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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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New Jack City: New ‘Basic Economy’ Fares—Buyer Beware!

It can come as quite a shock… You’re doing a fast trip out of town – get a good ticket price on a discount airline – no checked luggage – just a carry-on. You head straight for the gate—only to be … Continue reading

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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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