Bloated Beast
Posted 7 days ago

Beauty and the Beast is a beautiful-looking recreation of the Disney animated classic but ultimately lacks the charm of the original.

Bloated ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Remake Enjoyable, But Lacks Original Charm
Bill Paxton's Next to Last
Posted 9 days ago

Mean Dreams belongs to Bill Paxton, and speaks to a criminally underutilized dramatic talent now lost to the world.

‘Mean Dreams’ Are Made of These
Jackie Blu-ray
Posted 10 days ago

Jackie isn't standard biopic fare, but instead a hugely resonant examination of conflicting emotions, grief in the spotlight, and the blurry lines between real people and myth-making.

‘Jackie’ is as Engrossing as Ever in New Blu-ray DVD Combo
Mindless but fun
Posted 14 days ago

Kong Skull Island is the perfect mental escape, although emotionally empty, if you are in need of some CGi spectacle before the summer officially kicks off.

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Pushes Mindless Sensory Overload
Fiery Brimstone
Posted 17 days ago

'Brimstone' is a decidedly unique and moving film that might not be for everyone, but is nevertheless engaging, gripping, and terrifying.

Fire and ‘Brimstone’ Abound in Koolhoven’s New Film
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Beauty and the Beast is a beautiful-looking recreation of the Disney animated classic but ultimately lacks the charm of the original.

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Mean Dreams belongs to Bill Paxton, and speaks to a criminally underutilized dramatic talent now lost to the world.

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Jackie isn’t standard biopic fare, but instead a hugely resonant examination of conflicting emotions, grief in the spotlight, and the blurry lines between real people and myth-making.

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Kong Skull Island is the perfect mental escape, although emotionally empty, if you are in need of some CGi spectacle before the summer officially kicks off.

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‘Brimstone’ is a decidedly unique and moving film that might not be for everyone, but is nevertheless engaging, gripping, and terrifying.

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Logan: Fitting Farewell for Old Man Wolverine

by Tim English March 2, 2017 Print Reviews

Logan is by far the best of the X-Men films and sets a new bar for the future of solo, character-driven comic book flicks.

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From Dusk Till ‘Drifter’ and Back Again

by Warren Cantrell February 24, 2017 Print Reviews
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‘Drifter’ meanders through its 85-minute runtime with characters that aren’t defined, in a universe with even less structure, barreling towards a hazy objective quickly discarded.

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‘Punching Henry’ A Nightmare

by Joe Jarosz February 24, 2017 Print Reviews
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A journeyman comedian is lured to L.A. by a TV producer who wants to make him a reality star.

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Matt Damon Protects ‘The Great Wall’

by Jason Ridder February 18, 2017 Print Reviews

‘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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‘A Cure for Wellness’ Boasts Beautiful Imagery But Drags

by Jason Ridder February 18, 2017 Print Reviews

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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‘The Babymoon’ is a trip I’m not sure I want to take

by Joe Jarosz February 14, 2017 Print Reviews
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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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The Lego Batman Movie: Hilarious. Glorious. Exhausting.

by Tim English February 10, 2017 Print Reviews

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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John Wick Journeys into Hell for Chapter 2

by Tim English February 10, 2017 Print Reviews

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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