thekansan.com http://www.thekansan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section thekansan.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:35:43 +0000 Movie review: ‘Transcendence’ is a smart sci-fi action film http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419626/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419626/-1/movies So, five years earlier, we meet brilliant scientist-researchers Will and [...]]]> Movie review: Kinnear keeps faith-based 'Heaven Is For Real' grounded http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419431/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:30:09 +0000 By Dana Barbuto More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419431/-1/movies In adapting Nebraska pastor Todd Burpo's best-selling 2010 memoir, subtitled "A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back," Randall Wallace, who wrote "Braveheart" and directed "Secretariat," puts forth a [...]]]> A second chance for 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Why fans should give the show another try http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140415/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140419495/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:14:15 +0000 By Ashley Bergner/Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140415/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140419495/-1/movies Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was one of the most anticipated new shows premiering last fall, a concept that appeared to be full of potential. However, after the first several episodes, many fans seemed to agree the show hadn't quite lived up to the hopes they had for it. The characters weren't quite clicking, the show struggled to find a tone and focus, and it didn't seem to have the same magic spark as the Marvel movies. Ratings have continued to drop, and if the [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Draft Day’ will appeal to football fans and non-fans http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419995/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419995/-1/movies The title refers to the day that NFL teams pick their new recruits from [...]]]> Trying to talk to the transcendent Johnny Depp http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409306/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:46:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409306/-1/movies Movie review: 'Captain America: The Winter Solider' a tense, exciting superhero thriller http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140407/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140409430/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:43:54 +0000 By Ashley Bergner/Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140407/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140409430/-1/movies Watch out, Iron Man and Thor — the gauntlet has been thrown. Though the two Avengers may have had stronger origin films, it's Captain America who has the best sequel, wrapping up Marvel's Phase Two solo Avenger films with a politically-tinged thriller that's tense, exciting and genuinely game-changing for the Marvel cinematic universe.

Like "Iron Man 3" and "Thor: The Dark World," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" takes place after the events of [...]]]> Kent Bush: Even in the worst of times, God is here http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409569/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:35:49 +0000 By Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409569/-1/movies Those happy, often misinterpreted verses on coffee mugs are often used to give the idea that life as a believer in God is easy because "God is love" and you can have anything you ask for as long as you have enough faith is non-Biblical. Believing that God owes you wealth, health and happiness is a lie.
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Jude Law transforms for ‘Dom Hemingway’ role http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409570/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:24:22 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409570/-1/movies More Content Now
The last time Jude Law proved to be unrecognizable onscreen, it was a purely physical thing. It took quite a while to figure out that was Law underneath the strange makeup and weirder hairdo when he played the dour Karenin in "Anna Karenina." In his newest film, "Dom Hemingway," the unrecognizability factor revolves around the attitude and behavior of Law as the title character. He is simply, in British terminology, a rotter, a nasty piece of work who might [...]]]>
Kevin Costner gets introspective on ‘Draft Day’ http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409571/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:12:51 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409571/-1/movies Those of us in the press have seen different sides of him in person. On those days when he's done too many interviews in a row, he can be grumbly. If a really dumb question is asked, he can get feisty. Last week, in a Beverly Hills hotel, where he was discussing his new film "Draft [...]]]> The Talker: Jon Hamm competes on ‘90s dating show http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409574/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:34:03 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409574/-1/movies Something to talk about

Video of a young Jon Hamm with interesting hair has surfaced. When he was 25 and still a waiter, the "Mad Men" actor appeared on a '90s dating show — and didn't get picked.

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Everyone is sharing their memories of http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409723/-1/movies Movie review: ‘The Raid 2’ follows the greatness of ‘The Raid’ http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409993/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409993/-1/movies What is a surprise is that this follow-up to the simply told and extremely violent original is so different in tone. No, not in the area of violence. In fact, the sequel ramps that part of it way up. There are fights in this film that involve [...]]]> Movie review: Don’t overlook ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409994/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409994/-1/movies David Lynch's 1984 adaptation was a bloated, confusing mess, and was [...]]]> The Talker: James Franco attempts to pick up teenager on Instagram http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409688/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:55:40 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409688/-1/movies Something to talk about

James Franco allegedly hit on a young girl via Instagram after she posted a video of him during his Broadway show "Of Mice and Men." The Scottish teenager was visiting New York City as an early 18th birthday present.

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Zac Efron http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409912/-1/movies Morgan Freeman talks lemurs http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409884/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:31:44 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409884/-1/movies Movie preview: Will 'Captain America' continue Marvel's dominance in superhero cinema? http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140401/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140409920/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:42:13 +0000 By Ashley Bergner/Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140401/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140409920/-1/movies Trying to guess what movies will become hits isn't an exact science. Sometimes a film will come seemingly out of nowhere — like Disney's recent animated musical "Frozen" — and become a huge hit at the box office, while other times even an A-list cast or a prestigious director aren't enough to elevate a film from a short, disappointing run in theaters.

However, Marvel's new Captain America movie "The Winter Soldier" (out in U.S. theaters Friday) appears [...]]]> The Talker: Woman spends $25K to look like Jennifer Lawrence http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339963/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:27:01 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339963/-1/movies Something to talk about

If you could pay to look like your favorite celebrity, who would it be and how much would you cough up to be a replica? A Texas woman recently spent more than $25,000 to remake herself into Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.

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It's http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140328/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140329258/-1/movies For me, most of the time it's "love at first sight" when it comes to movies. I fell in love with most of my favorite movies — like "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones" and "Casino Royale" — within the first 10 minutes of screen time, and I loved these movies just as much the dozens of times I've watched them since. :) And if a movie makes a bad first impression, that's usually not going to change.

However, there are several movies that are [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Noah’ not exactly the Bible story you know http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329405/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329405/-1/movies