2010

Here’s my review of the new DVD/Blu-ray releases “Due Date” and “The Tillman Story” from KTKA-49. Out on DVD and Blu-ray this week is “Due Date,” a pretty terrible road trip comedy starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. It’s supposed to fall in the classic ‘odd couple’ mode with an uptight businessman and a [...]

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This DVD review was originally aired on KTKA-49. Out on DVD and Blu-ray now is “Let Me In,” a movie that a lot of people wrote off before it was even released. Hopefully now this underrated gem will have an opportunity to find the audience that it really deserves. Since it was based on a [...]

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This DVD review was originally aired on KTKA-49. Two movies that you may have missed in the theaters make their debut on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Starring Andrew Garfield of “The Social Network,” the downbeat sci-fi drama “Never Let Me Go” proves to be just as fascinating on the small screen. Kiera Knightley and [...]

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Here’s my review of “The Company Men” from KTKA-49. We’re at least a good two years into the current economic recession—and the newly Oscar nominated documentary “Inside Job” does an incredible job of fleshing out the reasons for it and the people responsible. But that’s not the movie I’m reviewing today. This week, “The Company [...]

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As you may be able to tell from its title, the new comedy “I Love You Phillip Morris” is a love story. It’s about infatuation, obsession, and the insane lengths people will go to when they are deep in love’s sway. It just so happens that the lovers in question are two gay men who [...]

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Here’s my review of “Blue Valentine” from KTKA-49. Movies sometimes tend to over-explain things. This person did this, which led to this, and ultimately: this happened as a result. But life doesn’t always work like that. “Blue Valentine” is a painful movie that understands that when it comes to relationships, sometimes there isn’t one defining [...]

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Here’s my review of “The Green Hornet” from KTKA-49. Early in “The Green Hornet,” Seth Rogen says to Jay Chou, his soon-to-be-partner-in-crimefighting—and I’m paraphrasing—“You know what the stupid thing about superheroes is? They announce to everybody that they’re good guys and all the villains need to do is start killing innocent people and they’ve got [...]

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We have passes to see THE RITE on Monday January 24 at AMC Town Center 20 at 7:30pm and we want you to have them! Inspired by true events, “The Rite” follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, [...]

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The Year in Movies 2010 – 10 trends and top stories

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Tonight the Kansas City Film Critics Circle chose the winners of its 2010 Movie Awards. The award winners for the year 2010 are:

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Top 5 Movies of 2010

by Eric Melin on December 27, 2010

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Here’s my Top 5 Movies of 2010, which originally appeared on KTKA-49.

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Here’s my review of “True Grit” from KTKA-49. In 1969, John Wayne won his only Oscar for playing an alcoholic, one-eyed fat man named Rooster Cogburn in “True Grit.” Jeff Bridges reprises the role in a new version of the story that isn’t a remake of the original movie, but rather a new adaptation of [...]

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“Tron Legacy” hits theaters today 28 years after the original Disney movie. Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Flynn and also plays a digital version of his younger self, thanks to some performance capture technology. Garrett Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia Wilde, and Michael Sheen co-star. Does “Tron Legacy” live up to the hype that’s been [...]

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You won’t want to miss this one. We have passes to the advance screening of Joel and Ethan Coen’s TRUE GRIT and we want you to have them! The screening is taking place on Tuesday, December 14 at AMC Ward Parkway 14 at 7:30pm. Fill out the form below and we’ll pick winners at random [...]

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