Cast makes up for cliches
Posted 7 days ago

The Magnificent Seven is flawed and full of cliches but the cast is fun enough to make it an enjoyable trip to the wild, wild west.

‘Magnificent Seven’ Cast Makes up for Cliches
Fancy remake skips scary stuff
Posted 14 days ago

Blair Witch is pretty much a roided up remake of the original, except it's not scary.

‘Blair Witch’ fancy remake skips scary stuff
Hanks boosts Sully
Posted 21 days ago

Sully is good, just not great. But thanks to another fantastic performance from Tom Hanks, it's a promising start to awards season.

Solid Hanks boosts ‘Sully’ flight status
Southside With Who?
Posted 33 days ago

'Southside With You' is an engaging, interesting peek into the lives of two influential people, played by a couple of actors who do a superb job slipping into characters much…

‘Southside With You’ Decent But Lacking
'Hell Or High Water'
Posted 43 days ago

But from its nerve-racking opening, through a series of darkly comedic bank heists, and all the way to its quiet climax, Hell Or High Water is a tightly constructed film…

‘Hell Or High Water’ Runs Deep
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The Magnificent Seven is flawed and full of cliches but the cast is fun enough to make it an enjoyable trip to the wild, wild west.

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Blair Witch is pretty much a roided up remake of the original, except it’s not scary.

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Sully is good, just not great. But thanks to another fantastic performance from Tom Hanks, it’s a promising start to awards season.

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‘Southside With You’ is an engaging, interesting peek into the lives of two influential people, played by a couple of actors who do a superb job slipping into characters much of the world knows quite well.

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But from its nerve-racking opening, through a series of darkly comedic bank heists, and all the way to its quiet climax, Hell Or High Water is a tightly constructed film that smartly tweaks Western tropes while leaving viewers exhilarated.

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‘Sausage Party’: A food orgy of stupidity

by Tim English August 12, 2016 Print Reviews
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Sausage Party is yet another dumb stoner comedy from Rogen and his idiot friends. Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing at all wrong with a good stoner animated comedy. We need these, I get it. But this feels like something these boys would have done years ago. Aren’t they past this phase in their careers yet?

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‘Joshy’ and friends provide a painful good time

by Joe Jarosz August 12, 2016 Print Reviews
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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up] Joshy opens at AMC Town Center and is available through Hulu and other places on demand today. The five guys in Joshy are a mess. One just got dumped from a 10-year-relationship. One cheated on his wife. Another wanted to cheat on his wife and has control issues. The fourth [...]

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‘Indignation’ Is Insightful, Interesting, and Intense

by Warren Cantrell August 10, 2016 Print Reviews
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Indignation is a smart, well-crafted story about young adulthood and what it means to be smart and stupid all at the same time.

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WIN ADVANCE SCREENING PASSES TO BEN-HUR in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin August 10, 2016 Giveaways
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We have advance screening passes to see the epic BEN-HUR at B&B Overland Park 16 and we want you to have them!

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‘Suicide Squad’ is on another level

by Simon Williams August 4, 2016 Print Reviews
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‘Suicide Squad’ basically made Simon lose his mind.

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Damon returns to badass form in ‘Jason Bourne’

by Tim English July 28, 2016 Print Reviews
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Jason Bourne is a slow-burn of an action flick that unfolds as one of the best action movies of the year

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Star Trek Beyond: Fast, Furious, Boring

by Alex Ward July 23, 2016 Print Reviews
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Star Trek Beyond is easily the most bone-headed, silly, and action-packed of the rebooted franchise.

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‘Lights Out’ is stupid and I love it

by Simon Williams July 23, 2016 Print Reviews
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For awhile after seeing ‘Lights Out’ I wondered if my enjoyment of the film was for not entirely respectable reasons, if I enjoyed it for reasons closer to that of an MST3K film than that of a truly solid genre effort. But you know what? If something is fun I’m gonna tell the world it’s fun, and dammit this film is fun.

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‘Hunt for Wilderpeople’ finds fun film

by Joe Jarosz July 22, 2016 Print Reviews
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A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

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‘The Music of Strangers’ better than it has any right to be

by Simon Williams July 22, 2016 Print Reviews
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I enjoyed The Music of Strangers quite a lot. It’s no masterpiece, nor necessarily worth multiple viewings, but it’s a strong effort from a fine documentarian.

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