Eric Melin

Director Tetsuya Nakashima is hellbent to that end in The World of Kanako, his ultra-violent, ultra-stylized 2014 extreme revenge flick. It was released in America last fall by Drafthouse Films and comes to Blu-ray today.

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We have advance screening passes to see ZOOLANDER 2 at Tuesday, February 9th at 7:30pm at Cinemark Merriam and we want you to have them!

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Gilda is out now in a fantastic-looking 2K restoration Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection that reveals what a anomaly the movie truly was.

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We have advance screening passes to see DEADPOOL on Thursday, December 4th at 7:30pm at Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet and we want you to have them!

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In the documentary ‘I Am Thor,’ out now on Blu-ray, “nice guy” Canadian bodybuilder-turned-stripper-turned-heavy-metal-rock-star John Mikl Thor decides one day in the mid-1990s to try to regain a sliver of the fame he had in the crazy, sexed-up 1970s.

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There is so much to be learned from Criterion’s new Blu-ray of Bitter Rice, even today. It is a perfect surprise, proving how important and how much fun it is to discover older movies with fresh eyes.

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KC Oscar Party 2016

by Eric Melin on January 14, 2016

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What a lovely day! The 88th Academy Awards are February 28, 2016 and your pals at Scene-Stealers, Lost in Reviews, and Boom Howdy are again hosting the coolest movie party in Kansas City.

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The world lost an icon when David Bowie passed away. Perhaps this was due to playing “characters” in his musical life or his knack for being a good showman, but he really knew how to act on film and give compelling performances, even in movies that were not so great.

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We have advance passes to see ANOMALISA and we want you to have them!

The movie will screen on Tuesday, January 19 at 7:30pm at the Glenwood Arts Theatre.

Enter the random drawing here.

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Experimenter is one of the best and most overlooked films of the year, and definitely worth catching up with as soon as possible.

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In order for a professional critics body to have integrity, nomination and voting guidelines must be consistent with the way they were laid out at the beginning of the process. Nominating “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for Best Picture does not follow those guidelines, and re-ignites a loophole for this kind of thing to happen every year.

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We have advance screening passes to see THE REVENANT in Kansas City and we want you to have them!

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Mad Max: Fury Road was chosen as the Best Film of 2015 by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest critics group in the country. The winners were announced yesterday during a ceremony at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre in Kansas City.

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The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest film critic organization in the country, released their nominees for the 50th Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards, recognizing the best in film for 2015.

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Win advance screening passes to THE BIG SHORT in Kansas City!

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