TJ Miller is a standup comedian versed in the styles of sketch, improv and absurdist comedy. His most recent cinematic venture, Transformers: Age of Distinction, just wrapped and he has three more in post-production. In 2011 he released The Extended Play E.P. demonstrating that laughter, while a one ... More >>
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 >>
"Memories of Elvis" featuring Steve Davis and the Mid-South Revival The Pageant Jan. 12, 2013 Dead for more than fifteen years, Elvis Presley's ghost returns to St. Louis every January to throw himself a big ol' birthday bash. But there are no party hats and peanut butter-and-banana sandwiches -- i ... More >>
Horror, rom com, science fiction -- your days are numbered. Hollywood has a new genre of film to exploit: board game movies. In the wake of the that-looks-so-bad-it-might-be-good Battleship (which is released tomorrow), a number of films are in the works that are inspired by, named after or based on ... More >>
Mainstream superstardom often begins with a spark, rather than an explosion. It's hard to say whether Lady Gaga would have been more than a behind-the-scenes cog in Akon's machine without "Just Dance." And if 50 Cent had not delivered "In Da Club," it's possible that the world may never have tasted ... More >>
As holidays go, Thanksgiving gets the short end of the wishbone. Its musical impact is generally limited to that damn Adam Sandler song. Yet, for anybody who survived the 1990s, one thought comes to mind when plating turkey's fruity companion: "Hey, remember The Cranberries?" We most certainly do. T ... More >>
Here's a little known fact: Jews love Christmas. We love the cookies. We love the lights. We love the sappy movies. We spend our childhoods yearning for trees and stockings. (I myself received my first Christmas stocking at the advanced age of 31. I nearly wept with joy.)We love Christmas so much, w ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>
Will Ferrell's new film rides the line between on-screen storytelling and outtake antics.
You, Me and Dupree overstays its welcome
Week of January 19, 2006
Week of January 5, 2006
Hilarious Rob Schneider flick? Who'd have seen it coming.
You came, you saw, you voted: the winners of the 2005 Riverfront Times Music Awards
Week of June 1, 2005
Lessons learned where the red carpet ends
A St. Louis-bred twosome takes on a horror classic
Sweet Dough Hot Beans and First Watch know the importance of a good breakfast
Bad Santa is crude and rude and the jolliest Christmas movie ever
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Nicholson disappears into a wondrous movie about quiet desperation
David Cross is funny as hell. So why isn't he laughing?
Without Elmer Bernstein, scores of movies wouldn't have sounded the same
Week of June 26, 2002
A performer's diary charts the brilliant, the bawdy, the baked and the banal among St. Louis open mics
If you didn't like this year's movies, you didn't look hard enough. The RFT's film critics weigh in on their faves of the year.
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Silverman's bitter "comedy" is enough to make you lose all hope