'Tomorrowland' closed for renovations
Posted 18 hours ago

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

‘Tomorrowland’ closed for renovations
Cub As You Are
Posted 4 days ago

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.

SIFF 2015: ‘Cub’ ['Welp'] Movie Review
Songs Bigger Than the Movie
Posted 4 days ago

Sometimes a hit song is so monumental (or the movie so flimsy) that it overshadows the film completely. These movies may be forgotten or simply now viewed as sidekicks to…

Top 10 Songs That Own the Movie
Getting Personal
Posted 5 days ago

Currently playing at the Seattle International Film Festival, Personal Gold is a personal experience gilded in the minds of those who participated and filmed it. For anyone else watching, it’s…

SIFF 2015: ‘Personal Gold’ Movie Review
Circle Is On Point
Posted 6 days ago

Currently playing at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival, fans of dark, twisted, mean-spirited Sci-Fi could do a hell of a lot worse than Circle.

SIFF 2015: ‘Circle’ Movie Review
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Jokes Crash and Burn in ‘Hot Pursuit’

by Joe Jarosz May 8, 2015 Print Reviews
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The plot, if you can call it that, follows Reese Witherspoon’s Cooper, a by-the-book Texas cop who has to protect Sofía Vergara’s Riva, who’s loud and obnoxious.

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‘The D Train’ derails

by Trevan McGee May 8, 2015 Print Reviews

Usually when a cheap movie with a bankable cast goes largely unpromoted, it’s for a simple and obvious reason: It’s not any good.

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‘Maggie’ a pleasant surprise

by Trevan McGee May 8, 2015 Print Reviews

Thanks to a script by John Scott 3 and direction from Henry Hobson, Maggie ends up being efficient, smart and actually about something.

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Jack Black Fails at Love in ‘The D Train’

by Scott Pewenofkit May 8, 2015 Print Reviews

The most notable thing about The D-Train, opening in theaters today, is Jack Black’s transformation into a desperate loser who cannot express the repressed feelings of love that he has for an old high school friend.

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‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ Can’t Hide this Gem

by Joe Jarosz May 2, 2015 Print Reviews
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A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is a beached whale of a film

by Trey Hock May 1, 2015 Print Reviews
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If these costumed super heroes are truly the gods of our time and the films that they are in each summer are our contemporary mythological canon, then these films should reflect our current understanding of each other, including visual representation of women and minorities, instead of parading out old narrative tropes and stereotypes as if they were steadfast truths.

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Criterion Blu-ray of ‘Sullivan’s Travels’ Showcases Sturges’ Poignancy

by Eric Melin April 29, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

In the classic 1941 comedy Sullivan’s Travels, available now in a sterling new digital restoration on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection, writer/director Preston Sturges stumps for the value of pure, unadulterated laughter in motion pictures.

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Win advance passes to see HOT PURSUIT in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin April 28, 2015 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see the new comedy HOT PURSUIT Tuesday, May 5 Cinemark Palace on the Plaza at 7:30 pm and we want you to have them!

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Top 10 Movies That Stole The Song

by Andrew Reed April 28, 2015 Top 10s
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The movie has taken complete ownership of the track, lock, stock, and barrel for all eternity. The moment someone hears one of these songs, they can’t help but be transported right back to the scene where it appears, even if they haven’t seen the film in years.

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Making the Case For ‘Laugh Killer Laugh’

by Scott Pewenofkit April 26, 2015 Print Reviews

You can’t blame Laugh Killer Laugh for reaching hard to come across as a gritty crime film in the vein of numerous East Coast crime movies, because the film achieves a kind of off-kilter genuineness that only certain B-movies can achieve.

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‘Ex Machina’ focuses on big ideas, efficient storytelling

by Trey Hock April 25, 2015 Print Reviews

Ex Machina does what excellent science fiction always does. It uses the tenets of the genre to pose difficult questions about our human existence.

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‘Roar’ should never have been made. Since it was…

by Trey Hock April 24, 2015 Print Reviews
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Most people can skip Roar, but if the confusing anomalies of cinema draw you in like a magnet, then you must see Noel Marshall’s cinematic madness on the big screen.

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‘Roar’ Crewmember Recounts Dangerous Production Fondly

by David Allegre April 24, 2015 Features
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A brief interview with Terry Albright, who worked on the set of the most dangerous movie ever made, “Roar.”

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‘Don’t Go in the Woods … Alone!’ Defies All Logic, Now on Blu-ray

by Nick Spacek April 22, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Vinegar Syndrome’s DVD/Blu-ray combo release of Don’t Go in the Woods … Alone! is an excellent-looking version of a very cheap movie that appeals to a very specific subset of people that I now must consider myself part of.

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Unusual Communities Explored in ‘Happy Valley’ and ‘Antarctica’

by Scott Pewenofkit April 21, 2015 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

Two new DVD releases from Music Box Films explore unusual communities. Happy Valley shows the collective denial of a community shaken by accusations of abuse against one of its most prominent members, while Antarctica: A Year on Ice romanticizes a group that chooses to live far from civilization.

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