Who deserves the great honor of being recognized alongside Rush Limbaugh inside the Missouri State Capitol rotunda? The leadership of the House of Representatives is looking for inductees to the Hall of Famous Missourians! In addition to the great Limbaugh, the hall includes some very influential ... More >>
With the start of classes today, the University of Missouri has the most diverse student body in its history, according to campus officials. Mizzou now has 34,111 students enrolled and has seen an increase in international and out-of-state students as well as a record number of minorities. The t ... More >>
Brad Pitt wishes he did not drop out of the University of Missouri. Why? Because who would do such a foolish thing? What kind of guy would just give up on academics? Pitt, who grew up in Springfield -- where his parents still live -- opens up about his loneliness and his unfinished academic caree ... More >>
Earlier this week, a letter written by "Jane Pitt" of Springfield in the News-Leader caused a minor stir. At first, the paper confirmed that, yes, it was Brad Pitt the Famous Actor's mother Jane. Then it retracted that. Then yesterday they retracted the retraction. "To clear up earlier confusion," ... More >>
Walking into Moneyball, it's hard not to anticipate the stereotypical baseball movie: chewing tobacco, player enlightenment, inspirational pep talks from the coach before the big game, maybe even some angels in the outfield. But above all, you expect a show, a tense series of games that eventually r ... More >>
Gut Check wasn't sure what to expect, walking into this film. Very little was known about it -- except that it was a Terrence Malick film, which, when combined with the title of the film and the trailer that included outer space, babies and waterfalls, gave us a few hints about the kind of nebulous ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/portroidsJon Hamm, representative Missourian.Once again, The Daily Beast has figured out a way to make Missourians feel bad. In honor of the Miss America Pageant, the website has decided to rank the best-looking states based on all its residents, not just one representative nubi ... More >>
The late singer and actor, Robert Goulet.The St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute is soliciting nominations for its second-annual Goulet Award -- an honor bestowed upon a mustachioed individual whose acts and reputation glorify upper-lip hair. Last year's award went to Tim Galvin, a former ... More >>
TRIMIt must be said that most people's idea of hot-rod fashion comes from the Fonz and the "Go Greased Lightning" number in the movie Grease, that is, leather jackets and shop-class jumpsuits, both worn over plain white undershirts.It must also be said that the most lingering image of an attempt ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/syl2007Unreal has just been informed that the biggest question that plagues single women is "Why are all the good men taken?"This came as a surprise to us, because we always believed the lament of the single woman (well, actually, women in general) was "Why are men such assholes ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Recession. Literally, a pulling back a of a surging, forward-moving tide. The moon never considers whether the tide is a good thing or a bad thing, what its ideal point is along the sand. That's a detachment I sometimes envy when considering the other recession. ... More >>
Unreal narrowly averts Car-mageddon, dispels a Brad Pitt rumor and gets some berry good news about vino.
The best DVDs of '07 made old movies feel new again.
Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
We now wait in anticipation for the next You Are Here."
Sequels, prequels, and threequels headline Hollywood 2007.
Week of November 9, 2006
Storytelling gimmicks can't save vapid, globally-conscious puzzle-film
Brad and Angelina are out to kill each other. You may want a piece of them too.
Wash. U. students mount The Trojan Women
A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand
Dromedaries bond over string music in a refreshing new docudrama
Twin tigers light up the screen in Two Brothers
Tom Hanks steals the Coens' latest by playing -- get this -- funny
Week of October 1, 2003
A spineless hero and his thuggish imaginary friend make Alan Rudolph's new film distressingly familiar
Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to ... Owen Wilson?
Soderbergh shoots in digital and hits the target: Hollywood
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
Anne Rice's cheesy vampire queen doesn't suck
Soderbergh and Clooney knock over Vegas, without much to show for it
Week of November 21, 2001
Brad and Julia get pistol-whipped by The Mexican
With Snatch, Guy Ritchie once again proves himself the Tarantino of the Thames
Aronofsky's follow-up to Pi is a brutal personal movie about the horrors of drug addiction
Directed by David Fincher
Directed by Kinka Usher