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New Jack City: Sex & Accounting Hollywood Style

Those were the days my friend and I truly thought they’d never end… They did tough. I am talking about the lax days of the 1960’s, 70’s and early 80’s when sexism was still the norm. Especially in the entertainment … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Ulterior Motives Engulf ‘Orient Express’

Fans of classic thrillers rejoice! Producer, director and co-star Kenneth Branagh have revisited Agatha Christie‘s best loved murder mystery. MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is a clever tale of colorful characters all of them suspect on one of the world’s most … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Bad Moms’ Take On ‘Thor’ & Company

The box office Thor, that is… No doubt about who is going to win the movie ticket race this weekend, but don’t underestimate Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell as they are about to tackle the most wonderful time … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Quirky ‘Suburbicon’ Unleashes Strong Underbelly

There are but a handful of filmmakers who ignite powerful, instant responses from fans… Mention Joel and Ethan Coen and the words quirky and twisted come to mind. Now keep these two words in mind if you’re planning on seeing SUBURBICON, … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Blade Runner 2049’—New Instant Classic!

  Earlier this week at the screening of BLADE RUNNER 2049 the studio rep requested that critics stay for a special post screening briefing… That doesn’t happen very often. Ironically the requests and instructions passed on to us did not … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘BATTLE OF THE SEXES’ Has Balls!

It’s the quintessential girls night out movie! Women will cheer and applaud as they did at our screening earlier this week. I’m talking about the sports dramedy BATTLE OF THE SEXES which relives the bombastic tennis match between young Billie … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘American Made’ Tom Cruise Deep Inside Covert Ops!

Were it not based on a true story you would swear it was mental masturbation by left-wing Hollywood screenwriters… But AMERICAN MADE does have a factual history and time frame and makes for quite the biographical crime outing. The fact that … Continue reading

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New Jack City: KCI…Who’s on 1st?

I landed at KCI Thursday and decided to take a long, objective look at the outdated old airport… I exited the aircraft from row five. In other words approximately 24 passengers got off ahead of me. Oh, and I should mention … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘mother!’—Hallucination or the Apocalypse?

Call me dense, unimaginative or just plain dumb… But I just didn’t get it, at least I don’t think I did. mother! starts out innocently enough. Newlyweds Jennifer Lawrence and her quite a bit older husband Javier Bardem sharing their … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Stephen King’s Creepy ‘IT’ Fires on All Cylinders!

Not every novel-to-screen adaptation can be a winner… But take my word for it, THIS one IS! We’re talking ‘IT’ based on Stephen King’s 1986 best selling novel which literally scared the hell out of readers—and didn’t do much to … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Promises Not Kept by the Kansas City Star

Why does my local newspaper lie to me? It’s Monday morning on Labor Day. My gym has delayed its opening hour. So why not relax with a cup of coffee and browse my Kansas City Star. Easier said than done. … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Hotels Take Page From Airlines

Guilty as charged! Yes, I admit it. That I’ve double-booked hotel rooms in the past only to cancel them at the last minute—or not at all. It used to be when you canceled your reserved room by 6:00 p.m. on … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Snakes On A Plane’ Meets ‘Deadpool?’

They call this an Action-Comedy… And it is. THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD is nearly two hours of non-stop R-rated mayhem—with a bloody body count to match. What makes the movie unique is its primarily Dutch setting. You don’t see that too often. … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Hollywood Cuts Out Print Ads

Say it ain’t so Star gazers—but it is! I went to the library recently to look over some older editions of THE KANSAS CITY STAR from the 1980’s and 90’s. I just wanted to wanted to see what the Friday movie … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Dysfunctional ‘GLASS CASTLE’; Nomination Bound?

Brie Larson’s star is certainly rising… She won the Best Actress Oscar for last year’s ROOM. However that was not so much a mainstream movie as her upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL. But we’ll have to wait until 2019 to meet up with … Continue reading

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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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