March 2011

Alright, Scene-Stealers readers—it’s time to do another texting giveaway for a free advance screening! We have advance passes to see HANNA Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30PM at the AMC Town Center 20 and we want you to have them! Hanna stars Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan, Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, and Eric Bana. Hanna [...]

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We have advance passes to the new movie KILL THE IRISHMAN starring Christopher Walken, Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Val Kilmer, which opens April 8 in Kansas City, and we want you to have them! Our screening is on Wednesday, April 6 at the Glenwood at Red Bridge theater (Holmes and Red Bridge Rd.) at [...]

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We have advance passes to see the new movie YOUR HIGHNESS starring James Franco, Natalie Portman, and Danny McBride and we want you to have them! The screening is Tuesday, April 5 at the AMC Mainstreet at 7:30pm. All you have to do is fill out the form below and winners will be picked at [...]

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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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We have advance passes to see the new comedy/drama “Win Win,” starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan, and directed by Tom McCarthy (“The Visitor,” “The Station Agent”) — and we want you to have them. The screening is Wednesday April 6 at the AMC Town Center (119th & Nall) at 7:30pm. All you need to [...]

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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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