Lost Boys Find a Home in KC
Posted 5 days ago

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…

A Kansas City Story Comes Home – ‘The Good Lie’ Red Carpet Event
I Hear You Knocking
Posted 5 days ago

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.…

Creepy Meandering Awaits ‘At the Devil’s Door’
Fantastic Fest streaming!
Posted 10 days ago

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…

Ultimate List of all Fantastic Fest Movies Available for Streaming!
Exit 'The Maze Runner'
Posted 12 days ago

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…

‘The Maze Runner’ Leaves You Wishing for an Easier Exit
'Tusk' You
Posted 12 days ago

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…

Absurd Delights of ‘Tusk’ are Few and Far Between
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‘Happy Christmas’ is a welcome dose of reality within Summer’s usual explosions

by Abby Olcese August 22, 2014 Print Reviews
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Happy Christmas, a product of the low-budget, realism-oriented mumblecore movement, is anything but. It’s a small, thoughtful comedy that’s more concerned with believable characters and relationships than it is with highly-scripted dialogue or memorable set pieces.

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A young, talented cellist fights for her life in “If I Stay”

by Joe Jarosz August 22, 2014 Print Reviews
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If I Stay follows Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz), a cellist prodigy as she faces the biggest decision of her teenage life, does she stay with punk rock family and boyfriend in Portland or head east to attend school at the esteemed Juilliard.

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Win advance passes to see AS ABOVE/SO BELOW in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin August 18, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance screening passes to see AS ABOVE/SO BELOW in Kansas City on Thursday, August 28th at 7:30pm and we want you to have them!

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‘The Giver’ gets lost in shuffle of dystopian teen drama

by Trey Hock August 15, 2014 Print Reviews
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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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‘Calvary’ is gallows humor done right

by Trevan McGee August 15, 2014 Print Reviews
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Brendan Gleeson stars in a dark comedy/mystery/character actors’ dream about a priest given a week to live before a stranger plans to kill him.

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Predictable ‘Expendables’

by Eric Melin August 15, 2014 Reviews
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Can’t we just blow up a helicopter like the old days anymore? Do we have to replace it with half-rendered computer effects? Rambo would not be proud.

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‘Magic in the Moonlight’ Is Cinematic Rice Pudding

by Abby Olcese August 15, 2014 Print Reviews
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Magic in the Moonlight is not terrible, but it’s far from Woody Allen‘s best. This is Allen playing it safe, with material that’s familiar both in the setting, and the theme.

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‘Rage’ Would Be Better As Dark Comedy Than Serious Film

by Brett Steinbrink August 12, 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

What do you get when you combine the convoluted plot of a movie you’ve probably already seen with one of the most hilariously enigmatic actors of our time? If you guessed Rage out August 12th on DVD and Blu-Ray starring Hollywood-oddity Nicolas Cage, you probably guessed right.

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is big and dumb, not so fun

by Trevan McGee August 8, 2014 Print Reviews

Some movies this summer and every summer manage to rise above some silly source material to be something that is genuinely compelling or at the very least interesting. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not one of them.

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Great Cast Headlines Admirable, Flawed ‘Lullaby’ on DVD Now

by Brett Steinbrink August 4, 2014 Print Reviews
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Writer/director Andrew Levitas delivers an inconsistent story of a young man dealing with his father’s decision to give up his struggle with cancer.

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Yes ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is great! Let’s talk about why.

by Trey Hock August 3, 2014 Print Reviews
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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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‘Boyhood’ is a perfect distillation of Richard Linklater’s filmmaking

by Trey Hock August 1, 2014 Print Reviews
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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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The Scene Stealers Movie Podcast: ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

by Trevan McGee August 1, 2014 Podcasts
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Trevan and Trey welcome new contributor Will Findley before talking about Boyhood and Guardians of the Galaxy, two vastly different, but outstanding movies.

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Lighthearted ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ a Welcome Respite From Over-serious Action

by Eric Melin August 1, 2014 Reviews
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There’s plenty of action, of course, but it’s the heart and humor, delivered consistently throughout Guardians of the Galaxy, that make this tongue-in-cheek space opera the perfect fit for the 21st Century.

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James Brown stays on the scene in ‘Get On Up’

by Joe Jarosz August 1, 2014 Print Reviews
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This was a man who was hard to like, at least to those in his inner circle. But people around him knew he was a genius. James Brown was a revelation and this movie helps people remember what he brought to the music industry.

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