Jordan Peele avoids the sophomore slump in a big way with thrilling ‘Us’

On the surface, Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) has it all. A goofy and loving husband in Gabe (Winston Duke), two healthy young children in Zora and Jason (Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex), and a beachfront home off the boardwalk of the Atlantic. However, something from Adelaide’s childhood on the very same boardwalk haunts her … More Jordan Peele avoids the sophomore slump in a big way with thrilling ‘Us’

“I was born here, and I’ll die here:” A love letter to St. Louis

“There’s no place like home.” The famous words from The Wizard of Oz apply to my love for St. Louis, which has been my home for the better part of my 37 years on this rock. These days, people don’t always have kind things to say about my home, but I don’t care. St. Louis … More “I was born here, and I’ll die here:” A love letter to St. Louis

Binge Watch: HBO’s ‘Crashing’ is a funny tutorial for all aspiring comics

A person gets up on a stage with the intent to make people laugh, talks to the audience, and waits for a reaction. Doesn’t that sound scary to you? Ever since I was a kid, the life of a comedian has fascinated me to no end. The most intimate brand of theater involving a single … More Binge Watch: HBO’s ‘Crashing’ is a funny tutorial for all aspiring comics

Craving some good ribs? Head over to Edibles and Essentials in South Hampton

Need a place to eat this weekend? I have you covered, St. Louis foodie crowd. Tucked away on South Hampton between Loughborough and Eichelberger, Edibles & Essentials is one of those delectable gems that defies description. If you happen to play sports on Dubourg High School’s field, you may smell the cherry-smoked fried ribs when … More Craving some good ribs? Head over to Edibles and Essentials in South Hampton

The Frank O. Pinion Movie Dose, March 26: Reviews of US, GLORIA BELL, AND THE DIRT

Horror films always conjure up the most interesting conversations. Radio or not, grown men talk about their worst fears and what movies first startled the crap out of them. Talk about Nightmare on Elm Street, Michael Myers, Gremlins, or whatever villain brought you to your knees as a kid, and it’s equal parts funny and … More The Frank O. Pinion Movie Dose, March 26: Reviews of US, GLORIA BELL, AND THE DIRT

‘Captain Marvel’ is a good, but far from great, Marvel adventure

Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) has a problem: is she an a human or an alien? It’s more complicated than that, though. She has amazing superpowers, including the ability to light up her fists and send a bad guy halfway across a zip code, but she doesn’t know how she got them and why they belong … More ‘Captain Marvel’ is a good, but far from great, Marvel adventure

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga may not be in love, but they sure made us believe

Are they really in love, or is it all an act? Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sure made us believe not only on Sunday night, but in their movie, A Star Is Born. Watch it and tell me I’m wrong. Since the first movie I ever watched concluded many, many years ago, I’ve battled with … More Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga may not be in love, but they sure made us believe

‘Triple Frontier’ is a thrilling showcase about the casualties of war

Greed can be a deadly thing. One of the most unique and poisonous human frailties in the world, greed can take not only one person down, but several. When it shares a room with a conscience, pride, and arrogance, the results can be dire and leave few souls breathing in the end. For five Ex-Special … More ‘Triple Frontier’ is a thrilling showcase about the casualties of war

Why ‘Greta’ is the first truly bad movie of 2018

Let’s say you find an abandoned purse on a train. You can either pick it up and return it, or leave it for the forgotten to be retrieved by its forgetful owner. Frances McCullen (Chloe Grace Moretz) should have chosen the latter. The tagline of Neil Jordan’s new film, Greta, tells you all that you … More Why ‘Greta’ is the first truly bad movie of 2018