'The Guest' Blu-ray Review
Posted 6 days ago

In The Guest, out now on Blu-ray, Barrett and Wingard aim their sights towards a more straightforward thriller, adding in just enough shocking violence to border on being a horror…

‘The Guest’ Offers B-Movie Old School Thrills on Blu-ray
KC Oscar Party 2015
Posted 9 days ago

The 87th Academy Awards are February 22, 2015 and your pals at Scene-Stealers, Lost in Reviews, and Boom Howdy are hosting the coolest movie party in Kansas City.

KC Oscar Party 2015
'American Sniper' tense, but safe
Posted 10 days ago

American Sniper is a tense, heart-wrenching, vivid account of war and the stranglehold it places upon the human mind. However, it was cautiously made, presumably not to upset the surviving…

‘American Sniper’ Tense, But Safe
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Posted 10 days ago

Wow. What happened to Michael Mann?

Relevance Can’t Save Uneven ‘Blackhat’
Blu-ray Rock Biopics
Posted 12 days ago

Two legendary rock n' roll figures get the biopic treatment with wildly different results, new on Blu-ray this week.

Rock n’ Roll Icons Come Alive on Blu-ray
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Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’ – An Interesting Story Made Boring

by Trey Hock December 25, 2014 Print Reviews
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With his new film Big Eyes, Tim Burton and collaborators suffer from what I like to call bad history teacher syndrome. They are too interested in the what and not enough in the how or the why.

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‘Into the Woods’ Silly, Yet Still Magically Fun

by Joe Jarosz December 24, 2014 Print Reviews
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A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

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Win advance passes to SELMA in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin December 23, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see SELMA Tuesday, January 6 at 7pm at Cinemark Merriam and we want you to have them!

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Win advance passes to see AMERICAN SNIPER in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin December 23, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see AMERICAN SNIPER Thursday, January 8 at the Pharaoh Theatre in Independence, MO and we want you to have them!

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Kitschy 1981 3D ‘Comin’ at Ya!’ Uses Unapologetic Gimmick

by Warren Cantrell December 20, 2014 Print Reviews
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A kitschy 1981 3D movie is restored and re-released in theaters for a slow rollout across the country.

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‘Wild’ One-Ups the Self-Discovery Genre by Being Real, Yo

by Eric Melin December 19, 2014 Print Reviews
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“Wild” breaks the mold of other trip-as-self-discovery films with a refreshing honesty.

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‘Time Bandits’ Criterion Blu-ray is Timeless Fun

by Eric Melin December 16, 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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When I was a kid, I loved — and still love — Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits, out now on a fantastic-looking Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection. It offered a wealth of visual delights, a main character I could relate to, a sardonic sense of humor, and it never pandered.

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A Long-Expected ‘Hobbit’ Finale Delivers

by Brett Steinbrink December 16, 2014 Print Reviews
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The third and final entry in The Hobbit trilogy is by far the strongest of the three. It gives a faithful and lovingly-crafted foray into Middle Earth for fans of the book and new fans alike, while being able to incorporate lore from other writings of Tolkien into the mix and tying all six films together as a unit, binding them with common story elements and ties to each other.

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Scene Stealers’ Interview with Jennifer Kent Director of ‘The Babadook’

by Trey Hock December 12, 2014 Features
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Trey Hock had the chance to chat with writer and director Jennifer Kent about her new film The Babadook which is in theaters this Friday.

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Rock’s ‘Top Five’ works more than it doesn’t

by Trevan McGee December 12, 2014 Print Reviews

Chris Rock makes his writing/directing debut in Top Five, a showbiz romantic comedy that is loose, sometimes broad and often hilarious.

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Indie Horror Pic ‘The Babadook’ Enters Classic Pantheon

by Brian Reeves December 10, 2014 Print Reviews
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Very, very rarely a movie comes along that transcends the perceived limitations of being a “horror” or “scary” movie and becomes a full-fledged work of art. The Exorcist, Silence of the Lambs, and The Shining are some examples, and now you can add The Babadook, showing exclusively in Kansas City starting Friday at Screenland Armour, to that list as well.

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Win advance passes to see THE GAMBLER in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin December 10, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see THE GAMBLER Thursday, December 18 at 7:30pm at Screenland Armour and we want you to have them!

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Win advance passes to see THE INTERVIEW in Kansas City!

by Eric Melin December 9, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see THE INTERVIEW Wednesday, December 17 at 8:00 PM at AMC Barrywoods and we want you to have them!

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Obsession Drives Two of 2014′s Best Movies, ‘Whiplash’ and ‘Nightcrawler’

by Eric Melin December 6, 2014 Print Reviews
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Both Whiplash and Nightcrawler are models of fast-paced, engaging storytelling that leaves a mark.

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Win advance passes to see NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB in KC!

by Eric Melin December 4, 2014 Giveaways
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We have advance passes to see NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB on Saturday, December 13 at 10:00 AM at Phoenix Legends 14 and we want you to have them!

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