Happy I'm not 'Here'
Posted 2 days ago

It's not actually fair to compare one film to another. Even if it is the same writer/director/star. But it is inevitable in a situation like this.

Zach Braff trades hoodies for a cheap suit, Kate Hudson and kids in ‘Wish I Was Here’
Goosey Lucy
Posted 3 days ago

Besson manages to subvert audiences expectations at a few points by not delivering on big showdowns and staying true to his protagonist's abilities and motives. That said, Lucy has still…

Everything is Everything in ‘Lucy’
Haunting 'Ida'
Posted 3 days ago

It's fascinating how director Pawel Pawlikowski reveals so much by simply sticking with Ida and Wanda and acutely observing their behavior.

‘Ida’ an Impressive Study in Contrasts
'Le Week-End' on DVD/Blu-ray
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Roger Michell’s charming film Le Week-End, out on DVD now, explores the relationship between Meg (Lindsay Duncan) and Nick (Jim Broadbent), who are on their 30th wedding anniversary in Paris,…

‘Le Week-End’ a Touching, Funny Look at a Failing Marriage
Get Them to the Greeks
Posted 6 days ago

Today’s list celebrates the best of Greek legends in their cinematic form, and ranked them based on their powers and perceived usefulness in the featured films.

Top 10 Greek Mythological Figures in Film
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It’s not actually fair to compare one film to another. Even if it is the same writer/director/star. But it is inevitable in a situation like this.

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Besson manages to subvert audiences expectations at a few points by not delivering on big showdowns and staying true to his protagonist’s abilities and motives. That said, Lucy has still a lot wrong with it, chiefly that it’s kind of dumb.

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It’s fascinating how director Pawel Pawlikowski reveals so much by simply sticking with Ida and Wanda and acutely observing their behavior.

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The film tells us that “Love always comes with a price,” and because I love film, sometimes that price is watching a really bad movie.

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Roger Michell’s charming film Le Week-End, out on DVD now, explores the relationship between Meg (Lindsay Duncan) and Nick (Jim Broadbent), who are on their 30th wedding anniversary in Paris, where they also spent their honeymoon.

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Top 10 Greek Mythological Figures in Film

by Warren Cantrell July 22, 2014 Top 10s
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Today’s list celebrates the best of Greek legends in their cinematic form, and ranked them based on their powers and perceived usefulness in the featured films.

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Fast Forward to the Good Parts of ‘Sex Tape’

by Trevan McGee July 18, 2014 Print Reviews
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Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel team up for Sex Tape, an R-rated comedy that tries to balance raunchy humor with the wholesomeness of a family film and ends up failing both genres. The trailer gives over-explains the entire premise, but here it is again: Diaz and Segel play Annie and Jason, a loving couple that started hot [...]

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Ebert Doc Shines Light on Movies, Death, ‘Life Itself’

by Eric Melin July 18, 2014 Reviews
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Besides being an invaluable primer on the life of a man who was omnipresent in any discussion about movies for over 40 years, Life Itself has a surprising amount of raw emotion.

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“The Purge: Anarchy” Purges Horror for Action

by Joe Jarosz July 18, 2014 Print Reviews
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Nine years in the future, DeMonaco thinks this is still an issue that people will be dealing with, and has fun with the idea of the poor finally fighting back.

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Win advance passes to see HERCULES in 3D in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin July 15, 2014 Giveaways
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We have passes to see HERCULES in 3D on Thursday, July 24 at 6:00 PM at Cinemark Merriam and we want you to have them!

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Win Passes to See ‘Monty Python Live (mostly)’ in a Theater

by Eric Melin July 14, 2014 Giveaways

Enter below to win a pair of tickets to see the rebroadcast of the historic live event Monty Python Live (mostly) on Thursday, July 24 in Kansas City at AMC Studio 30!

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Buoyant Movie Doc ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ out on Blu-ray

by Eric Melin July 14, 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Frank Pavich’s documentary on the “best movie never made” does a fantastic job of illuminating what Jodorowsky’s vision might have looked like had it ever made it to the big screen.

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Overwrought and Boring, Paul Haggis’ ‘Third Person’ is a slog

by Trey Hock July 11, 2014 Print Reviews
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The maniacal genius Paul Haggis has created the impossible. Third Person is a film that is complex and trite, clichéd and nonsensical, and misanthropic and overly sentimental.

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ builds a legend

by Trevan McGee July 11, 2014 Print Reviews
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Caesar returns in the summer sci-fi epic that is more about the cost of being a leader than it is the novelty of talking monkeys.

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The Scene Stealers Movie Podcast: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

by Trevan McGee July 11, 2014 Podcasts
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Trevan and Trey return to go over two new movies: Third Person from that writer/director/guy Paul Haggis, who gave us Crash. If you don’t already, please Like us on Facebook. It’s the quickest way to get news, reviews and podcasts from us and the rest of the Web. And please subscribe to the Scene Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS.

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