<![CDATA[Movie News & Reviews News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/ en-us Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:48:59 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:48:59 CDT Movie News & Reviews 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com The story of Kansas doctor John R. Brinkley is ‘Nuts!’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85982192.html#storylink=rss Brinkley’s rise to wealth and prominence is the subject of a smart, funny and sobering documentary

The film opens July 1 in Kansas City

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‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ is a dull disaster: 1 star http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85751322.html#storylink=rss Director Roland Emmerich has created a seriously lousy sequel, dripping with alien goo and incoherence

Will Smith, star of the original, passed on the sequel. Smart move

Characters keep talking about comas and you know exactly what they mean

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:33:48 CDT

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Paul Rudd’s ‘Fundamentals of Caring’ is fundamentally sweet: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85402502.html#storylink=rss Paul Rudd stars as a troubled caregiver to a foul-mouthed teenager

In this Netflix film, their road trip together evolves into a tender journey

Selena Gomez is a nice addition as a runaway who climbs aboard

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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‘Free State of Jones’ is a Civil War tale for the mind but not the heart: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85376147.html#storylink=rss In this true story, Matthew McConaughey stars as a Southern farmer who rebels against the Confederacy

It’s a little-known piece of American history staged well

But it never comes alive as a drama

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:00 CDT

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‘The Shallows’ dives into summertime thrills: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85377112.html#storylink=rss Blake Lively is a surfer who encounters a very angry shark

Nothing deep here, just a silly flick for a hot day

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:02:00 CDT

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‘Star Wars’ prequel secrets revealed http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85367167.html#storylink=rss Meet some of the new characters and get reacquainted with Darth Vader

Other movie news: Here are upcoming films starring the late Anton Yelchin

And Bryan Cranston joins Power Rangers

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:32:37 CDT

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In ‘Neon Demon,’ fashion models go over the top: 2 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85304947.html#storylink=rss Elle Fanning plays an aspiring model in a cutthroat industry

Sometimes this film is wonderfully bizarre, but mostly it’s just too weird

And we don’t care an iota about any of these characters

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:00 CDT

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‘The Phenom’ is an unusual baseball movie: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85310412.html#storylink=rss Johnny Simmons plays a troubled pitcher with the right amount of weariness

But Ethan Hawke really stands out as his domineering dad

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Thursday night, director Nick Corporon brings his film ‘Retake’ home for Kansas City’s LGBT Film Festival http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article84222922.html#storylink=rss “Retake” will open this year’s festival on June 23

Director Nick Corporon and actor Tuc Watkins are KC natives

The film is the first festival-sponsored indie drama by an openly gay Kansas City director and actor

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Pullman’s ‘Independence Day’ call-to-arms lives on http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85304437.html#storylink=rss His part wasn’t big in the 1996 original but his big speech was memorable

He returns for the sequel as the former president growing paranoid about a new alien attack

“Independence Day: Resurgence” opens Friday but wasn’t screened for critics

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:35:31 CDT

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Movie Mom: ‘Free State of Jones,’ ‘Neon Demon,’ ‘Phenom’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85198977.html#storylink=rss Movie Mom Nell Minow’s information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18

“Free State of Jones” is gory but has lessons to teach

“Phenom” is for mature teens

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:14:04 CDT

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Jeep that rolled, killed ‘Star Trek’ actor Yelchin is under recall http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85007072.html#storylink=rss 2015 model-year Grand Cherokees were part of a global recall of 1.1 million vehicles

Drivers said they had trouble telling if they had put the automatic transmissions in park

Yelchin’s friends found him dead after he failed to show up for an audition

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:49:23 CDT

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Movies opening this week: ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ ‘Free State of Jones,’ ‘Shallows’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article84998582.html#storylink=rss Every movie is one big battle: 20 years later, aliens return to attack Earth

Matthew McConaughey fights Confederates, and Blake Lively fights a shark

Also opening: A model battles haters in “Neon Demon,” and a pitcher battles emotions in “The Phenom”

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:59:48 CDT

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Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85943942.html#storylink=rss Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died after a long illness. He was 76.

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Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85776582.html#storylink=rss Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:44:03 CDT By HILLEL ITALIE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85776582.html
Traverse City Film Fest to highlight Michigan-themed movies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85903917.html#storylink=rss Oscar winner Michael Moore is showcasing works by his fellow Michigan natives during this year's Traverse City Film Festival.

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Movie review: 'Independence Day: Resurgence' is a dull disaster http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85721417.html#storylink=rss From the metallic shell of the 1996 smash "Independence Day," director Roland Emmerich has pulled a seriously lousy sequel, dripping with alien goo and incoherence.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MICHAEL PHILLIPS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85721417.html
Movie review: Hypnotic 'Neon Demon' stylishly crosses fashion with horror http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85708882.html#storylink=rss Even if you were to somehow miss the elegant "NWR" monogram in the opening credits, you would be safe in assuming that Nicolas Winding Refn's latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence, and what style!

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JUSTIN CHANG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85708882.html
Movie review: McConaughey's 'Free State of Jones' a gripping, frustrating Civil War drama http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85708067.html#storylink=rss In so many Civil War-era photographs, a bone-weariness of spirit, coupled with a kind of faraway intensity, lurks in the soldiers' eyes. Plenty of actors can fake that sort of thing, but Matthew McConaughey really does have it. He looks right and convincing in a period drama such as "Free State of Jones," the historical biography, equal parts intrigue and frustration, written and directed by Gary Ross.

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Movie review: 'The Shallows' is cheesy summer fun http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85708072.html#storylink=rss Every summer needs a movie that's as sun-drenched and easy-breezy as "The Shallows," the Blake Lively vehicle that pits surfer vs. shark. On a triple digit day, you won't be sorry to duck into this quick 87-minute caper of bikini-clad aquatic peril that's just silly enough to be the perfect summer thriller. But this woman against nature tale is more than just escapism, as it's got some great tips for any beach adventurer. Here are Top Five Tips for Battling Sharks From "The Shallows."

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATIE WALSH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85708072.html
NFL to make full network broadcasts available on YouTube http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85840827.html#storylink=rss Fans will soon be able to upload full network broadcasts of their favorite NFL teams' games on YouTube.

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Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85705027.html#storylink=rss Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, has died. He was 89.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:28:33 CDT By KRISTIN M. HALL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85705027.html
The Latest: Parks group says Lucas decision 'unfortunate' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85781532.html#storylink=rss The Latest on filmmaker George Lucas withdrawing his plans to build an art museum in Chicago (all times local):

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New suit against automaker mentions Anton Yelchin's death http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85766162.html#storylink=rss A new lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler prominently mentions "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin, who was killed last weekend by an SUV under recall.

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UN experts urge Iran to release jailed musicians, filmmaker http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85756877.html#storylink=rss U.N. human rights experts are urging Iran to promptly release three men imprisoned on charges that include "insulting Islamic sanctities" and spreading anti-state propaganda by producing and distributing underground music.

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Movie review: 'De Palma' is a treasure trove for film buffs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85748092.html#storylink=rss His friends Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg became legends. And while he never equaled their huge fan bases, director Brian De Palma delivered some of the most stylish guilty pleasures of the '70s, '80s and '90s.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By COLIN COVERT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85748092.html
'Independence Day' co-stars Goldblum, Hemsworth are BFFs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article85713397.html#storylink=rss Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum apparently developed a bromance while making their new movie, "Independence Day: Resurgence."

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Movie review: Incisive 'Eat That Question' gives Frank Zappa the stage http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85708907.html#storylink=rss Not to put too fine a point on it, but Frank Zappa, the fiercely idiosyncratic musician and composer, hated being interviewed.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KENNETH TURAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85708907.html
Movie review: Sam Neill anchors 'Wilderpeople,' a hilarious, touching New Zealand odyssey http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85708902.html#storylink=rss Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is such a film.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KENNETH TURAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85708902.html
Movie review: French drama 'Les Cowboys' artfully reworks 'The Searchers' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85708847.html#storylink=rss "Les Cowboys," Thomas Bidegain's restless and emotionally bruising directorial debut, opens amid a flurry of red bandanas and blue denim, worn by men and women who have gathered to wave Stars and Stripes and to sing and dance to their favorite folk tunes. The sights and sounds of classic Americana are so richly immersive that it's not until after a man opens his mouth, launching into a lovely, lightly French-accented rendition of "Tennessee Waltz," that you begin to grasp where these events are (or aren't) taking place.

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