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Freeze Frame is a weekly show reviewing the latest movies from Hollywood's best to independent and arthouse movies.
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “Man Down,” “The Eagle Huntress”||Earnest performances and good intentions don’t always lead to good movies. “Man Down” is a case in point. Shia LaBeouf gives a solid turn as a U.S. Marine who, upon his return home from serving in Afghanistan,||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “The Edge of Seventeen,” “The 13th”||Harry Potter fans who mourned the end of his book and movie franchise, take heart. J. K Rowling has revived that universe with her original screenplay, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Eddie Redmayne plays an English wizard who finds trouble||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “Arrival,” “Christine”||“Arrival” is a science fiction opus that walks a razor’s edge. It could be hokey in the extreme or profoundly moving. Luckily, it mostly keeps its balance thanks to skillful direction from Denis Villeneuve and a touching performance from Amy Adams.||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “Doctor Strange,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Trolls”||The 14th film from the Marvel Universe is easily the trippiest, yet. Benedict Cumberbatch plays “Doctor Strange” in a visually spectacular origin story about Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme. While you may not be able to make heads or tails out of its plot||11/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “Inferno,” “Certain Women,” “Michael Moore in Trumpland”||Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard may have gone to the well one too many times with "Inferno," their third entry in the Robert Langdon "Da Vinci Code" series by novelist Dan Brown. This time out, our intrepid Harvard symbologist tries to unravel his tr...||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” “Denial,” “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” “Keeping Up with the Joneses”||“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” could be described as “’The Last Samurai’ with a Pistol.” Tom Cruise reunites with “Samurai” director Ed Zwick in Cruise’s second go round as Lee Child’s backside-kicking ex-military policeman turned lone||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “American Honey,””The Accountant,” “Kevin Hart: What Now?”||- “American Honey” is the Shia LaBeouf drama that that was shot largely in the Kansas City area and won this year’s jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s an unusual coming of age drama about a hard-partying group of misfit teens selling||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “The Birth of a Nation,” “The Girl on the Train,” “The Great Gilly Hopkins”||“The Birth of a Nation” is Nate Parker’s controversial but powerful film about the educated slave Nat Turner who became a pastor and led an ill-fated slave revolt in 1831. Parker wrote, directed, produced and stars as Turner in this unflinching look||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “The Queen of Katwe,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “Masterminds,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Chi||Disney’s “The Queen of Katwe” may be the sunniest view of Uganda you’re likely to see. David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga star in the true story of a brilliant young girl who escapes her difficult circumstances when she d||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “The Magnificent Seven,” “Storks”||Western fans have been eagerly anticipating the remake of the classic 1960 shoot-‘em-up, “The Magnificent Seven.” Antoine Fuqua’s reimagining of the story isn’t magnificent, but it could be called “The Pretty Good Seven.” Denzel Washington,||9/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” “Blair Witch,” “Hillsong: Let Hope Rise,” “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week||It’s been 12 years since the last Bridget Jones movie. It’s amazing how little she’s evolved in the meantime. Rene Zellweger and Colin Firth are back, this time joined by Patrick Dempsey in a love triangle involving Bridget’s pregnancy and her dou||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “Sully,” “The Wild Life,” “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years”||Tom Hanks is an actor who, like the late Jimmy Stewart before him, has a natural aura of decency that comes through in his characters. That makes him the ideal person to portray a modest American hero, airline Captain Sully Sullenberger. In “Sully,||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “The Light Between Oceans,” “The 9th Life of Louis Drax,” “Morgan,” “Sea of Trees.”||“The Light Between Oceans” comes tantalizingly close to being a great movie. Sadly, its missteps derail the efforts of an impeccable cast and a stunning production. Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander play a troubled Australian lighthouse keeper an||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “Don’t Breathe,” “Southside With You,” “Hands of Stone,” “Eat That Question”||There are times while watching “Don’t Breathe” that you probably won’t. Yes, it’s yet another sordid, R-rated horror flick, but it’s an exceptionally well made edge-of-your-seat chiller. Three young and foolish thieves break into the house of||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFREEZE FRAME: “Ben-Hur,” “Hell or High Water,” “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “War Dogs,” “Don’t Think Twice.||In terms of spectacle and emotional power, few films have equalled the 1959 epic, "Ben-Hur." Although the new version big screen version is adequate for the uninitiated, it pales by comparison. - Jack Huston steps into the role that won Charton Heston...||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A good quick dose
It's not really a podcast, but a small clip for general listeneres to know what's out in the movies in the Kansas City area. It's not in depth at 2 minutes, but it's a decent distraction between podcasts.