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Jack Goes Confidential: Bawdy ‘TED 2′ Sperms It Up But Can You Bear It?

TED—as in the foul-mouthed talking teddy bear—was a smash (surprise) hit at the box office when it debuted in 2012… It would become the highest grossing ORIGINAL R-rated comedy of all time. So how would writer, director, producer and voice … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Jurassic Fun With Teeth This Weekend!

The park is open and business is just fine… But JUST fine isn’t good enough anymore for the nature/amusement park’s ownership group. They’re still only getting $7.00 a pop for soda at JURASSIC WORLD. Time to boost attendance. That task falls … Continue reading

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New Jack City: More Carry-On Space, Fewer Space Hogs

I’m taking an unpopular stand, but hear me out… The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced this week new shrinking guidelines for carry-on luggage. If it’s intended for the overhead bins, in the not too distant future carry ons cannot measure more … 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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New Jack City: Tampax To My Rescue

Now that film is no longer used in most theaters, my dirty little secret can finally be told…  I used to use Tampax at the movies. OK, but hold it, I’ve got an explanation. Back when I managed theaters for Commonwealth Theatres in … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential:  ‘Mad Max': Off To High-Octane Man Cave

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is a two hour visual attack on your senses unlike any you have probably experienced in some time… It’s a ferocious, almost surreal action extravaganza that grabs you from the start and never lets go. When it … Continue reading

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New Jack City: In-Room Hotel Porn Going Flaccid

  It’s not just newspapers and greeting cards that are getting their lunches eaten by the Almighty Internet… Even the hotel porn biz is starting to suffer. Say dad’s off to the annual industry convention in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, New … Continue reading

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Hearne: Somebody Else’s TV Icon Goes Bye-Bye

Ah, the road not traveled… Ever since I had a choice in the matter I’ve mostly taken a pass on mainstream television. I can vaguely remember watching the final episode of Cheers on May 20, 1993, for example (I looked it … 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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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘True Story’—Strange Tale Of Opposites Attracting

Team Jonah Hill with James Franco and you’re in for a laugh-a-minute at the movies, right? WRONG! What we’ve got instead with TRUE STORY is a hard hitting, psychological drama of a psychopath and a redemption seeking reporter whose identity he … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Woman In Gold’ Reclaims Painful Past

Sometimes an individual performance overshadows everything else in a motion picture… So it is with Academy Award winner Helen Mirren—make that DAME Helen Mirren—in WOMAN IN GOLD. That’s not to say that the film itself lacks interest. After all it … Continue reading

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Hearne: Candy Store Closed @ 18th & Grand

I don’t always answer my phone… If I don’t recognize the caller or it’s from a toll free number. I just don’t have the time or the energy to have to politely explain to some stranger that I’m not interested in … Continue reading

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New Jack City:  ‘FURIOUS 7′ On Super-Charged Easter Egg Roll

FURIOUS 7 is kicking butt and taking numbers… Don’t believe it? Look at last night’s pre-opening late show ticket sales. F7’s Thursday evening domestic box office take was $15.8 million. How does that compare to FAST AND FURIOUS 6? This latest … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Furious 7′ Ueber Delivers For Fan Base

Make no mistake about it but FURIOUS 7 could very well become the biggest opening weekend box office winner so far this year… North American premier ticket sales for this seventh outing of the franchise are being projected at $125 … Continue reading

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Sutherland: The Tide Turns

“There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘GET HARD’—Crash Course For Raunchy Prison Stretch

I had seen it far too often… A high concept storyline that can easily be described in a single paragraph. Back it by a hefty TV advertising blitz and Hollywood serves up yet another goofy quickie comedy. So you can imagine … 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: Low Euro Makes for Cheap Euro-Vacations

Can parity be far behind? It’s sure looking that way when it comes to the exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and the Euro. On my most recent trip to Europe last summer, I was still paying approximately $1.37 for each Euro. … Continue reading

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