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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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Thank You for Your Service: An Interview with Director Jason Hall

Shu (aka) Adam Schumann (Miles Teller) and Adam’s wife Saskia (Haley Bennett) struggle with his PTSD in "Thank You For Your Service," which opens just in time for Veteran’s Day.

Shu (aka) Adam Schumann (Miles Teller) and Adam’s wife Saskia (Haley Bennett) struggle with his PTSD in “Thank You For Your Service,” which opens just in time for Veteran’s Day.

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The Florida Project: Impoverished Childhood in the Land of Magic Castles

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Scooty (Christopher Rivera) Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and Jancey (Valeria Cotto) have a seemingly idyllic summer playing amidst alligator habitats, abandon buildings, and poverty in “The Florida Project.”

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“Thank You For Your Service” — Free Movie Tickets for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members

Adam Schumann (Miles Teller), Will (Joe Cole), and Solo (Beulah Koale) as Iraq war veterans struggling to returnt o civilian life in "Thank You for Your Service" (2017)

Solo (Beulah Koale), Will (Joe Cole), and Adam Schumann (Miles Teller) are Iraq war veterans struggling to return to civilian life in “Thank You for Your Service” (2017)

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‘My Little Pony: The Movie’: Ideal Rainbow for Little Girls

The Mane 6, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Spike, and Applejack, set off on an adventure to save Equestria.

The Mane 6, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Spike, and Applejack, set off on an adventure to save Equestria.

by Sandra Olmsted

   My Little Pony: The Movie opens with Twilight Sparkle (voice of Tara Strong), the youngest the four pony princesses, planning Equestria’s Friendship Festival and the concert by Pop star Songbird Serenade (voice of Sia).

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