<![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 'Avengers’ sequel is second biggest US opener of all time http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20138622.html#storylink=rss The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, but failed to top the all-time record of the first film’s $207.4 million debut in 2012.

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Avengers height chart: How the actors measure up to the characters http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19824642.html#storylink=rss A cherished tradition of Marvel Comics is the “What If” story, in which the writers and artists ask such time-honored questions as “What if Captain America hadn’t vanished during World War II?” and “What if the Hulk had the brain of Bruce Banner?”

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Is ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ showing its age? 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19885578.html#storylink=rss “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is going to sell a lot of tickets and toys and T-shirts. Heck, it might even sell a few comic books. And the action is still exciting, but this latest Marvel adventure loses emotional spark.

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What you need to know to prepare for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19933437.html#storylink=rss At the core of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the other Marvel films are the Infinity Stones. You’ve seen them before and you’ll see them again. Here’s a guide.

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‘The Salt of the Earth’ reveals breathtaking images: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19894995.html#storylink=rss Sebastiao Salgado is considered one of the most important photographers of our time, and in “The Salt of the Earth,” it’s easy to see why.

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‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ actresses shine through: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19894353.html#storylink=rss We expect excellence from Juliette Binoche. What we don’t expect is that Kristen Stewart would more than hold her own with the veteran French actress

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In ‘Adult Beginners,’ would you believe this jerk is a nanny? Nah: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19894410.html#storylink=rss Nick Kroll is headed for leading-man status. So it’s good to see him moving toward centerstage in “Adult Beginners,” even if the sweet movie turns out to be forgettable.

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‘Brotherly Love’ is not entirely loved: 2 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19898799.html#storylink=rss This urban drama set in West Philadelphia is getting mixed reviews: “artificial from the start” or “quite compelling.”

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‘Any Day’ is not worth your time: 1 star http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19898457.html#storylink=rss A stunningly amateurish effort, the feature strives to create a tragedy out of stupidity, hitting every cliché imaginable as it lumbers from scene to scene.

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Those ’70s shows: ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Good Times’ becoming movies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19893798.html#storylink=rss We can rebuild him. We have the technology. And now, a scriptwriter too. “The Six Million Dollar Man” is getting the Hollywood treatment. So is the sitcom “Good Times.”

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:09:06 CDT

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Movie Mom: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Adult Beginners’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19867845.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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Movies opening this weekend: ‘Avengers 2,’ ‘Clouds of Sils Maria,’ ‘Adult Beginners,’ ‘Salt of the Earth’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19803168.html#storylink=rss “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the most anticipated movie of summer, if not the year. Not your thing? How about a Juliette Binoche/Kristen Stewart drama, a Nick Kroll dramedy or documentary about a photographer?

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Louisburg High student’s Kansas budget documentary stirs controversy http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19864545.html#storylink=rss A documentary called “Where the Buffaloed Roam: An Ode to the Kansas Budget” by Louisburg High School student Carson Tappan, posted to YouTube Sunday, is raising a stir.

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Summer movie preview: From ‘The Avengers’ to ‘Jurassic World’ to ‘Mad Max’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19564341.html#storylink=rss From an aging Sherlock Holmes to a canine war hero, the biggest movies this summer will be filled with characters swooping in to save the day. Here is a preview of May-through-Labor Day releases, where Mad Max and his fellow cinematic do-gooders can be found.

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'Furious 7' holds on to box office; ‘Age of Ultron' looms http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19594674.html#storylink=rss “Furious 7” enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week.

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Too fast? ‘Furious 8’ will roar into theaters in less than 2 years http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19384041.html#storylink=rss The end of “Furious 7” sorta kinda hinted that the franchise might take a breather for awhile. As if.

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Hilarious! Craigslist ad lists ‘Star Wars’ destroyer, another ad warns it’s a ‘scam’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19302918.html#storylink=rss Some enterprising fans with obvious Craigslist experience had some fun with the crashed Star Destroyer in the opening scene of the latest “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:13:24 CDT

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‘Ex Machina’ will make you fear robots all over again: 3.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19228641.html#storylink=rss “Ex Machina” delivers a compact four-character pressure-cooker drama that leaves audiences convinced that the creation of artificial intelligence is not such a good idea.

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‘The Wrecking Crew’ rescues a group of gifted musicians from obscurity: 3 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19243989.html#storylink=rss Nostalgia trips are fun, but when they intersect with genius, virtuosity and genuine revelatory insight, they take viewers to a higher place.

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In ‘The Age of Adaline,’ an immortal life is a poignant life: 2.5 stars http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19242246.html#storylink=rss Blake Lively provides a fundamentally offbeat performance. Modern yet old-fashioned, warm yet always at arm’s length, she completely sells the strange premise of “The Age of Adaline.”

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Theater shooting trial resumes; testimony focuses on phone http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20184621.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 11:52:58 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20184621.html Movie review: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is an action-packed, star-studded superhero sequel http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article20167179.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 07:08:23 CDT By S. JHOANNA ROBLEDO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article20167179.html Remembering Orson Welles at 100 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article20166882.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 07:03:13 CDT By BOB HOOVER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article20166882.html 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' soars to second-biggest box-office debut ever http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article20150736.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 18:58:15 CDT By SABA HAMEDY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article20150736.html 'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20134386.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 14:23:06 CDT By LINDSEY BAHR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20134386.html Wanted by the US, Roman Polanski gets film award in Poland http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20092140.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 15:24:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20092140.html 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' assembles huge opening day http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20085036.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 11:28:55 CDT By LINDSEY BAHR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20085036.html Berkshire Hathaway meeting opens with humorous movie http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20081193.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 11:24:13 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20081193.html Buffett challenges Mayweather to fake fight in funny movie http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20082069.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 09:29:17 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20082069.html 'Age of Ultron' on pace for record-setting weekend http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20016600.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 17:19:19 CDT By JAKE COYLE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20016600.html