November 2010

A terrifying list of the worst Christmas movies ever made.

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We have advance passes to see the stunning new Darren Aronofsky psychological horror film “Black Swan,” starring Natalie Portman, in Kansas City and we want you to have them! The advance screening of “Black Swan” is on Wednesday, December 15, 7:30pm at the AMC Mainstreet Theatre. All you need to do is fill out the [...]

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Today’s Overlooked Movie Monday column comes from an avid Scene-Stealers reader who also happens to be a filmmaker and the singer/guitarist of Motion City Soundtrack. You may remember when Justin Pierre and Eric did a joint video review for “New Moon” back in 2009. Well, now Justin is back to mount an impassioned defense of [...]

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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! 35 years ago, “Jaws” was released and the way movies are marketed and [...]

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Here’s my video review of the “127 Hours” from KTKA-49. My full print review of “127 Hours” is here: Movie Review: 127 Hours Before seeing it earlier this week, I’d heard the advance hype on director Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours.” People are passing out in the theater because one particular scene in the movie is [...]

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I went into “Love and Other Drugs” with mid-level expectations. I expected Anne Hathaway to be adorable, the script to often be pretty funny, and that the structure would more or less follow that of the typical romcom. All of this was fine by me; it seemed more or less right up my alley. However, [...]

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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! You can call this particular entry for 1 Year, 100 Movies a Thanksgiving [...]

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Seeing Double celebrates the only thing better than watching one movie—watching two movies. On the lookout for a more perfect cinematic union, two reviewers watch and discuss a double feature chosen either for things they have in common or things they don’t. The films may be old or new, obscure or well known, celebrated or [...]

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Check out Lawrence.com editor Trevan McGee and Scene-Stealers.com creator Eric Melin for The Scene-Stealers Podcast. Episode 4 of the podcast is available for download now here. Listen as we cover “127 Hours,” Thanksgiving movies, this week’s movie news, and a plea for the best TV show of the 2010 fall season.

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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 Gold Rush” is the second Charlie Chaplin film on AFI’s list. Made [...]

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12/6 UPDATE: FX has canceled “Terriers.” Thanks to everyone who send an email and spread the word. Maybe it will get picked up by someone else?Anyway, I got an email from Marcus Turner, who saw this post and wanted me to post the link to his Don’t cancel TERRIERS Facebook page. Is there still hope? [...]

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Movie Review: Faster

by Alan Rapp on November 24, 2010

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After spending 10 years in prison for his part in an armed robbery a man who is only ever referred to as “Driver” or “Ghost” (Dwayne “Stop Calling Me The Rock” Johnson) walks out of the big house and immediately begins to hunt down the men (including Courtney Gains, John Cirigliano, Lester Speight) who robbed [...]

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Movie Review: Tangled

by Alan Rapp on November 24, 2010

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During it’s heyday, Disney made a name for itself by turning out classic tales about princes and princesses, true love, and triumph over evil (usually with a few songs and cute creatures thrown in). With the studio’s 50th animated film, Disney goes back to the well with Tangled, based on the fairy tale Rapunzel by [...]

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Movie Review: 127 Hours

by Eric Melin on November 24, 2010

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There are certain movies that become impossible to separate from your specific movie-going experience. “127 Hours” is such a movie for me. I had heard the advance hype on Danny Boyle’s dramatic and joyous “127 Hours” from the festival circuit: People are passing out in the theater because one particular scene in the movie is [...]

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We have advance passes to see the new movie “The Fighter,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Any Adams and directed by David O. Russell (“Three Kings,” “I Heart Huckabees”) and we want you to have them! The screening is Tuesday, December 14 at AMC Olathe Studio 30 at 7:30pm. All you need to do [...]

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