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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: ‘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I landed at KCI Thursday and decided to take a long, objective look at the outdated old airport… I exited the aircraft from row five.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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New Jack City: Movie Marketing Magic 2017 Style

Hollywood’s great at patting itself on the back… They have awards for just about everything in Tinsel Town. But wait! Should there be an award category for the best all around marketing strategy for a motion picture? If there were … 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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New Jack City: Jürgen Goes Raunchy

Let’s have some ‘R’ rated pun-fun… As some of you probably already know one of my (not so) guilty pleasures are the twisted movie titles inspired by major films. Many of these goofy pun-titles are attached to real productions–most of … 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: Effects-Laden ‘MUMMY’ Disappoints

Hey, here is a clever idea! Take most of your classic monster characters and breath new life into them by targeting them to today’s millennial moviegoers. Which is exactly what Universal Pictures has up its sleeve. It’s called Universal’s universe of (their) … 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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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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