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10:07 am
Fri May 21, 2010

Waking Sleeping Beauty -- A Review

Behind the scenes of Disney animation's return to glory.

Waking Sleeping Beauty (PG)

For a documentary about the Walt Disney company's animation wing, Don Hahn's film isn't a complete valentine to one of the most powerful media forces in the world. The film focuses on the years 1984-1994, a decade that opens with Disney about to fold its animation branch on the heels of disastrous flops and ends with the triumph of The Lion King.

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9:27 am
Fri May 21, 2010

The Movie Critics May 21, 2010

Walt Bodine welcomes back the movie critics for a look at the best and worst of your cinematic options.

As the boob tube heads into summer rerun season, maybe it's time to get out of the house and take in the latest on the big screen. But before you go, you'll want to make sure you aren't trading in a rerun for a film that should never have been run in the first place.

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Film
3:23 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

A Dry and Wry Mid-August Lunch

KCUR Arts Reporter Steve Walker reviews new films showing in the KC area.

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Film
3:18 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

DVD Gurus: ALIENS!

Some of the best alien movies, both domestic and extraterrestrial.

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Film
2:12 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Natural World Animation Imbues Film

KCUR Arts Reporter Steve Walker shares his impression of films playing in the KC area.

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Film
3:46 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Leawood College Student Stars in Tollywood Film

Courtesy of Anita Galler.

One of India's upcoming movie stars just might be the girl next door.

Leawood, KS – Anita Galler's mother is Indian and her father is American. She grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, but her parents made sure she stayed in touch with her South Asian heritage.

As a child, she studied Indian dance and grew to love Bollywood films. While they spoke English around the house, her mother's original language is Telugu, the official language of India's largest state, Andhra Pradesh.

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Film
1:40 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Movie News and Reviews

Spring thunderstorms got you down? The climate-controlled confines of your local theater may help. But before you go, make sure the film you're seeing is worth the trip.

Kansas City, MO –

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Film
10:53 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Art, Independent, and Foreign Film Reviews

Steve Kraske sits down with film critic Steve Walker and others to discuss the latest in art, independent, foreign, and documentary films showing in area theaters. Favorites include The Runaways,The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and
Vincere

Kansas City, MO –

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Film
10:57 am
Sat April 17, 2010

DVD Gurus: Favorite Documentary Picks

Jason Heck and Mitch Brian share their list of outstanding documentaries available on DVD with Up to Date host Steve Kraske.

Kansas City, MO –

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Film
12:46 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

The Movie Critics: April 9, 2010

Walt Bodine welcomes back the movie critics for a look at what's here and what's coming, what's worth seeing and what's worth missing.

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Film
11:39 am
Fri April 2, 2010

Debra Granik, Director of Winter's Bone

Debra Granik, director of the Sundance Grand Jury prize award winning film Winter's Bone talks with Up to Date host Steve Kraske about her film, which will open this year's Kansas City FilmFest.

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Film
10:24 am
Fri April 2, 2010

Art, Independent, and Foreign Film Reviews

Steve Kraske sits down with film critics Cynthia Haines and Steve Walker to discuss the latest in art, independent, foreign, and documentary films playing in area theaters.

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Film
8:58 am
Fri March 12, 2010

The Latest from The Movie Critics

Walt Bodine's Movie Critics are back with their reviews and ratings for recently released films.

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Film
9:00 am
Fri March 5, 2010

Art, Independent, and Foreign Film Reviews

Our film critics Cynthia Haines and Steve Walker discuss their predictions for this year's Academy Awards winners - and who was looked over for nominations.

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Film
9:18 am
Mon March 1, 2010

Three to See

Christopher Plummer as Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station

Up to Date film critic Steve Walker reviews three new releases.

The Last Station

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Film
3:38 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

The Movie Critics: Latest Films to See or Not See

Walt Bodine's Movie Critics are back with their reviews for recently released films.

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Film
9:07 am
Fri February 12, 2010

The Movie Critics: February Edition

Walt Bodine's Movie Critics are back with their reviews for recently released films.

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Film
11:48 am
Fri January 22, 2010

DVD Gurus: Favorite Boxed Sets

Steve Kraske welcomes film professor / screenwriter Mitch Brian and critic Jason Heck review some of their favorite films featured in box sets available on DVD.

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Film
12:22 pm
Fri January 15, 2010

The Movie Critics Jan 15, 2010

Walt's Movie Critics return with new movie reviews.

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Film
12:20 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

The Movie Critics: New Reviews, Best and Worst Movies of 2009

Check in with our Movie Critics for info and ratings on new movie releases, plus their picks for the best and worst movies of 2009

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Film
3:25 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Up to Date's Favorite Films of 2009

Film critics Cynthia Haines and Steve Walker discuss the latest in art, independent, foreign, and documentary films playing in area theaters. We'll also ask Cynthia and Steve for their favorite films of 2009.

Steve Walker's favorite films for 2009

(In no particular order, and * indicates that it is available on DVD.)

Gomorrah * - Violent, hard-hitting Italian film about a brutal neighborhood just outside of Naples that spawns a new generation of Mafioso.

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Film
8:16 am
Fri December 4, 2009

The Movie Critics: Holiday Season Blockbusters

The Movie Critics are back with their reviews on the films coming out this holiday season. From the Oscar contenders to the Box Office blockbusters, the critics tell us which movies are must-sees before the end of the year.

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Film
8:39 am
Tue November 24, 2009

"A Christmas Story, The Musical!" at the Rep

As the year creeps toward a close, the television networks are rebooting all the holiday movies in their hard drives. Top among the list of America's favorites the last quarter-century is the comedy "A Christmas Story," about an Indiana kid's feverish quest for a Red Ryder BB gun.

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Film
8:22 am
Fri November 20, 2009

Movie Critics: Thanksgiving Week

The Movie Critics review movies coming out in time for one of the most popular movie-going days of the year: Thanksgiving. They also explore the age old question of just how many times a sane person can watch A Christmas Story.

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Film
8:37 am
Fri November 6, 2009

The Movie Critics Nov 6, 2009

The Movie Critics discuss all the latest independent and studio films currently showing in the metro area.

(audio archive available later today)

Movie Critics are Russ Simmons, Marie Asner and John Tibbetts

Rating are from one (1) low to five (5) high

Amreeka (PG 13) 3.5

Baader Meinhof Complex (R) 5

A Serious Man (R) 3.5

This Is It (PG) 4

The Box (PG 13) 3

Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG) 3

The Men Who Stare At Goats (R) 2.5

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Film
3:41 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

Art, Independent, and Foreign Film Reviews

Steve Kraske sits down with Art, Independent, Foreign, and Documentary film critics Cynthia Haines and Steve Walker to discuss the latest films hitting area theaters.

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Film
12:25 pm
Tue October 20, 2009

Zombies Return to Kansas City at the Off Center Theatre

Mitch Brian, playwright, and his daughter, Zoe Brian, who plays a zombie, on the set of "Maul of the Dead"
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

Zombies have been a part of popular culture since they first shuffled on screen in the 1932 Bela Lugosi film "White Zombie." Are we still fascinated by zombies because they represent anarchy, a threat to the established order? Or, are zombies symbols of our unconscious fears?

Kansas City, MO – A new production in the Coterie at Night series called "Maul of the Dead" is an homage to zombie horror films - and the 1970s.

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Film
11:13 am
Fri October 16, 2009

DVD Gurus: Stephen King for Halloween

DVD Gurus film professor / screenwriter Mitch Brian and critic Jason Heck review their favorite Stephen King films available on video. They explain the popularity of one of the most prolific horror novelists, and talk about King's best films and mini-series perfect for Halloween eve and all year round.

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Film
9:16 am
Fri October 9, 2009

The Movie Critics Oct 9, 2009

Our Movie Critics return to The Walt Bodine show with the latest movie news and reviews.

Film critics are Tom Poe, Marie Asner and John Tibbetts

Ratings are from one (1) low to five (5) high

Capitalism: A Love Story) (R) 4

In Search of Beethoven/In Search of Mozart _The Invention of Lying (PG 13) 4

Play the Game (PG 13) 3

Toy Story 3-D (PG) 5

Whip It (PG 13) 4

Zombieland (R) 4

Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg 4

The Baker (PG 13) 3.5

Couples Retreat (PG 13) 2.5

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Film
12:04 pm
Fri October 2, 2009

Art, Independent, Foreign Film Reviews

Join film critics Cynthia Haines and Steve Walker today as they review the latest art, independent, foreign, and documentary films showing on area screens.

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