Happy I'm not 'Here'
Posted 8 hours ago

It's not actually fair to compare one film to another. Even if it is the same writer/director/star. But it is inevitable in a situation like this.

Zach Braff trades hoodies for a cheap suit, Kate Hudson and kids in ‘Wish I Was Here’
Goosey Lucy
Posted 1 day ago

Besson manages to subvert audiences expectations at a few points by not delivering on big showdowns and staying true to his protagonist's abilities and motives. That said, Lucy has still…

Everything is Everything in ‘Lucy’
Haunting 'Ida'
Posted 1 day ago

It's fascinating how director Pawel Pawlikowski reveals so much by simply sticking with Ida and Wanda and acutely observing their behavior.

‘Ida’ an Impressive Study in Contrasts
'Le Week-End' on DVD/Blu-ray
Posted 3 days ago

Roger Michell’s charming film Le Week-End, out on DVD now, explores the relationship between Meg (Lindsay Duncan) and Nick (Jim Broadbent), who are on their 30th wedding anniversary in Paris,…

‘Le Week-End’ a Touching, Funny Look at a Failing Marriage
Get Them to the Greeks
Posted 4 days ago

Today’s list celebrates the best of Greek legends in their cinematic form, and ranked them based on their powers and perceived usefulness in the featured films.

Top 10 Greek Mythological Figures in Film
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‘Snowpiercer’ an Action Film with Urgency and Surprises

by Eric Melin July 7, 2014 Print Reviews
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The really great action movies are all about urgency—that life-and-death situation where the stakes couldn’t be any higher and the main character doesn’t have any other choice but to forge ahead.

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‘Heatstroke’ Showcases Versatility of ‘Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams

by Brett Steinbrink July 3, 2014 Print Reviews
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In Game of Thrones, she plays miniature badass Arya Stark, who fears no man and has a comeback for every insult thrown her way. But in Heatstroke, Williams gets to show her versatility as a young actress and convincingly plays troubled youth Jo,

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If you see ‘Earth to Echo,’ make sure to take a barf bag.

by Trey Hock July 3, 2014 Print Reviews
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This is a public service announcement. This is not a test. Do not go and see Earth to Echo.

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Win advance passes to see LUCY in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin June 30, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see LUCY Tuesday, July 22 at Screenland Armour at 7:30 PM and we want you to have them! Register at the link below and we’ll have a random drawing to determine the winners! Website:  http://www.lucymovie.com/ Opening Date: Friday, July 25, 2014 Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepurgemovie Twitter: @LucyTheMovie  #LucyMovie Rating: Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality. Synopsis: From La [...]

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Gillian Robespierre tackles difficult subjects, humanity in ‘Obvious Child’

by Will Findley June 27, 2014 Print Reviews
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In her new film, Obvious Child, Gillian Robespierre shows her audience the realities of life through which great comedy is born.

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‘Transformers 4′: Michael Bay’s Excruciating U.S. Propaganda Film for China

by Eric Melin June 27, 2014 Reviews
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Transformers: Age of Extinction isn’t so much a movie as it is a 165-minute propaganda film made to appeal to the widest demographic possible — but mainly for China.

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Win advance passes to see TAMMY in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin June 25, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see TAMMY Monday, June 30 at Cinemark Palace on the Plaza and we want you to have them!

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Not Even Witherspoon, Firth Can Untangle ‘Devil’s Knot’

by Brett Steinbrink June 24, 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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In the same way that the judge in Devil’s Knot dismisses the inconsistent testimony of one young man accused of murder, it’s easy to dismiss the movie for its huge number of inconsistencies and jumps in logic that disallow the viewer to get wrapped up in what is truly a compelling and gruesome narrative.

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Winners of the TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Photo Contest!

by Eric Melin June 23, 2014 Blogs
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To see TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION in 3D, we asked our readers to make a custom image incorporating the Transformers and Kansas City together. Here are some of the examples!

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‘Lucky Them’ Is a Lucky Find for Lovers of Burnt Out Creatives

by Trey Hock June 21, 2014 Print Reviews
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Lucky Them is a laudable film. If you enjoy stories of the burnt out fan, and insightful critic, then director Megan Griffiths‘ new film is worth your time.

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Bleak, Violent ‘The Rover’ Disguises its Lonely Heart

by Eric Melin June 20, 2014 Reviews
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It may be set in some kind of vague dystopian near-future, but The Rover isn’t a sci-fi story at all. The dusty Australian backdrop, the heightened mood of constant danger, and Guy Pearce’s mysterious loner character give the deceptively simple film away as a spaghetti western.

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The Space Between: ‘L’eclisse’ on Criterion Blu-ray DVD

by Eric Melin June 20, 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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It would be wrong to describe Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1962 film L’eclisse, out now in a dual-format Blu-ray-DVD combo pack from The Criterion Collection, as impenetrable.

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Ti West’s ‘The Sacrament’ is Effective Found-Footage Horror

by Brian Reeves June 19, 2014 Print Reviews
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Ti West’s found-footage horror flick ‘The Sacrament’ is not always great, but it’s much better than most of its genre counterparts.

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Win advance passes to TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3D in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin June 18, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION in 3D on Wednesday, June 25 at 7:30 PM at Cinemark Merriam and we want you to have them!

To win, you have to make a custom image incorporating the Transformers and Kansas City together. All images that qualify will be eligible to win, and a panel of esteemed scene-stealers judges with determine the winners, so be creative!

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Win advance passes to THE PURGE: ANARCHY in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin June 18, 2014 Giveaways

We have advance passes to see THE PURGE: ANARCHY on Tuesday, July 15th at Screenland Armour at 7:30 PM and we want you to have them!

All you have to do to enter is fill out the form below to be registered for a random drawing of winners the day before the screening.

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