Going
Posted 13 hours ago

Will a child enjoy this movie? Of course. It’s colorful, sweet and has plenty of moment’s that a child’s sense of humor will enjoy. The parents, on the other hand,…

Not Always Easy to go “Home”
Lock It Up
Posted 3 days ago

This week sees the release of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell’s new movie, Get Hard, a comedy about a wealthy business magnate who tries to get himself ready for an…

Top 10 Movie Characters That Got Owned by Prison
'Unfinished Business'
Posted 22 days ago

[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] At the midway point of Unfinished Business, I had realized where I had seen this movie before. A business owner and his team travel the country,…

‘Unfinished Business’ is Just That
'Mr. Turner' Grunts
Posted 28 days ago

Mr. Turner covers 25 years of the contradictory painter’s life, and it often feels like it, moving at a languorous pace over its two-and-a-half hours. Like it’s subject, however, the…

‘Mr. Turner’ a Visually Resplendent, Slow-Burn Character Study
Criterion's 'Fellini Satyricon'
Posted 28 days ago

Whether Fellini Satyricon is a paean to excess or a reflective deconstruction of ancient myths and legends, one thing is for sure: It isn't driven by a strong narrative or…

Criterion Restores ‘Fellini Satyricon’ on Blu-ray for Better or Worse
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Fictional Narrative Meets Jazz History in Restored Blu-ray of ‘Syncopation’

by Eric Melin February 3, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Casual jazz fans and jazz historians alike have much to cheer about this week as the 1942 film Syncopation hits Blu-ray, courtesy the Cohen Media Group.

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Win passes to see A MOST VIOLENT YEAR in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin February 3, 2015 Giveaways
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Enter below to win a run-of-engagement pass to see A MOST VIOLENT YEAR!

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Win advance passes to KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin February 2, 2015 Giveaways
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We have passes to an advance screening of KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE on Tuesday, February 10 at Screenland Armour at 7:30 PM and we want you to have them!

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‘A Most Violent Year’ Is Just Business, Not Personal

by Trey Hock January 31, 2015 Print Reviews
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J.C. Chandor’s latest feature film, A Most Violent Year, is being hailed by some as The Godfather for our time. This comparison may ring true, but A Most Violent Year lacks the emotional impact of Coppola’s masterpiece.

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Win advance passes to see JUPITER ASCENDING in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin January 30, 2015 Giveaways
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The first 50 people to sign up at this link will win advance screening passes to see JUPITER ASCENDING Wednesday, Feb. 4 at AMC BarryWoods in the Prime auditorium with RealD 3D and Atmos sound!

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Win passes to see SEVENTH SON in 3D in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin January 21, 2015 Giveaways
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We have advance screening passes to see SEVENTH SON 3D on Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00PM at Cinemark Palace and we want you to have them!

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‘The Guest’ Offers B-Movie Old School Thrills on Blu-ray

by Eric Melin January 19, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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In The Guest, out now on Blu-ray, Barrett and Wingard aim their sights towards a more straightforward thriller, adding in just enough shocking violence to border on being a horror movie.

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KC Oscar Party 2015

by Eric Melin January 16, 2015 Blogs
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The 87th Academy Awards are February 22, 2015 and your pals at Scene-Stealers, Lost in Reviews, and Boom Howdy are hosting the coolest movie party in Kansas City.

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‘American Sniper’ Tense, But Safe

by Joe Jarosz January 16, 2015 Print Reviews
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American Sniper is a tense, heart-wrenching, vivid account of war and the stranglehold it places upon the human mind. However, it was cautiously made, presumably not to upset the surviving family and friends.

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Relevance Can’t Save Uneven ‘Blackhat’

by Trevan McGee January 15, 2015 Print Reviews
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Wow. What happened to Michael Mann?

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Win advance passes to see MORTDECAI in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin January 14, 2015 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see MORTDECAI on January 22 in Kansas City at 7 PM and we want you to have them!

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Win advance passes to PROJECT ALMANAC in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin January 14, 2015 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see PROJECT ALMANAC on Wednesday, January 28 at Cinemark Palace at the Plaza at 6:30 PM and we want you to have them!

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Rock n’ Roll Icons Come Alive on Blu-ray

by Eric Melin January 13, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Two legendary rock n’ roll figures get the biopic treatment with wildly different results, new on Blu-ray this week.

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Top 10 Most Badass Movie Navy SEALs

by Warren Cantrell January 13, 2015 Top 10s
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This week sees the wide release of director Clint Eastwood’s newest film, American Sniper, which concerns itself with the story of real-life U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Hollywood has showcased the Navy’s premiere Special Forces squad in dozens of films throughout the years, yet a few portrayals have stood out as particularly memorable. Today’s list is a celebration of the movies that took the time to feature Navy SEALS in a badass fashion.

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‘Selma’ is a Historical Movie About Problems That Still Exist

by Eric Melin January 9, 2015 Print Reviews
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This electrifying film puts the tension, the fear, the courage, and the tragedy in perspective, and dramatizes it through the struggles of people, not rhetoric.

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