Scattered siblings with “issues” gather at their mom’s home to pay homage to a departed patriarch, opening old wounds and new secrets. Sound like “August: Osage County,” last year’s Oscar-baiting drama? Sure does. Except “This Is Where I Leave You” is actually entertaining.
The story of three Lost Boys from Sudan relocating to Kansas City in 2001 is told in the new movie “The Good Lie,” which stars Reese Witherspoon as an employment counselor who befriends the three young men. It will have a red carpet premiere in Olathe on Monday.
Like the garish roller-skating male prostitute he played on the series “Reno 911!” comedian Nick Swardson has a way of swooping into a scene and taking it over. The results aren’t always pretty (or subtle), but they’re certainly memorable. Swardson brings his standup tour to the Midland on Tuesday.
The latest in the 2014 batch of teen dystopian adaptations, “The Maze Runner” separates itself from “Divergent” and “The Giver” with its relentless intensity. This is a movie less concerned with social commentary via a hypothetical future and more with in-the-moment thrills.
Our third of 16 #PaperChiefs action figures, Travis Kelce, is out Friday in the Chiefs Extra section of The Star's print edition. Tweet your most creative photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win upcoming prizes (we gave away a TV on Thursday, Sept. 18th). Check out our photo gallery of some of the best submissions so far:
Serenely melancholy but unfailingly melodramatic, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” is a tone poem to love and loss that goes on too long and is more intent on creating a sad mood than with breaking your heart or bringing you to tears.
Don’t expect many laughs from this retro-futuristic curio, which doesn’t really go for them, despite its parodic title and its ’70s insistence that in the far future, View-Masters would be cutting-edge communication tech.
When the “Guardians of the Galaxy” Blu-ray finally arrives, we have this to look forward to: a cut scene of the blue guard cranking up Peter Quill’s Walkman and dancing through the prison to (Oh ho ho it’s) “Magic” by Pilot. (Click the link to sing along.)
Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.
An Iowa prison's practice of showing male inmates sexually graphic movies is the focus of a trial beginning next week in which a female officer will argue the images encouraged them to harass and threaten her.