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Jack Goes Confidential: The ‘FURY’ Depicts Sheer Ferocity of War

April, 1945… The Allies are making their final push into Nazi Germany. Just then battle worn tank commander Wardaddy—in a terrific performance by Brad Pitt—is assigned to assist in a rescue and mission behind enemy lines. An embattled tank battalion, … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Will Somebody Resurrect KY-102…Again?

Can a radio station be beloved? I don’t really know the answer to that question, but the closest I’ve seen was probably KY-102. From the moment it signed on in 1974 until the plug was pulled by a new ownership group in … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Early Bird Gets the Worm (aka Best Seats, Resorts)

Americans used to plan vacation travel nine months to a year in advance… Until 9/11 changed that pattern resulting with much smaller travel shopping windows. Most of their vacation plans were planned either last minute or three or four weeks out.  However … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Elephant Nuptials Sign of the Times @ O.P. City Council Meeting

Noted an item of interest on this yesterday’s City of Overland Park mayor and council agenda at City Hall… Under “Planning Commission-Regular Agenda” was the following: “Special event permit No. 2014-374, 10800 Metcalf. A special event permit is requested to allow … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Coming Soon—Spirit Airlines—Release the Hate

Buckle up! The wait’s almost over and we’re in for new, ultra-cheap fares in a couple weeks. Because on August 7th SPIRIT AIRLINES spreads its wings to KCI with a single daily non-stop departure to four cities (Service to the 5th—Houston—begins August 8.) … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Clint Eastwood Tips Hat To Gritty ‘Four Seasons’

Clint Eastwood is back in the director’s chair… The “Man With No Name” has  overseen the stage to screen transformation of JERSEY BOYS which took Broadway by storm almost 10 years ago. And Eastwood produced the project with the assistance of falsetto … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Tom Cruise Lives, Dies, Repeats In Sci-Fi Romp

I’m not going to refer to it as Tom Cruise’s GROUNDHOG DAY… I’ll leave that observation to the intellectual critics. After all, that could be an insult to Harold Ramis’ 1993 comedy classic. However, there are similarities. In the mega-budget EDGE OF TOMORROW Cruise plays U.S. Army … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Yuppie Warfare Against Fraternity in ‘Neighbors’

Producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are a laugh factory… Their specialty: raunch comedy, including previous outings such as KNOCKED UP, SUPERBAD, THE GUILT TRIP and THIS IS THE END. And let’s be clear, since BRIDESMAIDS raunch has become the new norm. In … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Spidey Spins Fun Marvel Adventure

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is a ton of action, emotions and fun even though it’s about 20 minutes too long… Two hours of the web-slinging would’ve been plenty—for me at least. (I saw the ending approaching at least three times only for the … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Kevin Costner Scores High Marks With ‘Draft Day

Make no mistake, Kevin Costner knows his sports movies… BULL DURHAM, FIELD OF DREAMS, FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME and TIN CUP to mention a few. Meanwhile filmmaker Ivan Reitman of UP IN THE AIR, GHOSTBUSTERS, STRIPES and ANIMAL HOUSE … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Southwest Airlines Holiday Booking & Rapid Rewards Alert

It goes without saying that Southwest Airlines provides the biggest lift out of KCI… Yet despite what you may believe, Southwest is not necessarily the lowest ticket in the market anymore. It all varies by where you are flying to. … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Captain America–The Winter Soldier’ Delivers The Goods

Some would argue that CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER doesn’t stack up to Marvel Studio’s original 2011 movie… Then again everyone has an opinion. For my money it comes mighty close and plays well beyond its fanboy base. Make no … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Scathing ‘BAD WORDS’ Delivers On Title!

If  Arnold Schwarzenegger’s body count in SABOTAGE or the mighty screen spectacle of NOAH doesn’t float your boat this weekend, then a subversive comedy may just be the ticket… And count on  BAD WORDS getting pretty dark when it comes to … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’—Bloodbath Gone Wild

We’ve all heard of an EXTREME screen, but nothing that I’ve seen in recent memory prepared me for the visual bloodbath of 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE… It’s the follow-up to the Zach Snyder-directed 2007 graphic, box office hit ‘300.’ … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘ROBOCOP’—Flashy Remake Doesn’t Disappoint

To borrow an expression, crime has an even newer enemy… Director Paul Verhoeven’s original ROBOCOP was quite the subversive and satiric spectacle back in 1987. It even fostered two sequels which were—-well let’s just say less than remarkable. This week ROBOCOP … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Is Wilks Broadcasting Flipping ‘Alice’ FM?

RadioInsight speculates that a possible format change may be in store for one of Wilks Broadcasting’s four local radio properties… Wilks operates KFKF-FM, KMXV-FM (Mix 93.3), KBEQ-FM (Q104) and KCKC (ALICE) FM in Kansas City. The media blog questions whether there’s “a … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Jack’s Best (& Worst) Nights of ‘Flickering’ in the Darkness

Everybody does those silly year-end Best Of lists… I guess that’s because there’s not much else going on this late in the year. I wasn’t planning on doing one—but I got shamed into it. Let me explain. I don’t do … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘ANCHORMAN 2′—Keep Your Expectations in Check

At what point during the promotional cycle of a new film does hype become overkill and detrimental to the movie itself? We may find out with ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES which took the fine art of super hype into … Continue reading

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New Jack City: The Kansas City Film Critics Movie Awards Are In

The Kansas City’s Film Critics Circle‘s 47th annual balloting for the best on screen was voted on today… During the Chiefs game, no less. The members, that include critics representing area radio, television, print and online media, voted their choices for … Continue reading

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New Jack City: AMC to Redo Town Center Plex to Battle Cinetopia @ Lionsgate

Cinetopia, a small regional northwest based theater company, is currently contructing an ultra luxurious movie complex in the new Prairiefire at Lionsgate center at 135th street and Nall in Overland Park. With a motto of “Cinema-Food-Wine,” Cinetopia’s OVERLAND PARK 17 should … Continue reading

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