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Middle of the Map reveals 2013 Film Fest lineup

Middle of the Map reveals 2013 Film Fest lineup

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kansas City’s Middle of the Map has announced its lineup for the film portion of the festival and it features classics with a twist and plenty of new up-and-comers.

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Zero Dark Thirty Review

Zero Dark Thirty Review

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

In 2008 it had been 6 years since Kathryn Bigelow had directed a movie and longer since she directed anything memorable. The Hurt Locker cemented her as a director that not only made strong films, but extremely relevant ones. With Zero Dark Thirty she has made something that is familiar in it’s treatment of current […]

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Nathan’s Top 10/Bottom 10 of 2012

Nathan’s Top 10/Bottom 10 of 2012

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m a little late on this but I’ve been busy. No I haven’t that was a lie. Actually I’ve just been watching too many movies. Honestly. I vow to see more movies in 2013 than I did in 2012 and I am starting the year on a roll. Here are some movies that I would […]

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Watch 1st trailer for new supernatural teen film adaptation: ‘Beautiful Creatures’

Watch 1st trailer for new supernatural teen film adaptation: ‘Beautiful Creatures’

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you thought Supernatural teen adventure books-to-film were ending with Harry Potter and Twilight, you thought wrong. There’s a whole slue of adaptations in the works and the next one focuses on a magical girl and an ordinary boy. “Beautiful Creatures” is due out February 13, 2013 and tells the story of ordinary local boy Ethan (Alder Ehrenreich) and new-to-town Lena (Alice Englert). Lena possesses a powerful magic that will either turn her light or dark.

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“The Lorax” movie pays beautiful homage to the original Dr. Seuss’ tale

“The Lorax” movie pays beautiful homage to the original Dr. Seuss’ tale

| March 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Poor Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax.” The guy just wants to save some trees, but it seems like thneeds aren’t his only threat. The new film adaptation paints a fun, colorful homage to the original novel, but is that enough for the film to succeed with all the sell-out and liberal agenda criticisms that have been thrown at it before the film even saw its release? I hope so. So as the Lorax speaks in defense of the trees, I wish to speak in defense of the Lorax. The Lorax movie poster

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Silent House Poster Premiere

Silent House Poster Premiere

| February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

The poster for Silent House premiered today on Bloody Disgusting. If the image of the poster is any indication of the terror to be experience on film, count us in. If you haven’t already check out the trailer here.   Midcoast StationMore Posts – Website Follow Me:

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2011 in Film

2011 in Film

| January 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Now that the nominees for the major award shows have been announced, Midcoast Station writer and frequent film reviewer, Nathan, takes a look back at 2011 in film and shares his best, worst and in-betweens:

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‘War Horse’ fights to be epic, but is slow to find footing

‘War Horse’ fights to be epic, but is slow to find footing

| December 25, 2011 | 3 Comments

Spielberg loves to make epic and ambitious movies; and for a movie whose central and only consistent character is a horse named Joey, “War Horse” is definitely an ambitious project. But in its fight to be epic, Spielberg falls prey to the same thing that made “A.I.” such a flop…pacing. Just like “War Horse,” “A.I” was an ambitious project. It was an interesting idea with some spectacular visuals, but it was also long, tedious and incredibly dull. “War Horse” fares a bit better, but at 2.5 hours, there was definitely a lot that could have been cut from this movie to help keep things moving along.

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‘We Bought a Zoo’ is a saccharine family movie

‘We Bought a Zoo’ is a saccharine family movie

| December 23, 2011 | 1 Comments

If you couldn’t guess from the title of this film or from the little girl yelling “”We bought a Zooooooooooo!” in the oft played trailer, “We Bought a Zoo” is about a family that buys a zoo. It’s a bit sappy, fairly predictable and some of the dialogue is downright cheesy, but if you’re a fan of the saccharine then this film is right up your alley. “We Bought a Zoo” is a cute family film and is even a bit of a tearjerker.

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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Review

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Review

| December 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Many sequels don’t work. What works in the first movie is something weird and wonderful and unique, and then they just try to make the same movie again and the magic is gone (The Hangover 2). While varying in degrees of quality the Mission Impossible franchise has not suffered from the disease of stale like […]

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