MotM Film Fest
Posted 3 days ago

Trevan and Trey talk to Nathan Reusch, CEO of The Record Machine and one of the founders/organizers of Middle Of The Map, and Peter Frend stops by to talk about some…

The Scene Stealers Movie Podcast: MotM Film Fest
Mirror, Mirror
Posted 8 days ago

Mike Flanagan is the co-writer and director of Oculus, which was developed with co-screenwriter Jeff Howard from Flanagan's own 2006 short film. By design, it's a psychological thriller masquerading as…

Clever Screenplay Boosts Low-Budget Horror Offering ‘Oculus’
KC Film Fest Podcast!
Posted 9 days ago

Trevan and Trey return to the Alamo Drafthouse to talk about the Kansas City Film Festival, underway right now. Comedian Chris Cubas swings by to talk about The Movie Interruption…

The Scene Stealers Movie Podcast: KC Film Fest
A Guide to The Kansas City FilmFest
Posted 10 days ago

The 2014 Kansas City FilmFest is underway, and this years line up of films and events is the strongest it’s been in years. Check out just a few of the…

The Kansas City FilmFest – A Short Viewing Guide
'Finding Vivian Maier'
Posted 10 days ago

Starting this Friday the Tivoli is playing the documentary Finding Vivian Maier, which is a telling of director John Maloof’s discovery of an artist. Vivian Maier has quickly grown into an…

Fascinating New Documentary Tries ‘Finding Vivian Maier’
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The New Scene Stealers Podcast!

by Trevan McGee April 2, 2014 Print Reviews
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Trevan and Trey welcome the newest addition to the Scene Stealers family: syndicated film critic Peter Frend! After that, Chris Haghirian joins to talk about the Middle of the Map Fest, which starts April 3 and includes music, film and technology.

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Frend’s on Film: Disney Gets Political with ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

by Peter Frend April 1, 2014 Print Reviews

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one such movie that, given the beneficial hindsight of 20 or 30 years, will be seen as a turning point for a generation.

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Frend’s on Film: ”Noah’-where near ‘Lord of the Rings’

by Peter Frend April 1, 2014 Print Reviews

‘Noah’ is a fantastical epic, with enough visual splendor to make Peter Jackson blush and enough guilt and pathos to still feel like a film from the same man who delivered the documentary The Wrestler starring Randy “The Ram” Robinson.

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Top 10 Worst Movies with Amazing Casts

by Warren Cantrell March 31, 2014 Top 10s
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It is especially baffling when a movie has all the high-end acting talent in the world and still finds a way to shit the bed. Here’s the 10 biggest offenders, from novelist and Scene-Stealers contributor Warren Cantrell.

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Win advance passes to see OCULUS in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin March 30, 2014 Giveaways
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We have passes to see OCULUS Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet and we want you to have them!

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Goofy Spectacle Undermines Solid Performances and a Decent Script in Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’

by Trey Hock March 29, 2014 Print Reviews
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Unfortunately Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah strays from the philosophical, and into the strip-mined territory of fantasy and religious spectacle. At times, this is a Lord of the Rings reboot of The Ten Commandments complete with lava rock versions of the Ents.

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‘Sabotage’ a Miscalculated Attempt at Adult Drama

by Eric Melin March 28, 2014 Reviews
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‘Sabotage’ has a ton of forced macho camaraderie among its actors and a series of grisly murders that even Hannibal Lecter would find classless.

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SXSW 2014: More Capsule Movie Reviews

by George Hickman March 23, 2014 Print Reviews
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Here’s part two of our capsule reviews from the SXSW Film Festival.

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Win advance passes to see DRAFT DAY in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin March 22, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see DRAFT DAY Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 PM at the Dickinson Palazzo in Overland Park, KS and we want you to have them!

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Cryptic and Confusing, ‘Enemy’ Is Almost Brilliant

by Trey Hock March 21, 2014 Print Reviews
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A stellar performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, and the incredible visual styling of director Denis Villeneuve almost save the cryptic and confusing script that undermines Enemy.

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Young Adult Fantasy ‘Divergent’ isn’t Different or Dangerous

by Eric Melin March 21, 2014 Reviews
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The know-it-alls, the geeks, the jocks, the smart-asses, and the Jesus freaks are clearly defined groups, and it can be tough if you don’t fit in anywhere.

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‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ is Wes Anderson’s Intricately Crafted Opus

by Trey Hock March 21, 2014 Print Reviews
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In The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson seems to fully resolve two warring sides of his creative personality, the need to craft exciting visual moments and the ability to build a cohesive long form narrative.

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Scene-Stealers Interview with Tony Revolori, Star of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

by Trey Hock March 18, 2014 Features
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Tony Revolori plays the young lobby boy in training in Wes Anderson’s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel. Scene Stealers contributor, Trey Hock was able to catch up with Tony and asked him a few questions about the experience.

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Rock Doc ‘Punk in Africa’ Out on DVD Now

by Nick Spacek March 18, 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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The concept of Punk In Africa (out now from MVD Visual) is amazing – underground bands, in the time of apartheid, integrating racially and playing music that speaks truth.

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‘American Hustle’ and ‘The Book Thief’ on Blu-ray + more

by Eric Melin March 18, 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Two films from last year that both employ odd narration strategies couldn’t be farther apart in tone, actually. Here’s a review of American Hustle and The Book Thief, new out on Blu-ray now:

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