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George Clooney returns to the director’s chair with The Monuments Men, a film that is less a stirring love letter to the Greatest Generation and a bygone era in film, and more a checklist, hastily written with a crayon. Based on the true story about a group of aging art history professors and architects that were tasked [...]

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Joel and Ethan Coen return with their latest film Inside Llewyn Davis, which follows Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant folk musician, but miserable human who is struggling to live off of his music in New York in 1961.

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How much do you love Animal House? I ask because the team behind Monsters University obviously holds it high regard. Over the years everything from Sydney White to Futurama has aped the story of rival fraternities battling it out on a college campus. Now it’s Pixar’s turn.

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It’s not surprising that only half of The Internship works, but it is odd that the second half is much better than the first. However, given that waterboarding would be a preferable form of torture to The Internship‘s first 45 minutes, anything would be an improvement.

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The actors in each movie don’t have much to do, but at least one of these movies understands where its strength lies — in putting bodies in constant motion and thumbing its nose at the laws of physics.

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For people that care about The Hangover canon, there are call backs to situations and characters from the first movie that remind us of headier times for the Wolfpack. The real mystery is how the most successful R-rated comedy franchise in history could tarnish its legacy in just two short years.

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – TRUE STORIES – Saturday, March 30th at 2 p.m.

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Flight is a harrowing look at the denial that all alcoholics must face, and its devious trick is casting Denzel Washington in the lead role.

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There’s not a lot of real depth to the characters since this is an ensemble piece and every person gets just a little screen time and serves a distinct storytelling purpose, but Affleck gets winning performances out of all his actors.

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Clichéd and as subtle as a kick to the groin, the screenplay by first-time screenwriter Randy Brown doesn’t so much foreshadow events as scream loudly from Hollywood playbook exactly what will occur. Overly sentimental, and not ambitious in the least, the film is a crowd pleaser with well-placed grumpy old man jokes that won’t force audiences to think much (or at all).

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