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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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Jack Goes Confidential: Melissa McCarthy In Rare Form As ‘Spy’

In case you were among the hordes of disappointed Melissa McCarthy fans let down by her less than stellar, easily forgettable TAMMY last year, I’ve got good news. McCarthy’s bounced back BIG TIME! In SPY she goes undercover as Susan Cooper, a … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Lights, Camera, SEX—it’s ‘ENTOURAGE’

It was fun seeing HBO’s Entourage boys back together again… Ari, Vince, Johnny, Eric and Turtle may be a bit older – but they sure haven’t changed their ways—with one exception. One time super agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) has moved up in stature. … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Tomorrowland’ Serves Up Disney Fantasy Saga

  Decades ago Walt Disney envisioned a futuristic place where today’s problems would no longer exist… He called it that place TOMORROWLAND. Like many other Disney creations that have become attractions at the company’s theme parks, they were eventually transformed into … Continue reading

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New Jack City: The High Costs of Business Travel

  They’re in, Business Travel News’s cost measurements for the top 100 domestic markets this year… These indexes are used by Corporate America to judge the cost of lodging, food and car rentals in various cities. They also often determine the … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Avengers’ Dropping the Hammer on Ultron

No synopsis, plot or spoilers here! Instead here’s my overview of what will likely be this summer’s top performing movie: While AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is the follow-up to the third biggest grossing movie of all time (the others being AVATAR … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Are There Any Kodak Moments Left?

Someone asked me recently how the theater conversion process from film to digital was coming along… Well, I’m happy to report that the transition in Kansas City is now complete. That’s not to say that a few local theaters haven’t kept … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Hold On To Your Stubs, Here Comes the Bottom of the Barrel—The Razzies!

Not everything was glitz and polish in Hollywood this weekend… Oscar Eve ushered in the 35th annual Golden Raspberry Awards—the RAZZIES. It’s Tinsel Town’s tackiest trophy derby honoring the worst of everything the film industry had to offer during the … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ – Softcore, Hanky-Panky Fetish

I’m obviously the wrong person to review this decadent BDSM, Cinderella melodrama… And I’m totally the wrong demographic for this (love) story of  fetish sex. I haven’t even read the books, for crying out loud. Still I’m NOT letting those small … Continue reading

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