Mostly Fantastic Beasts
Posted 21 days ago

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is probably like...the ninth best Harry Potter film. That's not to say it isn't good; it's actually a lot of fun and maintains…

‘Fantastic Beasts’ re-kindles Potter magic…kinda
Welcome the 'Arrival' of deep, thought-provoking sci-fi
Posted 28 days ago

Villeneuve proves he is a master of transitioning genres delivering a taught mystery ripe with internal conflict. This is a very personal story with huge ramifications, disguised as an alien…

Welcome the ‘Arrival’ of deep, thought-provoking sci-fi
Go Into the Inferno
Posted 32 days ago

Let’s be clear: There is enough remarkable footage of hot magma bursts and erupting volcanoes to make any straight-up nature documentary jealous. But Herzog’s interests are cultural.

Master of cinema erupts with a doc of anthropology, philosophy, and natural beauty
Stranger Things
Posted 35 days ago

Doctor Strange is another home run for Marvel and one of the most visually dazzling movies of 2016.

Marvel’s magical new hero is ‘Strange’ indeed
'Uncle Nick' an unwelcome guest
Posted 38 days ago

Being a raunchy Christmas movie, the obvious comparison Uncle Nick will get is to Bad Santa.

‘Uncle Nick’ an unwelcome guest
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is probably like…the ninth best Harry Potter film. That’s not to say it isn’t good; it’s actually a lot of fun and maintains the spirit of the original series, but it feels uneven at times and unmotivated at others.

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Villeneuve proves he is a master of transitioning genres delivering a taught mystery ripe with internal conflict. This is a very personal story with huge ramifications, disguised as an alien movie.

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Let’s be clear: There is enough remarkable footage of hot magma bursts and erupting volcanoes to make any straight-up nature documentary jealous. But Herzog’s interests are cultural.

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Doctor Strange is another home run for Marvel and one of the most visually dazzling movies of 2016.

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Being a raunchy Christmas movie, the obvious comparison Uncle Nick will get is to Bad Santa.

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Win advance screening passes to ARRIVAL in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin October 31, 2016 Giveaways
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We have advance screening passes to see ARRIVAL on Tuesday Nov. 7 in Kansas City at AMC Studio 28 and we want you to have them!

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Top 10 Military Non-Combatants in Film

by Warren Cantrell October 25, 2016 Top 10s

It takes a pretty serious set of balls to wade into the middle of a war, yet even this courage seems dwarfed by people doing so without the comfort of a weapon to protect themselves. Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of one such non-combatant, and today’s list celebrates the most notable medics and observers that military films have offered over the years. These are the characters that braved the bullets to be at the front, alongside active combatants to help either with their observations, or their life-saving actions.

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You again? Tom Cruise delivers, more or less

by Eric Melin October 21, 2016 Print Reviews
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is as safe as mainstream entertainment gets, but it succeeds in that modest goal and is a welcome respite from the world-destroying robots, disaster films, and apocalypses of late.

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‘Miss Hokusai’ Scratches Just Beneath Greatness

by Simon Williams October 21, 2016 Print Reviews
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Animated film ‘Miss Hokusai’ is a contemplative, rather Zen experience.

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‘A Man Called Ove’ Deserves an Ovation

by Warren Cantrell October 14, 2016 Print Reviews
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Based on Fredrik Backman’s novel of the same name, A Man Called Ove is the story of a man who might just as easily have fallen between life’s cracks were it not for the compassion of strangers willing to take a chance on the guy.

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Win advance passes to see JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin October 11, 2016 Giveaways
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Win advance passes to see JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK in KC!

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‘The Late Bloomer’ should’ve cooked a little longer

by Joe Jarosz October 7, 2016 Print Reviews
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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] I had high hopes for The Late Bloomer. It’s a story with a unique spin on the whole horny-teen sex comedy genre. That formula is pretty simple: Teens in high school want to have sex and high jinx ensue trying to make that a reality. This, however, is about a [...]

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Criterion Goes ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’

by Eric Melin October 3, 2016 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is Roger Ebert’s sole screenplay credit and it’s gonzo as hell. He takes a bunch of stock characters (and c-list actors and former Playboy playmates) and grinds them through enough ridiculous conflict to put a season of American Horror Story to shame.

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home’: beautiful, peculiar, bloated

by Tim English September 30, 2016 Blogs
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a fascinating story that seems to waste far too much time explaining what the hell is going on.

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‘Magnificent Seven’ Cast Makes up for Cliches

by Tim English September 23, 2016 Print Reviews
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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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