Eric Melin

In films like 21 Grams, Biutiful, and Babel, he revels in the misery of his characters and then contrives to make them even more miserable. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of misery and pretentiousness in Birdman (which is subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) but its mostly psychosomatic—and often played for laughs, which is a new thing for Iñárritu.

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We have passes to see DUMB AND DUMBER TO starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels on Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30PM at the Alamo Drafthouse and we want you to have them!

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The effortless chemistry of Murray and Lieberher are the main reason that, even at its most clichéd, St. Vincent mostly works.

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What is remarkable about The Vanishing is how, like Gone Girl, it reveals much about its central mystery fairly early on in the film. Unlike Gone Girl, it continues to deepen its characters and maintain a believable sense of dread that plays into its central conceit.

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We have advance passes to see ST. VINCENT, starring Bill Murray, Naomi Watts and Melissa McCarthy on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30PM at the Cinemark Palace Theater and we want you to have them!

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We have advance passes to see BIRDMAN on Tuesday, October 28 at Glenwood Arts Theater at 7:30pm and we want you to have them!

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We have advance passes to see the new horror movie OUIJA Wednesday, October 22 at 8:00pm at the Alamo Drafthouse and we want you to have them!

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We have advance passes to see FURY starring Brad Pitt on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 PM at the AMC Barrywoods Theatre and we want you to have them!

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Buried somewhere beneath the button-pushing gender politics and all-too-convenient plot twists in Gone Girl, there are some mildly interesting points being made about modern marriage. But after two and a half hours of soapy ridiculousness that wouldn’t be out of place on TV’s The Bold and the Beautiful, the movie just seems like cruel and unusual punishment.

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Out now in a new restored 4K digital restoration on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection, this emotionally raw picture combines minimalistic acting, evocative framing, and unabashed melodrama for a timeless moviegoing experience.

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We have passes to see MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30pm at the Tivoli theatre and we want you to have them!

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We have advance passes to see the new horror flick ANNABELLE Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Alamo Drafthouse at 10pm.

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We have advance passes to see THE GOOD LIE Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Cinemark Palace on the Plaza at 7:30pm and we want you to have them!

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We have advance screening passes to see GONE GIRL, starring Ben Affleck and based on the novel from KC’s own Gillian Flynn on Thursday, October 2 at Screenland Armour at 7:30pm and we want you to have them!

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The problem with Tusk unfortunately is not that its absurd premise can’t make a decent movie, it’s that Smith doesn’t have a screenplay to support more than, let’s say, 30 minutes of screen time.

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