Besson manages to subvert audiences expectations at a few points by not delivering on big showdowns and staying true to his protagonist’s abilities and motives. That said, Lucy has still a lot wrong with it, chiefly that it’s kind of dumb.
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel team up for Sex Tape, an R-rated comedy that tries to balance raunchy humor with the wholesomeness of a family film and ends up failing both genres. The trailer gives over-explains the entire premise, but here it is again: Diaz and Segel play Annie and Jason, a loving couple that started hot [...]
Caesar returns in the summer sci-fi epic that is more about the cost of being a leader than it is the novelty of talking monkeys.
Trevan and Trey return to go over two new movies: Third Person from that writer/director/guy Paul Haggis, who gave us Crash. If you don’t already, please Like us on Facebook. It’s the quickest way to get news, reviews and podcasts from us and the rest of the Web. And please subscribe to the Scene Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS.
Tom Cruise has to relive the same hellish alien invasion over and over again in Edge Of Tomorrow, the latest sci-fi/action offering from director Doug Liman and a writing team that includes Cruise’s current collaborator Christopher McQuarrie.
Trevan and Trey discuss the surprisingly touching The Fault In Our Stars before moving on to the latest Tom Cruise vehicle Edge Of Tomorrow. Then, they move on to time travel in general as a narrative mechanic in film and highlight some examples of movies that use it well. If you don’t already, please Like us on Facebook. [...]
Seth MacFarlane returns to the director’s chair with A Million Ways To Die In The West, a shaggy dog comedy that places MacFarlane front and center, not as a computer-generated Teddy bear, but as Albert Stark, a sheep herder who hates the time period and frontier with a passion. Of course, “shaggy dog” is just another [...]
After a week off, Trevan and Trey are back to talk about Seth MacFarlane‘s new movie A Million Ways To Die In The West and then Trevan lets off some steam about X-Men: Days of Future Past. There’s a lot of time travel in this week’s podcast, so Huey Lewis seemed like an obvious choice for segue [...]
Director Bryan Singer returns to the franchise that defined much of his career with X-Men: Days of Future Past, an ambitious blockbuster that attempts to unite the characters from the original X-Men trilogy with the 2011 movie X-Men: First Class. It’s a sizable undertaking, to be sure, and while Singer does manage to keep the [...]
This week, Trevan and Trey talk Godzilla, the giant lizard’s return to form. Their reviews cover the first half of the podcast before moving on to welcome Molly Garrett, Joseph Tuzzolino, Erin Kennedy and Cody Hunt, four students from the Kansas City Art Institute featured in tonight’s film exhibition at the Alamo Drafthouse. If you don’t [...]
We’re back this week with guest host Aaron Weber from DadsBigPlan.com. Trevan reviews Neighbors and Trey hits Only Lovers Left Alive. Then all three go into a discussion about comic book movies, the future of summer film, the inherent terribleness of Zach Snyder and much, much more. It’s a loose, chatty podcast. We hope you like it. [...]
Everything you need to know about Neighbors, the new comedy co-produced and starring Seth Rogen, along with a supporting cast that includes Rose Byrne, Dave Franco and Zac Efron, is in the trailer. A happy couple with a newborn settles into suburban life until a frat house moves in next door and all hell breaks loose. [...]
This week, Trey dives into his love of Kaiju movies with the recent Godzilla re-releases on Blu-ray. Then, Ryan Davis from the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet and Adam Roberts from the Screenland Armour stop by to talk about special programming for the month of May. If you don’t already, please Like us on Facebook. It’s the quickest way to [...]
This week’s podcast features a pair of reviews from Trey before he and Trevan talk to Justin Gardner, Social Media Manager at AMC Theaters, member of the Kansas City Film Society and member of the Kansas City Film Commission. He’s a busy guy in the Kansas City film world and we were happy to talk to him about his work at AMC, his goals for the film commission and the film society, and the hidden history of film in Kansas City.
Trevan and Trey talk to Nathan Reusch, CEO of The Record Machine and one of the founders/organizers of Middle Of The Map, and Peter Frend stops by to talk about some of the unsung film festivals in Kansas City. This podcast was plagued with technical difficulties (thanks, OSX Mavericks), so here’s what you need to know: [...]