Fantastic Fest streaming!
Posted 2 days ago

If you're not able to attend Fantastic Fest but would like to sample previous years, there is no shortage of funny, scary, thrilling, or just plain weird genre content available…

Ultimate List of all Fantastic Fest Movies Available for Streaming!
Exit 'The Maze Runner'
Posted 4 days ago

There seems to be only three genres for young adult novels that get turned into films: dystopian future where all the kids are fighting for their lives, the standard issued…

‘The Maze Runner’ Leaves You Wishing for an Easier Exit
'Tusk' You
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The problem with Tusk unfortunately is not that its absurd premise can't make a decent movie, it's that Smith doesn't have a screenplay to support more than, let's say, 30…

Absurd Delights of ‘Tusk’ are Few and Far Between
Fitting Last Role for Hoffman
Posted 9 days ago

Philip Seymour Hoffman anchors this John le Carré adaptation and makes it compelling, even when the film’s rambling tendencies threaten to derail it.

‘A Most Wanted Man’ a Fitting Last Role for Hoffman
'God's Pocket' &'Borgman' Blu-ray
Posted 13 days ago

Two darkly comic indie films make their way to Blu-ray from IFC and Drafthouse Films, one steeped in bizarre magical realism and the other a downward spiral in a blue-collar…

Black Comedies ‘God’s Pocket’ and ‘Borgman’ new on Blu-ray
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If you’re not able to attend Fantastic Fest but would like to sample previous years, there is no shortage of funny, scary, thrilling, or just plain weird genre content available to stream through common online providers. Here’s the ultimate list:

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There seems to be only three genres for young adult novels that get turned into films: dystopian future where all the kids are fighting for their lives, the standard issued vampire/werewolf love stories, and sick kids falling in love.

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The problem with Tusk unfortunately is not that its absurd premise can’t make a decent movie, it’s that Smith doesn’t have a screenplay to support more than, let’s say, 30 minutes of screen time.

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We have advance passes to see DRACULA UNTOLD Tuesday, October 7 at the AMC Studio 30 theatre at 7:30 PM and we want you to have them!

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Philip Seymour Hoffman anchors this John le Carré adaptation and makes it compelling, even when the film’s rambling tendencies threaten to derail it.

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Win advance passes to see A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin September 10, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES starring Liam Neeson and we want you to have them! The advance screening will take place on Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00pm at the Alamo Drafthouse. All you need to do to enter for our random drawing is fill out the form below!

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Black Comedies ‘God’s Pocket’ and ‘Borgman’ new on Blu-ray

by Eric Melin September 9, 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

Two darkly comic indie films make their way to Blu-ray from IFC and Drafthouse Films, one steeped in bizarre magical realism and the other a downward spiral in a blue-collar neighborhood.

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Win advance passes to see ‘THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU’ in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin September 9, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU on Tuesday September 16 in Lee’s Summit, MO and we want you to have them!

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‘Jackpot’ is an Entertaining Foray into Familiar Territory

by Brett Steinbrink September 2, 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Jackpot‘s visually a lot of fun to watch. You know just by looking at the cover of it that it’s got to be a dark comedy of some form, and it delivers on that note spectacularly.

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‘Frank’ as aloof as its hero

by Trevan McGee August 22, 2014 Print Reviews
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[Minor Rock Fist Up] Michael Fassbender plays the titular misfit in Frank, the debut from director Lenny Abrahamson and writers Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan. Frank follows a young wannabe musician named Jon (played by Domhnall Gleeson) who desperately wants to escape his sleepy life for stardom and adoration. As luck would have it, he stumbles upon a [...]

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‘Happy Christmas’ is a welcome dose of reality within Summer’s usual explosions

by Abby Olcese August 22, 2014 Print Reviews
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Happy Christmas, a product of the low-budget, realism-oriented mumblecore movement, is anything but. It’s a small, thoughtful comedy that’s more concerned with believable characters and relationships than it is with highly-scripted dialogue or memorable set pieces.

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A young, talented cellist fights for her life in “If I Stay”

by Joe Jarosz August 22, 2014 Print Reviews
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If I Stay follows Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz), a cellist prodigy as she faces the biggest decision of her teenage life, does she stay with punk rock family and boyfriend in Portland or head east to attend school at the esteemed Juilliard.

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Win advance passes to see AS ABOVE/SO BELOW in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin August 18, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance screening passes to see AS ABOVE/SO BELOW in Kansas City on Thursday, August 28th at 7:30pm and we want you to have them!

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‘The Giver’ gets lost in shuffle of dystopian teen drama

by Trey Hock August 15, 2014 Print Reviews
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The Giver is the quiet insightful kid at the party, who says something hilarious under their breath, but within earshot of a louder more boisterous partygoer. The loud person shouts the hilarious observation, and gets all of the credit, leaving a stalwart few to point out that, actually, someone else said it first.

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‘Calvary’ is gallows humor done right

by Trevan McGee August 15, 2014 Print Reviews
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Brendan Gleeson stars in a dark comedy/mystery/character actors’ dream about a priest given a week to live before a stranger plans to kill him.

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