Making the Case
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You can’t blame Laugh Killer Laugh for reaching hard to come across as a gritty crime film in the vein of numerous East Coast crime movies, because the film achieves…

Making the Case For ‘Laugh Killer Laugh’
Of Gods and Men
Posted 3 days ago

Ex Machina does what excellent science fiction always does. It uses the tenets of the genre to pose difficult questions about our human existence.

‘Ex Machina’ focuses on big ideas, efficient storytelling
Scary Benji
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Most people can skip Roar, but if the confusing anomalies of cinema draw you in like a magnet, then you must see Noel Marshall’s cinematic madness on the big screen.

‘Roar’ should never have been made. Since it was…
Ouch!
Posted 4 days ago

A brief interview with Terry Albright, who worked on the set of the most dangerous movie ever made, "Roar."

‘Roar’ Crewmember Recounts Dangerous Production Fondly
Don't Go Where?
Posted 6 days ago

Vinegar Syndrome's DVD/Blu-ray combo release of Don't Go in the Woods … Alone! is an excellent-looking version of a very cheap movie that appeals to a very specific subset of…

‘Don’t Go in the Woods … Alone!’ Defies All Logic, Now on Blu-ray
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You can’t blame Laugh Killer Laugh for reaching hard to come across as a gritty crime film in the vein of numerous East Coast crime movies, because the film achieves a kind of off-kilter genuineness that only certain B-movies can achieve.

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Ex Machina does what excellent science fiction always does. It uses the tenets of the genre to pose difficult questions about our human existence.

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Most people can skip Roar, but if the confusing anomalies of cinema draw you in like a magnet, then you must see Noel Marshall’s cinematic madness on the big screen.

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A brief interview with Terry Albright, who worked on the set of the most dangerous movie ever made, “Roar.”

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Vinegar Syndrome’s DVD/Blu-ray combo release of Don’t Go in the Woods … Alone! is an excellent-looking version of a very cheap movie that appeals to a very specific subset of people that I now must consider myself part of.

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Unusual Communities Explored in ‘Happy Valley’ and ‘Antarctica’

by Scott Pewenofkit April 21, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

Two new DVD releases from Music Box Films explore unusual communities. Happy Valley shows the collective denial of a community shaken by accusations of abuse against one of its most prominent members, while Antarctica: A Year on Ice romanticizes a group that chooses to live far from civilization.

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‘True Story’ Falls Flat For Lack Of Visuals

by Trey Hock April 17, 2015 Print Reviews
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Ultimately True Story fails to create any real suspense, its only saving grace is the compelling nature of its source material.

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Win advance passes to see EX MACHINA in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin April 15, 2015 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see EX MACHINA Wednesday, April 22 at Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet at 7pm and we want you to have them!

The first 30 people to sign up below will win 2 passes each to the screening!

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Restored Exploitation Flick ‘The Muthers’ Has Its Moments on DVD

by Nick Spacek April 9, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Despite being billed as being from “master of Filipino sleaze, Cirio Santiago,” the exploitation flick “The Muthers” is surprisingly good-natured.

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Win advance passes to THE WATER DIVINER in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin April 8, 2015 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see THE WATER DIVINER in Kansas City and we want you to have them!

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‘Furious 7′ redlines absurdity

by Trevan McGee April 3, 2015 Print Reviews
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Furious 7 is exactly what you’d expect if you’ve seen any of the later entries in the franchise, watched any of the trailers, seen the poster with the parachuting car or heard Diesel’s claim about it winning Best Picture – genre ridiculousness with a couple of good stunts.

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Donate to KC Air Guitar and get a badass t-shirt!

by Eric Melin April 2, 2015 Blogs

Kansas City is the center of the country and its the heart of competitive air guitar. Celebrate all the awesome airness in KC with this limited edition t-shirt, designed by the Iron Dragon himself, Justin Fox.

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Non-urban Noir ‘Ride the Pink Horse’ Stuns on Criterion Blu-ray

by Eric Melin March 30, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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With this new Criterion Blu-ray (and DVD) reissue, Ride the Pink Horse should take its place among the film noir genre as one of the greats.

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Spaghetti Western Blu-ray Re-Issue ‘Day of Anger’ Gets Deluxe Treatment

by Nick Spacek March 30, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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If you’re looking to get beyond Sergio Leone’s Man with No Name films and want to explore the world of Italian Western cinema, this is an excellent start. As part of Arrow’s first batch of releases here in the United States, they’ve managed to hit it right out of the park.

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Not Always Easy to go “Home”

by Joe Jarosz March 27, 2015 Print Reviews
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Will a child enjoy this movie? Of course. It’s colorful, sweet and has plenty of moment’s that a child’s sense of humor will enjoy. The parents, on the other hand, may think to themselves they could’ve spent their time better.

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