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July 2011

This review of new Blu-ray/DVDs of “Limitless” and “Take Me Home Tonight”originally appears on KTKA-49. “Limitless” is new out on Blu-ray and DVD this week, and it stars Bradley Cooper as an unmotivated man who takes a pill that allows him to finally live up to his utmost potential. Suddenly, he’s finished his book in […]


This review of “Cowboys and Aliens” originally appears on KTKA-49. The new movie “Cowboys and Aliens” is a perfect example of truth in advertising. The title says it all. There are cowboys and there are aliens. And that’s about it. Taking the title of the 2006 graphic novel that it’s based on and none of […]

{ 0 comments } editor Trevan McGee and creator Eric Melin join forces for The Scene-Stealers Movie Podcast. In podcast #32, Trevan and Eric talk about “Cowboys and Aliens” and “Crazy Stupid Love.” Listen or download The Scene-Stealers Podcast Ep. 32 here. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes here.


“Crazy, Stupid, Love” may have one of the lamer and lazier titles given a film this year, but that is exactly the point. This film embraces many of the clichés of sexually driven romantic comedies, but in doing so comments on and critiques them. Just take a scene that occurs in the middle of the […]


A good idea is just that, an idea. It may be chock-full of visual potential or hint at the possibility of an engaging story. Even if the idea is fantastic, there is an enormous chasm that stands between that idea and, in this instance, a well-crafted enjoyable feature film. Jon Favreau falls headlong into this […]


This review of “The Warrior’s Way” and “Das Boot,” new on Blu-ray and DVD, originally appears on KTKA-49. “The Warrior’s Way,” out now on DVD and Blu-ray, stars South Korean megastar Jang Dong-gun as an Asian assassin who ends up in the American West in the 19th century after taking mercy on the child of […]


Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back. Each week his characters recreate a famous scene from a familiar film. Can you guess which one it is this week? Here’s strip number 11 of the original comic The Chicken and the Egg. The artist is Ben Townsend and he lives in the Southampton, […]


Coming of age stories often come in two forms. Some explore the expansion and depth of a life just begun. Films like “My Life as a Dog” follow young adolescents as they blossom into a proto-sexual adulthood. The other type of coming of age story deals with the fleeting nature of life. In films like […]


Today’s Top 10 list comes from sitegoer Brian Tousey, who teaches a film course in Los Angeles, and writes a film-based blog called Maximum Tenderness. His previous list for Scene-Stealers was Top 10 Stephen King Movie Adaptations. If you’d like to contribute a Top 10 list to Scene-Stealers, just email me at Here’s Brian: […]


This review originally appears on KTKA-49. The superhero genre gets an injection of good old fashioned patriotism when “Captain America: The First Avenger” hits theaters this weekend. Set during World War II, this Marvel Comics adaptation follows the adventures of a wimpy young man with a good heart who is turned into a muscular super […]


In the midst of the summer movie season, comic book movie exhaustion and action overload has started to weigh heavily on me. Do we really need another film about a dude in a crazy suit, who punches other dudes in crazy suits? Isn’t there an upper threshold for the number of these films that can […]


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! It’s difficult to talk about #7 “Lawrence of Arabia” in any way that […]

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This weekend, America’s favorite comic-book super soldier gets his own movie as “Captain America: The First Avenger” brings the Marvel superhero to the big screen. The idea of the super soldier, however—someone enhanced beyond normal human powers for the express purpose of fighting— is nothing new. Here is a list of the Top 10 coolest […]


DVD/Blu-ray Review – Insidious and [REC] 2


This review of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” appears on KTKA-49. To see how this film fits in with the rest of the series, read all the films ranked in order at Top 8 Harry Potter Movies. It all ends this weekend as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part […]