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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: 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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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: ‘ALIEN: COVENANT’—Acid-Dripping Beast(s) Shocker!

Director Ridley Scott’s 1979 space-age horror thriller ALIEN ranks as one of the most terrifying sci-fi shockers of all time… I remember literally jumping out of my seat during THAT scene—you know the one— where the beast bursts out of John … 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: Jack Does ‘Star Wars’

  The following is not a review… Think of it as more of a ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY overview. First off, bear in mind what we’re getting here is not only the big picture of the holiday season but a … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Denzel Washington Fronts ‘Mag 7’

Resurrecting a movie franchise after its final chapter made its debut some 44 years ago seems like a financial stretch by any definition… The original MANIFICENT SEVEN—the western remake of Akira Turosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI—first rode across American screens in 1960. … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’—Bizarre Flashback

Is there ANYTHING she can’t do? Probably not. In Meryl Streep’s latest cinematic opus she portrays delusional FLORENCE FOSTER JERKINS, a real life heiress who many consider to have been one of the world’s worst singers. Set in the mid 1940’s … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Alice’ Shines Through The Looking Glass

  Disney’s sequel to its 2010 box office smash ALICE IN WONDERLAND is a visual extravaganza to behold… Now some six years later with ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS the Mouse House taps back into the fertile imagination of Lewis … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential:  ‘Neighbors 2’–Haven’t We Been Here Before?

Why is it that sequels far too often disappoint? It shouldn’t have to be that way. But there are reasons for this unfortunate phenomena. Say a studio has a big blockbuster on its hands—maybe one they didn’t see coming. All … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘The Jungle Book’–An Instant New Classic

Can the Disney empire do no wrong? Sure seems like it. With ZOOTOPIA still performing at the box office after six weeks in release, the Mouse House this weekend serves up yet another certified winner. Almost 50 years after Disney’s … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Midnight Special’—Riveting Supernatural Thriller

It’s not a big picture – what’s more, Wolfman Jack is nowhere to be found… Instead MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is a terrific supernatural thriller that plays intimately. Trouble is, not much can or should be given away in reviews of the film … Continue reading

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New Jack City: An Ode To KC’s ‘OZONER’ Drive-In Movies

Movie industry trade paper Variety called them Ozoners when the first Drive-In theater opened in Camden, NJ… That was back in 1933. And even though you couldn’t quite tell it by the thermometer this morning, Spring is just around the corner with two of … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’—Tina Fey Goes to War

True story? Up to a point… WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT is based loosely on New York Times reporter Kim Barker‘s 2011 non-fiction book ‘The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.’ Uh, very loosely. Because in real life Barker was a print journalist … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Triple 9’—The Code on the Street is Never Black & White!

TRIPLE 9—strange title… It’s actually the police code (999) for “officer down.” And what we’ve got here is a bad-ass criminal gang made up of ex-Special Forces pros taken in by the Russian Mob to rob banks. Then there are … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘CHI-RAQ’—Spike Lee’s City of Brotherly Murder

Never underestimate anything that AMAZON bets on… For example, the giant company’s latest venture is into theatrical movie production via its new subsidiary AMAZON STUDIOS. And long as they’re getting thing going, why start off with a bang and a touch of … Continue reading

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New Jack City: TARGET’s PC Police De-Gender Signage

Political correctness gone awry, or just plain ridiculousness? It goes without saying that TARGET has been going through turbulent times. Being at the forefront of that massive credit card security breach affected the company greatly and TARGET went out of … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Jake Gyllenhaal Scores Agonizing Knockout

There are two sides to the movie SOUTHPAW… One is the boxing story of a heavy hitter falling from the top of the heap to the bottom of the barrel—then crawling back against all odds. The other is the sensational performance by Jake Gyllenhaal who … Continue reading

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New Jack City: All Hail The Filipino Kansas City Star

I’ve been making a lot of telephone calls to the Philippines of late… To check on a mail order bride, maybe? For a clandestine bank account? Or possibly arranging a trip to that exotic destination for a client? None of the above. … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Hello DOJ—Good Luck With The Airlines

The Department of Justice is snooping on the airlines for possible collusion? Say it ain’t so. Code sharing, certain immunities, dynamic pricing, capacity control and airline alliances all can raise eyebrows—and SHOULD! But isn’t it a little late for all … Continue reading

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