Author Archives: Jack Poessiger

Jack Goes Confidential: Acclaimed Director Christopher Nolan Succeeds with ‘DUNKIRK’

Can you imagine a superhero movie right smack in the midst of summer? And no, I’m not talking about masks, spider webs are pointed ears here. What you get with DUNKIRK is the true story of the nearly impossible battle … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Epic Third Ape Journey Concludes Franchise

Apes together—STRONG! Caesar and the apes are back in a face-off with humans led by brutal Colonel Woody Harrelson. In WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES  Caesar guides his flock while wrestling with his darker inner instincts as he … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: 16th Adventure in Marvel Cinematic Universe Unleashed!

Young Spider-Man to Tony Stark: “What do you want me to do?” Tony Stark to Spidey: “I think you’ve done enough.” It’s been three years since the last installment but this reboot is going for an entirely different feel and time frame … Continue reading

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New Jack City: ‘Mamma Mia’ – Here We Come Again—the Frothier the Better

  Now that the MAMMA MIA! national ‘Farewell Tour’ made its “final” stop at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, it’s time for me to reflect… For me, it all started in 200o when the popular play made its US tour … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘The Book Of Henry’—Refreshing Summer Discovery.

Despite of what you may suspect, I don’t ONLY review big budget, major studio movies… Case in point, the new drama-thriller, THE BOOK OF HENRY, that opens this weekend in limited runs. How to describe it? For starters it’s a so-called … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Gal Gadot OWNS ‘Wonder Woman’

DC Comics’ WONDER WOMAN has been around since the early 1940’s—way before Lynda Carter brought the character to television in 1975… That series aired through 1979. And Gal Gadot first exposed the character to the big screen in last year’s (so-so) … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: With Latest ‘PIRATES’ Disney Gets It Right

Let’s be honest, Captain Jack Sparrow had become a bit long in the tooth… Disney’s slightly pickled and down-on-his-luck swashbuckler didn’t fare very well the last time we met up with him some six years ago. Sparrow’s search for the fountain of … Continue reading

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New Jack City: More Non-Stops @ KCI – Who’s Kidding Whom?

Much as I favor a new, modern, single terminal at KCI… Don’t believe for a minute that we’ll see a noticeable uptick in arrivals and departures because of it. Does anybody actually think our international service beyond Toronto and Cancun will … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Amy Schumer Unfiltered In ‘SNATCHED’

When did so-called chick flick comedies take a sharp turn to the left with heavy doses of sex—and raunchy language? To my way of thinking it happened six years ago. BRIDESMAIDS set the stage when Melissa McCarthy and gang potty-mouthed their ways across … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ to Rule Box Office

It’s that time again… The season of change from everyday movies to studio tentpoles. (Translation: Hollywood’s summer movie season is upon us!) For the past several years that high velocity popcorn timeframe has been ushered in by the latest Marvel … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘FURIOUS 8’—Hell-Bent Popcorn Flick

  THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS is obviously not intended for critical analysis by reviewers… But what the heck, I’ll give you an overview of this eighth installment in the blockbuster franchise anyway—the first one without its late co-star Paul Walker. … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘GIFTED’—Emotionally Spirited Comedic-Drama

  It’s gotta be tough always being the pretty boy… After all he IS Captain America! So it’s nice seeing Chris Evans in a small film for a change—in a role that has him a little more grounded. In GIFTED he … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Whole Foods to Exit Metcalf Location

The rumors have been swirling for some time… Unfortunately, now I have learned that they are true! WHOLE FOODS MARKET will be closing its popular Overland Park store at 91st and Metcalf at the end of the year. It’s something the … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘WILSON’—An Offbeat Delight

Dude, where’s my life? No, I’m not talking about the new POWER RANGERS or CHIPS movie. I’m focused on WILSON, a movie based on a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. Here crusty, lonely, hilariously honest middle-aged blowhard Woody Harrelson sets out … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: This Beast—A Magical Beauty

Say what you will about kids movies, this is Hollywood magic at its best… Could BEAUTY AND THE BEAST be the best Disney (live) family fantasy film ever made? Some people already think so—and you can include me. The $64 … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Just for Laughs

  I’m often asked what my favorite all-time movies are… But I have trouble coming up with a solid list, even though “DR. ZHIVAGO” and “ELMER GANTRY” continue to rank very high with me. When it comes to comedies though, there are … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Weekend Staycation @ The Movies

Need an escape from the daily Trump tweets and subsequent media bashings? Here are six cinematic big screen escapes—none of which are Trump related! * “KONG: SKULL ISLAND” – (Iconic Kong re-imagined) * “LOGAN” – (The Wolverine’s futuristic swan song) … Continue reading

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New Jack City: What’s This, A Gay ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Character?

Sometimes the media really gets to me… Case in point: The current groundswell and utterly ridiculous targeting of the stunning new life-action motion picture adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST starring Emma Watson that opens March 17. For the record, I’ve seen the … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Hugh Jackman’s Gripping ‘Logan’ Sendoff

Say it ain’t so… That LUCAS marks the end of the road for the Wolverine. Well, things sure seem headed that way. However if there’s one aspect of the movie biz I’ve learned through the years it has to be: Never Say Never.’ … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Sunday’s ‘Oscars’—Choices versus Picks

  There definitely IS a difference! My personal preferences are not necessarily what I am actually picking to win in Sunday night’s 89th annual ACADEMY AWARDS hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. I believe the only real contest this year is in the … Continue reading

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