January 2011

Alright, Scene-Stealers readers—it’s time to do another texting giveaway for a free advance screening! We have advance passes to see I AM NUMBER FOUR Thursday, February 17th at 7:00PM at the AMC Town Center 20 and we have some passes to give away! Synopsis: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one [...]

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Despite being too young to even remember the 80s, I have to admit to feeling nostalgic about it a lot of the time. Cinematically, there wasn’t a lot going on, but its seemingly inexhaustible supply of “One man, one mission,” forgettable action movies is something I occasionally long for nowadays, if only because we never [...]

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It’s unlikely that there’s any single question bigger than whether or not there is a God. Uncountable amounts of philosophers and artists have pondered the question for as long as questions have been pondered, and we’re still no closer to definitive proof for either outcome. As such, a film could do much worse than center [...]

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Here’s my review of “Blue Valentine” from KTKA-49. Movies sometimes tend to over-explain things. This person did this, which led to this, and ultimately: this happened as a result. But life doesn’t always work like that. “Blue Valentine” is a painful movie that understands that when it comes to relationships, sometimes there isn’t one defining [...]

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We have advance screening passes to see UNKNOWN on Tuesday, February 15 at AMC Town Center 20 at 7:30pm and we want you to have them! Here’s the catch. You have to find what is unknown. In order to qualify for two passes, you must identify the 5 differences in the two movie posters below. [...]

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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! Film #46 on AFI’s Top 100 is something of a milestone. It is [...]

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Oscar nominees for 2011 were announced this morning. The 83rd Academy Awards are February 27, 2011 and here are the nominees for the year 2010 in film.

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Today we’re talking about those actors who should not only know better, but can damn well do without the paycheck for whatever shit-of-the-week, destined for SpikeTV drek they’ve hauled their ass on set for. We’re talking about actors who not only have films in AFI’s top 100, but also have films so dumb that they probably can’t spell “AFI.”

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Here’s my review of “No Strings Attached” from KTKA-49. The state of the romantic comedy these days in Hollywood is not good. Multiplexes are commonly filled with lowest-common denominator, high-concept romcoms with attractive actors who are going through the tired motions of the most banal and predictable plots around. That’s why it was such a [...]

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We have passes to see “Sanctum,” a 3D movie produced by James Cameron, on Tuesday, February 1 at 7:30pm at AMC Studio 30 (119th & I-35) and we want you to have them! All you have to do is fill out your name and info in the form below and we’ll pick random winners on Wednesday, [...]

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Lawrence.com editor Trevan McGee and Scene-Stealers.com creator Eric Melin join forces for The Scene-Stealers Movie Podcast. In podcast #11, Eric discusses a not entirely by-the-book romantic comedy in Ivan Reitman’s “No Strings Attached.” Trevan recounts the horror of “Spice World” and the two recap the Golden Globes. Listen or download here.

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This week’s girl-powered entry suffers the same fate as any other music movie that attempted to capitalize on the popularity of its subjects –– it was dated by the time it was released. But even if “Spice World” had been released at the height of the Spice Girls’ popularity rather than in its decline, it [...]

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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! If you wanted to, you could pretty easily make the argument that the [...]

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Top 10 Buddy Movies

by Eric Melin on January 18, 2011

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Top 10 Buddy Movies, not always buddy cop movies

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Jack Abramoff was a greedy prick. That’s really the only message Casino Jack has. If you were expecting anything more from this political biopic by director George Hickenlooper and screenwriter Norman Snider you’re bound to leave disappointed. Kevin Spacey stars as the Washington D.C. super-lobbyist who became a household name working for Preston Gates & [...]

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