Trey Hock

Robert Downey Jr.’s new cinematic vehicle, gives the viewer just enough salt, just enough of the bile of family life, in an attempt to cover the overly manipulative and sentimental story. In spite of a remarkable cast, and a handful of exceptional moments, The Judge falls prey to the emotional wish fulfillment of most estranged father and son stories.

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The Good Lie should be point of pride and an exciting film for those living in Kansas City. Make sure to check it out when it’s released on Friday, October 3.

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The Giver is the quiet insightful kid at the party, who says something hilarious under their breath, but within earshot of a louder more boisterous partygoer. The loud person shouts the hilarious observation, and gets all of the credit, leaving a stalwart few to point out that, actually, someone else said it first.

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The bottom line is that Guardians of the Galaxy is a fun and exciting summer movie, that has better characters, and a more thoughtful storyline than any blockbuster for at least 5 years.

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Because Richard Linklater posits questions instead of answering them in his film Boyhood, he can show us a boy growing up and make us think that perhaps everyone goes through similar experiences.

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Regardless of your personal feelings towards Vidal, Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia attempts to paint a cinematic portrait, both intimate and expansive, of this controversial man.

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The maniacal genius Paul Haggis has created the impossible. Third Person is a film that is complex and trite, clichéd and nonsensical, and misanthropic and overly sentimental.

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This is a public service announcement. This is not a test. Do not go and see Earth to Echo.

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Lucky Them is a laudable film. If you enjoy stories of the burnt out fan, and insightful critic, then director Megan Griffiths‘ new film is worth your time.

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In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the original Gojira and in anticipation of Godzilla, Toho Studios releases 8 of its Godzilla films in two disc Blu-ray sets. Each of these double feature sets boast a new high definition digital transfer of films released from 1991 to 2004.

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There are few sight gags or throwaway lines, but for the most part the humor of ‘Alan Partridge’ stems from the characters and central story. This makes for film that is amusing throughout.

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The 2014 Kansas City FilmFest is underway, and this years line up of films and events is the strongest it’s been in years. Check out just a few of the things you can attend this year. Film titles are active links that will take you to screening times and ticket information. For festival passes and [...]

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Paul Lazarus proposed a documentary that would follow Dean Kamen as he took an invention from idea to implementation. The invention that Kamen was working on was the Slingshot, and it was built to solve the world’s water problems.

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The guy that invented the Segway? Didn’t he drive one off a cliff and die? As it turns out, Dean Kamen, is alive and well and trying to solve the world’s water problems with his new invention, the Slingshot.

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Unfortunately Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah strays from the philosophical, and into the strip-mined territory of fantasy and religious spectacle. At times, this is a Lord of the Rings reboot of The Ten Commandments complete with lava rock versions of the Ents.

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