ABC 1-2-not-3
Posted 17 hours ago

The ABCs of Death 2 moves quickly and most of it is ultimately very forgettable, but I still find myself drawn toward its desire to be different and truly artistic…

The ABCs of Death 2
Media darling
Posted 21 hours ago

Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up Jake Gyllenhaal delivers an intense, magnetic performance that is the highlight of Nightcrawler, the directoral debut from writer Dan Gilroy. The film follows Gyllenhaal’s Louis Bloom,…

Gyllenhaal outshines everything else in ‘Nightcrawler’
The Two Faces of January
Posted 2 days ago

The Two Faces of January brings three solid performances together to help a decent script turn into an hour and a half of quite entertaining film.

Directorial Debut ‘The Two Faces of January’ a Solid Start
Everybody Cut Loose
Posted 4 days ago

It just doesn’t get much better than a film that takes a few minutes to ratchet up the tension via that classic struggle over which wire to cut so as…

Top 10 Wire-Cutting Bomb Moments in Film
Formulaic 'St. Vincent'
Posted 7 days ago

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

Formulaic ‘St. Vincent’ Skirts by on Actors’ Charm
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Trashy ‘Gone Girl’ Gets Away From Fincher

by Eric Melin October 2, 2014 Print Reviews
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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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Cookie-cutter ‘Annabelle’ Offers Zero Scares

by Brian Reeves October 2, 2014 Print Reviews
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A mother of a newborn baby is tormented by a demon attempting to hurt her child while skeptical father has no interactions with said demon. Add a dash of Satanic cult members, a priest, and an older woman who instantly understands of her predicament, mix thoroughly, and bake at 666 degrees until done.

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Criterion Blu-ray of Classic ‘Ali: Fear Eats the Soul’

by Eric Melin October 2, 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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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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Win advance passes to see MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin October 2, 2014 Giveaways
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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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A Kansas City Story Comes Home – ‘The Good Lie’ Red Carpet Event

by Trey Hock September 26, 2014 Blogs
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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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Creepy Meandering Awaits ‘At the Devil’s Door’

by Brian Reeves September 26, 2014 Print Reviews
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Can a horror movie that’s all atmosphere and zero coherent plot really satisfy? That’s the question I was left with once the credits started rolling on At the Devil’s Door. Writer/Director Nicholas McCarthy‘s take on the classic horror trope of selling one’s soul to the Devil oozes with dread and menace.

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The first 50 to RSVP win passes to see ANNABELLE in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin September 25, 2014 Giveaways
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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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Win advance passes to see THE GOOD LIE in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin September 25, 2014 Giveaways
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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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Win advance passes to see GONE GIRL in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin September 24, 2014 Giveaways

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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Ultimate List of all Fantastic Fest Movies Available for Streaming!

by George Hickman September 21, 2014 Blogs
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If you’re not able to attend Fantastic Fest but would like to sample previous years, there is no shortage of funny, scary, thrilling, or just plain weird genre content available to stream through common online providers. Here’s the ultimate list:

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‘The Maze Runner’ Leaves You Wishing for an Easier Exit

by Joe Jarosz September 19, 2014 Print Reviews
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There seems to be only three genres for young adult novels that get turned into films: dystopian future where all the kids are fighting for their lives, the standard issued vampire/werewolf love stories, and sick kids falling in love.

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Absurd Delights of ‘Tusk’ are Few and Far Between

by Eric Melin September 18, 2014 Print Reviews
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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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Win advance passes to see DRACULA UNTOLD in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin September 17, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see DRACULA UNTOLD Tuesday, October 7 at the AMC Studio 30 theatre at 7:30 PM and we want you to have them!

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‘A Most Wanted Man’ a Fitting Last Role for Hoffman

by Eric Melin September 13, 2014 Print Reviews
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Philip Seymour Hoffman anchors this John le Carré adaptation and makes it compelling, even when the film’s rambling tendencies threaten to derail it.

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Win advance passes to see A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin September 10, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES starring Liam Neeson and we want you to have them! The advance screening will take place on Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00pm at the Alamo Drafthouse. All you need to do to enter for our random drawing is fill out the form below!

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