The Vanishing Blu-ray
Posted 4 days ago

What is remarkable about The Vanishing is how, like Gone Girl, it reveals much about its central mystery fairly early on in the film. Unlike Gone Girl, it continues to…

Modern Suspense Classic ‘The Vanishing’ on Criterion Blu-ray
Here Come 'The Judge'
Posted 13 days ago

Robert Downey Jr.’s new cinematic vehicle, gives the viewer just enough salt, just enough of the bile of family life, in an attempt to cover the overly manipulative and sentimental…

‘The Judge’ Too Much Sweet, Too Little Salty
Renner: Don't Kill the Messenger
Posted 13 days ago

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua…

Jeremy Renner hopes you don’t ‘Kill the Messenger’
Taming the muse
Posted 20 days ago

[Minor Rock Fist Up] “My muse is not a horse and i am in no horse race and if indeed she was, still i would not harness her to this…

’20,000 Days’ Gets to the Heart of It
Trashy 'Gone Girl'
Posted 20 days ago

Buried somewhere beneath the button-pushing gender politics and all-too-convenient plot twists in Gone Girl, there are some mildly interesting points being made about modern marriage. But after two and a…

Trashy ‘Gone Girl’ Gets Away From Fincher
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What is remarkable about The Vanishing is how, like Gone Girl, it reveals much about its central mystery fairly early on in the film. Unlike Gone Girl, it continues to deepen its characters and maintain a believable sense of dread that plays into its central conceit.

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We have advance passes to see ST. VINCENT, starring Bill Murray, Naomi Watts and Melissa McCarthy on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30PM at the Cinemark Palace Theater and we want you to have them!

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Robert Downey Jr.’s new cinematic vehicle, gives the viewer just enough salt, just enough of the bile of family life, in an attempt to cover the overly manipulative and sentimental story. In spite of a remarkable cast, and a handful of exceptional moments, The Judge falls prey to the emotional wish fulfillment of most estranged father and son stories.

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A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California.

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We have advance passes to see the new horror movie OUIJA Wednesday, October 22 at 8:00pm at the Alamo Drafthouse and we want you to have them!

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Win advance passes to see FURY in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin October 6, 2014 Giveaways

We have advance passes to see FURY starring Brad Pitt on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 PM at the AMC Barrywoods Theatre and we want you to have them!

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’20,000 Days’ Gets to the Heart of It

by Trevan McGee October 3, 2014 Print Reviews

[Minor Rock Fist Up] “My muse is not a horse and i am in no horse race and if indeed she was, still i would not harness her to this tumbrel – this bloody cart of severed heads and glittering prizes. My muse may spook! May bolt! May abandon me completely!” The above letter was [...]

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Trashy ‘Gone Girl’ Gets Away From Fincher

by Eric Melin October 2, 2014 Print Reviews
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Buried somewhere beneath the button-pushing gender politics and all-too-convenient plot twists in Gone Girl, there are some mildly interesting points being made about modern marriage. But after two and a half hours of soapy ridiculousness that wouldn’t be out of place on TV’s The Bold and the Beautiful, the movie just seems like cruel and unusual punishment.

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Cookie-cutter ‘Annabelle’ Offers Zero Scares

by Brian Reeves October 2, 2014 Print Reviews
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A mother of a newborn baby is tormented by a demon attempting to hurt her child while skeptical father has no interactions with said demon. Add a dash of Satanic cult members, a priest, and an older woman who instantly understands of her predicament, mix thoroughly, and bake at 666 degrees until done.

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Criterion Blu-ray of Classic ‘Ali: Fear Eats the Soul’

by Eric Melin October 2, 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Out now in a new restored 4K digital restoration on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection, this emotionally raw picture combines minimalistic acting, evocative framing, and unabashed melodrama for a timeless moviegoing experience.

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Win advance passes to see MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin October 2, 2014 Giveaways
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We have passes to see MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30pm at the Tivoli theatre and we want you to have them!

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A Kansas City Story Comes Home – ‘The Good Lie’ Red Carpet Event

by Trey Hock September 26, 2014 Blogs
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The Good Lie should be point of pride and an exciting film for those living in Kansas City. Make sure to check it out when it’s released on Friday, October 3.

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Creepy Meandering Awaits ‘At the Devil’s Door’

by Brian Reeves September 26, 2014 Print Reviews
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Can a horror movie that’s all atmosphere and zero coherent plot really satisfy? That’s the question I was left with once the credits started rolling on At the Devil’s Door. Writer/Director Nicholas McCarthy‘s take on the classic horror trope of selling one’s soul to the Devil oozes with dread and menace.

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The first 50 to RSVP win passes to see ANNABELLE in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin September 25, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see the new horror flick ANNABELLE Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Alamo Drafthouse at 10pm.

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Win advance passes to see THE GOOD LIE in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin September 25, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see THE GOOD LIE Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Cinemark Palace on the Plaza at 7:30pm and we want you to have them!

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