Big, colorful, fun & forgettable
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'The Great Wall' won't be winning any awards, but still manages to entertain with a fun story of fantasy and history on a collision course.

Matt Damon Protects ‘The Great Wall’
Strange, yet familiar.
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Stunning visuals and a stark gothic atmosphere can't save the dragging plot in Gore Verbinski's 'A Cure for Wellness'.

‘A Cure for Wellness’ Boasts Beautiful Imagery But Drags
Skip 'The Babymoon'
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In a fragile relationship, a husband tries to impress his pregnant wife with a luxurious baby moon vacation in the most beautiful, exotic, instagram-able country on the planet but quickly…

‘The Babymoon’ is a trip I’m not sure I want to take
Lego Batman is Glorious
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Considering the recent selections from DC and Warner Bros. it might be easy (and a little premature) to get overly excited and call The Lego Batman Movie the best Batman…

The Lego Batman Movie: Hilarious. Glorious. Exhausting.
John Wick goes to Hell
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Keanu Reeves is back and thanks to some elegantly choreographed action sequences, John Wick: Chapter 2 manages to one-up the original.

John Wick Journeys into Hell for Chapter 2
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‘The Great Wall’ won’t be winning any awards, but still manages to entertain with a fun story of fantasy and history on a collision course.

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Stunning visuals and a stark gothic atmosphere can’t save the dragging plot in Gore Verbinski’s ‘A Cure for Wellness’.

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In a fragile relationship, a husband tries to impress his pregnant wife with a luxurious baby moon vacation in the most beautiful, exotic, instagram-able country on the planet but quickly learns that the country is undergoing a political revolution.

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Considering the recent selections from DC and Warner Bros. it might be easy (and a little premature) to get overly excited and call The Lego Batman Movie the best Batman movie ever, but it’s pretty close.

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Keanu Reeves is back and thanks to some elegantly choreographed action sequences, John Wick: Chapter 2 manages to one-up the original.

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KC Oscar Party 2017

by Eric Melin February 2, 2017 Blogs

The 89th Academy Awards are February 26, 2017 and your pals at Scene-Stealers, Boom Howdy and the Lost in Reviews Podcast are hosting the coolest movie party in Kansas City for the fifth year in a row. And, as always, it’s free!

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xXx: Vin Diesel Returns in the Sequel Nobody Asked For

by Tim English January 20, 2017 Print Reviews
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xXx: The Return of Xander Cage may be dumb, but there’s something so ridiculously stupid about it that it kinda makes you wanna hang around and watch the idiocy unfold.

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Another M. Night Shyamalan Twist Cannot Save ‘Split’

by Jason Ridder January 20, 2017 Print Reviews
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M. Night Shyamalan’s new psychological thriller sets up an interesting new character, but falters and drags while trying to tell his story.

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‘Patriots Day’ The Movie: Too Soon to Capitalize on Tragedy?

by Tim English January 13, 2017 Print Reviews
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Patriots Day is a solid flick, even if the movie itself doesn’t deliver the emotional impact it should.

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Another Familiar Horror Story from ‘The Bye-Bye Man’

by Jason Ridder January 13, 2017 Print Reviews
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The Bye-Bye Man is a paint-by-numbers horror movie featuring too-familiar elements that have been repeated over and over in the genre.

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Don’t Pick Up When ‘A Monster Calls’

by Eric Melin January 6, 2017 Print Reviews
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While the destination reached by the end of A Monster Calls is probably a good place for any child to be, it’s not a very rewarding journey getting there.

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2016 in Film According to Simon

by Simon Williams January 5, 2017 Blogs
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Why do I do this? Why do I spend this much time and mental energy on this fruitless task? Why doesn’t my mother look me in the eye anymore? I don’t know! Let’s talk 2016!

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‘JACKIE’ IS JUST RIGHT

by Warren Cantrell December 21, 2016 Print Reviews
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‘Jackie’ is the story of one woman’s attempt to put the pieces of her life back together following an unspeakable tragedy, and what that means when one is doing it on the biggest, most public of stages.

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‘MANCHESTER BY THE SEA’ WINS 3 KANSAS CITY FILM CRITICS AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE

by Eric Melin December 18, 2016 Blogs
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Manchester by the Sea was chosen as the Best Film of 2016 by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest critics group in the country.

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‘Rogue One’ Is Just Okay and That’s Okay

by Trey Hock December 17, 2016 Print Reviews
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Rogue One is a fair to middling entrant into the Star Wars cinematic universe, because it cannot commit fully to its own intent, having the confidence that its new characters can win everyone over

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