November 2013

Chris Hemsworth returns at the titular thunder god in a movie that is a combination sci-fi, fantasy and Dr. Who that works – barely.

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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 – Badlands (1973) – Sunday, November 10th.

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Musician Thomas Dolby has never made a film until now. The Invisible Lighthouse is a personal documentary made almost solely by Dolby that details the closure of a lighthouse on the coast of England near his home in Suffolk.

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The new documentary Muscle Shoals, which opens this weekend at the Tivoli Cinemas in Westport (please check out their Kickstarter page to upgrade their projectors to digital and stay in business), posits that the spirit of community forged by the musicians that created this music was part of its magic, and listening to it in the movie, it’s hard to argue.

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Ultimately, what makes writer/director Gavin Hood’s streamlined adaptation of Ender’s Game successful is its devotion to the awakening conscience of its main character, criticized by some as “the innocent killer.”

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On Thursday, November 14, Middle of the Map Fest presents a 35mm screening of Empire Records at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet. Antennas Up will be playing songs from the movie — we asked, but they won’t tell us which ones. Mills Record Company will have a pop-up shop in the lobby.

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