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June 2011

We asked you to tell us about the worst bosses you ever had to win tickets to see the new movie HORRIBLE BOSSES. We got a metric crap-ton of responses. WARNING: Some are not suitable for kids. 52 winners won advance passes to the screening and here are some of the best (i.e. worst) stories, straight from […]


Our new bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back. Here’s strip number nine of the original comic The Chicken and the Egg. The artist is Ben Townsend and he lives in the Southampton, U.K. Click on the strip for a larger image! Contact the cartoonist: Link to The Chicken and the Egg […]


This movie review of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” appears on KTKA-49. The first “Transformers” movie was basically an absurdist teen sex comedy featuring sentient cars that turn into robots and some silly go-for-broke rewriting of American history. Its 2009 sequel was a more serious, more ridiculous, less fun version that lasted 2 ½ hours […]

{ 1 comment } editor Trevan McGee and creator Eric Melin join forces for The Scene-Stealers Movie Podcast. In podcast #29, Trevan and Eric talk about “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and this weekend’s Footprints Foreign Film Festival in Lawrence, KS featuring two Akira Kurosawa classics! Listen or download The Scene-Stealers Podcast Ep. 29 here. Subscribe to […]


I’ll begin with an analogy. Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS) is a medical condition, which is marked by consistent unwanted sexual arousal and orgasm. Those of us who don’t have the disease may grin or chuckle and think that PSAS might not be so bad. Those with the disease often describe it as distracting to […]


Rejoice, Scene-Stealers readers! Warren Cantrell from is back! If want to contribute a Top 10, email me at Here’s Warren: To prove that we are indeed without hope for any salvation in this dismal, cinematic-black hole of a year, we find ourselves looking down the barrel of yet another “Transformers” offering. Yes, despite […]


This Blu-ray review of “Battle: Los Angeles” and “Tigerland” appears on KTKA-49. “Battle: Los Angeles,” released in theaters earlier this spring and “Tigerland,” a Vietnam-era movie from the year 2000, are both new out on DVD and Blu-ray. At first glance, the only thing they have in common is that they’re both war movies. Granted, […]


This movie review of “Cars 2” appears on KTKA-49. Since Pixar’s “Cars” was released in 2006, we’ve been able to look forward to a new movie from the premier animation studio in America every summer. Every movie since then has been a huge box office success and has won Pixar the Best Animated Feature Oscar. […]


With last month’s Bridesmaids becoming that rare surprise success with audiences, critics, and box office alike, many have insisted that the female raunchy comedy is about to get a moment in the sun. Perfectly timed, we have Bad Teacher arriving in theaters today, practically begging to be treated as a litmus test – was Bridesmaids […]


Stupidity wins the day, as Mater the tow truck (Larry the Cable Guy) gets center stage in Pixar’s latest film, “Cars 2.” This movie takes on big oil and bungled friendships, while the globe-trotting Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) tears up the racing circuit, and Mater finds himself the master of inadvertent espionage. “Cars 2” opens […]


Eric’s review was posted here already, but I watched “The Tree of Life” this past weekend and was also inspired to write this review: Watching “The Tree of Life,” one sentence kept recurring to me: “Humility is appropriate.” Is that statement with regard to writer and director Terrence Malick? Maybe, but given that he doesn’t […]

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We asked you to tell us about the worst teachers you ever had to win tickets to see the new Cameron Diaz movie BAD TEACHER. Yikes. Was is it that bad? I wonder what kind of residual effects these people had on you! I’m sure there are lasting scars… 50 winners won advance passes to […]

{ 4 comments } editor Trevan McGee and creator Eric Melin join forces for The Scene-Stealers Movie Podcast. In podcast #27, Trevan and Eric talk about Woody Allen’s “Paris After Midnight,” “Green Lantern” and Terrence Malick‘s stunning “The Tree of Life.” Listen or download The Scene-Stealers Podcast Ep. 27 here. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes […]


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! Like most people who grew up in the Midwest, and more specifically in […]


This review of “The Hustler” and “The Comancheros” 50th Anniversary Blu-ray editions appears on KTKA-49. What better way for Dad to spend Father’s Day than relaxing on the couch with two of Hollywood’s manliest screen personas? New on Blu-ray now is “The Hustler,” with Paul Newman playing Fast Eddie Felson, the role that would cement […]