June 2010

Eric Melin welcomes guest host and certified Twihard Kristin Dittmar, who is a member of Team Jacob to review The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight series. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner are back again as Bella Swan is put in a vampire – werewolf love triangle. Isn’t that the dream [...]

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Making Top 10s isn’t easy, folks. Considering that “Toy Story 3” just opened a couple weeks ago and the third movie in the “Twilight” franchise opens tonight at midnight, it was foretold that this list would happen. There was no avoiding it, simple as that. Having already written the Top 10 Fourth Movies in a [...]

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Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) is not a good person. The 1986 comedy “Ruthless People” opens with Stone having lunch with his mistress Carol (Anita Morris), as he details his plans to murder his heiress wife Barbara (Bette Midler) later that evening. Upon hearing this, Carol duplicitously sends her moronic boyfriend Earl (Bill Pullman, in his [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock will watch all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film will be recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! This movie is awesome, and it’s why I’m glad I’m watching the AFI list. I had not seen [...]

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Eric’s print review of this Tom Cruise-led action comedy can be found right here, but this video review with clips is from KTKA-49.

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First off: If you are looking at the group name and the song title and you think this is one of The Beach Boys‘ earlier surf songs, DO NOT STOP READING THIS. It’s not. It is, simply, one of the most beautiful and original pop songs ever recorded. By 1966, the idea of Beach Boys [...]

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64 million people a year suffer from insomnia and every so often I am one of them. But rather than use the extra time I’ve been given during a given insomniac episode to be productive, balance my checkbook, study for the LSAT or exercise, I instead fool myself into thinking the time isn’t my own [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock will watch all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film will be recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! To anyone out there who considers themselves a casual fan of “Blade Runner,” this next paragraph is not [...]

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Once it is established in “Knight and Day” that Tom Cruise is a super-spy who can kill 20 bad guys with one gun and safely land a jet airliner in the middle of a field while his unlikely girl-next-door partner (Cameron Diaz) can’t do anything but faint or get in the way, the joke gets [...]

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The following is a chat/friendly argument from about an hour ago between myself and Scene-Stealers contributor George Hickman. He started it, the jerk. 5:00 PM george: even though i liked it more than you i could TOTALLY write a 10 things that would have improved Watchmen 5:03 PM me: ha ha ha ha   i can answer that [...]

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Over the years, directors and producers including Billy Wilder, Jerry Lewis, Steven Spielberg, and Harvey Weinstein all tried and failed to land the rights to an adaptation of J.D. Salinger‘s most famous work, “The Catcher in the Rye.” After being deeply dissatisfied with 1949′s “My Foolish Heart,” the infamously reclusive author refused to license the [...]

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Alright, Scene-Stealers readers—it’s time to do another texting giveaway for a free advance screening! The new Disney action/adventure THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE will be showing on Thursday, July 8 at 7:30PM at a theater in the Kansas City area and we have some passes to give away! (The actual theater will be revealed on the winning [...]

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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 [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock will watch all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film will be recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! I have to say that before I even put the disc in [...]

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Eric Melin and Trevan McGee review the latest from Pixar, “Toy Story 3.” It’s been 11 years since “Toy Story 2,” and true fans of the series may be worried that there was no reason to revisit Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), and the rest of Andy’s toys for another installment. Is “Toy Story [...]

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