<![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 Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ jacket is up for auction http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article74626812.html#storylink=rss The auctioneer believes the blazer will sell for more than the asking price of $6,000 to $8,000

Prince wore black-and-white jacket while riding a motorcycle with co-star Apollonia Kotero

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Ink’s Middle of the Map film fest boasts a diverse lineup http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article74183292.html#storylink=rss Sixth annual festival expands into a 10-day collage of film, music, art, comedy and ideas

Cinematic section boasts a lineup of 27 diverse features and two shorts collections

Here are 10 MOTM films that are generating plenty of advance buzz

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Movie ‘Doctor Strange’ turns Tibetan man into European woman http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article74355142.html#storylink=rss Tibetan monk in Marvel comic books recast as Tilda Swinton for film

Studio feared China might bar otherwise ban ‘Doctor Strange’

Some online fans protest decision to recast role with white woman

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‘Ratchet & Clank’ feels like a long Saturday morning cartoon: 1.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article74246217.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

The movie is based on the popular Playstation game

The film is a basic hero story about Ratchet, a young, cat-like lombax who dreams of joining the Galactic Rangers

The obsession with guns in a movie aimed at children is troubling

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Watching ‘Papa’ is almost like meeting Hemingway: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article74241422.html#storylink=rss For those with an interest in Ernest Hemingway, “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” is a treat

The biggest kick of all is the performance of Adrian Sparks, who is as close to the actual Hemingway as you can ever hope to find

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‘Louder Than Bombs’ is a quiet portrait of a family’s grief: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article74237072.html#storylink=rss Director Joachim Trier’s direction is as restrained and tense as the behavior of his characters

The characters are so carefully drawn that they can feel smaller than life

Trier, who wrote the screenplay with Eskil Vogt, mines the narrative with small surprises and reversals

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Bloody, brilliant ‘Green Room’ shines with plausible horror: 3.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article74234242.html#storylink=rss A struggling punk act is booked to play a dodgy gig for an even dodgier audience

Then comes a blood-spattered night that tests the band members’ survival skills

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The stars are lovely but the storytelling is lacking in ‘Mother’s Day’: 2 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article74194702.html#storylink=rss There’s a certain charm in watching all these handsome people go through the motions

Ultimately, “Mother’s Day” is low-risk, high-profit dreck

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Movies opening this week: ‘Mother’s Day,’ ‘Keanu,’ ‘Green Room’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article73801347.html#storylink=rss Jason Sudeikis joins an ensemble cast for a Garry Marshall romantic comedy

Key & Peele go gangsta to retrieve their kidnapped kitten; Patrick Stewart gets violent as a club owner

Also opening: “Ratchet & Clank,” “Louder Than Bombs,” “First Monday in May,” “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba”

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'Huntsman' sequel misfires; 'Jungle Book' reigns http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article73645497.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:43:00 CDT By LINDSEY BAHR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article73645497.html From 'Civil War' to 'Star Trek,' a list of the summer movies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article74671737.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:42:42 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article74671737.html Who you gonna call? 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