Central Standard Friday
9:56 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Movie Critics: The Acceptable Spiderman

For this week's Central Standard Friday, join host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics for a look at what's new in a theater near you, including The Amazing Spiderman, Moonrise Kingdom, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Ted. Also, in light of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, our critics will discuss how the news has changed the way they understand The Dark Knight Rises.

This batch of Movie Critics includes Russ Simmons of KKFI, Fox 4 News, Marie Asner of Metro Voice, On Air Prep & Phantom Tollbooth and Tom Poe, Professor of Film at UMKC.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has opened in the Mainstreet Theatre location in the Power & Light District. In addition to mainstream and arthouse movies, they're beginning a series of special screenings of film classics and quirky movies with food choices to meet the cinematic themes.

The Kansas City Fringe Festival is going on now through July 29th at various venues throughout the city. The festival offers music, dance, theatre, art, fashion and film, including "Best of the Independent Filmmakers Coalition" and "CinemaKC Showcase" and the "KC Women in Film & TV Short Film Program," all at the Screenland Crown Center.

The Tivoli Cinema's Performing Arts Series returns on August 5th & 8th. This includes the Paris Opera Ballet's performance of "La Bayadère", the final work of Rudolf Nureyev.

The Fine Arts Theater Group recently celebrated 30 years in business. Congrats!

MOVIE RATINGS ON A 1-5 SCALE:

Opened on June 29th:

PEOPLE LIKE US (PG-13) - 3.5
MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG-13) - 3.5
YOUR SISTER’S SISTER (R) - 3
TED (R) - 3
MAGIC MIKE (R) - 3.5
MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM (PG-13) - 3
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (R) - 3

Opened the week of July 4:

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN (PG-13) - 3.5
KATY PERRY: PART OF ME (PG)
SAVAGES (R) - 2.5
TO ROME WITH LOVE (R) - 2.5

Opened On July 13:

ICE AGE:  CONTINENTAL DRIFT 3-D (PG) - 3
BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (R)

Opens on July 20:

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13) - 4.5
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (PG-13) - 3.5
HEADHUNTERS (R) - 4

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