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Movie Critics: The Best Movies Out In June

For years, it seems like Hollywood has been remaking the same films over and over and over again. Have they run out of original ideas? Or is it the movie theaters and the audiences themselves who keep paying for the same movie every summer?

Our movie critics Russ Simmons, Thom Poe, Loey Lockerby, and special guest Justin Scott, director of marketing for Standees theater, talk about the problem of putting all your eggs in one basket, as well as the new and unique movies that Hollywood is making.

Opened May 31:
 - After Earth (PG-13): 2.5 out of 5 stars
- Now You See Me (PG-13) 3 out of 5 stars

Opened June 7:
 - The Purge (R): 2 out of 5 stars

 - The Internships: 3 out of 5 stars

Opened June 12:
 - This Is The End (R): 3 out of 5 stars


Opened June 14:
 - Man of Steel (PG-13): 3 out of 5 stars

 - The East (PG-13): 4 out of 5 stars

 - Before Midnight (R): 5 out of 5 stars

 - Stories We Tell (PG-13): 4 out of 5 stars

Opened June 21:
 - Mobsters University: 4 out of 5 Stars

 - World War Z: 3 out of 5 Stars

 - The Bling Ring: 3 out of 5 Stars

 - Much Ado About Nothing: 4 out of 5 Stars

Events and Announcements:

GATHR independent film series at the Glenwood Arts
      Thursday. June 27th at 7:30pm BROKEN (Unrated) ONE SHOW ONLY.
      Part of the proceeds will benefit the Kansas International Film Festival this Oct. 4-10th, 2013.

      Now through June 27th at the Tivoli. Comedies, Dramas, Documentaries, World Cinema & Movie Classics 

UMKCDepartment of Film’s Summer Musical Series at the Tivoli
     June 25th: FUNNY GIRL
     July 2nd: SWING TIME

KC Public Library’s “Off the Wall Film Series”
     Features KC native Paul Rudd in OUR IDIOT BROTHER (R), a comedy about a loveable slacker.  Friday, June 21st, 8:45pm at the KC Central Library, Downtown.

Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer, Media Training Manager and now the Community Engagement Manager at KCUR. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter @MLMIndustries.
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