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Jack Goes Confidential: Dysfunctional ‘GLASS CASTLE’; Nomination Bound?

Brie Larson’s star is certainly rising… She won the Best Actress Oscar for last year’s ROOM. However that was not so much a mainstream movie as her upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL. But we’ll have to wait until 2019 to meet up with … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Movie Marketing Magic 2017 Style

Hollywood’s great at patting itself on the back… They have awards for just about everything in Tinsel Town. But wait! Should there be an award category for the best all around marketing strategy for a motion picture? If there were … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Epic Third Ape Journey Concludes Franchise

Apes together—STRONG! Caesar and the apes are back in a face-off with humans led by brutal Colonel Woody Harrelson. In WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES  Caesar guides his flock while wrestling with his darker inner instincts as he … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: 16th Adventure in Marvel Cinematic Universe Unleashed!

Young Spider-Man to Tony Stark: “What do you want me to do?” Tony Stark to Spidey: “I think you’ve done enough.” It’s been three years since the last installment but this reboot is going for an entirely different feel and time frame … Continue reading

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New Jack City: ‘Mamma Mia’ – Here We Come Again—the Frothier the Better

  Now that the MAMMA MIA! national ‘Farewell Tour’ made its “final” stop at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, it’s time for me to reflect… For me, it all started in 200o when the popular play made its US tour … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘The Book Of Henry’—Refreshing Summer Discovery.

Despite of what you may suspect, I don’t ONLY review big budget, major studio movies… Case in point, the new drama-thriller, THE BOOK OF HENRY, that opens this weekend in limited runs. How to describe it? For starters it’s a so-called … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Effects-Laden ‘MUMMY’ Disappoints

Hey, here is a clever idea! Take most of your classic monster characters and breath new life into them by targeting them to today’s millennial moviegoers. Which is exactly what Universal Pictures has up its sleeve. It’s called Universal’s universe of (their) … 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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New Jack City: Movies: Oldsters Rock Evolving Movie Biz

Guess what THE AVENGERS, IRON MAN, SPIDER-MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA have in common? They all very successfully kicked off the past several summer movie seasons with early May debuts. Now as we are about to reenter the tentpole season beginning with GUARDIANS … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘GIFTED’—Emotionally Spirited Comedic-Drama

  It’s gotta be tough always being the pretty boy… After all he IS Captain America! So it’s nice seeing Chris Evans in a small film for a change—in a role that has him a little more grounded. In GIFTED he … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Whole Foods to Exit Metcalf Location

The rumors have been swirling for some time… Unfortunately, now I have learned that they are true! WHOLE FOODS MARKET will be closing its popular Overland Park store at 91st and Metcalf at the end of the year. It’s something the … Continue reading

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New Jack City: KC Drive-Ins (‘Passion Pits’) Exceed Expectations

When I mentioned to someone that I/d emceed a “Celebration of Dedication” at a local Drive-In theater last Saturday I got a blank stare. “Drive-Ins? I remember them,” he mused. “They were a lot of fun back in the day. … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘WILSON’—An Offbeat Delight

Dude, where’s my life? No, I’m not talking about the new POWER RANGERS or CHIPS movie. I’m focused on WILSON, a movie based on a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. Here crusty, lonely, hilariously honest middle-aged blowhard Woody Harrelson sets out … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Just for Laughs

  I’m often asked what my favorite all-time movies are… But I have trouble coming up with a solid list, even though “DR. ZHIVAGO” and “ELMER GANTRY” continue to rank very high with me. When it comes to comedies though, there are … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Weekend Staycation @ The Movies

Need an escape from the daily Trump tweets and subsequent media bashings? Here are six cinematic big screen escapes—none of which are Trump related! * “KONG: SKULL ISLAND” – (Iconic Kong re-imagined) * “LOGAN” – (The Wolverine’s futuristic swan song) … Continue reading

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New Jack City: What’s This, A Gay ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Character?

Sometimes the media really gets to me… Case in point: The current groundswell and utterly ridiculous targeting of the stunning new life-action motion picture adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST starring Emma Watson that opens March 17. For the record, I’ve seen the … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Hugh Jackman’s Gripping ‘Logan’ Sendoff

Say it ain’t so… That LUCAS marks the end of the road for the Wolverine. Well, things sure seem headed that way. However if there’s one aspect of the movie biz I’ve learned through the years it has to be: Never Say Never.’ … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘A Cure For Wellness’—Diagnosis: WEIRD!

Let me be perfectly honest… There were several moments during this overlong – 146 minute – movie where I was ready to bolt, but didn’t. The reasons I stayed? No. 1: It’s from director Gore Verbinski who had previously served-up three PIRATES … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Little Bricks Create Manic Laffs In ‘LEGO BATMAN MOVIE’

From the get go you just know this thing is gonna be off-kilter… I’m talking, from the moment the Warner Brothers company logo first appears on the screen. That and the films’ dramatic black screen opening, coupled with some very funny voice-overs, had … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Driven By ‘GOLD’

Give credit where credit is due…  Matthew McConaughey can change his physical persona better than any other actor I know. Definition of persona: the outer personality or facade presented to others by an individual. Think about it. From FOOL’s GOLD to … Continue reading

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