<![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 ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ can’t mirror the original: 2 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79810342.html#storylink=rss The computer-generated world is quite a sight

But the uneven action goes all over the place, and Johnny Depp is no help

Best to lower expectations and enjoy the view

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is the worst of them all: 2 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79836002.html#storylink=rss So many characters, so little of consequence

In a whirlwind of special effects, the acting is perfunctory

Michael Fassbender as Magneto is the one bright spot, but that’s not enough

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Movie news: New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ shatters records; weekend box office could do the same http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79882247.html#storylink=rss The new trailer for the live-action fairy tale nabbed the most views in a day

This could be the biggest Memorial Day weekend, thanks to “Alice” and “X-Men” sequels

Mark Ruffalo promises a “Hulkier” Hulk, and a killer Cate Blanchett in “Thor: Ragnarok”

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Why are the latest superhero movies so super similar? http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79823177.html#storylink=rss “Batman v Superman,” “Captain America” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” share too much in common

In each one, superheroes turn on one another, thanks to a manipulative villain

Use this handy chart to see how right we are

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‘Love & Friendship’ makes Jane Austen wonderfully snarky: 3.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79819472.html#storylink=rss Director Whit Stillman stylishly adapts a lesser-known novella

A conniving Kate Beckinsale rules this upper-crust society

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In ‘The Lobster,’ get married or get out: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79818687.html#storylink=rss In this dystopian future, single people get turned into animals

Colin Farrell plays against type as a docile outcast

The genre seems exhausted, but “The Lobster” is fresh enough to make it worth seeing

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Movie Mom: ‘Alice,’ ‘X-Men,’ ‘Love & Friendship’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79796377.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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Twitter wants a boyfriend for Captain America http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79776022.html#storylink=rss Tuesday’s trending topic was powered by both advocates and dissenters

GLAAD says it’s a sign audiences want significant LGBT characters in superhero movies

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Reflections on 'Roots' by stars of History's new version http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article79758682.html#storylink=rss Will history repeat itself with the remake of "Roots" ?

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Wed, 25 May 2016 09:44:06 CDT By FRAZIER MOORE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article79758682.html
‘Star Wars’ actor Peter Mayhew to meet ‘Chewbacca Mom’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article79528057.html#storylink=rss Candace Payne’s video has more than 140 million views on Facebook

She was a guest on “Good Morning America” Monday

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Tue, 24 May 2016 11:51:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article79528057.html
New movies: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass,’ ‘Lobster’ and ‘Love & Friendship’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79278162.html#storylink=rss Oscar Isaac is an ancient Egyptian villain out to destroy the world

Johnny Depp is the Mad Hatter who needs help

Also opening: A quirky “Lobster” and Jane Austen’s “Love & Friendship”

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'Angry Birds' flocks to No. 1 over 'Neighbors,' 'Nice Guys' http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article79158907.html#storylink=rss "Captain America" has found a worthy competitor in a bunch of flightless birds. "The Angry Birds Movie" soared to $39 million in its debut weekend, knocking "Captain America: Civil War" off its first-place perch, while new adult comedies "Neighbors 2" and the "The Nice Guys" struggled to get their footing, according to comScore estimates Sunday.

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Sun, 22 May 2016 14:39:01 CDT By LINDSEY BAHR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article79158907.html
Ken Loach wins top prize at Cannes for ‘I, Daniel Blake’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/world/article79169257.html#storylink=rss Jury president George Miller described the selection as “rigorous and happy”

His the second Palme d'Or for the British director

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Megaviral Chewbacca video scores mom and her family ‘Star Wars’ swag http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article79049472.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 12:26:05 CDT

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Spielberg to Harvard grads: Be the movie heroes of real life http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article79989752.html#storylink=rss In a world full of villains, Harvard University graduates must become the heroes, filmmaker Steven Spielberg told the 2016 class during a commencement address Thursday.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 18:19:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article79989752.html
Movie review: 'Love &#38; Friendship' full of delightful surprises http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80098762.html#storylink=rss Prepare for a mixed review.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By COLIN COVERT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80098762.html
Movie review: Ralph Fiennes force of nature in 'A Bigger Splash' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80094572.html#storylink=rss Ralph Fiennes' performance in "A Bigger Splash" is a lot like a tornado in a trailer park. He's impossible to ignore, you never know which way he's going and heaven help anyone who gets in his way.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By RICK BENTLEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80094572.html
Movie review: Latest 'X-Men' is big in scale, tiny in originality http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79745802.html#storylink=rss It's hard to know whether to welcome "X-Men: Apocalypse" with melancholic disappointment or testy annoyance.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By COLIN COVERT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79745802.html
'X-Men' packs a punch for Lawrence and McAvoy http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article80064297.html#storylink=rss It always hits the cast hard when they realize they're back on the set of "X-Men." Quite literally, they're going to get punched.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 13:08:38 CDT By HILARY FOX ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article80064297.html
Albuquerque motel from 'No Country for Old Men' hit by fire http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article80043997.html#storylink=rss An Albuquerque motel and apartment complex made famous in the 2007 movie "No Country for Old Men" has been severely damaged by a fire.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 11:38:24 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article80043997.html
Female directors on their own in U.S., not overseas http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79991107.html#storylink=rss In March 2015, an Australian researcher published a statistic that drew both laughs and gasps in the business community there: Fewer large Australian companies were run by women than by men named Peter.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By REBECCA KEEGAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article79991107.html
Movie review: X-Men go back for more in 'Apocalypse' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80025207.html#storylink=rss We already knew the superhero v. superhero story is the comic book movie trend of summer 2016, but let's not forget that the X-Men films had long ago staked out this territory, with the long-standing rivalry between Professor X and Magneto. This time, there's a third party in their battle, an ancient Egyptian God nicknamed Apocalypse (and you thought Doomsday was bad).

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATIE WALSH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80025207.html
Movie review: 'Looking Glass' doesn't reflect clever writing of Lewis Carroll http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80011337.html#storylink=rss "Alice Through the Looking Glass," the sequel to the 2010 release "Alice in Wonderland," should have been called "Alice in Blunder Land." From a complete disregard of Lewis Carroll's book to a convoluted tale of time travel, the sequel falls apart faster than Humpty Dumpty on a trampoline.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By RICK BENTLEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80011337.html
Shooting 'The Idol' in Gaza was risky business for director http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80013322.html#storylink=rss Making a film is never easy, but director Hany Abu-Assad faced challenges and risks that went well beyond the norm when he shot "The Idol" in Gaza.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LORRAINE ALI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80013322.html
Whit Stillman enjoying his first hit movie at age 64 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80014727.html#storylink=rss Whit Stillman, a brainy screenwriter and director of unconventional films, delivers new surprises in his latest.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By COLIN COVERT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80014727.html
Movie review: 'Weiner' is in-the-moment chronicle of politician's infamous fall http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80017782.html#storylink=rss Anthony Weiner's 2013 mayoral campaign was supposed to be a comeback, a vindication of the former congressman whose career imploded two years earlier after he accidentally shared a sexually explicit photo on his public Twitter account. (He intended to send the picture to a specific woman; oops!)

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By RENE RODRIGUEZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80017782.html
Movie review: 'Love &#38; Friendship' is a wonderful Austen adaptation http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80018877.html#storylink=rss "Does this woman always get her way?" demands a character in Whit Stillman's "Love & Friendship," a smashing adaptation of Jane Austen's perky novella "Lady Susan." The woman in question is, of course, the unscrupulous Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale). If she were a man, she might be called a rogue or a swine. Being a woman, though, Lady Susan avoids those particular assaults on her character (though not others). She also usually gets her way.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CONNIE OGLE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80018877.html
Capsule reviews of feature films http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80022147.html#storylink=rss THE ANGRY BIRDS. 2 stars. Well-made, funny, fast and furious and featuring a strong celebrity voice cast (Sean Penn, Maya Rudolph, Blake Shelton, Jason Sudekis), this computer animated 3-D adventure is nothing less or more than a 97-minute ad for the Angry Birds gaming franchise. An island of flightless birds is hoodwinked and almost decimated by a gang of green pigs. Filled with subversive references to dark R-rated films, hardcore tunes and an underlying sense of menace, it's not really suitable for young kids. 1 hr. 37 PG (rude humor, action) - Tirdad Derakhshani

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT The Philadelphia Inquirer]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80022147.html
Family guide to new movie releases http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80022967.html#storylink=rss 'X-MEN: APOCALYPSE'

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Thu, 26 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATIE WALSH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article80022967.html
Anthony Hopkins overcomes his stage fright in 'The Dresser' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article79999087.html#storylink=rss He's a much-lauded Academy Award-winning performer and his Hannibal Lecter is one of the all-time great movie villains.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 09:24:05 CDT By JILL LAWLESS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article79999087.html