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Pam Grier Opens St. Louis International Film Festival

Pam Grier as Jackie Brown in Director Quentin Tarantino 1997 film named for the main character.

Pam Grier as Jackie Brown in Director Quentin Tarantino 1997 film named for the main character.

by Sandra Olmsted 

The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) opens with a special reception featuring Pam Grier and premiere of the locally produced indie comedy, Bad Grandmas, which stars the legendary Grier (Jackie Brown) and the late Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) in her final role. Srikant Chellappa. co-writer & director, and Jack Snyder, co-writer, both from St. Louis, created this tale about the felonious misadventures of senior citizens Mimi (Henderson), Coralee (Grier), Bobbi (Susie Wall), and Virginia (Sally Eaton). Producer Dan Byington, Chellappa, and actresses Eaton, Wall, and Jilanne Klaus will be at the event. For the ticket price of a mere $25 dollars, you can have the movie premiere experience.

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‘A Bad Moms Christmas’: Uneven but Still Very Funny

Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) cut loose and tear it up at the mall in 'A Bad Moms Christmas' (2017).

Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) cut loose and tear it up at the mall in ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ (2017).

By Sandra Olmsted

With A Bad Moms Christmas, writers/directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore bring it on with a follow up to their popular 2016 comedy Bad Moms. In this installment, Kiki (Kristen Bell), Amy (Mila Kunis), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) struggle to make Christmas the best ever because making Christmas perfect is the “Super Bowl for moms.” For each of them, there’s a new wrinkle; their moms have shown up at their houses for Christmas, and they’ve brought a lot of baggage with them. Can Kiki and Amy have the Christmas they want without disappointing their mom, and can Carla not be disappointed again? Like all good comedies, A Bad Moms Christmas has some seriousness underneath and takes on mother-daughter relationships with laughs and a stellar cast.

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Taco Truck Shows up at Hazelwood Food Truck ‘Trunk for Treat’ Despite Robbery

locoz tacoz truck   The cold didn’t deter Hazelwood residents and others from attending Howdershell Park’s Food Truck or Treat on Oct. 27, nor did a robbery stop one of the food vendors from coming.

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One of the Best World Series, It Rivals 2011

world series 2017 2 by Randy Gardner

Hopefully you have been able to watch the World Series as it has been spectacular. By the time you read this it will be over but Game number 5 was a game that will go down in history. For me, I thought it was even better and more theatrical than the Cardinals come back win with David Freese home run to win Game 6 in the 2011 series. I wasn’t sure how the ratings would be leading into the series but from recent news it seems to be a ratings bonanza.

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Holiday Happenings: Garden Glow Opens Nov. 17

Experience the Magic of the Missouri Botanical Garden this Holiday Season!

Experience the Magic of the Missouri Botanical Garden this Holiday Season!

Garden Glow installations are dispersed throughout Missouri Botanical Garden for the annual holiday event that runs Nov. 17-Jan.1 nightly. Walking is the primary means of viewing the exhibit.

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The Dining Divas Take a Look Back (and Taste) at St. Louis Food at Circa STL

Lisa Kampeter

Lisa Kampeter

by Lisa Kampeter

I’m probably biased because I’ve lived in the St. Louis area for most of my life, but St. Louis (and, of course, Missouri) has some really great iconic foods of which we can be proud. Take those unique foods and combine them with some classic recipes and St. Louis history, and that’s what you’ll get at Circa STL, a St. Louis-themed restaurant.

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