October 2010

Lawrence.com editor Trevan McGee and Scene-Stealers.com creator Eric Melin join forces for The Scene-Stealers Podcast. In their podcast debut, Eric discusses “Conviction” and “Catfish” and Trevan brings up “The Dark Knight Rises,” the (re)greenlit “The Hobbit,” and Nicolas Cage’s performance in “The Wicker Man.”

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Here’s my video review of the drama“Conviction” starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell from KTKA-49. The best moments in the new drama “Conviction” are between Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, who play siblings that were separated by child services as kids. As adults, they’re separated again when the brother is found guilty of murder and [...]

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As keeping with horror remake month and the rules set out by the Insomniac Movie Theater blog that all movies must be on Netflix Instant, late-night television, or from my personal collection, I got to rewatch one of the all-time great horror movies on a technicality. Less of a remake and more of a total [...]

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We have passes to see an advance screening of SKYLINE Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11pm at AMC Olathe Studio 30 (I-35 and 119th) and we want you to have them! The first 50 people to sign up for this will win a pass for two–speed counts!! BUT Please understand that this screening STARTS at 11pm. [...]

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When “The Blair Witch Project” was a box office smash in the summer of 1999, people braced themselves for a slew of imitators. But it wasn’t until recently that Found Footage as a sub-genre of horror has really started to mature and become respectable as more than just a collection of “Blair Witch” knockoffs. Like [...]

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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 want to talk to you about “Network,” but first you’ve got to [...]

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John Carpenter’s Vampires is an Overlooked Movie

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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 some films that, in spite of all of their flaws, maintain [...]

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Here’s my video review of the Clint Eastwood drama“Hereafter” starring Matt Damon from KTKA-49. Matt Damon is one of three characters across the globe who are touched by death in the maudlin drama “Hereafter.” Director Clint Eastwood weaves their stories together as they grapple with the possibility of an afterlife and how it affects them [...]

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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! Life always has a way of derailing even the best-laid plans, and my [...]

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Here is a link to the song’s official music video, for which embedding has been disabled. It was 1971. Just one year before he became the glam king/queen known as Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie was on to something. His sound had changed dramatically from folky pop singer to hard rock maestro in a short time, [...]

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“I used to own this club. You know who used to work here? Louis Prima. Buddy Greco. Phil Harris. Class!” “Vamp” is a film that could only really exist in the 1980s (1986, to be exact), when directors (particularly of low budget horror) had a seemingly limitless array of outlandish ideas they could stitch together [...]

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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’m having a little bit of trouble with this review. #67 “Who’s Afraid [...]

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We have passes to see an advance screening of the new movie DUE DATE and we want you to have them! The screening is Monday, November 1st at AMC Olathe Studio 30 at 7:30pm. Enter below and winners will be drawn at random on Thursday, Oct. 28. Synopsis: From director Todd Phillips, “Due Date” stars [...]

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On-Camera Review: Red

by Eric Melin on October 15, 2010

in Video Reviews

Here’s my video review of the action comedy“Red” starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich from KTKA-49. Hollywood action movies, it seems, have come full circle. Back in the 1980s, shooting a never-ending stream of bad guys and cracking inappropriate one-liners was the exclusive domain of burly, muscle-bound tough guys like Sylvester [...]

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