March 2013

The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – SOLARIS (1972) – Saturday, April 6th at 2 p.m.

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‘The Host’ could have been an exploration of internal conflict, or a mystery that questions whether Melanie still exists in this body that once belonged to her. Unfortunately all is explained from the moment the movie begins, and we are left to trod the cinematic desert without a drop of tension to sustain us.

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Hey-o! A late post for the podcast this week. Sorry about that. This week, Trey talks The Host, while Trevan and Eric talk G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Gatekeepers. Lastly, Eric takes on On The Road on his own.

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When it is at its best, the film finds the perfect symbiotic balance between Kerouac’s prose and the solemn beauty of the open road, where the adventures of a young dreamer plant the seeds of not only one man’s future, but an entire generation of literary hopefuls.

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The very compelling documentary ‘The Gatekeepers’ opens in Kansas City this weekend. Here’s a review of ‘The Gatekeepers’ from the recent True/False Festival!

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Was Harmony Korine expecting the excitement and reception that ‘Spring Breakers’ has received? Does he seek out subject matter in his films that makes him uncomfortable? What is the perfect way to view his new film?

Find out the answers to all of the questions and more by listening to Trey’s interview with Harmony Korine!

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Eric Melin on the KCTV5 It’s Your Morning show talking with Dave Hall about ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ and ‘Air Guitar Nation’ at the Alamo Drafthouse in Kansas City.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation is not high art. It is a sequel to a movie that is based on a 1980s bit of brand fusion that combined a toy line with a cartoon and comic books. It’s an obvious piece of nostalgia farming for a series that was honestly never that great, it is just remembered as [...]

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Following the screening, the theater will be transformed into our own private bar, where we get to choose the tunes we want to hear and we get to jump up in front of the screen and air guitar our asses off. There will be blood, yes, but there will also be sweat, tears, smoke, lights, and very possibly confetti and pyro! Spontaneous air bands will be formed. Lifelong friendships will be forged. Old videos you haven’t seen in years will be projected on the movie screen. It’s like karaoke on steroids. Scratch that: It’s like an Elmo crystal-meth sex party. But better.

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Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.

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In TRANCE, Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars. After suffering a blow to the head during the heist, he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting.

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A celebration of the most ludicrous, impractical, destructive, ineffective military organizations in movie history. While some of the films featured were pretty decent, and others were decidedly not, they all had one thing in common: they featured an armed collective so laughably inept that they stood out amongst even the most impractical government organizations.

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In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – TRUE STORIES – Saturday, March 30th at 2 p.m.

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Two Japanese folk tales come to life with starkly different approaches in the latest Blu-ray restorations from The Criterion Collection.

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