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Aug. 30, 2017

The Big Sick explores important cultural issues

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The Big Sick explores important cultural issues

The film uses lighthearted comedy to discuss topics that are deeply rooted in modern society.

April 17, 2017

Run, don’t Skywalk, to these five answers for your ‘Last Jedi’ questions

Run, don’t Skywalk, to these five answers for your ‘Last Jedi’ questions

Don't call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.

April 9, 2017

For the Love of Movies: ‘Raw’ awes, insults and disappoints

For the Love of Movies: ‘Raw’ awes, insults and disappoints

Director Julia Ducournau fashioned a film that gives more than required.

April 4, 2017

 For the Love of Movies: Céline Sciamma’s work extends beyond her role as a director

For the Love of Movies: Céline Sciamma’s work extends beyond her role as a director

The insightfulness of “My Life as a Zucchini” is nothing new for writer-director Céline Sciamma.

March 19, 2017

For the Love of Movies: In ‘Toni Erdmann,’ comedy and drama collide

For the Love of Movies: In ‘Toni Erdmann,’ comedy and drama collide

Director Maren Ade sculpted a film worth seeing.

March 16, 2017

‘Logan’ is the Wolverine film we’ve always wanted

Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart made their last on-screen performances of two titular characters absolutely timeless.

March 9, 2017

In ‘Quest,’ music drives the story

In ‘Quest,’ music drives the story

The Rainey family works through obstacles and still gives back to the community.

March 7, 2017

‘Distant Constellation’ juxtaposes innovation and quiescence

‘Distant Constellation’ juxtaposes innovation and quiescence

Shevaun Mizrahi’s “work in progress” film features individuals from all walks of life.

March 7, 2017

‘The Grown-Ups’ brings awareness to Down syndrome

‘The Grown-Ups’ brings awareness to Down syndrome

Director Maite Alberdi’s humanizes three individuals affected by the syndrome in her documentary.

Feb. 28, 2017

 For the Love of Movies: Spike Lee’s sophomore film is still relevant

For the Love of Movies: Spike Lee’s sophomore film is still relevant

“School Daze” reveals a timeless understanding of racial tension.

Feb. 12, 2017

 For the Love of Movies: ‘Get Out’ is a cringe-worthy success

For the Love of Movies: ‘Get Out’ is a cringe-worthy success

Jordan Peele’s debut film makes socio-political horror comedy seem easy.

Feb. 5, 2017

For the Love of Movies: Promising films to watch for in the coming months

For the Love of Movies: Promising films to watch for in the coming months

Columnist Nick Corder compiles a list of the most anticipated films coming to local theaters.

Dec. 7, 2016

Clear your schedule: you have Hallmark holiday movies to watch

Clear your schedule: you have Hallmark holiday movies to watch

Even though these movies are cheesy, we promise they’re pretty “Gouda.”

Dec. 6, 2016

Man Seeking Movies: ‘Moana’ is one of 2016’s best

Man Seeking Movies: ‘Moana’ is one of 2016’s best

Grabbing hearts early, Disney’s latest is nearly perfect family fun.

Nov. 13, 2016

‘To Keep the Light’ illuminates the story of the silent worker

‘To Keep the Light’ illuminates the story of the silent worker

The film shown at Citizen Jane Film Festival brings the lives of female lighthouse workers in the 1870s into the spotlight.

Nov. 11, 2016

Twelve things to binge watch, read and listen to over break

Twelve things to binge watch, read and listen to over break

Whether you love reading or watching TV, there’s something for you.

Nov. 11, 2016

'Nakom' portrays the plight of an African university student

'Nakom' portrays the plight of an African university student

This Citizen Jane film helps viewers understand their privilege of education.

Nov. 8, 2016

Citizen Jane’s 'The View From Tall' is eye-opening

Citizen Jane’s 'The View From Tall' is eye-opening

The movie explores the moral ambiguity of teenage transgressions.

Nov. 8, 2016

'The Wedding Invitation' disappoints Citizen Jane’s theme of female capability

'The Wedding Invitation' disappoints Citizen Jane’s theme of female capability

The film follows the lives of three women over the span of one week in their quest to find wedding dates.

March 10, 2016

Nerd Report: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ trailer breaks the internet

Nerd Report: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ trailer breaks the internet

The second trailer for Marvel’s upcoming film has collectively blown up the internet and blown columnist Gabriela Velasquez’s mind.

March 10, 2016

Like a good pet, ‘Zootopia’ is adorable, fun

Animal antics make for a surprisingly human movie.

March 1, 2016

Review: ‘Triple 9’ leaves questions unanswered

Review: ‘Triple 9’ leaves questions unanswered

Random and unnecessary elements like the Russian mob complicate the police thriller

Feb. 25, 2016

Make a MOVE this weekend

From “Deadpool” to “Stone Cold,” here’s what MOVE recommends for your weekend.

Feb. 4, 2016

Column:

Nerd Report: Out of this world love stories

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, columnist Gabriela Velasquez explores the best couples in the sci-fi/fantasy world.

Jan. 24, 2016

Best original score Oscar nominations showcase variety

Your guide to the most musical of Oscar categories.

Jan. 18, 2016

Nerd Report: Just where does ‘Star Wars’ hero Rey come from?

The identity of the new hero of the “Star Wars” saga might still be a mystery, but MOVE columnist Gabriela Velasquez has an idea of who exactly she might be.

Dec. 20, 2015

A spoiler-free look at what it was like to see ‘Star Wars’ magic return to the big screen

A spoiler-free look at what it was like to see ‘Star Wars’ magic return to the big screen

Lifelong “Star Wars” fan Gabriela Velasquez attended the first showing of “The Force Awakens” and shares her experience.

Dec. 11, 2015

Scene-it Ceresia: Pixar disappoints in 'The Good Dinosaur'

Scene-it Ceresia: Pixar disappoints in 'The Good Dinosaur'

Columnist Bobby Ceresia reviews an average children’s film by the usually extraordinary Pixar.

Dec. 11, 2015

Scene-it Ceresia: 'The Night Before' is hit or miss for Christmas

Scene-it Ceresia: 'The Night Before' is hit or miss for Christmas

Columnist Bobby Ceresia reviews “The Night Before,” an uneven holiday comedy with Seth Rogen.

Dec. 8, 2015

'Star Wars' theories can deceive you, don’t trust them

'Star Wars' theories can deceive you, don’t trust them

Avoid the Reddit forums, we’ve got the best predictions in the galaxy right here.

Dec. 1, 2015

Don’t mock it til you try it: a ‘Mockingjay Pt. 2’ review

Don’t mock it til you try it: a ‘Mockingjay Pt. 2’ review

Let’s be honest though, there should have only been one movie.

Nov. 17, 2015

Scene-it Ceresia: 'The Peanuts Movie' is made with love

Columnist Bobby Ceresia reviews “The Peanuts Movie,” a wonderfully endearing film

Nov. 8, 2015

Scene-it Ceresia: ‘Burnt’ will leave you hungry for more

Columnist Bobby Ceresia reviews the lackluster “Burnt” starring Bradley Cooper.

Oct. 29, 2015

‘The Last Witch Hunter’ goes downhill fast

Columnist Bobby Ceresia reviews the wasted potential of “The Last Witch Hunter.”

Oct. 29, 2015

All the movies to rewatch this Halloween

The best flicks to watch with a caramel apple lollipop this Halloween (or every Halloween).

Oct. 25, 2015

‘Goosebumps’ is the perfect Halloween treat

Columnist Bobby Ceresia reviews the cheesy but enjoyable “Goosebumps.”

Oct. 21, 2015

Academy Award discussion can start with ‘Steve Jobs’

Academy Award discussion can start with ‘Steve Jobs’

A movie worthy of a narcissist's love.

Oct. 21, 2015

Marty McFly and Doc land today

Marty McFly and Doc land today

We’ve been waiting for this since 1989.

Oct. 17, 2015

Scene-it Ceresia: ‘Sicario’ is a great film that will make you feel awful

Columnist Bobby Ceresia reviews the depressing thriller “Sicario.”

Oct. 14, 2015

‘Becoming Bulletproof’ puts disability in the spotlight

‘Becoming Bulletproof’ puts disability in the spotlight

The film is an important step toward a more diverse media environment.

Oct. 8, 2015

Scene-it Ceresia: ‘The Martian’ strikes the perfect balance of smart and fun

Columnist Bobby Ceresia reviews Ridley Scott’s science-fiction flick “The Martian.”

Oct. 5, 2015

Scene it Ceresia: An incredible Johnny Depp doesn’t quite save ‘Black Mass.’

Columnist Bobby Ceresia reviews Depp’s latest film on notorious gangster Whitey Bulger.

Sept. 30, 2015

Scene it Ceresia: Zany animation doesn’t cover flaws of ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’

Columnist Bobby Ceresia reviews Adam Sandler’s recent animated film “Hotel Transylvania 2."

Sept. 23, 2015

Inside Ragtag’s Passport X

Viewers explore and discuss conflicts in Iran, Ukraine and elsewhere through international films.

Sept. 15, 2015

Scene it Ceresia: Shyamalan makes himself at home in movie theaters again with ‘The Visit'

Columnist Bobby Ceresia reviews a recent product from the divisive director.

Sept. 8, 2015

‘Dope’ is a unique movie that should not be passed up

Columnist Bobby Ceresia comments on a fresh comedy about unique subject matter with a brand new actor as the lead.

Sept. 2, 2015

‘We Are Your Friends’ spins its wheels

A by-the-numbers coming-of-age story about chasing success in California.

Aug. 26, 2015

M.W.A (Movie With Attitude)

Staff writer Caleb Bishop learned a lot during his trip to see “Straight Outta Compton.”

Aug. 26, 2015

'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' fails to break new ground

It’s a by-the-book story of spies in the Cold War.

July 10, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: The best so far

Guest columnist Caleb Bishop catches us up on this year’s offering of movies

May 5, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: “Avengers” is flawed but fun

Columnist Caleb Bishop can’t even fathom how much money this movie will make.

April 28, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ is bloody hilarious

Columnist Caleb Bishop is amazed that he enjoyed something related to vampires.

April 28, 2015

All you need to know before watching ‘Age of Ultron’

Latest Marvel film hits theatres on May 1.

April 28, 2015

‘Ex Machina’ fails its own Turing test

Sci-fi flick may look beautiful, but it lacks actual substance.

April 21, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: Monkeying around in ‘Monkey Kingdom’

Columnist Caleb Bishop has an insatiable urge to climb things.

April 14, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: ‘Unfriended’ is a new species of horror

Columnist Caleb Bishop will think twice before using Skype now.

April 7, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: ‘Furious 7’ has no brain but a huge heart

Columnist Caleb Bishop almost cried in a Fast and Furious movie.

March 31, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: "It Follows" convinces that chastity is worth it

Columnist Caleb Bishop refuses to get out of the fetal position.

March 18, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: Thankfully, “Run All Night” isn’t “Taken 4”

Columnist Caleb Bishop wonders how many people had to approve the title “Run All Night”

March 11, 2015

MOVE reviews favorites of True/False films

This year’s True/False films showed a variety in subjects but impressed across the board.

March 11, 2015

The story of the Stage Manager

Volunteering at True False proved to be an amazing experience

March 10, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: Blomkamp’s bucket of bolts

Columnist Caleb Bishop reviews “Chappie.”

March 10, 2015

Neither/Nor brings “the truth of life” to “the truth of the screen”

Chimeric Polish films showcased at this year’s Neither/Nor film series

March 3, 2015

Pass The Popcorn: “Lazarus” is lifeless

Columnist Caleb Bishop reviews “The Lazarus Effect.”

Feb. 24, 2015

Oscars: winners and losers

MOVE takes a look at who should’ve won on Sunday, and who actually won.

Feb. 24, 2015

Pass the popcorn: ‘The DUFF’ is a decent but unoriginal and formulaic film

Columnist Caleb Bishop reviews “The DUFF.”

Feb. 21, 2015

MOVE’s 2015 Oscars predictions

Here’s who we think should take home trophies at the 87th Academy Awards.

Feb. 17, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: 007 Uncensored

Columnist Caleb Bishop reviews “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

Feb. 10, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: Nostalgic nautical nonsense

Columnist Caleb Bishop reviews “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.”

Feb. 10, 2015

Movies with makeouts

Five movies to watch this Valentine’s Day.

Feb. 3, 2015

Here’s why ‘Beer tastes better in the front row’

The Blue Note shows CoMo a new way to watch your favorite movies.

Feb. 3, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: Fear and loathing in the penthouse

Columnist Caleb Bishop reviews “The Loft.”

Feb. 3, 2015

A gritty, gripping search for glory

MOVE reviews “Foxcatcher.”

Jan. 27, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: Prepare to be uplifted

Columnist Caleb Bishop reviews “Paddington.”

Jan. 27, 2015

Docudrama on child fight clubs to be filmed in Mid-Missouri

Docudrama on child fight clubs to be filmed in Mid-Missouri

The film will be filmed in June around Montgomery County.

Jan. 27, 2015

‘Mortdecai’ fails to impress

MOVE reviews “Mortdecai”

Jan. 27, 2015

Not another wedding movie

MOVE reviews “The Wedding Ringer”

Jan. 25, 2015

‘Are you paying attention?’

MOVE reviews “The Imitation Game”

Jan. 20, 2015

Pass the Popcorn: Cooper shines in ‘American Sniper’

Movie columnist Caleb Bishop reviews Clint Eastwood’s latest.

Jan. 20, 2015

‘Inherent Vice’ confuses, yet impresses

Director Paul Thomas Anderson blends ‘70s fun with a clever kidnapping caper for an entertaining joyride.

Dec. 9, 2014

GIFT GUIDE: FOR: Film junkies

What to get your movie-obsessed friends.

Dec. 9, 2014

Rants and Reviews: Prepare to be moved by ‘The Theory of Everything’

MOVE columnist Robert Mecchi on the emotional weight of “The Theory of Everything.”

Dec. 9, 2014

MOVE’s Christmas flick picks

Here are five fantastic, festive films.

Nov. 25, 2014

Rants and Reviews: ‘Birdman’ hits every beat

MOVE columnist Robert Mecchi on Michael Keaton’s return to top form

Nov. 25, 2014

Snowden on the big screen

MOVE reviews “Citizenfour”

Nov. 25, 2014

Strong message, weak storyline

MOVE reviews ‘Dear White People’

Nov. 25, 2014

They’re baaack!

MOVE reviews “Dumb and Dumber To"

Nov. 18, 2014

Catch ‘Rosewater’ while it’s still here

MOVE reviews “Rosewater”

Nov. 11, 2014

Dan Jenski comes full circle with feature-length film, 'ADDicted'

Dan Jenski comes full circle with feature-length film, 'ADDicted'

Jenski left MU in 2005 to pursue a career in the film industry.

Nov. 11, 2014

Rants and Reviews: ‘Interstellar’ soars to new heights

MOVE Columnist Robert Mecchi on Christopher Nolan’s new film “Interstellar.”

Nov. 8, 2014

Citizen Jane, Day One: Recap

The festival, featuring films made by female filmmakers, runs ‘til Sunday.

Nov. 4, 2014

Rants and Reviews: ‘Nightcrawler’ is properly creepy

MOVE Columnist Robert Mecchi on Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Nightcrawler”

Nov. 4, 2014

'A different kind of documentary'

MOVE reviews “Meet the Patels.”

Nov. 4, 2014

Citizen Jane showcases Texas drama “Hellion”

MOVE chats with Kat Candler, director of the festival’s opening film.

Nov. 4, 2014

Fantasy meets reality

MOVE reviews “I Believe in Unicorns,” playing at Citizen Jane this weekend.

Oct. 29, 2014

Rants and reviews: Keanu Reeves is wicked

Columnist Robert Mecchi reviews “John Wick”

Oct. 29, 2014

‘A most unlikely friendship’

MOVE reviews “St. Vincent”

Oct. 28, 2014

Five scary flick picks

MOVE’s top films for scaring yourself silly this Halloween.

Oct. 21, 2014

Rants ‘N’ Reviews: Video games shouldn’t be movies

Columnist Robert Mecchi on how cinematic video games are holding the industry back

Oct. 21, 2014

'Fury' aims high, but misses the target

MOVE reviews David Ayer's new flick.

Oct. 14, 2014

Rants and Reviews: Is "RPX" worth it?

Columnist Robert Mecchi on the value of Regal's new "RPX" theater

Oct. 7, 2014

Rants and Reviews: ‘Gone Girl’ delivers biting satire of modern media

MOVE Columnist Robert Mecchi on ‘Gone Girl’ and the 24-hour news cycle.

Sept. 30, 2014

Rants and Reviews: A ‘Frank’ character study

Columnist Robert Mecchi on the surprising insight of ‘Frank’

Sept. 30, 2014

‘This Is Where...’ a very wasteful film

MOVE reviews ‘This is Where I Leave You.’

Sept. 23, 2014

Rants and Reviews: 'Tusk' is wonderfully twisted

MOVE Columnist Robert Mecchi on Kevin Smith’s new horror-comedy.

Sept. 23, 2014

Familiar but fun

MOVE reviews “The Maze Runner”

Sept. 23, 2014

The real fake Nick Cave

Blast from the past: MOVE’s True/False review of “20,000 Days on Earth,” which hit wide release last week.

Sept. 16, 2014

Rants and Reviews: Review out of the blue – “The Innkeepers”

MOVE columnist Robert Mecchi reviews a surprising little horror gem

Sept. 9, 2014

Rants and Reviews: Cinematic quality comes to TV

Columnist Robert Mecchi on how cinematic shows are growing rapidly.

Sept. 2, 2014

Rants and reviews: Comic book adaptations: the failure of “Sin City 2”

MOVE columnist Robert Mecchi on the financial disaster of the sequel.

Sept. 2, 2014

This time, without feeling

MOVE reviews “The Giver.”

Aug. 26, 2014

“Boyhood” and the modern epic

MOVE columnist Robert Mecchi on “Boyhood”’s reinvention of the coming-of-age tale.

July 29, 2014

An awkward experiment in experimental film?

MOVE reviews “Lucy”

July 25, 2014

Anger, hatred and fear in “Purge” sequel

MOVE reviews “The Purge: Anarchy”

July 14, 2014

Pop Culture Shock: Olivia Wilde: “Kiss my smart ass”

MOVE columnist McKenna Bulkley on sexism and Olivia Wilde

July 14, 2014

Rants and Reviews: Why is "Transformers" impervious to critics?

MOVE columnist Robert Mecchi on why the franchise still thrives.

June 16, 2014

Work hard, play hard…again

MOVE reviews “22 Jump Street"

June 9, 2014

A movie that is far more than “Okay”

MOVE reviews “The Fault in Our Stars"

June 6, 2014

“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green: Will there be a fault in the book-to-movie adaptation?

Staff writer Katelyn Lunders gives us her “The Fault in Our Stars” wishlist.

June 3, 2014

Angelina Jolie wows as Disney’s “mistress of all evil”

MOVE reviews “Maleficent”

June 3, 2014

Seth MacFarlane’s latest underwhelms

MOVE reviews “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

May 29, 2014

Rants and Reviews: “Chef” is a rare, heartfelt summer gem

MOVE Columnist Robert Mecchi on Jon Favreau’s “Chef”

May 26, 2014

MOVE reviews the latest installment in the X-Men franchise

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is a crowd-pleaser unlike any other Marvel film

May 6, 2014

The Reel Reflections: The Not-So-Amazing Spider-Man

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on why “amazing” might be too strong of a word for the second Spidey film

April 29, 2014

Summer lovin’, had me a blast (of movies)

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on the joys of summer movie splurging.

April 29, 2014

David Wilson’s documentary goes beyond Branson entertainment industry

The Branson-focused documentary will premiere in Columbia on May 2 at Ragtag

April 22, 2014

'ADDicted' movie sheds light on social issues

'ADDicted' movie sheds light on social issues

MOVE goes behind the scenes of a movie filmed on campus.

April 22, 2014

Summer movie previews

Summer movie previews

MOVE previews the upcoming summer blockbusters you won’t want to miss.

April 15, 2014

Movie review: ‘Draft Day’

Movie review: ‘Draft Day’

“Draft Day” rushes in as a number one pick.

April 15, 2014

The Reel Reflections: Horror flick picks

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on her favorite nightmare-inducing films

April 1, 2014

The Reel Reflections: The grandeur of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on Wes Anderson’s latest indie masterpiece webhead: The Reel Reflections: The grandeur of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

March 26, 2014

Movie review: ‘Divergent’

Though lacking creativity, the highly anticipated film is ultimately successful.

March 18, 2014

‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth: Will it be different from the movie?

A MOVEr reviews the novel and offers her opinion on what should be included in the upcoming movie.

March 18, 2014

The Reel Reflections: High-octane stunts, mid-grade plot

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on flashy people driving flashy cars really fast in “Need for Speed”

March 12, 2014

Movie review: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’

Movie review: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’

Sex and blood take precedence in the new action flick.

March 12, 2014

The Reel Reflections: Every dog has its day, mostly

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on why “every dog should have a boy"

March 4, 2014

The Reel Reflections: Pizza, star selfies and other Oscars phenomena

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on her favorite holiday, the Academy Awards

March 4, 2014

Think Outside the Boom Box: Sounds and stories

Music columnist Patrick McKenna on music’s role in film

March 2, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘Happy Valley’

Joe Paterno had a rough go of things in the last few months of his life. “Happy Valley,” the popular and commonly used nickname of ...

March 2, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘Forest of the Dancing Spirits’

In the midst of a tropical forest deep in the Congo Basin lives the Aka people, a uniquely spiritual community that director Linda Västrik lived ...

March 2, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘Stand Clear of the Closing Doors’

“Stand Clear of the Closing Doors” is the telling of a fictitious tale that incorporates the everyday dilemmas people have — that is, everyday if you ...

March 2, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘Private Violence’

In certain parts of our country, domestic violence seems to take on the “don’t ask, don’t tell” role, as situations of unnecessary pain ...

March 1, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: 'Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart'

In 1990, Pamela Smart came home to find her husband, Gregg, murdered and her house ransacked. The murder of Gregg Smart launched a string of ...

March 1, 2014

MOVE’s picks for the 2014 Oscars

“Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” should win this Sunday.

Feb. 28, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: 'Rich Hill'

Seventy miles south of Kansas City is Rich Hill, Mo., the home of three boys. Thirteen-year-old Andrew and his family have been moving from town ...

Feb. 28, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘20,000 Days on Earth’

Fresh off its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, “20,000 Days on Earth” is a documentary of sorts following a day in the life ...

Feb. 27, 2014

MOVE Movies:

True/False movie review: ‘The Notorious Mr. Bout’

“The Notorious Mr. Bout” tells the story of businessman-turned-convicted-arms-dealer Viktor Bout. The film, one of the two that opened this year’s True/False Film ...

Feb. 25, 2014

People of Columbia

Disney interns and a movie buff

Feb. 25, 2014

The Reel Reflections: True/False flick picks

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on the must-see films of this weekend’s film fest

Feb. 23, 2014

Movie review: 'The Lego Movie'

Movie review: 'The Lego Movie'

“The Lego Movie” builds greater meaning out of the stop-motion-animated world it’s created.

Feb. 19, 2014

Letters from the Editor:

Why you absolutely, positively must True/False

If, two years ago, you had asked me what I thought of the True/False Film Fest, I would have responded with a blank stare ...

Feb. 19, 2014

‘Approaching the Elephant’: A documentary on the Teddy McArdle Free School

‘Approaching the Elephant’: A documentary on the Teddy McArdle Free School

Amanda Wilder documents free schools in “Approaching the Elephant.”

Feb. 19, 2014

Film featuring Obama look-alike to premiere at True/False

Film featuring Obama look-alike to premiere at True/False

Director Ryan Murdock filmed Ortiz throughout the 2012 presidential election.

Feb. 19, 2014

Frank Pavich’s documentary comes to True/False

Frank Pavich’s documentary comes to True/False

After creating a storyboard of more than 3,000 images, Jodorowsky’s film “Dune” collapsed before it could be made.

Feb. 19, 2014

'The Green Prince' brings hope to True/False Film Fest

'The Green Prince' brings hope to True/False Film Fest

Nadav Schirman's film shows the development of an unlikely friendship.

Feb. 19, 2014

True Life Fund benefits victims of domestic violence

True Life Fund benefits victims of domestic violence

Cynthia Hill’s ‘Private Violence’ will be recognized at the 2014 film fest.

Feb. 18, 2014

Movie review: ‘Endless Love’

Movie review: ‘Endless Love’

The remake fails to do the original film justice.

Feb. 18, 2014

The Reel Reflections: A “Winter’s Tale” that’s better left untold

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on the perfect date night movie if you don’t love your date

Feb. 11, 2014

The Reel Reflections: Just another vampire romance flick

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on how “Vampire Academy” will just make you really happy that you’re not in high school anymore

Feb. 4, 2014

Wild & Scenic Film Fest returns

Wild & Scenic Film Fest returns

The Blue Note will screen environmentally-themed documentaries at film festival.

Feb. 4, 2014

Movie review: ‘That Awkward Moment’

Movie review: ‘That Awkward Moment’

That awkward moment when Zac Efron having sex is the only interesting part of the movie.

Feb. 4, 2014

The Reel Reflections: Love is stupid, let’s watch some movies

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on the essential films to get you through being single on Valentine’s Day

Jan. 30, 2014

Third Goal International Film Festival intrigues in eighth year

The festival intends to show its audience the hands-on way to learn about diversity.

Jan. 28, 2014

Movie review: ‘Enemies Closer’

Movie review: ‘Enemies Closer’

Wait until this flick hits Netflix.

Jan. 28, 2014

The Reel Reflections: Spare yourself from ‘I, Frankenstein’

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on why Harvey Dent should have stayed dead

Jan. 21, 2014

Movie review: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

Movie review: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

Latest chapter in Clancy series is thrilling and intricate

Jan. 21, 2014

Fash Talk: Growing bolder

Fashion columnist Brielle Gregory on strutting out of your style comfort zones

Jan. 21, 2014

The Reel Reflections: Falling in love with ‘Her’

Movie columnist Claudia Guthrie on a love story sure to warm your CPU

Dec. 3, 2013

From Thor to Katniss: A book giving guide for people who love movies

Can’t find a gift for your cinephile? Give them a book.

Dec. 3, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: ‘Tis the season for a reason

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on appreciating a beautifully dysfunctional family over holiday break

Dec. 1, 2013

Movie review: ‘Catching Fire’

The ‘Hunger Games’ sequel burns brightly among its adaptation counterparts

Nov. 19, 2013

Submissions open for annual Valentine’s Day Film Fest

MU Film Production club prepares for upcoming festival.

Nov. 19, 2013

Column:

Fanatic Cinematic: Understanding problematic propaganda

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on when idea-promoting films become over-the-top

Nov. 15, 2013

Movie review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

The amount of mediocrity in the Marvel flick is ungodly.

Nov. 11, 2013

Movie review: ‘About Time’

This love story goes behind typical chick flicks.

Nov. 11, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: More than just a rom-com, “Enough Said”

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on the art of the romance comedy

Nov. 8, 2013

MOVE Music:

Sheeran returns with a song worthy of Middle-earth

On Tuesday, Ed Sheeran released his first new song in two years: “I See Fire,” written for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which hits ...

Nov. 5, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: A reaction to the (in)famous ‘Cyberbully’

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on how preventing online catastrophes can be as simple as being a decent human being

Nov. 5, 2013

Movie review: ‘Ender’s Game’

The film puts an end to adaptation anticipation.

Oct. 29, 2013

Cult classic hits downtown Columbia

Cult classic hits downtown Columbia

The Blue Note’s hosts its 34th screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Oct. 29, 2013

Five frightening films to watch this Halloween

Grab some popcorn and a fearless friend before sitting down with MOVE’s favorite movies for the spooky season.

Oct. 29, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: We’re all crappy at being happy

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on the secrets to lifelong happiness (begging celebrities for money is not one of them)

Oct. 22, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: A Tale of Two ‘Carries’

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on twin drama and the everlasting power of originality

Oct. 20, 2013

Movie review: ‘The Fifth Estate’

A film for journalism junkies and thrill seekers alike

Oct. 15, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: Tragedy Tom and the pursuit of truth

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on how ‘Captain Phillips’ illustrates Tom Hanks’ exceptionally sad specialty

Oct. 8, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: Everyone dies; don’t be so sad about it!

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on the new Clooney/Bullock flick

Oct. 8, 2013

Movie review: ‘Runner Runner’

Timberlake’s latest is hardly a 20/20 experience

Oct. 1, 2013

Sixth annual Citizen Jane Film Festival to be anything but plain

Sixth annual Citizen Jane Film Festival to be anything but plain

Along with an influx of fiction films, the festival this year will also see a formal summit.

Oct. 1, 2013

Citizen Jane to highlight women’s filmmaking movement

Stephens-based film fest promises top notch entertainment

Oct. 1, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: ‘Don Jon’: Porn and life lessons

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut

Sept. 30, 2013

Movie review: ‘Rush’

The racing film appeals to a broader audience than you’d expect.

Sept. 24, 2013

Movie review: 'Prisoners'

It’s not every day that an everyday crime thriller is this realistic

Sept. 24, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: Take a sad song and make it butter

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on finding beauty in trivial things after befriending sticks of butter for a night

Sept. 17, 2013

MOVE Movies:

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' extends wizarding world

The Internet nearly broke last Thursday when “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling announced that she would pen a new movie based on the Potter ...

Sept. 17, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: I didn’t ask for this

Movie Columnist Alex Leininger on the secret to surviving unwanted experiences

Sept. 10, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: Fall movie preview 2013

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on great skin care (and some promising fall films)

Sept. 3, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: “Getaway,” or maybe just stay away

Movie columnist Alex Leininger talks about what makes a movie one of the worst you’ve ever seen

Aug. 27, 2013

MOVE Movies:

‘Kick-Ass 2’: Getting its ass kicked

If you were looking for dramatic storytelling, “Kick-Ass 2” is not the movie for you. However, if you're looking for gratuitous violence, then this ...

Aug. 27, 2013

Movie review: ‘You’re Next’

The attempted horror film deserves fewer shrieks and far more laughter.

Aug. 27, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: Tragedy, why are you my memory?

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on how the ‘The World’s End’ makes it easier to forgive yourself for that super embarrassing moment

Aug. 21, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: Treat yo selfie

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on the brilliant but controversial life of Steve Jobs

Aug. 10, 2013

Movie review: 'Elysium'

Though it takes its time, the film reinvents the wheel and gives a new image to sci-fi.

Aug. 4, 2013

Movie review: '2 Guns'

Despite entertaining performances by the lead actors, the film is just a typical action movie.

July 31, 2013

Close encounters of the nerd kind

A look at what’s new in geek culture

July 28, 2013

Movie review: 'The To-Do List'

The comedy flops in its attempts to develop characters and teach life lessons.

July 21, 2013

Movie review: 'The Conjuring'

The much-anticipated horror film scared its way into our favor.

July 15, 2013

Movie review: 'Pacific Rim'

Combining prehistoric dinosaurs and futuristic gladiators is actually a recipe for fun.

July 8, 2013

Letters from the Editor:

Treat yo’self

I grew up under the impression that college summers were supposed to be the one chance we had left to road trip, spend days at ...

July 8, 2013

Grab the popcorn

Grab the popcorn

Your must-watch movie list for this summer

July 8, 2013

It’s a bird… it’s a plane…  it’s another Superman!

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s another Superman!

An avid fan's thoughts on how "Man of Steel" stacks up against the Supermen of the past

July 8, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: Have no fear, the monsters are here!

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on what you should take away from the "Monsters, Inc." prequel

July 8, 2013

The best movie soundtracks in history

The best movie soundtracks in history

As summer blockbusters kick into full swing this month, check out our favorite movie music ever.

June 9, 2013

Movie review: 'The Purge'

With an intriguing plot line but no character build-up, the thriller leaves something to be desired.

June 3, 2013

Fanatic Cinematic: Stop the stupid sequel

Movie columnist Alex Leininger on why you shouldn't waste your time or money on "The Hangover: Part III"

May 2, 2013

Best & worst book-to-movie adaptations

MOVE highlights six films adapted from books, ranging from the screaming successes to the forgettable failures.

May 2, 2013

The Viewing Room: The semester in review

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on the best and worst movies she's seen this year

April 25, 2013

The Viewing Room: How 'Oblivion' made me like Tom Cruise

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on the mystery that is Tom Cruise

April 19, 2013

Column:

The Viewing Room: Summer preview

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on this summer’s movie theater prospects

April 12, 2013

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on the standouts from a week of movie watching

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on the standouts from a week of movie watching

April 4, 2013

Column:

The Viewing Room: 'Admission' barely admissable

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on the far-reaching dramatic rom-com that was just OK

March 14, 2013

The Viewing Room: 'Dead Man' is a downer

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on the revenge flick that's hard to swallow

March 12, 2013

MOVE Movies:

Let’s Talk About: This year’s putrid movies

If I may, I’d love to take a few minutes of your time to talk about the quality of the 2013 film year thus ...

March 7, 2013

Film studies 101

Film studies 101

Make this semester cinematic by taking cues from the best movies about student life.

March 7, 2013

Column:

The Viewing Room: 'Jack,' the giant letdown

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on the latest fairy tale revamp

Feb. 28, 2013

Column:

The Viewing Room: Oscar expectations vs. reality

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on how this year's Academy Awards went down

Feb. 21, 2013

 The (Un)official MOVE Oscar night drinking game

The (Un)official MOVE Oscar night drinking game

How to make Sunday night's awards show just a bit more memorable…or not...

Feb. 21, 2013

The Viewing Room: At least there weren't vampires

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on the infinitely un-exciting ‘Beautiful Creatures'

Feb. 14, 2013

Column:

The Viewing Room: 'Side Effects' gets really old really fast

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on what’s hopefully not Soderbergh’s last film

Feb. 7, 2013

Column:

The Viewing Room: 'Warm Bodies' warms the heart

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on the revitalization of the zombie movie

Feb. 1, 2013

Column:

The Viewing Room: 'Hansel & Gretel' can’t make up its mind

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on a supernatural joke of a movie

Jan. 25, 2013

Column:

The Viewing Room: 'Zero Dark Thirty' exhilarates

Movie columnist Hannah Bedenkop on the most intense movie of the season

Jan. 7, 2013

MOVE Movies:

HFR as the future of faster film

Back in 2009, James Cameron revolutionized the movie theater experience with his release of “Avatar” in 3D. Whether this revolution was beneficial or detrimental to ...

Dec. 6, 2012

Column:

Reel Reviews: Reviewing them softly

Movie columnist Josh Sipp on Brad Pitt’s new movie

Nov. 29, 2012

Column:

Reel Reviews: ‘Lincoln’ stands tall

Movie columnist Josh Sipp on the historic new movie

Nov. 9, 2012

Column:

Reel Reviews: ‘Flight’ soars...and then kind of gets old

Movie columnist Josh Sipp on the not really high-flying new movie

Nov. 8, 2012

'Skyfall' director talks new Bond film

'Skyfall' director talks new Bond film

The film marks the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

Nov. 1, 2012

Column:

Reel Reviews: at least it wasn't longer

Movie columnist Josh Sipp on 'Cloud Atlas'

Oct. 30, 2012

Column:

Reel Reviews: Cross Out ‘Alex Cross’

Movie columnist Josh Sipp on why typecasting exists

Oct. 18, 2012

Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates female filmmakers

Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates female filmmakers

The end of the world means independent films by independent female filmmakers and a dance party.

Oct. 18, 2012

Citizen Jane Review: Don't Stop Believin'

Citizen Jane Review: Don't Stop Believin'

Everyman’s Journey gets the film festival rockin’.

Oct. 18, 2012

Citizen Jane Review: Love and Other Anxieties

Citizen Jane Review: Love and Other Anxieties

Plays 1:15 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at Ragtag Small Theatre. When told by her cinematographer Mary Jane Doherty that it was impossible ...

Oct. 18, 2012

Citizen Jane Review: Orchids: My Intersex Adventure

Citizen Jane Review: Orchids: My Intersex Adventure

Plays at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Ragtag Big Theatre. “Orchids” is not a light film. It’s not an “Elf” type of movie ...

Oct. 18, 2012

Citizen Jane Review: Sexy Baby

Citizen Jane Review: Sexy Baby

Plays at 7:30 p.m. at Charters Auditorium at Stephens College.   Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus collaborated to direct “Sexy Baby,” which explores issues ...

Oct. 18, 2012

Citizen Jane Review: The List

Citizen Jane Review: The List

The documentary “The List” powerfully portrays the negligence of America in protecting its Iraqi allies.

Oct. 18, 2012

Citizen Jane Review: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Citizen Jane Review: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Plays at 7 p.m. at Windsor Auditorium at Stephens College. Rarely will you ever taken notice of female comic book heroes. Besides the fact ...

Oct. 18, 2012

Column:

Reel Reviews: ‘Seven Psychopaths’ insanely funny

Movie columnist Josh Sipp on one incredibly zany movie

Sept. 3, 2012

Festival hit 'Queen of Versailles' evokes emotional response

The acclaimed London Sundance film peers into the lives of the American upper class.

Aug. 29, 2012

MOVE Movies:

Lost in Translation: 'Y Tu Mama Tambien'

When I watch a movie, I tune everything out. Things that surround me suddenly have little to no importance at all. Fictional characters become people ...

July 29, 2012

MOVE Movies:

Lost in Translation: 'Death at a Funeral'

Most people think funerals are pretty traumatizing, and they're right — 99.9 percent of the time. From that 0.1 percent comes "Death at ...

July 13, 2012

MOVE Movies:

Lost in Translation: "City of God"

“City of God” is one of those movies you’ll never forget. It’s about shades of gray, the everlasting conflict of good vs. evil ...

July 10, 2012

Reel Reviews: New decade, new Spider-Man

"The Amazing Spider-Man" is debatably so.

July 9, 2012

MOVE Movies:

20 Going on 12: The evolution of Disney princesses (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1 I told you I wouldn’t forget about the rest of the wonderful princesses. Remember, we are still trying to understand ...

July 9, 2012

MOVE Movies:

20 Going on 12: The evolution of Disney princesses (Part 1)

If you’ve ever been on a deserted island drinking and singing pirate songs, good for you. But I bet you haven't been able ...

July 2, 2012

MOVE Movies:

This summer's 10 Netflix necessities

Fill up those large gaps of time during the summer by catching up on Netflix. This list has everything from rom-coms to action to inspirational ...

June 25, 2012

MOVE Movies:

Lost in Translation: The Diving Bell

Hey, welcome to my movie blog, Lost in Translation! I feel that I should introduce myself. Is that weird? I’ll do it anyway. You ...

June 23, 2012

MOVE Movies:

20 Going on 12: 'The Thief and the Cobbler,' aka 'The Princess and the Cobbler' aka 'Arabian Knight'

If you have never heard of the animated movie “The Thief and the Cobbler,” you are seriously missing out. This poor little art-project-turned-masterpiece of a ...

June 16, 2012

MOVE Movies:

20 Going on 12: My Top Scare-Your-Pants-Off Villains

I’m a wimp when it comes to scary movies. I’m afraid of all those plastic sharks, rubber aliens and ridiculously fake special effects ...

June 7, 2012

MOVE Movies:

20 going on 12: This is not the mouse you are looking for

Remember the days when you napped on a regular basis? Wait…never mind. I still do that. Okay, remember the days when you liked coloring ...

Nov. 16, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'Melancholia' – 4 out of 5 stars

It all starts with a non-descript rumble that shakes the tiniest of objects. Many can’t understand why this is happening, but none are in ...

Nov. 16, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'Jack and Jill' – 0 out of 5 stars

There are rare times in films when not only do you feel physically ill, but you also feel as if the world is tumbling down ...

Nov. 6, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Footloose’– 4 out of 5 stars

Remakes of films are usually made for one of two reasons. Reason one: The movie company has completely run out of ideas, so they decide ...

Nov. 4, 2011

10 Years Later, Moulin Rouge Still Dazzles

Column:

10 Years Later, Moulin Rouge Still Dazzles

Moulin Rouge! still dazzles after 10 years.

Oct. 25, 2011

IPC, Film Committee hosts first free Foreign Film Horror Festival

The films start at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Jesse Wrench Auditorium.

Oct. 24, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Paranormal Activity 3’ – 4 out of 5 stars

Covenants, cults and curses: the third addition to the “Paranormal” series adds more background to the story of Katie and Kristi than you could have ...

Sept. 30, 2011

Mother's story carries weight in 'Atomic Mom'

Mother's story carries weight in 'Atomic Mom'

The film will play at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at Ragtag Cinema.

Sept. 24, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest’ – 3.5 out of 5 stars

Director Michael Rapaport’s documentary, “Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest,” is a story that is definitely worth telling. It ...

Sept. 13, 2011

Column:

'Fall'ing in love with the season's movies, TV, fashion and treats

Andy Williams had it all wrong. Christmastime is not the most wonderful time of the year — fall is. Award-quality movies, TV shows returning, sweaters and ...

Sept. 12, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'Attack the Block' – 5 out of 5 stars

Director Joe Cornish’s film “Attack the Block” is by far one of the top films of 2011. This sci-fi whirlwind comes from many of ...

Sept. 9, 2011

Column:

'Another Earth' establishes itself as one of the year’s best

A beautiful and often undervalued aspect of science fiction is its capacity for introspection, for delving deep into the essence of humanity. So many things ...

Sept. 9, 2011

Column:

‘Attack the Block’ chops up typical Hollywood female tropes (and aliens)

“The Sandlot,” “Skins UK,” “The Wire,” “Shaun of the Dead,” “District 9.” If any of those buzz words mean anything to you, leave as soon ...

Sept. 7, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'Conan the Barbarian' – 0 out of 5 stars

“Conan the Barbarian” is one of those films that makes you physically ill before you see it, one of those films that is not only ...

Sept. 6, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Colombiana’ – 2.5 out of 5 stars

For a movie full of blood, gore, a little sex and more blood and gore for your viewing pleasure, check out “Colombiana," a stylish but ...

Sept. 2, 2011

Passport film series to be shown at Ragtag Cinema

The series will feature eight international films.

Aug. 22, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Final Destination 5’ – 2 out of 5 stars

Before I describe how completely ridiculous I thought the new "Final Destination" movie was, I have to admit this is the first "Final Destination" film ...

July 12, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'The Tree of Life' -- 4 out of 5 stars

With movies like “The Thin Red Line” and “The New World”, reclusive director Terrence Malick became a director widely admired audiences, and with his latest ...

July 6, 2011

For filmmakers, nostalgia becomes the latest muse

A look back to the past is a welcome trend in movies.

June 11, 2011

Alumnus returns to Ragtag in starring role

Noah Schuffman brings “eCupid” to Mid-Missouri Pridefest on Saturday at Ragtag Cinema.

June 4, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'Incendies' – 4.5 out of 5 stars

Being part of the generation that grew up knowing Disney movies could not exist without having the mother character die, I was understandably skeptical when ...

May 30, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ – 2.5 out of 5 stars

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" was so disappointing it managed to turn the tides of even the most devoted "Pirates" fans into harsh ...

May 6, 2011

Column:

Super to top year’s superhero film list

For the past few years now, summer has morphed into a time for studios to release their big-budget superhero films. This summer is no different ...

May 3, 2011

 Be The Shoe premiers new film 'Loss for Words'

Be The Shoe premiers new film 'Loss for Words'

A former MU student founded Be The Shoe.

April 29, 2011

Column:

Giamatti’s wrestling comedy is a ‘Win Win’

These days, it’s not uncommon to hear talk of financial pressures, people struggling to make ends meet and feeling down on their luck, and ...

April 25, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'Rubber' — 3 out of 5 stars

"In the Steven Spielberg movie 'E.T,' why is the alien brown?" "No reason." "In 'Love Story,' why do the two characters fall madly in ...

April 22, 2011

Column:

'The Conspirator' misleads, disappoints

I have good news and bad news. First, the good: “The Conspirator” is the best movie with both a Lincoln and a lawyer out right ...

April 22, 2011

Sinking ship saves 'Titanic'

The best way to watch this movie is to start from the middle.

April 15, 2011

Column:

‘Hanna’ is a Grimm take on modern-day fairy tale

Much like the dismal fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, “Hanna” is a dark film that chronicles the tale of a 16-year-old trained assassin, confronted ...

April 11, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'Source Code' – 4 out of 5 stars

Most time-travel films visit distant lands or distant eras in time, but the new film, "Source Code," is a little different from all the rest ...

April 8, 2011

Stephens showcase represents new generation of women in film

Stephens College Senior Film Showcase will feature short films from varied genres.

April 8, 2011

Column:

‘Take Me Home Tonight’ surprisingly good, disappointingly un-'80s

As a guy who listens to Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” on a daily basis, I hold the ‘80s very near and dear to my ...

March 28, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'Cold Weather' – 4 out of 5 stars

An ex-girlfriend calls and asks to see you because she’s in town, you hangout a couple of times and everything’s sort of nice ...

March 21, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Somewhere’ – 4.5 out of 5 stars

Like a sunset, writer-director Sofia Coppola’s latest film “Somewhere” offers a delicate glimpse at a regularly stunning occurrence that’s taken for granted. And ...

March 18, 2011

3-D trend must die

Films like “The Great Gatsby” and the Justin Bieber movie don’t need to be in 3-D.

March 18, 2011

Column:

Sci-fi spoof 'Paul' combines comedy and aliens

They’ve battled zombies, paid homage to a myriad of action films while fighting off a crazed village, and now British comedy duo Simon Pegg ...

March 11, 2011

Column:

'The Adjustment Bureaus' plot eclipsed by love story

It’s 2010. A slightly younger version of director George Nolfi is watching “Inception” for the first time on a recommendation from a friend. As ...

March 4, 2011

Column:

‘I Am Number Four’ underwhelming

I didn’t know much about the plot of “I Am Number Four” before seeing it. The trailers only told me to expect explosions, two ...

Feb. 27, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'Four Lions' – 3.5 out of 5 stars

What happens when a first-time director comes up with an idea to make fun of one of the most serious issues plaguing the world? The ...

Feb. 25, 2011

Column:

'Unknown' plot twists leave viewer with little reward

“Unknown” definitely gets an “A” for effort. It tries so hard to be a psychological thriller, it sometimes resembles an overenthusiastic puppy. But like a ...

Feb. 25, 2011

A trip down Oscar’s memory lane

A look back at the best the Oscars had to offer.

Feb. 18, 2011

Column:

'Rabbit Hole' illustrates the journey of grief

There’s a general consensus that the loss of a loved one is one of the most devastating and confusing times in a person’s ...

Feb. 14, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' — 5 out of 5 stars

Haters beware – Justin Bieber has taken entertainment to the next level. With explosions and neon lights to purple sneakers and screaming teen girls, “Justin Bieber ...

Feb. 11, 2011

Column:

'The Fighter' stands up to expecations

There’s a big difference between going to a movie that eventually gets an Oscar nomination and going to one that’s already been nominated ...

Feb. 8, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'The King's Speech' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

The heartfelt performances of "The King's Speech" radiate in a clear, magnanimous voice. The twentieth century period piece, directed by relative newcomer Tom Hooper ...

Feb. 4, 2011

Local filmmaker puts river clean-up on the big screen

The film is part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, coming Feb. 9 to The Blue Note.

Feb. 4, 2011

Column:

'Somewhere' doesn’t lose itself

Whenever I watch a movie I plan to write about, I always bring a pad of paper and a pen for general note-taking purposes. On ...

Feb. 2, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'Black Swan' — 4 out of 5 stars

Walking out of "Black Swan," I felt pistol-whipped by a strange sort of confusion. Something in my brain didn’t add up after watching the ...

Feb. 1, 2011

Arts & Entertainment:

'No Strings Attached' — 4 out of 5 stars

Over the last few years, romantic comedies have become more and more diluted with dry, raunchy humor, poor writing and ultimately, a predictable plot carried ...

Feb. 1, 2011

Journalism film series entertains, educates

The J School hosts a semester-long film series every Thursday.

Jan. 28, 2011

Column:

'True Grit’ the new face of Westerns

I’ve always been more of a cops-and-robbers kind of guy than a cowboys-and-Indians one. The plot lines of most Westerns have been boring to ...

Jan. 28, 2011

Shining light on a phantom tradesman

Shining light on a phantom tradesman

Ragtag projectionists invited MOVE behind the scenes.

Jan. 28, 2011

Catwoman rises: The villainess with nine lives

Anne Hathaway will be the next actress to don the Catwoman suit.

Jan. 26, 2011

MOVE Movies:

'No Strings Attached' another lackluster modern day romantic comedy

I was watching TV the other day when a commercial came on for Hollywood’s newest romantic comedy, “No Strings Attached.” Natalie Portman and Ashton ...

Jan. 21, 2011

Column:

Stung by "The Green Hornet," in a good way

When I think of superheroes, the image of a man (or woman) who’s athletically built, always has unnaturally well-kept hair and dons a colorful ...

Jan. 21, 2011

Ragtag Cinema Trivia Night promises wit, entertainment

The deadline to register a team is Jan. 25.

Jan. 19, 2011

MOVE Movies:

'Iron Man' director turning wine into water

Picture this: Daniel Craig wakes up in the Wild West with no idea who he is. He runs into a posse who doesn’t seem ...

Jan. 19, 2011

Ricky Gervais wages war on Hollywood

Did Gervais' behavior at the Golden Globes cross the line?

Dec. 12, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

'I Love You Phillip Morris' — 3 out of 5 stars

After seemingly endless delays, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s “I Love You Phillip Morris” has finally been released in the United States. The movie ...

Dec. 10, 2010

Column:

Harry Potter grows up

It's odd to think the Harry Potter films started hitting screens nearly a decade ago. For millions of Potter fans just like me, that ...

Dec. 10, 2010

Staff picks: Our top 5 movies, albums, TV shows, songs and video games of 2010

The Maneater and MOVE editorial board members voted to compile these top 5 lists.

Dec. 10, 2010

Top 5 movies moments

5. “Machete don’t text” Think texting in movies is annoying? So does Machete. 4. “Toy Story 3’s” incinerator scene It’s hard to ...

Dec. 3, 2010

Column:

'Catfish' a secret worth keeping

Here's the deal: I can't tell you anything about "Catfish." The more I say and, consequently, the more you read, the more spoiled ...

Dec. 1, 2010

MOVE Movies:

Winter film déjà vu

If you follow us here at MOVE (and I’m sure you do, because people usually don’t end up here by accident), then you ...

Nov. 30, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

'Love and Other Drugs' — 2 out of 5 stars

When going to a chick flick, the audience expects to be "awwing" at cute lines. And, occasionally, the right romantic scene will cause some sniffles ...

Nov. 30, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Tangled’ — 5 out of 5 stars

“Tangled” is the newest addition to the Disney family, and it’s destined to become another Disney classic. A modern twist on the whimsical fairytale ...

Nov. 29, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

'127 Hours' — 4 out of 5 stars

Combine the vibrant cinematography of Danny Boyle, an Oscar-worthy performance from James Franco and a touch of humanity, and you’ve got the intense fight ...

Nov. 29, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Burlesque’ — 4 out of 5 stars

Christina Aguilera might already be an icon, but now she can officially add movie star status to her list of achievements. In “Burlesque,” she shows ...

Nov. 20, 2010

Column:

'Unstoppable:' An enjoyable film until it stops

There are a few facts that are accepted as absolute truths: cats hate everyone, the bread will always fall jelly side down and Denzel Washington ...

Nov. 19, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

'Inside Job' — 5 out of 5 stars

It is a morbid yet undeniable truth that some of the most frightening and chillingly haunting cinematic experiences came not from the genre of horror ...

Nov. 19, 2010

MOVE Movies:

The need for speed in film

Finding a topic for this week’s column has been especially difficult. It’s not hard to imagine why. With Thanksgiving break only a few ...

Nov. 19, 2010

Nine years later, 'Sorcerer's Stone' still magical

Harry Potter’s first film is just as entertaining as it's always been.

Nov. 16, 2010

Column:

Comedies go unrecognized at Oscars

My favorite season of the year is just around the corner. Oh, yes, my friends: It’s about to be awards season. Every year when ...

Nov. 15, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Blue Valentine’ — 5 out of 5 stars

There are many things in the movie biz that generate poor box office sales — poor promotion, unappealing plot lines or bad early reviews. But one ...

Nov. 12, 2010

Column:

'Due Date' disappointment

Last week, I wrote about "Red," a movie in which a bunch of mega-stars got together and put on a great performance that resulted in ...

Nov. 10, 2010

MOVE Movies:

Defending the chick flick genre

My DVD shelf constantly baffles people. Nestled in between my rows of comic book adaptations, horror movies and Quentin Tarantino special editions are more than ...

Nov. 9, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Morning Glory’ — 3 out of 5 stars

The clichés may be piled on thick, but so is the charm in “Morning Glory.” Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford lead the cast of this ...

Nov. 5, 2010

MOVE Movies:

Dinner at the movies

In previous posts, I’ve championed the importance of choosing the right movie for the situation and choosing the right people to go with as ...

Nov. 5, 2010

Column:

Immigration allegory disappoints in the end

Right around the turn of the millennium, a slew of films made on nonexistent budgets with nonprofessional actors and improvised scripts burst into the American ...

Oct. 29, 2010

Column:

‘Red’ a colorful action/comedy

There are movies that have messages. There are movies that alter attitudes. There are movies that can change the world. “Red” is not one of ...

Oct. 26, 2010

MOVE Movies:

"SNL" and the comedy genre taste stale

If you’re a shameless VH1 junkie like myself, then I’m sure you noticed the introduction of "Saturday Night Live" reruns into the schedule ...

Oct. 26, 2010

Arts & Entertainment:

‘Paranormal Activity 2’ — 5 out of 5 stars

While listening to the thundering stomp of footsteps that climb up the stairs of a well-off suburban home, you can’t help but close your ...

Oct. 22, 2010

International auteurs hit Missouri

The St. Louis International Film Festival begins Nov. 11.

Oct. 22, 2010

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"Buried" thinks inside the box

It would not surprise anyone to find out each of the 10 most expensive films were shot in the new millennium, except for one. And ...

Oct. 21, 2010

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Free movie on Hulu dissects Halloween

If you’re like me, there are only two days of the year when you worry about what you are going to be for Halloween ...

Oct. 17, 2010

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'The Girl Who Played With Fire' — 4 out of 5 stars

Still reeling from the sheer stupidity of the last Bond film? No hard feelings, James, but a super sleuth with a motive, Lisbeth Salander, may ...

Oct. 15, 2010

Freshmen edit original films

The Fresh Films competition ends Friday.

Oct. 15, 2010

‘Reel’ women of Citizen Jane bust the boys’ club

The Citizen Jane Film Festival showcases women behind the camera.

Oct. 15, 2010

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'Funny Story' too good for words

Before I start my review, I'd like to pull the curtain back on what I do as a movie columnist. Perhaps there are some ...

Oct. 13, 2010

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The horror hit list

October is a mix and match of various activities: Hayrides, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, arguing over who gets what Halloween costume and truckloads of candy ...

Oct. 8, 2010

'Wall Street' returns after 23 years

Michael Douglas reprises his Academy Award-winning role as Gordon Gekko.

Oct. 7, 2010

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The "Citizen Kane" comparison and why it is garbage

When you hear that something is the “Citizen Kane of its medium,” or that a movie such as "The Social Network" is the “next Citizen ...

Oct. 1, 2010

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Casey Affleck isn't still here

Last Thursday, my so-called friends dragged me to a late night showing of Casey Affleck’s directorial debut "I’m Still Here." For those of ...

Oct. 1, 2010

'Social Network' invites new points of view

Two famous moviemakers accept each other's friend request.

Sept. 24, 2010

Seeing the world from a couch

Ragtag's Passport Series hosts films from eight different countries.

Sept. 24, 2010

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‘Devil’ surprisingly innovative

Let’s get one thing straight: M. Night Shyamalan did not direct "Devil,” nor did he write “Devil.” Shayamalan did nothing more than have an ...

Sept. 22, 2010

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Pick the right silver screen sidekick

As I briefly touched upon in my review last week of “The American,” who you take to a movie can sometimes determine the quality of ...

Sept. 18, 2010

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'The Town' — 4.5 out of 5 stars

Charlestown, Massachusetts: Bank robbery capital of the United States of America. It is here that generations of blue-collar workers have perfected the art of stealing ...

Sept. 18, 2010

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'Easy A' — 4 out of 5 stars

High school student Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) finds herself stuck in the middle of a huge rumor when she tells a little white lie to ...

Sept. 17, 2010

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"American' a foreign concept

The latest George Clooney film lacks sufficient exposition and dialogue.

Sept. 17, 2010

Columbia-made film makes its debut

Local film director finds inspiration in rural Missouri.

Sept. 15, 2010

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'Catfish' — 5 out of 5

When an audience member walks away from a movie feeling satisfied after having paid for an overpriced ticket, then the film can be considered a ...

Sept. 15, 2010

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Famous directors hone their skills in music videos

For those of you smart enough not to waste your Sunday on MTV’s Video Music Awards, allow me to assure you that it was ...

Sept. 10, 2010

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'Machete' a bloody good time

Robert Rodriguez directs this over-the-top masterpiece.

Sept. 9, 2010

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Film breeds incompetent adaptations

I find it somewhat odd how our culture likes to retell stories in different mediums, specifically in movies. Just look at the new releases. See ...

Sept. 6, 2010

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'Going the Distance' — 4 out of 5 stars

The film “Going the Distance” is a romantic comedy about the complications of a long distance relationship. Erin (Drew Barrymore) is a summer intern at ...

Sept. 3, 2010

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Cheap booze for the woman's soul: 'Eat, Pray, Love' — 3 out of 5 stars

For those who have read Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir, “Eat Pray Love,” step away from this review. Spare us your condescending critic — of course the ...

Sept. 3, 2010

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'Piranha' a masterpiece of failure

The movie relies on 3-D gimmicks to hide its inferiority but remains fun.

Sept. 3, 2010

Stitching together a heartwarming film

Director Faythe Levine's film focuses on the world of alternative crafts.

Aug. 31, 2010

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In Defense of Ryan Reynolds

With enrollment at MU shooting through the roof, you can’t help but listen in on a few wayward conversations. Or maybe I just have ...

Aug. 27, 2010

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'Pilgrim' 1-Ups quirky comedy genre

A lovable cast wins hearts.

Aug. 27, 2010

The case against 3-D filmmaking

3-D technology isn't movie evolution.

Aug. 23, 2010

The Boone Dawdle brings Columbia together

"Best Worst Movie" screened at the bluffs in Rocheport.

Aug. 16, 2010

Boone Dawdle moseys through Columbia

“Best Worst Movie” will be screened at Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport.

July 21, 2010

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Inception is a dream of a film

Ever had the feeling the life you’re living is simply a dream? Maybe your perception of habitat or the people around you seems askew ...

July 12, 2010

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The unwritten laws of theater etiquette

With the heat index swelling exponentially as the summer months chug on and ridiculously awesome movies like “The A-Team” and “Tron Legacy” exploding into theaters ...

July 7, 2010

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You’ve got a friend in Toy Story 3

Pixar has a system: make a movie, cash in on the marketing opportunities and move onto the next ragtag group of child-friendly protagonists for the ...

June 2, 2010

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'Robin Hood' — 2 out of 5 stars

In a world where “going green” is the hottest trend, “Robin Hood” recycles old characters like a liberal soccer mom from San Francisco attempting to ...

May 7, 2010

This camera guy sucks

Cinematographers try too hard to shake things up.

May 7, 2010

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'Nightmare' an unnecessary remake

After critics and fans alike tore apart the "Halloween" remakes from Rob Zombie, a name that seems trustworthy enough in the genre, you'd think ...

May 7, 2010

Footage Festival promises hilarity

Founders encourage more submission of funny, unedited VHS submissions.

April 30, 2010

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'Runaways' rocks and rolls

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning play a rock-star duo.

April 23, 2010

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'Death at a Funeral' has surprising laughs

There's no beating around the bush: You should hate this movie. Out of pure principle and a love for all that is holy, you ...

April 20, 2010

Silverscreen Film Festival features aspiring filmmakers

Silverscreen Film Festival features aspiring filmmakers

The festival included 13 films from students across the state.

April 20, 2010

Roeper gives Silverscreen two thumbs up

Roeper gives Silverscreen two thumbs up

The award-winning critic judged each featured short.

April 16, 2010

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Stiller gets serious in 'Greenberg'

In an era of indie films ripe with awkward loners and mundane conversation, "Greenberg" appears on the surface to be just another face in the ...

April 13, 2010

Silverscreen Film Festival showcases Missouri filmmakers

The films will be screened Friday in Memorial Union.

April 9, 2010

"Muppets, Music and Magic" comes to Ragtag

"Muppets, Music and Magic" comes to Ragtag

The tour's stop in Columbia includes events through April 24.

April 9, 2010

Crash of the Titans

Even with 3-D effects, 'Titans' fails to impress.

March 19, 2010

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'Ribbon' an arresting look at pre-war Germany

So often in the study of Nazi Germany, the horrific evils of the Third Reich gleam so cataclysmically, we forget the quiet tragedies that shaped ...

March 12, 2010

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2010 Oscars too awful to comprehend

This year's Academy Awards lacked the spark of the past.

March 5, 2010

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Fight the hype, Oscars

This year's Oscar season has been plagued by early expectations and hasty hype for what critics and insiders are sure will win big at ...

March 4, 2010

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PERFECT OSCAR PREDICTIONS

We’ll keep this short and sweet, without the frills and chills of an Oscar celebration, and luckily for you, considerably less of Steve Martin ...

Feb. 26, 2010

Lend me your ear

Lend me your ear

Missouri Theatre leaves film series open to suggestion.

Feb. 26, 2010

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'Shutter Island' nothing to shudder at

Odd twists and little plot keep the movie from being true horror.

Feb. 19, 2010

True/False Film Fest featured on The Auteurs

Five films will be available to stream on the social networking site.

Feb. 19, 2010

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A-list actors couldn't save 'Valentine's Day'

People used to think there was nothing worse than being alone on Valentine's Day, but now there is: the movie "Valentine's Day." "Valentine ...

Feb. 19, 2010

'Back to the Future' cool in every time period

'Back to the Future' is still beloved 25 years after its release.

Feb. 16, 2010

'The Wolfman' bites

"The Wolfman" is yet another example of a classic horror film that should have never been remade. The movie, directed by Joe Johnston, centers on ...

Feb. 9, 2010

'Dear John' another Sparks success

'Dear John' another Sparks success

The movie is a typical love story with an interesting twist.

Feb. 5, 2010

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'Broken Embraces' blends style and humor

The Spanish import teams Cruz and Almodóvar to blow your mind.