August 2013

David Lowery’s sleepy Texas love story is here and gone with minimum impact.

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From the director of Dungeons & Dragons comes a convoluted chase film that makes the logic behind The Chase look sound by comparison.

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Here’s my TV review with clips of David Lowery’s melancholy crime drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints starring Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, and Ben Foster on KCTV5′s It’s Your Morning. The movie opens today in Kansas City at the Tivoli and Glenwood Arts theaters.

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Figuring out who you are and where you fit in can feel like war at a young age. I Declare War brings all those feelings rushing back and is rousing, funny, thoughtful entertainment to boot.

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When it comes to home invasion, most people think of The Strangers, or maybe even this year’s The Purge. You’re Next is no different than those films from a plot standpoint, but is worlds apart in tone. This is a twisted Looney Toons nightmare.

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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 – Blue Velvet (1986) – Saturday, August 31st.

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Credit is due to Blue Sky Studios, who have always sided on the lighter, funnier side of the family animated feature. It took some nerve to do something like Epic, which is much more cinematic and straight-faced than previous work like Rio and Robots.

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What makes Crystal Fairy a strong film is that writer and director Sebastián Silva covers a lot of ground with a simple road trip premise.

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Edgar Wright reunites with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for an amusing movie about old friends, a robot invasion, and lots and lots of beer.

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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 – The Graduate (1967) – Saturday, August 24th at 2:40 p.m.

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Top 10 Coming-of-Age Movies

by Trey Hock on August 20, 2013

in Top 10s

Prepare for The Spectacular Now by brushing up on your coming-of-age films. Here are Trey’s Top 10 Coming-of-Age Movies. What’s your Top 10? Leave your list in the comments.

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The best picture and certainly the most raw, honest, and devastating film of last year is Michael Haneke’s Amour, released today in a crisp, hi-def Blu-ray that amplifies the formal design of one apartment building in Paris

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Tomorrow morning I fly to Finland to enter the dark horse competition in Oulu, Finland the night before the Air Guitar World Championships for one last chance at the world stage!

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Ashton Kutcher stars in this biopic that celebrates the life of Steve Jobs and the creation of Apple Computers.

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Despite it’s title and a multitude of super-heroes and super-villains, the sequel fails to kick as much ass as the original.

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