Trevan McGee

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: [...]

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Trevan and Trey return to the Alamo Drafthouse to talk about the Kansas City Film Festival, underway right now. Comedian Chris Cubas swings by to talk about The Movie Interruption and everything else going on at The Alamo this month, and then writer/director/producer Anthony Ladesich stops by to talk about The Icarus 1 and The Secret [...]

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‘Winter Soldier’ offers the best of Marvel

by Trevan McGee on April 4, 2014

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the latest offering in the Marvel Studios juggernaut, and it’s a fantastic example of what the film series has to offer in terms of quality, spectacle and sheer fun. Chris Evans returns as the titular captain, the super soldier who beat the Nazis, saved New York in The Avengers and is currently [...]

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Trevan and Trey welcome the newest addition to the Scene Stealers family: syndicated film critic Peter Frend! After that, Chris Haghirian joins to talk about the Middle of the Map Fest, which starts April 3 and includes music, film and technology.

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Trevan and Trey go over a pair of movies this week: Robocop and Gloria, which couldn’t be more different.

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Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ Fails to Shine

by Trevan McGee on February 7, 2014

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George Clooney returns to the director’s chair with The Monuments Men, a film that is less a stirring love letter to the Greatest Generation and a bygone era in film, and more a checklist, hastily written with a crayon. Based on the true story about a group of aging art history professors and architects that were tasked [...]

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‘August: Osage County’ Unfocused and Cruel

by Trevan McGee on January 10, 2014

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Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in this plate-breaker that never manages to rise above spitefulness.

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This week, Eric takes the week off for a spa visit, so Trevan and Trey enlist the help of Film School co-curator Erin Kennedy to talk about Her, August: Osage County and Lone Survivor. We’ve already talked about Her on last week’s best-of podcasts, but you’ll want to stick around for the Oscar fodder that is August: Osage County and [...]

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Eric, Trevan and Trey return to round out their list of the best films of 2013. Stick around to find out which film Eric ultimately put at the top of list, which film Trey thinks is the most misunderstood and to hear Trevan’s impassioned speech about Snow Dogs. “They’re huskies, and it’s cold outside,” he says at one point, fighting tears.

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>Happy 2014, everyone! Trey, Trevan and Eric return to go over their choices for the best films of 2013. Trey discusses the most underrated films of the year and Eric and Trevan go over movies 10 through 6 on the list. Will a surprise film sneak into the top 5? Will Trevan attempt to nominate [...]

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Embraces its Comic Book Roots

by Trevan McGee on November 8, 2013

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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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We’re back, live via Skype recording. This week, Eric, Trevan and Trey look at The Fifth Estate, the Wikileaks story courtesy of director Bill Condon. Then, they move on to discuss Carrie, the horror remake courtesy of the director of Boys Don’t Cry and Stop-Loss.We’ve also got a new poll: What is the best horror remake since the year 2000?

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This week, Eric and Trevan argue over Captain Philips while Trey talks about Blue Caprice. Then, they all come together to celebrate Alfonso Cuarón’s excellent Gravity.

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‘Don Jon’ a Fitting Romance for the Twitter Generation

by Trevan McGee on September 27, 2013

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt writes, produces and stars in Don Jon, a new romantic comedy about a New Jersey meathead who falls the girl of his dreams and has to balance his new relationship with his massive porn addiction. It is indeed a love story for the modern era.

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‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ Short of Sainthood

by Trevan McGee on August 30, 2013

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David Lowery’s sleepy Texas love story is here and gone with minimum impact.

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