Fast, Furious, Boring
Posted 1 day ago

Star Trek Beyond is easily the most bone-headed, silly, and action-packed of the rebooted franchise.

Star Trek Beyond: Fast, Furious, Boring
Stupid and I love it
Posted 1 day ago

For awhile after seeing 'Lights Out' I wondered if my enjoyment of the film was for not entirely respectable reasons, if I enjoyed it for reasons closer to that of…

‘Lights Out’ is stupid and I love it
'Ghostbusters' fun
Posted 9 days ago

The good news is this movie isn’t the abomination the prognosticators predicted. It’s funny, which is all that matters and yes, it’s pretty dumb. No, it's not destined for instant…

‘Ghostbusters’ Fun Despite Many Flaws
'Wiener-Dog'
Posted 9 days ago

[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up] Millennials need a version of Lassie that isn’t wholesome. Instead, a story of a dog exploring the perverted, introverted world it lives in. Ok, maybe…

No Doghouse for ‘Wiener-Dog’
Radcliff's amazing body saves Dano
Posted 22 days ago

Swiss Army Man, is a mix of silly, wildly imaginative and emotionally moving. It's a strong first feature from DANIELS and stars Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano.

SWISS ARMY MAN dazzles, disturbs, and delights
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SIFF 2016: ‘Paralytic’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell June 3, 2016 Print Reviews
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Currently playing at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival, Paralytic is so soul-crushingly bad that it actually makes other movies seem better by comparison, so if nothing else, it might be worth a watch just as a palate cleanser.

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SIFF 2016: ‘The Final Master’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 31, 2016 Print Reviews
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Currently playing at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival, The Final Master is almost worth checking out for the visual feast that it is, and as a credit to the fine acting involved. It’s just too bad that the rest of the pieces couldn’t stick their respective landings.

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SIFF 2016: An Evening With Molly Shannon

by Warren Cantrell May 25, 2016 Blogs
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Molly Shannon is interviewed by Warren before Q&A and screening of ‘Other People’ at the Seattle International Film Festival!

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SIFF 2016: ‘Finding Kim’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 24, 2016 Print Reviews
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Although Finding Kim does a great job filling in the blank spaces of its primary subject’s life with friend interviews, along with other transitioned folks, the answer to this question remains elusive.

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SIFF 2016: ‘The Weekend Sailor’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 20, 2016 Print Reviews
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‘The Weekend Sailor’ isn’t a hard-hitting investigation or a thought-provoking exploration of anything beyond what can happen when you believe in yourself and your dreams. Although this might leave some people wanting, for those looking for an entertaining, feel-good story with a cast of colorful characters, this documentary fits the bill.

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‘Louder Than Bombs’ But Just as Powerful

by Joe Jarosz April 28, 2016 Print Reviews
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There are a few scenes that are over-the-top and dramatic for the sake of being dramatic, but ultimately, the film delivers with its message that labels are only as important as we want them to be. In the end, we all die and the impact we have on someone’s life will change through their grieving process. See this film then ask yourself what your legacy will be with family and friends.

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‘Son of Saul’ Offers a Truly Original Depiction of The Holocaust on Blu-ray

by Eric Melin April 26, 2016 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Son of Saul is a one-of-a kind immersive experience that gives stark glimpses of death-camp murder and madness with a frightening frankness.

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Criterion Blu-ray of David Lean’s ‘Brief Encounter’ is Exquisite

by Eric Melin April 25, 2016 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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‘Brief Encounter’ is David Lean’s exquisite romantic drama that seems simple on the surface, but even in the face of the extra-marital affair at is heart, it has a heightened sense of morality.

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‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ and Why Not?

by CeeJay Bachus April 14, 2016 Print Reviews
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Richard Linklater’s latest puts an idea that Hollywood has never been able to crack on full display: that masculinity doesn’t have to be toxic and bros can show you a good time.

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‘Demolition’ is a Waste of Potential

by Simon Williams April 13, 2016 Print Reviews
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So no, Demoltion isn’t really a good film, but it shines at its most core element.

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Interview: The Cast of ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’

by CeeJay Bachus April 13, 2016 Blogs
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After a special early screening and after-party for ‘Everybody Wants Some!!!’ at Kansas City’s Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet last Thursday, we got a chance to chat with Glen Powell, J. Quinton Johnson, and Wyatt Russell.

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‘Midnight Special’ a Potent Mix of Soul and Genre

by Eric Melin April 8, 2016 Print Reviews
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Nichols is in full control of the emotional beats, the raising of the stakes, and the deepening investment by the audience.

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‘Mr. Right’ Flirts With Wrong

by Warren Cantrell April 8, 2016 Print Reviews
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Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell do a decent enough job carrying the picture’s premise, yet they struggle under the weight of the ludicrous madness that bogs down the final act.

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Win advance passes to EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! in Kansas City

by Eric Melin April 2, 2016 Giveaways

A “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused set in the world of 1980 college life, Everybody Wants Some is a comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: One of those ‘dumb as bricks’ superhero flicks

by Eric Melin March 24, 2016 Print Reviews

All of the uber-muscled, color-drained visual and aural bombast in the world can’t hide the ugly truth about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s dumb as bricks.

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