August 2010

Top 10 George Clooney Movies (movies he starred in or directed) This weekend A-lister extraordinaire George Clooney continues his 12-year streak of picking movies that are a little left of center with “The American,” a slow-moving drama that’s kind of a throwback to 70s art-house fare. It wasn’t always that way for the man who [...]

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Overlooked really is the first adjective I’d ascribe to my choice for this week’s Overlooked Movie, “Prozac Nation“. Based on Elizabeth Wurtzel‘s 1994 memoir about suffering major depression, the film was made in 2001, and premiered at Toronto that very same year, with the rights being purchased by Miramax. But it wasn’t until 2005 that [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! Alright, from this moment forward you’ll have no more excuses about why you [...]

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Here’s Eric’s on-camera review of Robert Duvall and Bill Murray‘s “Get Low.” from ABC KTKA-49. His more in-depth print review of “Get Low” is right here.

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Movie Review: Takers

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2010

in Print Reviews

I love heist flicks and I’m usually willing to cut them an awful lot of slack. On my DVD shelf alongside of “Heist,” “To Catch a Thief“, and “Sneakers,” I own copies of “The Newton Boys,” “How to Beat the High Co$t of Living” and “After the Sunset“. When a new heist flick comes along [...]

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Robert Duvall is an actor who can do stoic Southern characters in his sleep. He has always had a knack for playing the down-home philosopher who chooses his words carefully, and he’s as sturdy and subtle as ever in “Get Low,” a measured drama set in Depression-era Tennessee. Partially inspired by the true story of [...]

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Jane Fonda stars in the this 3 a.m. cult classic that is largely famous because of her willingness to get nude or semi-nude. Behold the campy sets, the shag carpet ships, the man-sized water bongs, and the sex piano! Bask in the over-the-top performances and the instantly dated soundtrack thanks to The Glitterhouse! But do not, under any circumstances, watch this in a state of mind that is not altered either chemically or by sleep deprivation.

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! There are those ensemble cast films in which the main characters are a [...]

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We have passes to the special advance screening of MACHETE on Tuesday, August 31 at 7:30pm at AMC Studio 30 (119th & I-35) and we want you to have them. To win, just give us your information below and we’ll have a random drawing Friday August 27 to choose the winners. Robert Rodriguez makes good [...]

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With The Great Songs series, my aim is simple: To offer up a different set of tunes as classic canon. Sometimes, the listmania that I suffer from is capitalized on by big mainstream outlets–everyone from Rolling Stone and Spin to VH1 and any number of cool British mags. Critical consensus is a dangerous thing, so [...]

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Today’s Top 10 list comes from Sean O’Connell, a NYC-based writer who has contributed Top 10 Worst Movie Neighbors, Top 10 Worst Movie Husbands, Top 10 Midget Performances, Top 10 Movie Rain Scenes, Top 10 Movie Brothers, and Top 10 Cameo Roles in Movies. If you have a Top 10 you’d like to contribute, email [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! “The Apartment” is one of those tricky, hard-to-categorize comedies. Just think of “The [...]

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We have passes to the special advance screening of THE TOWN on Monday, September 13th at AMC Olathe Studio 30 at 7:30pm and we want you to have them. To win, just give us your information below and we’ll have a random drawing on Sept. 9 to choose the winners. There are over 300 bank [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! I have stared at a blank page for a while on this entry. [...]

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Watch Eric’s review from ABC KTKA-49 above or check out his more detailed print review of “The Switch,” starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston.

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