"Andrew is going to tell you a story while I get a drink. By the way, Andrew has extreme stage fright." And so Nate Ruess hangs his bandmate out to dry. Andrew hunches lower at his piano and tells us he'll need a few seconds to come up with a story, then starts talking about his grandpa and a car... ... 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 >>
8 p.m. Sunday, February 27. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
In the old days, just being an actress wasn't enough. Everyone had to be a double threat just to keep up with singing actresses like Julie Andrews, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland. But then musicals fell out of fashion and we find ourselves asking, "Why the hell is Gwyneth Paltrow singi ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Flying Lotus' latest Pattern & Grid World*Flying Lotus, Pattern Grid World Just months after releasing the full-length Cosmogramma, Flying Lotus returns wit ... More >>
Johansson: Coming to St. Louis?â€‹Last week it was Vince Vaughn. This week, it's Scarlett Johansson. The curvaceous actress is the latest cast member to sign on for the upcoming film Old St. Louis. The movie, directed by David O. Russell (Three Kings, I Heart Hucakbees), revolves around a traveling ... More >>
Ghost World, the 2001 movie based on Daniel Clowes' graphic novels, will be screening tonight at the Schlafly Bottleworks as part of its Strange Brew: Cult Films series. $4 gets you in, and the film starts at 8 p.m. Starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson, the film's use of music is superb and s ... More >>
Ruka Puff dabbles in movie-making, while the members of Ludo share their Christmas wish lists.
Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag
B-Sides gets real with our favorite Pretender and theSTART's Aimee Echo.
Jackass Number Two: Unrated
Head Automatica turns the beat around, while we convene at the altar of Reverend Glasseye and fill up yer iPod with some classy tunes.
Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen
True-crime noir goes searching for Hollywood’s heart of darkness
Week of July 26, 2006
Woody Allen wanders through Scoop
Woody Allen's Match Point can't return serve
Michael Bay's up to his old tricks -- now older than ever
Week of July 20, 2005
What will the beloved bands of '05 look like when the buzz wears off?
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, 05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Moolah Theatre and Lounge, 3821 Lindell Boulevard, 314-446-6868
In Good Company is wonderfully funny, a bit sad and unmistakably real
There's nothing absurd about the appeal of SpongeBob's first movie
Week of January 28, 2004
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Week of January 14, 2004
Sofia Coppola and her cast get Lost in Translation
Week of July 17, 2002
Billy Bob doesn't say much, but he's the perfect Man for the Coens' con job
Eva Gárdos delivers an autobiographical culture clash in her debut feature, An American Rhapsody
Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes trap us with a raptor in Ghost World