Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Jaime Lees profiles Laura Therina of Baileys' Chocolate Bar. Below is a Q&A with Therina, followed by the recipe for the Mexican Chocolate Martini.With the most romantic day of the year ... More >>
Now a Christmas tradition, Trans-Siberian Orchestra will make a trek to St. Louis next month. I've been an outspoken critic of TSO for years now, and admit that my disdain toward the band has bred some unintentional negativity. This holiday season, let's explore the positive alternatives -- here are ... More >>
Great. We've got another actor who thinks he can sing on our hands. At least Jim Carrey's sticking to karaoke bars for his awkward warbling of Radiohead's "Creep" and Smashing Pumpkins' "Bullet With Butterfly Wings", instead of taking the Gwyneth Paltrow route of bringing awkward warbling t ... More >>
Robin WheelerCoffee and chocolate frozen yogurt topped with Valrhona chocolate shavings at Chill. What screams summer movies more than a penguin farce that takes place during a Manhattan winter? Perhaps Mr. Popper's Penguins was meant to mentally cool us while we watch a bunch of misplaced ... More >>
The movie Cold Souls sounds kind of like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind without the Jim Carrey-Kate Winslet part. In other words, it's about a company that extracts your soul and stores it for you in a glass jar. That's what Unreal has surmised anyway, based on the movie's viral marketing sch ... More >>
Lisa Lamenelli will likely insult entire races, generations, genders and religions on February 20.Equal-opportunity offender Lisa Lampanelli may be best known for destroying the dais on the Roasts of Chevy Chase, Denis Leary, Pamela Anderson, Flava Flav, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner and more. Or ... More >>
An overstuffed plot and empty action ruin Spidey's run.
Sequels, prequels, and threequels headline Hollywood 2007.
Week of November 30, 2006
Week of November 9, 2006
Playing against type, Will Ferrell can't quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy.
A truly universal remote leads to Sandler's best movie in years
Michael Winterbottom's adaptation of a classic loads on the Bull
Jim Carrey's brand of fun warms a reheated Dick and Jane
Almost two full hours of trite, vapid zebra vomit
A reporter's hunt for a child killer tests the power of the press
Bewitched delivers just what you'd expect. Absolutely nothing.
A scheming dad and a pine-car derby yield a movie that nobody needed
An experimental director and a harrowing tale fit The Jacket perfectly
Week of February 16, 2005
Unreal sees what all the inflatable fuss is about, learns why kitties are bad presents and talks to a man who loves hotties-but-smarties; plus, the second installment of Local Blog o' the Week!
We've picked our favorites -- let the debates begin
Jim Carrey's in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is less fortunate
The Cat in the Hat forms clumps for easy scooping and disposal
Week of June 11, 2003
Week of May 21, 2003
Week of December 19, 2001
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm
Made, a wannabe mob comedy, won't be furthering anyone's career
The new Dr. Seuss adaptation is more cynical than the Grinch ever was
Wild Oats Community Market, Ladue
Sunday, July 23; Blue Note (Columbia, Mo.)
Published the week of June 28-July 4, 2000
Co-written and directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly
Directed by David Kellogg