April 2010

Our readers are awesome. We had a contest to win passes to IRON MAN 2 on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30pm at the AMC Olathe Studio 30. To win, sitegoers had to modify or create an Iron Man-related photo. Here are some of the winners below. Our grand prize winner receives two reserved seats to […]


Michael Bay is the producer that brought us remakes of “Friday the 13th” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (spun off into “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”). He’s a smart businessman because horror is a profitable genre, made especially more profitable when a recognizable icon like Jason or Leatherface is attached to it. So it’s only […]


Producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff formed Philadelphia International Records in 1971 to rival the Berry Gordy Motown empire, and the sound of Philly Soul, which had been bubbling for some time, was solidified. “Backstabbers,” from the album of the same name was performed by The O’Jays, but it was written by Huff and the […]

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Like trailers? Like free movie stuff? Live near Kansas City? Twice a year the Film Society of Greater Kansas City shows trailers for all of the upcoming movies for the year. It’s free, and there will be a raffle to giveaway movie prize packs. See info below.  


Disney/Pixar is hosting a special college student “Cliffhanger Edition” screening of TOY STORY 3 on Wednesday, April 28th at 7:30PM at the Hollywood Southwind Theater in Lawrence, KS. What this means is that you can watch the first 65 minutes of the movie, which doesn’t come out until June 18. Some cliffhanger, eh? The event […]


Today’s Top 10 list comes from Sean O’Connell, an NYC-based writer who has contributed Top 10 Midget Performances, Top 10 Movie Rain Scenes, and Top 10 Movie Brothers. This one is a complementary list to my Top 10 Rock Star Cameos list in that it casts a wider net. If you have a Top 10 […]


“We all sell out every day; it might as well be on the winning team.” What “They Live” has to offer may come as a surprise. It is, after all, about an alien civilization creating a global consumer culture through mass hypnosis in order to use the human race as livestock. And it is, after […]


I’ve had a lot of people ask me for an official Mean Melin T-shirt and I’ve finally gotten my act together and figured out a way to make it happen. After spending five days on the U.S. Air Guitar 2010 tour, where I racked up five straight second-round appearances and zero first-place finishes, I feel […]


Seeing Double is the Scene-Stealers series that celebrates the only thing better than watching one movie—watching two movies. Each week we look for a more perfect cinematic union as we view and discuss a pair of movies chosen either for things they have in common or things they don’t. The films may be old or […]


“The Losers,” the latest from Sylvain White (director of “Stomp The Yard”) is an excellent example of not judging a movie by its trailer. In 90-second form, “The Losers” looks like a rapid-fire, self-aware action/comedy with a pointed soundtrack and likable ensemble. In reality, “The Losers” is painfully unremarkable, completely by-the-numbers sleeper that’s only remotely […]


In June 1967, just after The Beatles recorded “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and Pink Floyd recorded “Piper at the Gates of Dawn” at the same studio, The Zombies entered Abbey Road to record nine songs that would appear on “Odessey and Oracle” (and no, that’s not my misspelling, but one by the album cover’s designer which The […]


When Eric asked me to contribute an overlooked movie to scene-stealers.com, I immediately began compiling a list of my favorite and under or completely unappreciated films of the last 15 years. Would I finally get to tackle the overlooked pulp of Christopher McQuarrie’s “The Way of The Gun”? Or maybe I could gush about Ewan […]


The Joneses are not your typical American family. Written and directed by Derrick Borte the film of suburban wealth is a social commentary on consumerism, family, greed, social prestige, and the acquisition of over-priced crap you don’t really need. The film opens with the Jones’ move into a plush new neighborhood. The family includes Steve […]


Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller) is a prick. Everything central to the character, and to the movie, is contained in that sentence. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach (Margot at the Wedding, The Squid and the Whale), based on a story by Jennifer Jason Leigh (who has a small, and completely forgettable, role in the film), […]


Eric Melin and Trevan McGee review “Kick-Ass,” the new 2010 comic book adaptation. And did we mention Nick Cage is still Kick-Ass?!