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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’–I Wish

Did 2012’s original JACK REACHER screen adaptation really warrant a sequel? Depends on how one looks at it. I’ll get to that in a few graphs. In ‘JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK’ Tom Cruise returns as the former military officer … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Comedian’s #UnfollowTrump Campaign’s Massive Fail

On October 1, comedians Tim Heridecker, Danny Zucker and Ellen Gamerman called on their fans across the twitterverse to join forces to cut Donald Trump’s Twitter following in half. The concept originated with Heidecker, creator of Adult Swim series “Tim & … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Jack’s ‘BEST BETS’ This Holiday Weekend

  The 2016 movie summer is coming to a screeching halt! So here are a few tips from my Recommend List in case you’re planning on taking in a movie this long Labor Day weekend. (Note that the list doesn’t … Continue reading

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Starbeams: Tim, Who? KCPD Tweets, Royal Odds & Mark Alford

Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine was in town for a fund raiser in Brookside and stopped by Jack Stack BBQ in the Crossroads.  He was greeted by a long line of people at the host stand…who had no idea who … Continue reading

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Glazer: Trump Train Explodes

Donald Trump has accepted the Republican Parties presidential nomination… And despite some of the so-called media pundits, his speech was a SMASH HIT. FINALLY, TRUMP IS AND CAN BE PRESIDENTIAL. Trump redefined the Republican Party; it’s now his party. He … Continue reading

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Chuck Lowe: Obama & Black Lives Matter Help Propel Violence Against Police

 In a Huff Post piece, Christopher Lamb took Republicans and Ben Carson to task for criticizing Obamacare at a National Prayer Breakfast… I won’t go into the specifics, accuracy or prescient premonitions of the coming ACA disaster, but, suffice it to say, … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Discouraged by Current Filmfare? There’s Hope!

Not into spandex sporting superheroes, animated fowl or fighters of paranormal nostalgia? Cheer up, Hollywood’s not forgotten you. Here are four movies set to open during the next month with adult tastes in mind. Upfront: ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE featuring the big screen debut of … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Crooked Hillary or Bust?

She didn’t obey the rules… That’s another thing the working class believes in strongly – right and wrong – respecting the law. And the funny thing is, most of us consider ourselves working class, or middle class. Be sure to … Continue reading

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Sutherland: Two Different Commencements, Two Different Countries.

Recently, one of the speakers at Harvard University’s commencement exercises caused a nationwide sensation…   A young African-American man from North Carolina named Donovan Livingston, who was receiving his masters degree from the School of Education, recited a “word poem” … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Whatever They Call It, Cheap’s Here To Stay

  Dynamic Pricing—get used to it! It’s the new flip term to describe (sometimes) hard to move inventory and improve the bottom line. Dynamic pricing is certainly not new. It’s been around for decades—just not by its current catchy name. … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Trouble with Concert & Event Tickets

We’re leaving eight billion dollars on the table! You’ve got to listen to Live Nation head Michael Rapino on Peter Kafka’s podcast. Or maybe not. You haven’t got that much time and don’t care. But then you can’t get a … Continue reading

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Glazer: Is Donald Trump Right About Isis?

Seems like mass murders by radical Islam and Isis are becoming a regular event… This past weekend the United States suffered the worst massacre since 911. Fifty people were shot to death in Orlando Florida 50 with more than 50 others wounded by … Continue reading

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Sutherland: Interpreting Thomas Frank’s “Listen, Liberal”

I heard Tom Frank speak recently at the Kansas City Public Library about his new book, “Listen, Liberal”.  I’ve known Tom since 2003, when he interviewed me for his earlier book, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” His latest book does … Continue reading

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Valentine: Muhammad Ali was Donald Trump of His Day

Refrain for a moment from cherry picking the beautiful things Muhammad Ali said… Consider instead the total of Ali’s words. By far, most of what he said was basically, “I am the best.” The second most common thing was, “I will publicly ridicule those … Continue reading

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Glazer: Does Louis CK Hate KC & Love Stanford’s

Comedy super star Louis CK will be at Sprint one July 7th… Louis did an interview with the Kansas City Star this week wherein he explained that he didn’t hate Kansas City as he’d ranted a while back on late night … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Delivers—Too Much?

Will the general public ever tire of superhero movies? Well, 20th Century-Fox sure hopes it won’t be with their latest edition in the highly profitable ‘X-Men’ series poised to rule the box office this Memorial Day weekend. Advance tracking has … Continue reading

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Glazer: Hillary’s in Trouble With a Capital T(rump)

Hillary Clinton was considered a shoe in to become President of the United States… Then a funny thing happened. As in, Donald Trump. And now while most of her following still think Hillary will win – she’s still the favorite in Vegas – … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Keep A Lid On It!

It may be a two way street but etiquette shouldn’t always prevail… The bathroom in our neighborhood gym is a unisex operation – as in both sexes use it. And of course, half the time I use it, the toilet … Continue reading

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Hearne: The Incredible Lightness of Newspaper Editorializing

Newspaper editorial pages have been slobbering over presidential candidates forever… As in well over 100 years, but who’s counting? Hardly anybody these days except Hillary Clinton, John Katich who’ve been cleaning up this election cycle in the outdated game.. Take the Indianapolis Star‘s non-endorsement … Continue reading

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Glazer: Ladies & Gentleman, the Next President of the United States

Well folks, it’s over… Donald Trump is gonna be the Republican nominee for president of these United States. Tuesday night sealed the deal! Trump not only won all five eastern states but crushed it. He took down Ted Cruz and for … Continue reading

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