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April 2012

Maybe it’s a little early to call ‘Goon’ overlooked, but considering the movie came out in January and has been available on-demand for even longer grants it early access to this column.

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Eric tackles The Five-Year Engagement, the latest from Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller. Meanwhile, Trey watches The Pirates! Band of Misfits and [spoiler alert] doesn’t hate it! Trevan asks questions and makes snap judgments. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS.

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Thanks to a sincere script and a layered performance from Jason Segel, ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ believes wholeheartedly in actual romance — which I think is a concept that romantic comedies often “say” they support, but rarely have the chops to back it up.

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‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ is a solid family option that thankfully contains enough smart content that it should keep parents entertained too!

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In Europe, board games are serious business and their creators are like rock stars. ‘Going Cardboard’ is a new independent documentary about the wild world of board games.

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The Chicken and the Egg #28: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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This review originally appeared in shorter form on KSNT-NBC, KTKA-ABC, and KTMJ-FOX, Kansas First News. Making their way to Blu-ray and DVD this week are two movies that were big hits — one on the awards circuit and the other at the box office. Here’s two movies worth checking out on home video: Mission: Impossible […]

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What are the best kung fu fight scenes ever put to film? Watch these 10 specific movie kung-fu fights — landmarks in their respective eras and as enduring pieces of painstakingly realized, elaborate entertainment.

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Kicking and Screaming wasn’t really a big hit when it came out in 2005. Maybe its because its number-one goal was to showcase its star verbally and physically abusing kids. Kicking and Screaming may be overlooked, but it deserves a fair shake — at least partially because it’s the kind of movie aimed at kids that adults […]

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Famous director David Lean is perhaps known best for his war epics The Bridge On The River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia, but The Criterion Collection has recently released a box set of Lean’s first four movies, and it shows that Lean was quickly becoming a master storyteller the moment he stepped out from the […]

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Well, that couldn’t have gone much better! Last night at the Screenland Crossroads, Scene Stealers and Lost in Reviews presented An Evening of 8-Bit Featuring Scott Pilgrim vs. The World!  A sold-out Kansas City crowd drank plenty of Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale, partook in an 8-bit videogame tournament, and checked out the awesome 8-bit/geek-inspired art gallery. Right before the main attraction, the […]

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Despite all its ironic detachment—’The Cabin in the Woods’ has tons of laughs, some truly jaw-dropping moments and a couple scenes of unexpected poignancy that make it more than a parody movie.

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Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of 2011, ‘Footnote’ explores the relationship of a father and son who have become bitter scholarly rivals.

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This week Trevan, Eric and Trey welcome director Tony Ladesich and Dadsbigplan.com writer Alan Rapp to the show as we talk about Ladesich’s award-winning short Two Sisters before moving on to a spoilerific discussion of The Cabin In The Woods, so consider yourself warned. And don’t forget, tonight’s An Evening of 8-bit Featuring Scott Pilgrim […]

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Two PG-rated family films have recently made their way to DVD and Blu-ray and they couldn’t be further apart.

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