<![CDATA[Movie News & Reviews | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST Movie News & Reviews 60 Spotted in Mission Hills: Shia LaBeouf making out on someone’s front lawn http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article22426572.html#storylink=rss Actor Shia LaBeouf and a film crew shot scenes in Mission Hills on Tuesday for the indie flick “American Honey,” which is about a runaway teenager selling magazine subscriptions and getting in trouble.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 10:57:42 CDT

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How Paul Rudd persuaded co-star Evangeline Lilly to love his ‘Ant-Man’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22463187.html#storylink=rss In the latest hype for Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” KC’s Paul Rudd, decked out in superhero finery, graces the cover of the new issue of British movie magazine Empire. And inside, co-star Evangeline Lilly explains how he talked her through his changes to the concept.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 16:59:33 CDT

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In restored Apu Trilogy, a humane lens on the rawness of life http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22456746.html#storylink=rss Just before Satyajit Ray’s death, at 70 in 1992, he was given an Academy Award for lifetime achievement, at Martin Scorsese’s prompting. Now, a new generation of filmgoers has a chance to discover Ray’s humane genius in a re-release of the Apu Trilogy. It opens at the Tivoli Cinemas on Friday.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 15:53:13 CDT

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Movie Mom: ‘San Andreas,’ ‘Aloha’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22445922.html#storylink=rss Movie Mom Nell Minow’s information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18.

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Here’s where to find kid-friendly movies on the cheap this summer http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22428318.html#storylink=rss School is out, and Kansas City area movie theaters are once again helping to fill the days with discounted tickets for summer family movie series, starting in June.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 11:15:39 CDT

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‘Point Break’ remake trailer breaks hearts of fans (with video, poll) http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22423659.html#storylink=rss Scheduled for a Christmas release, the remake stars Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah and Edgar Ramirez as Bodhi. And the bad guys aren’t just into surfing and skydiving; they also fly with wing suits, snowboard down sides of mountains, free rock climb and know how to motocross.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 10:17:12 CDT

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Movies opening this weekend: ‘San Andreas,’ ‘Aloha’ and more http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22346868.html#storylink=rss Dwayne Johnson fights disaster and Bradley Cooper returns to the military, plus “An Honest Liar,” “Walking With the Enemy” and “Human Centipede III.”

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Tue, 26 May 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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The movies that will keep buzzing after Cannes http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22338327.html#storylink=rss The Cannes Film Festival is a grand hierarchy with strictly defined elevations of movies and media access, where films are met by high praise or lowly boos. And so there was a strange fittingness that the scandal of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, where all status is measured, came down to the importance of a few inches.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 10:28:33 CDT

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'Tomorrowland' takes top spot at box office on slow weekend http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22179477.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 13:06:04 CDT By LINDSEY BAHR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22179477.html ‘Tomorrowland’ points to an uncertain future: 2 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21463284.html#storylink=rss It’s overwritten, overcomplicated and overlong. But if you can get past its narrative muddle, really irritating dialogue and a plethora of unanswered questions, “Tomorrowland” offers a potent metaphor about the triumph of human hope and ingenuity.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 CDT

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‘Poltergeist’ should have left the past alone: 2 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21518019.html#storylink=rss Generally entertaining yet fundamentally unnecessary, “Poltergeist”’ is a tribute-band take on one of the horror genre’s greatest hits.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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‘100-Year-Old Man’ tosses rules out a window: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21494640.html#storylink=rss Echoes of the hilarious ineptitude of Woody Allen’s “Take the Money and Run” and the historic kookiness of “Forrest Gump” turn up throughout “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared,” starring Sweden’s beloved comic actor Robert Gustafsson. It’s a hoot and a half.

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‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’ takes its cue from quirky ‘Fargo’: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21494847.html#storylink=rss It’s an enigmatic drama with doses of dry humor about a deeply troubled young Japanese woman who sets out on a peculiar and seemingly hopeless quest, and perseveres.

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In ‘Felix and Meira,’ she’s trapped and longs to break free: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21494310.html#storylink=rss The moody and evocative “Felix and Meira” is a French-Canadian drama about the intense emotional affair between a Hasidic Jewish woman, Meira (Hadas Yaron), and a secular layabout, Félix (Martin Dubreuil).

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‘Slow West’ is a little too slow: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21493533.html#storylink=rss Set in a dreamlike version of the American frontier, “Slow West” is indeed very slow, but just odd enough to hold your attention.

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‘Good Kill’ is a good concept that should have soared: 2 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21493995.html#storylink=rss Ethan Hawke, who’s getting better with age, plays Maj. Thomas Egan with a palpable yet bottled-up sense of anguish. So why does this film about Xbox warfare — an excellent, timely concept with a solid central performance — fly on autopilot, instead of soar?

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‘Star Wars’ gives Lando Calrissian a future; Pixar/Disney shows off an impressive slate http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21498471.html#storylink=rss Co-writer Lawrence Kasdan shot down rumors that Billy Dee Williams would appear in the next “Star Wars.” But the character Lando Calrissian is far from finished, he said.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 15:42:43 CDT

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Movie Mom: ‘Tomorrowland’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21481458.html#storylink=rss Movie Mom Nell Minow’s information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 12:55:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21481458.html
Cannes steps into trouble with high-heels dress code http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21374055.html#storylink=rss The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its strict dress code after women not wearing high heels were turned away from a premiere. Many are criticizing the festival after Screen International reported that several middle-aged women were refused entry to Sunday’s premiere of Todd Haynes’ ‘50s lesbian romance “Carol” for wearing flats.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 09:58:36 CDT By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

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Movies opening this weekend: ‘Tomorrowland,’ ‘Poltergeist’ and more http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21323568.html#storylink=rss Coming to KC: a Disney adventure and an ’80s horror reboot, plus “Good Kill,” “Slow West,” “Kumiko,” “100-Year-Old Man,” “Felix and Meira” and “Drunk Wedding.”

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Theater gunman's writings alternate between ramblings, plans http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22445835.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 20:57:05 CDT By SADIE GURMAN and DAN ELLIOTT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22445835.html Natalie Portman urges new Harvard graduates to take chances http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22461126.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 17:47:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22461126.html Movie review: French true crime thriller remains too neutral to draw us in http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22446408.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ROGER MOORE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22446408.html Danielle Brooks heading to Broadway in 'The Color Purple' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22436823.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:41:39 CDT By MARK KENNEDY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22436823.html Family guide to new movie releases http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22432656.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ROGER MOORE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22432656.html The Rock faces off against the Big One in 'San Andreas' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22430280.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 11:36:43 CDT By LINDSEY BAHR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article22430280.html Krisha Fairchild is a breakout star &#239;&#191;&#189; at age 64 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22413699.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT By STEVEN ZEITCHIK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22413699.html Hou Hsiao-Hsien drops footage he shot for 'Assassin,' then wins Cannes honors http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22421268.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT By STEVEN ZEITCHIK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22421268.html Movie review: 'The Connection' is familiar, but hard to resist http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22420335.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT By CARY DARLING ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22420335.html Movie review: Jovovich vs. Brosnan adds up to a solid B-movie thriller http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22408878.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ROGER MOORE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22408878.html