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Jack Goes Confidential: Howard Hughes: Warren Beatty Style

Warren Beatty… He’s still doing what he likes best—making movies. And give the guy credit, for his latest project called RULES DON’T APPLY, he takes on an extra load by not only starring in the film but directing, producing and … Continue reading

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New Jack City: (Hold) The Envelope. Please…….

It’s that time again. The movie awards season has arrived… * The Golden Globe nominations will be announced on December 12. * Golden Globe awards night is January 8. – – – – – – – – – – – – … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Double-Dosing (Dipping?) On Political Ads

Let’s not kid one another… Major television media companies are still a great investment with their enormous holdings throughout the country. Sure there are ongoing signs of diminishing returns for TV stations as other delivery systems make inroads on local affiliates. … Continue reading

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New Jack City: ‘American Honey’ Stiffs; Is KC Ready For Its Close-Up?

There’s an old show biz saying that goes something like this… If people don’t want to see it—there’s no stopping them. I guess one could apply that expression to the latest feature motion picture to be partially filmed in Kansas City and … Continue reading

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NEW JACK CITY: Jack Meets Up With ‘American Honey’

This is not really a movie review… But since AMERICAN HONEY filmed some of its scenes in Kansas City and Johnson County, I felt that I better touch on it—all 2:42 hours of it. First off, the basic story line … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘The Accountant’—What You See ISN’T What You Get!

THE ACCOUNTANT is not who you think he is—or WHAT he appears to be… In one sense he’s an accounting specialist who offers savant-like skills with numbers to some of the world’s most dangerous outfits. His other side is one driven … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Troubled ‘Girl On The Train’ Turns Obsessive Thrill-Ride

At first glance most fans of the genre will want to compare director Tate Taylor’s THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN to David Fincher’s modern marriage gone wrong thriller GONE GIRL… Well I’m here to tell you that THE GIRL ON THE … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Achtung, German Diners!

Not a week goes by without someone asking about a good German restaurant in Greater Kansas City… There really hasn’t been one since several years ago when Nettie closed the doors to The Berliner Bear on Wornall Road. And to be truthful the last few … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Cheap Laffs Tell Tale Of ‘Masterminds’

Have you ever wondered what happens to movies that seem to fall through the cracks? Like those productions greenlightedby a studio’s previous regime and then put on the back burner? Many of those titles end up going direct to video—or worse. … 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: ‘SULLY’—The Untold Story You DIDN’T Know!

What a way to kick off the 2016 Fall Movie Season! SULLY is Hollywood’s dream pairing, making for a potential Oscar contender. Tom Hanks, coming off BRIDGE OF SPIES and CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, now taking the starring role of veteran pilot … Continue reading

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New Jack City: Vacationing In America? Be Sure to Pack Toothbrush & HEAT!

Travel advisories are a common occurrence during these uncertain times… They’re usually issued by the U.S. State Department and deal with our safety when traveling to certain war-torn or disease ravaged areas around the globe. But times are a changin’…… It’s … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Hell Or High Water’—Texas Crime Thriller That Rocks!

I’ve said it many times before… The most frequent questions I get are, “What’s good at the movies?” and “What movie do you recommend?” The answer to both is, HELL OR HIGH WATER which opens in limited release this weekend. It’s not … 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: ‘Suicide Squad’ Delivers—And then some!

I’ll be honest with you… I’ve never been much into superhero comics or the movies that have been based on them. But I did like DEADPOOL (a lot) this past February! Disney’s Marvel Studios seems to have the commercial lock on these … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: George Clooney—Irresponsible ‘Money Monster’

The re-teaming of George Clooney with his OCEAN’S 11-franchise co-star Julia Roberts sure built up my hopes… So when MONEY MONSTER came along my expectations were sky high—a bit TOO high. What I got out of it was an interesting hostage … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Avengers Back In Full Force—But Divided

What a way to jump-start the summer movie season… CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR will have fans debating over which is the better of the two: THE WINTER SOLDIER or this latest addition to Marvel’s seemingly never ending cash cow universe. … Continue reading

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Jack Goes Confidential: Key & Peele Take It To The Next Level

They made their mark during five seasons on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele… This weekend Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele elevate their persona from cable tv to the movie screen—and pull it off surprisingly well. In KEANU the duo is cast … 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: Gyllenhaal Off-Kilter In ‘Demolition’

Once upon a time, there was Brando… And then came De Niro and Pacino. To my way of thinking, today it’s Jake Gyllenhaal who combines the best of all three masterful actors in almost every new motion picture he associates … Continue reading

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