Awkwardly Hilarious
Posted 3 days ago

Written and directed by Patrick Brice, The Overnight is a sex comedy that takes on the issue of two couples sexually comingling. It is strange, awkward, and works brilliantly because…

Honest Awkwardness Is Key to Success of ‘The Overnight’
Top 10 Terminator Lessons
Posted 6 days ago

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.…

Top 10 Things The Terminator Franchise Has Taught Us About Life
The Appeal of Dying Teens
Posted 8 days ago

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…

A Visually Compelling Approach to an Old Chestnut, ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’
'Ted 2' bearly passable
Posted 10 days ago

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…

‘Ted 2′ Bearly Passable
Indie darling
Posted 10 days ago

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…

‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ this summer’s indie darling
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Beautifully Structured, ‘Love & Mercy’ Brings Tension to Well Known Story

by Trey Hock June 5, 2015 Print Reviews
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Whether you are new to Brian Wilson’s story or you are looking for an excuse to pull out your Pet Sounds vinyl, Love & Mercy is a well-crafted ode to an inspirational figure, and an entertaining and well-acted film.

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‘Spy’ a Damn Good Time

by Warren Cantrell June 5, 2015 Print Reviews
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Feig’s ability to breathe fresh air into a somewhat stale concept bodes well for his and Ms. McCarthy’s expected reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise, which might very well succeed if it is as sharp and creative with its writing and comedy set pieces as Spy is.

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‘Sunshine Superman’ Falls Flat

by Scott Pewenofkit June 5, 2015 Print Reviews

BASE Jumping founder Carl Boenish was fearless, but Sunshine Superman makes the mistake of taking the emphasis away from Boenish’s exciting, envelope-pushing film work to tell a story that doesn’t celebrate his cinematic risk-taking or convey the excitement of his skydiving stunts.

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SIFF 2015: ‘Love At First Fight’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell June 4, 2015 Print Reviews
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Currently playing at the Seattle International Film Festival, and riding high on the laurels won at Cannes and the Caesars (Adèle Haenel won Best Actress at both), Love at First Fight is a light, interesting, gorgeous, and ultimately successful take on the familiar rom-com standard.

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SIFF 2015: ‘A Blast’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell June 3, 2015 Print Reviews
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Currently playing at the Seattle International Film Festival, A Blast is anything but, and only hints at something potentially special beneath all the misshapen debris.

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SIFF 2015: An Evening with Kevin Bacon

by Warren Cantrell June 2, 2015 Features
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Mr. Bacon’s time in Hollywood has been defined by humility, hard work, dedication to his craft, and a selfless commitment to every professional endeavor, big or small. As he worked the red carpet leading into Seattle’s historic Egyptian Theater, all of this professionalism and good-natured courtesy was on display.

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SIFF 2015: ‘License to Operate’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell June 1, 2015 Print Reviews
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Showing at SIFF 2015 now, the doc License to Operate examines the volunteer organizations that have formed in L.A. in an effort to curb violence and create lasting lines of communications between the neighborhoods and civic officials (police included).

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‘San Andreas’ is truth in advertising

by Trevan McGee June 1, 2015 Print Reviews

Dwayne Johnson stars in San Andreas, a disaster movie that’s too competent to be schlock, too dumb to be interesting and too concerned with spectacle to be entertaining.

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‘San Andreas’ just a lukewarm disaster film

by Trey Hock May 31, 2015 Print Reviews
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From the beginning, Brad Peyton’s San Andreas is a compromised film. Many of the choices to force in exposition and emotional depth undermine the strengths of the disaster film.

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SIFF 2015: ‘My Skinny Sister’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 27, 2015 Print Reviews
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In My Skinny Sister (Swedish: Min lilla syster), Swedish pre-teen Stella (Rebecka Josephson) is having a hard enough time navigating the minefield that is adolescence without the passive torment doled out by her big sister, Katja (Amy Deasismont).

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SIFF 2015: ‘Set Fire to the Stars’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 27, 2015 Print Reviews
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Set Fire to the Stars stars Elijah Wood as real-life poet John Brinnin, who in 1950 arranged the first American reading tour for the Welsh literary legend, Dylan Thomas (Celyn Jones).

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‘Tomorrowland’ closed for renovations

by Trevan McGee May 22, 2015 Print Reviews

George Clooney and Britt Robertson journey to Tomorrowland, an incredibly flawed and unexpected misstep from writer/director Brad Bird.

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Win advance passes to see SAN ANDREAS in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin May 21, 2015 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see SAN ANDREAS on Tuesday, May 26 at Cinemark Merriam 20 at 7:30PM and we want you to have them!

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SIFF 2015: ‘Breathe Umphefumlo’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 20, 2015 Print Reviews
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Currently playing at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival, Breathe Umphefumlo is a witty, thoughtful, and enjoyable take on a classic opera standard.

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SIFF 2015: ‘Cub’ ['Welp'] Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 19, 2015 Print Reviews
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Currently playing at the Seattle International Film Festival, Cub follows a troop of Belgian boy scouts on an excursion into the French countryside for a multi-night camping trip.

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