It isn't often that sports and nerd interests collide, but St. Louis will play host to this weird Venn diagram Wednesday, Aug. 7, when the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate George Lucas' Star Wars saga with a game that may cast the visiting L.A. Dodgers as evil Sith lords. Wait, scratch that. It'll be ... More >>
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Sometimes it takes an event like Wizard World Comic Con to prove that "nerd" doesn't necessarily mean "dork" nowadays. Tens of thousands of people swarmed the America's Center this weekend for St. Louis' first-ever Comic Con, a three-day event celebrating pop culture and science fiction. The event ... More >>
Details about James Holmes' lethal shooting rampage at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 movie complex continue to come to light at a rapid rate. The staff of Westword, our sister paper in Denver, has people on the scene of the shooting and at the var ... More >>
In May, Gut Check kicked-off the superhero leg of this summer's blockbuster season by seeing The Avengers in 3D and wolfing down a "Super Hero Sandwich" at Planet Sub. The next notch on our big-budget superhero movie belt was whittled this week at a viewing of The Amazing Spider-Man in 3D -- Marvel ... More >>
Voting continues until the end of the day Sunday in the first round of our poll for St. Louis' most overrated burger. As of this writing, there is a clear favorite for the, um, honor. But will it be the runaway winner once we narrow the field to three? And which two burgers will join it? Please vo ... More >>
The Amazing Spider-Man -- this summer's comic-book movie spectacular that isn't The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises -- opens on July 3. That means the Spider-Man promotional machine is kicking into high gear. Locally, the Hardee's at 2110 Hampton Avenue will host a Spider-Man event from 2-4 p.m. ... More >>
With The Avengers making eleventy-billion dollars and Prometheus racking up a solid if financially disappointing opening weekend (it earned less than Snow White and the Huntsman?) , two-thirds of the summer's most-anticipated movies have now been released. Chances are you know what the third film a- ... More >>
Summer blockbuster season is upon us, and, as usual, that means a handful of new superhero movies -- and we ain't mad about it. The first of the flurry is, of course, Joss Whedon's The Avengers, released on May 4. In true curmudgeon style, Gut Check waited a week to see the flick, not because we wer ... More >>
These are the facts on the ground, as I see them: First, if a fourteen-year-old boy has ever loved a TV or movie franchise, there will be an AMV (from "Anime Music Video") about it. Second, if there's an AMV about something, half of the fourteen-year-old boys in the universe have synched the ... More >>
It's the afternoon of May 4, 2010. Or as it's known to Star Wars fans, it's Star Wars Day across America. Seriously. In that spirit, here are five totally awful Star Wars Photoshopped images that are St. Louis-centric. If you've seen the movies (the original three, thank you), you may get inside jok ... More >>
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The new Indiana Jones movie is not that bad. The only problem is, that’s the best I can say about it. Save for a few groans and guffaws at some of the more painfully inept parts, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was well-received by a packed house at a midnight premiere at the M ... More >>