KC Oscar Party 2019
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The 91st Academy Awards are Sunday February 24, 2019 and your pals at Scene-Stealers and Screenland Armour are hosting the coolest movie party in Kansas City for the seventh year in a row.…

KC Oscar Party 2019
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[Rating: Rock Fist Way Down] Okay. I’m over it already. In fact, I was never on board with this hack wannabe slasher franchise. The 2017 original presented a unique gimmick,…

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KC Oscar Party 2019

by Eric Melin on January 31, 2019

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The 91st Academy Awards are Sunday February 24, 2019 and your pals at Scene-Stealers and Screenland Armour are hosting the coolest movie party in Kansas City for the seventh year in a row. And, as always, it’s free! This is your chance to see Hollywood’s best and worst dressed, watch the Academy Awards broadcast on the big screen […]

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[Rating: Swiss Fist] Donnybrook, the dreary and hopeless drama from Tim Sutton, is a brutal and darkly brooding picture that follows a family man’s violent journey to free his family from the doom of a poverty stricken life and an inevitable hopeless existence by fighting and stealing his way to a bareknuckle brawl. It’s a […]

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‘Capernaum’ proves hell is on earth in unflinching story of refugee life.

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‘Nothing to Do’ feels like film school project about hospice.

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Rom-com returns to form in ‘Isn’t It Romantic,’ which destroys the clichés and invents new ways to tell a romantic and funny story.

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‘Happy Death Day 2 U’ should die already

by Tim English February 13, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Rock Fist Way Down] Okay. I’m over it already. In fact, I was never on board with this hack wannabe slasher franchise. The 2017 original presented a unique gimmick, which, under the right guidance could have been a lot of fun, but ultimately wasn’t nearly explored enough. Thankfully, someone green-lit Happy Death Day 2 […]

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‘High Flying Bird’ plays the NBA game low-key

by Tim English February 8, 2019 Print Reviews
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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up]Steven Soderbergh‘s latest iPhone feature film, High Flying Bird, plays like Jerry Maguire on moprhine, as it goes behind the scenes into the high-tension world of professional basketball owner-player negotiations during a labor dispute. It’s a decent flick, if at times slow, that survives thanks to a decent script and a […]

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‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ Hits Sophomore Slump

by Christian Ramos February 8, 2019 Print Reviews

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ is all over the place.

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‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot’ Wastes a Perfectly Good Title

by Warren Cantrell February 6, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] A diabolical sleight-of-hand trick that suckers its audience in with promises of mayhem spanning two different genres, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot has redefined what is possible in the realm of cinematic let-downs. Skimping on the Hitler and Bigfoot action only to delve into the heart […]

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‘Under the Eiffel Tower’ leaves the ‘com’ out of ‘rom-com’

by Kate Walz February 6, 2019 Print Reviews

‘Under the Eiffel Tower’ has a lot of ‘Veep’ stars, but none of the funny.

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First-hand WWI accounts ensure ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

by Christian Ramos February 1, 2019 Print Reviews

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ receives a wide releases to be witnessed by more audience in understanding the horrors of the First World War told through new groundbreaking technology.

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‘Then Came You’ Should Have Kept Moving Along

by Warren Cantrell February 1, 2019 Print Reviews

‘Then Came You’ seems content to just trample over Manic Pixie Dream Girl story beats and characters that don’t offer anything new to the formula.

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‘Destroyer’ an Unsatisfying Ordeal

by Kate Walz January 31, 2019 Print Reviews

Revenge drama ‘Destroyer’ is an unsatisfying ordeal.

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Chamber drama ‘Piercing’ is brutal (and playful?)

by Eric Melin January 31, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up] The body-horror movie Piercing lives up to its name both figuratively and literally. It opens with one of the most shocking images one could think of—Reed, a father, holding an ice pick above his baby—and it’s a fair warning for what the viewer can expect from there. To fend off […]

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‘The Standoff at Sparrow Creek’ is Modern Noir at its Best

by Christian Ramos January 29, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up]  Getting it out of the way early, yes indeed The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is similar to the classic film The Usual Suspects. Don’t quote me on that film since it’s been ages, but it’s iconic enough not to compare the two. But it’s certainly a mystery whodunit with a […]

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