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Join our movie reviewers as they look at this week's movies. Let them whisper in your ear in the darkened theatre, and nobody will shush you. 

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The Velvet Underground – 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition (Polydor/UMe)

Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:37

cd Velvet-UndergroundThe quality of the songwriting was certainly still there, but the production left it with a sound that had less edge and more seduction.

 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra | The Christmas Attic Double Vinyl Version (Audio Fidelity/Atlantic)

Written by Marc Farr Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:36

cd TSOHeavy and melodic, The Christmas Attic is a rock opera like no other.

   

First Aid Kit w/Samantha Crain | 11.18.14

Written by Matt Ehrlich Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:25

live FAK_75Although anticipation for First Aid Kit was high, I think everyone wished Crain could have stayed and played twice as long.

 

Chrissie Hynde | 11.23.14

Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:22

live HyndeMy teenage love affair was torrid and vinyl-tough with the mascara-eyed woman in black leather and tight blue jeans.

   

Portrait of Jason (Milestone Films, NR)

Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:43

portraitofjason dvdThe fallacy lies in assuming there is some absolute truth that can be captured on camera and understood by the viewer.

 

Johnny Marr | Unparalleled

Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 23 November 2014 18:03

prof Johnny-Marr_75It’s Johnny Marr, so your expectations should already be high—but even so, they’ll be blown from the first note.

   

Horrible Bosses 2 (Warner Bros., R)

Written by Lea Vrábelová Sunday, 23 November 2014 14:21

film horrible-bosses-2_smThe movie is so much fun, I would even dare to nominate it for the comedy of the year.

 

Tears for Fears | Songs from the Big Chair Deluxe Edition (Island)

Written by Jim Ousley Sunday, 23 November 2014 13:52

cd tears-for-fearsThe band’s sophomore effort succeeded in replacing “me” with “us,” putting the listener into the world instead of orbiting outside of it.

   

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Universal Pictures, PG-13)

Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 21 November 2014 10:13

film mockingjay_smCalling the film “uneven” is being generous; it doesn’t seem a stretch to call it outright bad.

 

St. Louis Movie Theaters

Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 30 October 2014 22:27

CA Hi-Pointe_smThe Hi-Pointe is one of the most charming theaters in St. Louis (second only to the Tivoli, in my book)—and has the best popcorn, besides.

   
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For the Couch


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