March 2011

Where Black Swan is concerned, paradoxes abound. Darren Aronofsky‘s Oscar-nominated film was released on DVD and Blu-ray this week. This review is of the Blu-ray. The film tells the story of a young girl (Natalie Portman) attempting to validate the expectations and pressures on her to achieve perfection as the lead in the ballet Swan […]

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What are the best Elizabeth Taylor movies and best Elizabeth Taylor performances? Find out in this Top 10 list.

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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! We’ve encountered a lot of films about war on our journey through AFI’s […]

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The Tourist DVD Blu-ray Review: The stars’ vacation videos are probably more interesting than this poorly handled mistaken-identity caper.

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Movie review of Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch

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Scene-Stealers Editor-in-Chief Eric Melin and a gaggle of guest reviewers take on Zack Snyder‘s (300, Watchmen) latest cinematic assault, the girl-powered action fantasy “Sucker Punch.” Will Snyder’s fetish for stylized sexuality and violence translate into something bigger than the sum of its pop-art influences? Find out in this review of Sucker Punch (2011) starring Emily […]

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Movie review of “Sucker Punch” directed by Zack Snyder

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OK, this is just plain awesome. There is a half-hour new show coming to a TV near you called CinemaKC. The Kansas City area is full of talented filmmakers, and local organization CinemaKC is partnering with KSMO-TV to put those filmmakers in the spotlight every week for close to four months! CinemaKC, a new weekly […]

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Our brand new bi-weekly comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back. Here’s Strip number two of The Chicken and the Egg. The artist is Ben Townsend. Click on the strip for a larger image! Contact the cartoonist: thechickenandtheegg@hotmail.com Link to The Chicken and the Egg #1

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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! When you think of Humphrey Bogart’s career, there are two, possibly three, performances […]

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“Beginners” opens with Oliver (Ewan McGregor), trying to make sense of the death of his father (Christopher Plummer) and what it means for his life. Until his mother (Mary Page Keller) died five years earlier, Oliver had always assumed his father, Hal, was just an emotionally distant man who did not love or did not […]

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Last weekend, the UFO Reykawvik Summit 2011 brings authors, investigators, and researchers to Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS to discuss alien abduction and ongoing UFO sightings. Coincidentally, while this 3-day conference visited my town, the new alien comedy “Paul,” starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as two British nerds who discover an alien in Area […]

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Here’s my review of the Blu-ray/DVD combo packs of “Hereafter” and “The Fighter” from KTKA-49. Out on a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack this week is Clint Eastwood‘s afterlife drama “Hereafter,” starring Matt Damon as a psychic whose ability to read other people’s thoughts leaves him cut off from the world. His and two other stories concerning […]

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Errol Morris is widely regarded as one of the greatest documentary filmmakers of all time, and for good reason. His movies are always entertaining and informative, with masterful pacing that tackles sometimes dense topics in comprehensible, digestible ways. But what most people forget is that Morris is funny — really funny. For those new to […]

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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 #19, Trevan and Eric review “Paul” and chat about UFO movies and films that feature first contact with aliens. Listen or download The Scene-Stealers Podcast Ep. 19 here. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes here.

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