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Scary Movie 2 (2001) Movie Review

By Travis Pflanz | April 14, 2013 | 0 Comment

Scary Movie 2

Some of the characters from the original Scary Movie are back. This time, a college professor misleadingly invites the group to a local mansion for a weekend insomnia study, but intending to research the paranormal activity reported at Hell House. The mansion is believed to be haunted by the former owner Hugh Cane, his wife […]

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Scary Movie (2000) Movie Review

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Scary Movie

A group of teenagers are stalked by a bumbling killer one year after they drunkenly hit a man with their car, then dispose of the body in this parody of 1990s horror, directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Parodied and/or referenced in Scary Movie: Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sixth Sense, The Usual Suspects, The Matrix, The Blair […]

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The Island President (2011) Documentary Movie Review

By Travis Pflanz | April 13, 2013 | 0 Comment

The Island President

Today, I took in a screening of The Island President, part of the PBS Independent Lens film series and Community Cinema (view the events calendar across the US), shown the second Saturday of every month at Tivoli Cinemas in Westport in Kansas City, MO – View full schedule The Island President, winner of the People’s Choice Award for […]

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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) Movie Review

By Travis Pflanz | April 12, 2013 | 0 Comment

The Place Beyond the Pines

I took in The Place Beyond the Pines last night at a screening at AMC 20 in Leawood, KS. The film is released in Kansas City on April 12, showing at Glenwoods Arts, Tivoli Cinemas and AMC 20. In the 1980s, a carnival motorcycle stunt man, Hansome Luke (Ryan Gosling), makes his year visit to Schenectady, New York […]

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Trance (2013) Movie Review

By Travis Pflanz | April 10, 2013 | 0 Comment

Trance (2013)

Last night, I took in a screening of Danny Boyle‘s new thriller, Trance, at Glenwood Arts Theater. To be released April 12 in Kansas City. In Trance, a gambling addicted art auctioneer named Simon (James McAvoy) teams up with a group of local criminals to steal a painting worth over $30 million. During the crime, […]

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Girls Gone Dead (2012) Movie Review

By Travis Pflanz | April 9, 2013 | 2 Comment

Girls Gone Dead 2012

Virgin church girl, Rebecca Foster (Katie Peterson) joins her ex-high school cheerleader friends to visit an unfortunately quiet neighborhood, just outside Daytona Beach, during their first spring break as freshmen in college. Hoping for a more wild time, the group visits a local dive bar, which was once a hot-spot, where the girls meet a group […]

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August: Osage County (2013) Movie Review

By Travis Pflanz | April 5, 2013 | 0 Comment

August: Osage County

Last night I attended a research screening of the upcoming Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts film, August: Osage County. Research screenings are a bit different than a regular screening. Research screenings are generally months before the film is released (August: Osage County is set to be released on November 8th), the studio asks that attendees fill out […]

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Jurassic Park (1993) 3D Movie Review

By Travis Pflanz | March 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Jurassic Park 3D

Thanks to Universal Sudios for the free tickets to Jurassic Park in 3D yesterday! For the film’s 20th anniversary, Jurassic Park has been remasted and re-released in 3D. Everybody knows the story – Eccentric and wealthy paleo-lover, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), builds island sized dinosaur theme park  complete with living dinosaurs,, cloned from dinosaur blood […]

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Dark Feed (2013) Movie Review

By Travis Pflanz | March 29, 2013 | 0 Comment

Dark Feed (2013)

Dark Feed is about a low-budget film crew shooting at an abandoned mental hospital. To save on lodging, the cast and crew also stays overnight throughout filming at the hospital. Disturbing details and photos in the hospital’s logs show disturbing experimentation performed by the hospital’s doctors. Does the hospital’s terrifying past affect the film crew? […]

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Piranhaconda (2012) Movie Review

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Piranhaconda (2011)

In this made for TV movie, a giant Hawaiian snake is human hungry, while Prof. Lovegrove (Michael Madsen) is in search of the beast, aiming to study the mutation and life of the beast. As well, a low-budget film crew is thrown in to the mix as film producers have just cut off funding for their […]

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