Your Mission, see this movie
Posted 2 days ago

The Mission: Impossible series is really hitting its stride.

Your Mission: See This Movie
Fun 'Vacation'
Posted 5 days ago

Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World" in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

Unnecessary ‘Vacation’ is Still Pretty Fun
The Fervor of Youth Needs No Words
Posted 8 days ago

The Tribe is a viciously effective film. Its ending in particular is incredible and relentless. The Tribe will make you feel deeply, but the dark emotional place it takes you,…

Beautiful and Terrifying, ‘The Tribe’ Is a Dangerous Film
Love on the Margins
Posted 9 days ago

Tangerine, now showing at the Tivoli in Kansas City, is a sleazy, comical adventure story about a spurned transsexual prostitute out for revenge after she’s released from the county jail.

Love on the Margins in ‘Tangerine’
'Southpaw' Movie Review
Posted 9 days ago

It’s the deeply earnest performances from Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Oona Laurence and Rachel McAdams — and the natural tendency to get behind the underdog — that keeps Southpaw going, even…

‘Southpaw’ Movie Review
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Top 10 Things The Terminator Franchise Has Taught Us About Life

by Warren Cantrell June 30, 2015 Top 10s
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Today’s list is an exploration of all the known truths of the Terminator universe, for while the quality of each installment has varied over the years, certain commonalities have not.

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A Visually Compelling Approach to an Old Chestnut, ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

by Trey Hock June 27, 2015 Print Reviews
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl has a few nuances that are interesting and make it a welcomed newcomer to the dying teen genre, but still holds onto some worrisome tropes that keep it from rethinking the genre in a meaningful way.

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‘Ted 2′ Bearly Passable

by Joe Jarosz June 26, 2015 Print Reviews
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Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law.

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‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ this summer’s indie darling

by Joe Jarosz June 26, 2015 Print Reviews
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High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

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Criterion Restores WWII Classic “The Bridge” on Blu-ray

by Eric Melin June 25, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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The Bridge is one of the best anti-war movies I’ve ever seen. Certainly its about the futility of war, but it goes farther than that.

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Vinegar Syndrome’s ‘The Cut-Throats’ DVD is Fairly Limp

by Nick Spacek June 18, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Vinegar Syndrome’s DVD release of the 1969 Nazisploitation/sexploitation flick The Cut-Throats — limited to 1,500 copies — is a very basic one. It has a 2k restoration, along with the original trailer, and that’s about it.

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‘Redeemer’ Pulls One Too Many Punches

by David Allegre June 17, 2015 Print Reviews
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Spanish language beat-em-up Redeemer from director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza doesn’t quite make up in its action chops what it lacks in its screenplay.

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‘Beloved Sisters’ Plods through History

by Scott Pewenofkit June 17, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

Beloved Sisters, out now on Blu Ray and DVD through Music Box Films, is a dull slog through Enlightenment-era Europe about two aristocratic sisters who fall in love with German writer Friedrich Schiller.

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Top 10 Worst Movies Named After Songs

by Andrew Reed June 16, 2015 Top 10s
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When the studios can’t think of a decent title for their film, so they just name it after a hit song. Why do I call this a telltale failing? Because there are hundreds of examples with scant few exceptions. Narrowing this list down to just 10 was torture. I feel artistically corrupt and a wee bit depressed. But I do hope you enjoy it and add your own (least) favorites in the comments.

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Win advance passes to TERMINATOR GENISYS in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin June 15, 2015 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see TERMINATOR GENISYS in 3D on Monday, June 29 at Cinemark Merriam at 7:30pm and we want you to have them!

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‘Wild Tales’ Blu-ray Review

by Eric Melin June 15, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Damian Szifron’s extraordinarily fun and twisted movie Wild Tales, out on Blu-ray tomorrow, was nominated for a best foreign language film Oscar earlier this year.

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‘Jurassic World’ is bronto-dumb

by Trevan McGee June 12, 2015 Print Reviews

Jurassic World is a bad impression of a Spielberg film. It rips off all of the bombast, but manages to capture none of the likability of the first one, instead resorting to basic fan service and overt nods to the original. Maybe worst of all, Jurassic World is stupid.

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‘Madame Bovary’ Is a Serviceable, Forgettable Costume Drama

by Trey Hock June 12, 2015 Print Reviews
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Sophie Barthes removes any focus on Charles in her retelling of Madame Bovary. In doing so she undermines many of the strengths of Gustav Flaubert’s novel.

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‘Chappie’ is Confoundingly Entertaining

by Eric Melin June 11, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Chappie, out on Blu-ray now, may be a mess, but it has a strange kind of staying power, amidst all the madness.

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‘Red Army’ Glides Effortlessly

by Scott Pewenofkit June 9, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

Red Army, out on Blu-ray now, runs parallel to the events that led to the fall of the Soviet Union and reiterates Communist ideals through the sport of hockey.

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