Fantastic Fest streaming!
Posted 21 hours 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 3 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 3 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
Fitting Last Role for Hoffman
Posted 9 days ago

Philip Seymour Hoffman anchors this John le Carré adaptation and makes it compelling, even when the film’s rambling tendencies threaten to derail it.

‘A Most Wanted Man’ a Fitting Last Role for Hoffman
'God's Pocket' &'Borgman' Blu-ray
Posted 12 days ago

Two darkly comic indie films make their way to Blu-ray from IFC and Drafthouse Films, one steeped in bizarre magical realism and the other a downward spiral in a blue-collar…

Black Comedies ‘God’s Pocket’ and ‘Borgman’ new on Blu-ray
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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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Win advance passes to LET’S BE COPS in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin July 31, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see LET’S BE COPS on Thursday, August 7 at Screenland Armour at 7:30 PM and we want you to have them!

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Borrowing from Past Doesn’t Pay Off in ‘Behaving Badly’

by Joe Jarosz July 30, 2014 Print Reviews
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[Rock Fist Way Down] In its brief history, movies that get released on Video On Demand or DVD before they hit the screen more often than not get a bad reputation. That’s not always the case though. Earlier this summer, David Wain’s film They Came Together. That was a smart spoof on romantic comedies that [...]

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Win advance passes to see INTO THE STORM in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin July 30, 2014 Giveaways
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The first 25 people to RSVP at this link will win a a pair of free advance passes to see INTO THE STORM on August 5, 2014 at 7:30PM in Merriam, KS!

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Zach Braff Trades Hoodie for a Cheap Suit, Kate Hudson & Kids in ‘Wish I Was Here’

by Will Findley July 26, 2014 Print Reviews
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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.

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‘Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia’ shows the humanity behind Vidal’s controversy

by Trey Hock July 25, 2014 Print Reviews

Regardless of your personal feelings towards Vidal, Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia attempts to paint a cinematic portrait, both intimate and expansive, of this controversial man.

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