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5:09 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Movie Critics: Films Of August 2014

Jeff Bridges (at left) plays the role of the Giver in the new film based on the book, The Giver, by Lois Lowry.
Credit courtesy: Walden Media

The new sci-fi thriller The Giver joins a growing parade of dystopian young adult novels that have been adapted to the big screen. Discover why the future looks so bleak, then cheer up with reviews of films to be released in August.

Opened August 1:

  • BOYHOOD (R) - 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • GET ON UP (R) - 3 out of 5 stars
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (PG-13)  - 3 out of 5 stars

​Opened August 8:

  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (PG-13) - 3 out of 5 stars
  • RICH HILL (Not rated) - 4 out of 5 stars
  • INTO THE STORM (PG-13) - 2 out of 5 stars
  • THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (PG) = 3.5 out of 5 stars

Opened August 15:

  • THE GIVER (PG-13) - 2.5 out of 5 stars
  • THE EXPENDABLES 3 (PG-13) - 2.5 out of 5 stars
  • CALVARY (R) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (PG-13) - 3 out of 5 stars
  • LE CHEF (PG-13) - 2.5 out of 5 stars

Opens August 22:

  • IF I STAY (PG-13) - 3 out of 5 stars
  • WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL (PG) - 3 out of 5 stars
  • FRANK (R) - 3 out of 5 stars

Announcements:

1) Screenland:- The Arts and Crafts Film Festival August 22 & 23rd at the Screenland Armour Theater. Art, Music, Film and Craft Beers will be featured. The films will include: FRANK, HAPPY CHRISTMAS, COHERENCE, and STOP MAKING SENSE www.artsandcraftskc.com

2) Tivoli Performing Arts Series:
-DURAN DURAN UNSTAGED, a concert film by David Lynch, | One broadcast on Sept. 10
-TWELFTH NIGHT from The Globe Theatre | Sept 16, 18 & 21
-TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA | Sept 20 www.tivolikc.com

3) Movies at the Library:
-STAGECOACH (1939) | Aug 23 1:30pm | Central Library
-ANITA: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER-ANITA HILL | Folly Theatre, 300 W. 12 | Aug 26th, 6pm | Anita Hill will be on hand for a Q&A session. http://www.kclibrary.org/events/list?type=138

4) The Film Society of Greater Kansas City Presents: A night Honoring Fred Andrews
A free event to the public but requires reservations fredandrews.eventbrite.com

Movie Critics:

  • Russ Simmons
  • Marie Asner
  • Tom Poe
  • Trey Hock
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