rated comedy and runaway hit with audiences and critics alike, Girls Trip, arrives on Digital October 3, 2017 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 17, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Follow four best friends on an adventure of a lifetime as they reunite for a weekend of fun, festivities and outrageous adventures only to learn they are not as strong apart as they are together. With over an hour of exclusive Unrated bonus content, Girls Trip Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital versions feature even more of the group’s outrageous shenanigans with deleted and extended scenes, gag reel and more that will have everyone laughing again and again!

Now you can own Girls Trip on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has 4 copies to give away. All you have to »

- Tom Stockman

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Win Tyler Perry’S Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Passes And Prizepack

16 October 2017 2:52 PM, PDT

Opening on October 20th in theaters is Tyler Perry’S Boo 2! A Madea Halloween!

To celebrate the opening, Wamg is giving away Run-Of-Engagement passes, DVD’s and T-shirts prizepacks!

For a chance to win, leave your name and email in our comments section.

Official Rules:

You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

No purchase necessary.

PG-13 For sexual references, drug content, language and some horror images.

Visit the official site: http://www.boo.movie/

From L to R: Inanna Sarkis as “Gabriella,” Mike Tornabene as “Dino,” Yousef Erakat as “Jonathan,” Lexy Panterra as “Leah” and Diamond White as “Tiffany” in Tyler Perry’s Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween. Photo by Chip Bergmann.

The post Win Tyler Perry’S Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Passes And Prizepack appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks. »

- Movie Geeks

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) – The Review

15 October 2017 6:13 PM, PDT

The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) is currently streaming on Netflix

Review by Stephen Tronicek

The first character that we’re introduced to in The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected), Noah Baumbach’s new best movie, ever is Danny (Adam Sandler) who feels like a pretty good representation of the film itself. As he drives around the streets of New York City, looking for a parking spot, his college-age daughter in tow, you see kindness in almost all of his actions. A need to please and connect with the young woman about to go off to college. And yet, every once in awhile, he snaps. Maybe it is the inability to actually find a parking spot, maybe it is the festering disconnect that he is having with his separated wife, maybe it is everything, but when push comes to shove Danny Meyerowitz screams f-words at drivers who can’t hear »

- Movie Geeks

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The Wrong Light Screens October 21st and 22nd at Webster University

15 October 2017 5:35 PM, PDT

The Wrong Light screens Saturday October 21st and  Sunday October 22nd at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). The movie starts each evening at 7:30pm.

Josie Swantek’s The Wrong Light tells the riveting story of a charismatic activist who leads a globally-regarded anti-trafficking Ngo in Northern Thailand that provides shelter and education to young girls rescued from brothels. But as the filmmakers embed themselves at the shelter and meet the young girls and their families, discrepancies begin to emerge. As the filmmakers embark in a quest for the truth while keeping the girls safe, the heroic tale takes a shocking turn and uncovers a dark side of child advocacy behind the trafficking headlines.

Admission is:

$6 for the general public

$5 for seniors, Webster alumni and students from other schools

$4 for Webster University staff and faculty

Free for Webster students with proper I.D.

Advance tickets are available from »

- Tom Stockman

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Screens at The Tivoli Midnights the Next Two Weekends

15 October 2017 5:07 PM, PDT

The Rocky Horror Picture Show plays this weekend (October 20th and 21st ) and next (October 27th and 28th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series. Admission is $10

They come wearing bustiers, corsets, and great gouts of eyeliner. And some women get into the act too! The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running midnight and audience partici-(Say It!)-pation movie of them all, will play at Landmark’s Tivoli Theater in St. Louis this weekend at midnight (October 21st and 22nd) and next (October 28th and 29th) at midnight . The Tivoli does this every year and the shows are often sell-outs, so get your tickets early! The Tivoli does a great job of making Rocky Horror an interactive movie experience with a live “Shadow Cast” known as The Samauri Electricians who perform scenes during the movie and of course the audience is encouraged »

- Tom Stockman

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