Eric Melin

It’s no news to fans of the young-adult book series by Suzanne Collins that this third movie only covers a portion of her third novel, which is par for the course, I suppose, for a film that contains a both a colon and a hyphen in its title. But even in the Star Wars series, which now retroactively features the word “Episode” in each title, the films themselves had a form of resolution. Sometimes there were cliffhangers, sure, but the emotional journey and theme of each film were wrapped up by film’s end.

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L’avventura is the film that gave Antonioni a name. The film was booed at its first screening at the Cannes Film Festival, but at the second viewing of the film, it was greeted quite enthusiastically, and then finally awarded a Special Jury Prize for “the beauty of its images, and for seeking to create a new film language.”

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We have advance passes to see HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 in Kansas City and we want you to have them! The advance screening is Thursday, November 20 Dickinson Palazzo 16 (8601 W. 135th St., Overland Park) at 7:30 pm and all you have to do to enter the random drawing for passes is go here. Synopsis: [...]

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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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