<![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 ‘Jason Bourne’? More like Jason bored: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92138672.html#storylink=rss Yes, the never-ending action sequences are thrilling

But they’re the same chase scenes we’ve seen over and over

And that’s all there is to this sequel; we expect more from Matt Damon

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‘Bad Moms’ will have you laughing at their pain: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92135072.html#storylink=rss Plenty of mothers will relate to this comedy from “The Hangover” creators

Fast food and booze spike the stress of motherhood

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn star

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In soulful ‘Captain Fantastic,’ Viggo Mortensen is fantastic: 3.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92152262.html#storylink=rss He plays the father of six, living in a rural compound

His tough yet vulnerable performance is among his best

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In ‘Cafe Society,’ Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg enliven otherwise dull nostalgia: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92112087.html#storylink=rss Woody Allen isn’t trying hard with his dialogue and plot

But at least the stars are watchable, and the cinematography is gorgeous

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:00:00 CDT

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Movie Mom: ‘Jason Bourne,’ ‘Nerve,’ ‘Bad Moms’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92290097.html#storylink=rss With so much violence, no one younger than high school should see “Bourne” or “Nerve”

But “Bad Moms” is adults only

That’s Movie Mom Nell Minow’s advice for parents

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:02:50 CDT

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‘Nerve’ is a thrilling internet game gone wild: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92057072.html#storylink=rss The film shows the consequences of exposing yourself to mysterious forces online

Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star as teens who take a game too far

Toward the end, the movie goes too far and loses its grip

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:34:38 CDT

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Rebooted ‘Charlie’s Angels’ gets the Pulitzer Prize treatment http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92229462.html#storylink=rss Award-winning playwright David Auburn will write Elizabeth Banks’ “Angels” remake

Oprah Winfrey climbs aboard sci-fi “Wrinkle in Time”

“Lights Out” gets a sequel; “Batman” cleans up

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:58:01 CDT

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Comic-con fans find diversity with ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Captain Marvel’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92188962.html#storylink=rss For the first time, studio presentations paid more than lip service to diversity

Marvel Studios showcased “Black Panther,” it’s black director and four black leads

Brie Larson thrilled the convention as the new Captain Marvel

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:26:36 CDT

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How Jason Bourne was resurrected http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92120907.html#storylink=rss Director Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon said they were done with the franchise

But then they started thinking a sequel might be fun, and lucrative

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:46:44 CDT

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Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight female directors and people of color at this year's gathering http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article91915782.html#storylink=rss A movie awards season that's shaping up to be about diversity will get a fitting kickoff at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By STEVEN ZEITCHIK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article91915782.html
Movies opening this week: ‘Jason Bourne,’ ‘Bad Moms,’ ‘Nerve’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article91910327.html#storylink=rss Super-agent Matt Damon is back, and so is his memory

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn join the team behind “The Hangover” for some bad parenting

Emma Roberts does horror. Also opening: Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” and “Captain Fantastic”

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:03:59 CDT

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Oak tree in ‘Shawshank Redemption’ falls down http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article91865497.html#storylink=rss High winds last week apparently downed the 200-year-old white oak tree

The tree is featured in one of the final scenes of the 1994 film

The movie, based on a Stephen King novella, stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman

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You knew her voice, but not her face: Marni Nixon dubbed classic film musicals http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article91682337.html#storylink=rss Marni Nixon sang for Audrey Hepburn in ‘My Fair Lady,’ for Natalie Wood in ‘West Side Story’

But she received no online credit.

Primarily a concert singer, Nixon got her movie start dubbing for Margaret O’Brien and Marilyn Monroe

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:23:22 CDT

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Brie Larson confirmed as 'Captain Marvel' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article91545687.html#storylink=rss Oscar winner Brie Larson has a new title to add to her resume: Superhero.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:25:28 CDT By LINDSEY BAHR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article91545687.html
'Star Trek Beyond' soars with $59.6M at weekend box office http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article91582697.html#storylink=rss "Star Trek Beyond" has landed atop the weekend box office.

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:36:00 CDT By SANDY COHEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article91582697.html
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:45:24 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92793227.html
Stunt driver school trains for Georgia's film industry needs http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92790762.html#storylink=rss Stuntwoman Natalie Govin found work easily in South Florida — until funds for the state's film incentives program recently went dry.

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:45:25 CDT By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92790762.html
'Don't Think Twice' review: Mike Birbiglia's honest, funny take on improv performers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92591962.html#storylink=rss In the spirit of improvisational comedy's "yes, and" method of developing a scene: Yes, "Don't Think Twice" is one of the best films of the year. And it's an unusually delicate movie about the brutal business of being funny for a living.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MICHAEL PHILLIPS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92591962.html
Poof! 'Ghostbusters' tweet cheering Clinton deleted http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92684427.html#storylink=rss A tweet from Sony Pictures' "Ghostbusters" account that many interpreted as an endorsement of Hillary Clinton has disappeared as quickly as a phantom.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:45:28 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92684427.html
Building his brand: rapper Nas ventures into filmmaking http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92568477.html#storylink=rss Nas, one of music's most revered lyricists and story tellers, is taking his talents into filmmaking.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:41:05 CDT By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92568477.html
A father's love and NFL grit shine through in 'Gleason' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92586952.html#storylink=rss A grueling recording session was inching along for former NFL player Steve Gleason.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By STEVE ZEITCHIK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92586952.html
Director's debut explores 'The Land' with Nas, Badu help http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92560362.html#storylink=rss Director Steven Caple Jr. was mentoring some elementary school students at an inner-city park in Los Angeles when he spotted two stray kids hopping a fence with their skateboards. He went to go kick them out of the park and ended up talking with them instead. They spilled that they were selling marijuana to fund their entry into skateboarding competitions and new equipment. It was their ticket out.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:15:33 CDT By LINDSEY BAHR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92560362.html
Movie review: 'Don't Blink &#239;&#191;&#189; Robert Frank' profiles iconic photographer http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92543397.html#storylink=rss Films focused on visual artists are a staple of the documentary world, but "Don't Blink - Robert Frank" does things a little differently. Rather than being a film about an artist, it's an attempt to show us what it's like to actually be an artist.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KENNETH TURAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92543397.html
Movie review: 'Indignation' offers stellar adaptation of Philip Roth's bittersweet 2008 novel http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92543392.html#storylink=rss "Indignation" tells a very particular story, one that's bittersweet, heartbreaking and bleakly comic all at once, and it gets it right.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KENNETH TURAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92543392.html
Pelosi tracks the mega-donors to political campaigns http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92542742.html#storylink=rss As she sat overlooking a hotel lobby in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention this week, Alexandra Pelosi said she spied three of the wealthy men featured in her HBO documentary, "Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?"

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 02:35:27 CDT By DAVID BAUDER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92542742.html
A trio of new 'Sherlock' films coming to PBS in 2017 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92540997.html#storylink=rss A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:30:27 CDT By LYNN ELBER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92540997.html
Charleston resident's first full-length film being shown http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92531737.html#storylink=rss Charleston resident Madison McGhee's first full-length film premieres this weekend in her hometown.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:20:23 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92531737.html
Memorial to slain Navy Seal Chris Kyle unveiled in Texas http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article92372147.html#storylink=rss A memorial for slain Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has been unveiled in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974.

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Movie review: Hit-and-miss 'Bad Moms' tries to offer Mila Kunis and Co. a good night out http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92463937.html#storylink=rss It's a peculiar bit of Hollywood logic, having the two guys who wrote "The Hangover" write and direct a movie called "Bad Moms." As if by some transitive property of film comedy, their having written a smash hit of men being oblivious, immature and reckless somehow makes Jon Lucas and Scott Moore the ideal candidates to explore the difficulties modern mothers face to balance conflicting responsibilities with the need to remain individualized people too.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARK OLSEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92463937.html