Central Standard Friday
9:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Movie Critics: Films For 50+

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 Bourne Legacy, Hope Springs and The Campaign.

This batch of Movie Critics includes Russ Simmons of KKFI, Fox 4 News, John Tibbetts, Associate Professor of Theater and Film at KU, and Loey Lockerby of The Kansas City Star and her blog Such a Critic.

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CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES:
Cinemark presents the Classic Movie Series at their theaters Cinemark Palace on the Plaza and Cinemark Merriam. More info here.

August 23rd: JAWS
August 30th: HIGH NOON
September 6th: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
September 13th: CHINATOWN
September 20th: THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
Septbember 27th: THE AFRICAN QUEEN

URBAN FILM FESTIVAL:
The Kansas City Urban Film Festival will be September 7-9th at the Screenland Crossroads (1656 Washington, KCMO). The lineup includes a short film showcase, an opening night KC Soul VIP Party at 9 p.m., and 10 feature-length films, including  “The Chicago 8” about the court proceedings against the famous anti-war protesters at the 1968 Democratic Convention and “Dorothy and the Witches of Oz” a fantasy that imagines Dorothy as an adult writer of the fictional Oz stories. More info here.

FILM CHURCH:
A film series going on now at Liberty Hall. More info.

MOVIE RATINGS ON A 1-5 SCALE:

Opened July 27th:
THE WATCH (R) - 2
STEP UP REVOLUTION (PG-13) - 2

Opened August 3rd:
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (PG) - 2.5
TOTAL RECALL (PG-13) - 3.5
KLOWN (R) - 3

Opened the week of August 10th:
THE BOURNE LEGACY (PG-13) - 3.5
HOPE SPRINGS (PG-13) - 3
THE CAMPAIGN (R) - 2.5
RUBY SPARKS (R) - 3
TAKE THIS WALTZ (R) - 3
NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS (PG) - 3
NITRO CIRCUS: THE MOVIE 3D (PG-13)
AFTER THE WIZARD (Not rated)

Opens the week of August 17th:
THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (PG) - 3
SPARKLE (PG-13) - 3.5
PARANORMAN (PG) - 3
THE EXPENDABLES 2 (R)
AI WEI WEI: NEVER SORRY (R) - 4

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