This week in KC cinema

Movie theaters are warzones this time of year. After the opening salvos of The Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War, the summer-movie season is in full swing; and there’s little room left at cineplexes as those two juggernauts duke it out for the top spot. But a few smaller releases and revivals are seeing…

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Kansas City theater director helped usher ‘The Invitation’ to screens nationwide

Around midnight last Halloween at the Alamo Mainstreet, Ryan Davis took the stage to announce the night’s headliner. It was late. Attendees had already cheered along Paul Rudd in his debut feature, Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers; cringed through the black-hole inevitability of home-invasion provocation The Strangers; and tripped on the color-porn fantasia…

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This Week in KC Cinema

Stanley Kubrick leaves this writer cold. But for plenty of movie fans, that’s the point: his clinical, calculating provocations are perennial favorites. Those on Kubrick’s wavelength can wallow in the chill this weekend when the Cinemark 20 in Merriam screens a double feature of A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clockwork remains an…

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Take a (Virtual) Step Inside “The Jungle Book” This Weekend at Olathe’s AMC Studio 30

Batman V Superman may have offered a glimpse of this year’s blockbuster season, but the real show hasn’t even started: in two weeks, Disney’s live-action “re-imagining” of The Jungle Book swoops into theaters. And judging by the trailer, this all-star, state-of-the-art update of the fondly remembered Vietnam-era hit is going to be big: an all-star,…

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“Midnight Special” Destined for Kansas City

Jeff Nichols’s Midnight Special is chugging toward Kansas City. Although no release date has been set, the movie is expected to open in April. Midnight Special opened in limited release last month and has been garnering some of the best reviews of the year. The movie is a described as a science-fiction adventure, and that…

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CINEMAKC IS BACK AT A NEW TIME FOR TWO WEEKS: Season 5 Episode 10 “On the Up and Up” Will Air 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, on KCPT

“Lotawana on Ice” by Trevor Hawkins Kansas City, Mo. CinemaKC, the television show that is by and for local filmmakers, has returned from hiatus. It will air on PBS affiliate KCPT Friday, March 25 and Friday, April 1 at 11:30 p.m. Season 5, episode 10, is titled “On the Up and Up” and features three…

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TONIGHT on CinemaKC

Pack your pencils and grab your books because CinemaKC’s going back to school tonight. We’re highlighting some of the area’s brightest up-and-comers with a series of student shorts. Alongside Andy Thies’s “Mirror Mirror” and “Rosewood Musicbox” are Julia Barnett’s “The Delivery” and Aaron Berger’s “The Roundabout. The episode premieres tonight on KCPT at 10:30pm and…

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