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English, Visual Arts, 1 season, 69 episodes, 2 hours, 18 minutes
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Freeze Frame is a weekly show reviewing the latest movies from Hollywood's best to independent and arthouse movies.
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Freeze Frame: “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” (R), “Sasquatch Sunset” (R), “The Beast” (Not rated), “The Greatest Hits” (PG-13)

Director Guy Ritchie’s paints with very broad strokes for his wacky action comedy “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” Henry Cavill and Alan Ritchson lead the cast as criminal mercenaries recruited by […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” (R), “Sasquatch Sunset” (R), “The Beast” (Not rated), “The Greatest Hits” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
4/19/20242 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Civil War” (R), “La Chimera” (Not rated), “Scoop” (PG-13)

Contemporary political divisions and paranoia add an uneasy edge to filmmaker Alex Garland’s chilling speculative nightmare, “Civil War.” Kirsten Dunst is solid as a famed photojournalist who races with colleagues […] The post Freeze Frame: “Civil War” (R), “La Chimera” (Not rated), “Scoop” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
4/11/20242 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Monkey Man” (R), “Wicked Little Letters” (R), “Música” (PG-13), “Someone Like You” (PG)

Bollywood meets “John Wick” in the over-the-top, ultraviolent thriller, “Monkey Man.” Actor Dev Patel wrote, directed and stars in the tale of an impoverished Indian man who extracts bloody vengeance […] The post Freeze Frame: “Monkey Man” (R), “Wicked Little Letters” (R), “Música” (PG-13), “Someone Like You” (PG) appeared first on KKFI.
4/5/20242 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “In the Land of Saints and Sinners” (R), “STEVE! (Martin): A Documentary in 2 Pieces” (TV-MA), “Renegade Nell” (PG-13)

Liam Neeson once again plays a man grudgingly forced into violence in the drama “In the Land of Saints and Sinners.” During Ireland’s political and social upheaval in the 1970s, a […] The post Freeze Frame: “In the Land of Saints and Sinners” (R), “STEVE! (Martin): A Documentary in 2 Pieces” (TV-MA), “Renegade Nell” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
3/29/20242 minutes, 1 second
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Freeze Frame: “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” (PG-13), “Late Night with the Devil” (R), “Shirley” (PG-13), “Cabrini” (PG-13), “The Crime is Mine” (Not rated)

Kansas City native son Paul Rudd is joined by originals Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson for another comically spooky go-round, “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.” The old team up with […] The post Freeze Frame: “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” (PG-13), “Late Night with the Devil” (R), “Shirley” (PG-13), “Cabrini” (PG-13), “The Crime is Mine” (Not rated) appeared first on KKFI.
3/22/20242 minutes, 1 second
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Freeze Frame: “Love Lies Bleeding” (R), “Arthur the King” (PG-13), “One Life” (PG), “American Dreamer” (Not rated)

The action thriller “Love Lies Bleeding” is an example of extremely well-made sleaze, a midnight movie with a mind. Kristen Stewart and Katy O’Brien star in a twisted lesbian romance […] The post Freeze Frame: “Love Lies Bleeding” (R), “Arthur the King” (PG-13), “One Life” (PG), “American Dreamer” (Not rated) appeared first on KKFI.
3/15/20242 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Spaceman” (R), “Kung Fu Panda 4” (PG), “Damsel” (PG-13)

In the Netflix sci-fi flick “Spaceman,” Adam Sandler plays a cosmonaut who befriends a giant space spider. No, this ain’t a comedy. “Spaceman” is a slow-moving but thoughtful drama from […] The post Freeze Frame: “Spaceman” (R), “Kung Fu Panda 4” (PG), “Damsel” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
3/8/20242 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Dune: Part 2” (PG-13), “Io Capitano” (Not rated), “Tyler Perry’s Mea Culpa” (R)

The delay is over Dunatics. Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic “Dune: Part 2” has finally arrived on the big screen and it’s a sweeping saga that arguably tells Frank Herbert’s intricate […] The post Freeze Frame: “Dune: Part 2” (PG-13), “Io Capitano” (Not rated), “Tyler Perry’s Mea Culpa” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
3/1/20242 minutes, 1 second
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Freeze Frame: “Ordinary Angels” (PG), “Perfect Days” (PG), “Out of Darkness” (R)

Two-time Oscar winner Hillary Swank stars in the family friendly social drama, “Ordinary Angels.” It tells the inspirational true story of Sharon Stevens, an alcoholic hairdresser who seeks redemption by […] The post Freeze Frame: “Ordinary Angels” (PG), “Perfect Days” (PG), “Out of Darkness” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
2/23/20241 minute, 59 seconds
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FREEZE FRAME: “Bob Marley: One Love” (PG-13), “Madame Web” (PG-13), “The Taste of Things” (PG-13), “This is Me…Now: A Love Story” (PG-13)

“Bob Marley: One Love” is both entertaining and disappointing at the same time. The late reggae icon’s music propels what is otherwise a very bland reenactment of segments of his […] The post FREEZE FRAME: “Bob Marley: One Love” (PG-13), “Madame Web” (PG-13), “The Taste of Things” (PG-13), “This is Me…Now: A Love Story” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
2/15/20242 minutes, 1 second
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Freeze Frame: “The Teachers’ Lounge” (PG-13), “Suncoast” (R), “Upgraded” (R), “Genius: MLK/X” (Unrated)

“The Teachers’ Lounge” is a German film deservedly nominated for the Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars. Leonie Benesch plays a naive novice schoolteacher who sets off a volatile firestorm when […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Teachers’ Lounge” (PG-13), “Suncoast” (R), “Upgraded” (R), “Genius: MLK/X” (Unrated) appeared first on KKFI.
2/9/20242 minutes
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FREEZE FRAME: “Argylle” (PG-13), “Scrambled” (R), “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (R)

The wildly imaginative tongue-in-cheek action comedy “Argylle” is the sort of movie that the term “meta” was coined for. Bryce Dallas Howard stars as a homebody novelist. She becomes the […] The post FREEZE FRAME: “Argylle” (PG-13), “Scrambled” (R), “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
2/2/20242 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “The Zone of Interest” (R), “The Underdoggs” (R)

The banality of evil is the subject of the devastating German entry, “The Zone of Interest,” loosely based on the novel by Martin Amis. It’s the favorite to win this […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Zone of Interest” (R), “The Underdoggs” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
1/25/20242 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Origin” (R), “I.S.S.” (R), “Freud’s Last Session” (PG-13), “True Detective: Night Country” (TV-MA)

Ava DuVernay’s earnest and thoughtful drama “Origin” focuses on the multiple personal traumas that prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson endured as she wrote and researched her nonfiction bestseller, “Caste: The Origins […] The post Freeze Frame: “Origin” (R), “I.S.S.” (R), “Freud’s Last Session” (PG-13), “True Detective: Night Country” (TV-MA) appeared first on KKFI.
1/19/20242 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Mean Girls” (PG-13), “American Fiction” (R), “Lift” (PG-13), “Echo” (TV-MA)

Tina Fey’s hit 2004 comedy “Mean Girls” was adapted into a popular Broadway musical. The new movie is a cinematic version of that play. Angourie Rice leads the cast in […] The post Freeze Frame: “Mean Girls” (PG-13), “American Fiction” (R), “Lift” (PG-13), “Echo” (TV-MA) appeared first on KKFI.
1/11/20242 minutes
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Freeze Frame: The Best Films of 2023

Happy New Year. Time to look back at the best of the cinematic crop for 2023. 10) PAST LIVES A sweet and melancholy drama about childhood friends who awkwardly reconnect […] The post Freeze Frame: The Best Films of 2023 appeared first on KKFI.
1/3/20242 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “The Color Purple” (PG-13), “The Boys in the Boat” (PG-13), “Ferrari” (R), “Society of the Snow” (R)

The second cinematic adaptation of Alice Walker’s classic novel “The Color Purple” is an admirable reworking of the Broadway musical version. Fantasia Barrino is terrific in the central role of […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Color Purple” (PG-13), “The Boys in the Boat” (PG-13), “Ferrari” (R), “Society of the Snow” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
12/29/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (PG-13), “Poor Things” (R), “The Iron Claw” (R), “Migration” (PG), “Rebel Moon” (PG-13)

Jason Mamoa returns for possibly the last time as the aquatic DC superhero in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” There’s over $200 million worth of eye candy in the story […] The post Freeze Frame: “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (PG-13), “Poor Things” (R), “The Iron Claw” (R), “Migration” (PG), “Rebel Moon” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
12/22/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Wonka” (PG), “Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget” (PG), “The Family Plan (PG-13)

Did we really need a musical prequel to the classic 1971 fantasy “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?” No. But I’m still glad that we got one. Timothy Chalamet is […] The post Freeze Frame: “Wonka” (PG), “Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget” (PG), “The Family Plan (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
12/15/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Maestro” (R), “Elieen” (R), “Leave the World Behind” (R), “Merry Little Batman” (TV-Y7)

The contentious relationship between renowned composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia is the focus of the biopic, “Maestro.” It’s in theaters now and on Netflix on December 20th. Bradley […] The post Freeze Frame: “Maestro” (R), “Elieen” (R), “Leave the World Behind” (R), “Merry Little Batman” (TV-Y7) appeared first on KKFI.
12/8/20231 minute, 59 seconds
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Freeze Frame: “Candy Cane Lane” (PG), “May December” (R), “Family Switch” (PG), “Under the Influencer” (Not rated)

Eddie Murphy’s comic dexterity isn’t enough to save the bloated Amazon Prime Christmas fantasy, “Candy Cane Lane.” Murphy makes a deal with a backslidden elf to help him win a […] The post Freeze Frame: “Candy Cane Lane” (PG), “May December” (R), “Family Switch” (PG), “Under the Influencer” (Not rated) appeared first on KKFI.
11/30/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Napoleon” (R), “Wish” (PG), “Saltburn” (R), “Dashing Through the Snow” (PG), “Leo” (PG)

“Napoleon,” Ridley Scott’s historical epic about the infamous French emperor, comes up a bit short. Joaquin Phoenix mumbles his way through this visually spectacular, often funny, but dramatically lackluster extravaganza. This […] The post Freeze Frame: “Napoleon” (R), “Wish” (PG), “Saltburn” (R), “Dashing Through the Snow” (PG), “Leo” (PG) appeared first on KKFI.
11/23/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Rustin” (R), “Next Goal Wins” (PG-13), “Trolls Band Together” (PG), “Best. Christmas. Ever!” (TV-PG)

A riveting performance from Colman Domingo and an important untold story propel the Netflix biopic, “Rustin.” The film focuses on the Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin and his efforts to […] The post Freeze Frame: “Rustin” (R), “Next Goal Wins” (PG-13), “Trolls Band Together” (PG), “Best. Christmas. Ever!” (TV-PG) appeared first on KKFI.
11/16/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “The Marvels” (PG-13), “Journey to Bethlehem” (PG), “Quiz Lady” (R), “Albert Brooks: Defending My Life” (Not rated)

The superpowers of Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel and SABER astronaut Monica Rambeau become mysteriously intertwined in the action opus “The Marvels.” Brie Larson, Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris play the potent trio […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Marvels” (PG-13), “Journey to Bethlehem” (PG), “Quiz Lady” (R), “Albert Brooks: Defending My Life” (Not rated) appeared first on KKFI.
11/10/20232 minutes
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FREEZE FRAME: “Priscilla” (R), “What Happens Later” (R), “The Marsh King’s Daughter” (R), “Nyad” (PG-13)

“Priscilla,” Sophia Coppola’s subtle and nuanced movie about the relationship of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, is the polar opposite of Baz Luhrmann’s flashy and bombastic musical biopic “Elvis.” Cailee Spaney […] The post FREEZE FRAME: “Priscilla” (R), “What Happens Later” (R), “The Marsh King’s Daughter” (R), “Nyad” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
11/4/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Five Nights at Freddy’s” (PG-13), “The Killer” (R), “Anatomy of a Fall” (R), “Pain Hustlers” (R)

The PG-13-rated Halloween offering “Five Nights at Freddy’s” plays on the creepy feelings generated by those animatronic animals at kids’ pizza joints. Josh Hutcherson plays a night security guard who […] The post Freeze Frame: “Five Nights at Freddy’s” (PG-13), “The Killer” (R), “Anatomy of a Fall” (R), “Pain Hustlers” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
10/27/20231 minute, 59 seconds
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Freeze Frame: “Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour” (PG-13), “Butcher’s Crossing” (R)

Thanks to Taylor Swift and her army of Swifties for saving the lackluster fall box office. The big screen version of “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” has already scored one […] The post Freeze Frame: “Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour” (PG-13), “Butcher’s Crossing” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
10/15/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “The Burial” (R), “Dear David” (R), “Garden City, Kansas” (Not rated), “Herd” (Not rated)

A flamboyant lawyer attempts to dig up some justice in “The Burial,” an Amazon Prime drama inspired by a true story. Jamie Foxx gives a magnetic performance as Willie E. […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Burial” (R), “Dear David” (R), “Garden City, Kansas” (Not rated), “Herd” (Not rated) appeared first on KKFI.
10/13/20232 minutes, 1 second
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Freeze Frame: “The Exorcist: Believer” (R), “Fair Play” (R), “The Royal Hotel” (R), “Totally Killer” (R)

“The Exorcist: Believer” had to change its release date so that it wouldn’t compete with the Taylor Swift concert film. Now that’s scary. In this creepy franchise reboot, Leslie Odom, […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Exorcist: Believer” (R), “Fair Play” (R), “The Royal Hotel” (R), “Totally Killer” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
10/5/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “The Creator” (PG-13), “Nelly Don – The Musical Movie” (Not rated), “The Kill Room” (R)

The new sci-fi opus “The Creator” may strike fear into the hearts of those already concerned about the dangers of artificial intelligence. In the near future, the human race and AI are […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Creator” (PG-13), “Nelly Don – The Musical Movie” (Not rated), “The Kill Room” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
9/29/20231 minute, 59 seconds
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Freeze Frame: “No One Will Save You” (PG-13), “El Conde” (R), “It Lives Inside” (PG-13), “Spy Kids: Armageddon” (PG)

“No One Will Save You” is a wildly original and well-made sci-fi entry on Hulu from filmmaker Brian Duffield. Kaitlyn Dever gives a remarkable, nearly wordless performance as troubled young […] The post Freeze Frame: “No One Will Save You” (PG-13), “El Conde” (R), “It Lives Inside” (PG-13), “Spy Kids: Armageddon” (PG) appeared first on KKFI.
9/22/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “A Haunting in Venice” (PG-13), “A Million Miles Away” (PG)

Kenneth Branagh returns for this third go-round as Agatha Christie’s famed detective Hercule Poirot in the spooky whodunit, “A Haunting in Venice.” During a seance at an eerie Venetian villa […] The post Freeze Frame: “A Haunting in Venice” (PG-13), “A Million Miles Away” (PG) appeared first on KKFI.
9/15/20232 minutes, 1 second
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Freeze Frame: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” (PG-13), “Sitting in Bars with Cake” (PG-13), “The Changeling” (TV-MA)

Writer/director/star Nia Vardalos is back for round three in the broad and sappy comedy, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.” Nia and her clan travel to Greece for a big […] The post Freeze Frame: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” (PG-13), “Sitting in Bars with Cake” (PG-13), “The Changeling” (TV-MA) appeared first on KKFI.
9/8/20231 minute, 58 seconds
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Freeze Frame: “The Equalizer 3” (R), “The Good Mother” (R)

There are two words to describe what’s good about the ultra-violent action thriller, “The Equalizer 3.” Those words are Denzel Washington. He returns as an uber-talented former Defense Intelligence agent […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Equalizer 3” (R), “The Good Mother” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
9/1/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Gran Turismo” (PG-13), “Bottoms” (R), “Golda” (PG-13), “Retribution” (R)

When is a video game movie not a video game movie? When it’s a true story about a race car gamer who became a real race car driver. “Gran Turismo” […] The post Freeze Frame: “Gran Turismo” (PG-13), “Bottoms” (R), “Golda” (PG-13), “Retribution” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
8/25/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Blue Beetle” (PG-13), “Strays” (R), “Landscape with Invisible Hand” (R), “The Monkey King” (PG)

“Blue Beetle” is the latest superhero movie from the DC Comics universe that’s notable mainly for its Hispanic cast and production staff. Xolo Maridueña from “Cobra Kai” plays a young man whose […] The post Freeze Frame: “Blue Beetle” (PG-13), “Strays” (R), “Landscape with Invisible Hand” (R), “The Monkey King” (PG) appeared first on KKFI.
8/18/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” (R), “Jules” (PG-13), “Heart of Stone” (PG-13), “Red, White and Royal Blue” (R)

“The Last Voyage of the Demeter” is an adaptation of just one chapter from Bram Stoker’s classic novel “Dracula.” Corey Hawkins and Kansas City native son David Dastmalchian star in […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” (R), “Jules” (PG-13), “Heart of Stone” (PG-13), “Red, White and Royal Blue” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
8/11/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” (PG-13), “Meg 2: The Trench” (PG-13), “Shortcomings” (R), “Dreamin’ Wild” (PG)

After nearly 40 years, countless comics, five TV series and four feature films, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just keep mutating. The farcical animated feature “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant […] The post Freeze Frame: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” (PG-13), “Meg 2: The Trench” (PG-13), “Shortcomings” (R), “Dreamin’ Wild” (PG) appeared first on KKFI.
8/4/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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Freeze Frame: “Haunted Mansion” (PG-13), “Theater Camp” (PG-13), “Earth Mama” (R), “The Beanie Bubble” (R), “Happiness for Beginners” (PG-13)

The second time isn’t the charm for Disney’s “Haunted Mansion.” This movie based on the Disneyland attraction is, at best, an adequate timewaster for older kids. Director Justin Simien has […] The post Freeze Frame: “Haunted Mansion” (PG-13), “Theater Camp” (PG-13), “Earth Mama” (R), “The Beanie Bubble” (R), “Happiness for Beginners” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
7/28/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Barbie” (PG-13), “Oppenheimer” (R), “They Cloned Tyrone” (R)

Who knew that “Barbie” could be the victim of an existential crisis? Margot Robbie is perfectly cast in Greta Gerwig’s wacky and wildly imaginative comedy about Mattel’s superstar doll. It’s […] The post Freeze Frame: “Barbie” (PG-13), “Oppenheimer” (R), “They Cloned Tyrone” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
7/21/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One” (PG-13), “The Miracle Club” (PG-13), “Bird Box Barcelona” (R), “Sound of Freedom” (PG-13)

Tom Cruise is back, this time battling Artificial Intelligence in the zippy action thriller, “Mission Impossible-Dead Reckoning, Part One.” The seventh entry in the franchise has stilted dialogue that sounds […] The post Freeze Frame: “Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One” (PG-13), “The Miracle Club” (PG-13), “Bird Box Barcelona” (R), “Sound of Freedom” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
7/14/20232 minutes, 1 second
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Freeze Frame: “Joy Ride” (R), “The League” (Not rated), “The Out-Laws” (R), “The Lesson” (R)

In the shameless and unapologetically bawdy comedy “Joy Ride,” Ashley Park, Stephanie Hsu, Sherry Cola and Sabrina Wu play Asian-American friends who go on a trip to China where everything […] The post Freeze Frame: “Joy Ride” (R), “The League” (Not rated), “The Out-Laws” (R), “The Lesson” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
7/6/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (PG-13), “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” (PG), “Run Rabbit Run” (Not rated), “Nimona” (PG)

Relentless action, welcome nostalgia and the irascible Harrison Ford energize the fifth and final installment of the blockbuster series, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” Set in 1969, the story […] The post Freeze Frame: “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (PG-13), “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” (PG), “Run Rabbit Run” (Not rated), “Nimona” (PG) appeared first on KKFI.
6/30/20232 minutes, 1 second
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Freeze Frame: “Asteroid City” (PG-13), “No Hard Feelings” (R), “The Perfect Find” (Not rated)

Filmmaker Wes Anderson is the king of quirky and his movies are an acquired taste. His latest effort, the offbeat comedy “Asteroid City” is no exception. This whimsical story-within-a-story involves […] The post Freeze Frame: “Asteroid City” (PG-13), “No Hard Feelings” (R), “The Perfect Find” (Not rated) appeared first on KKFI.
6/23/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “The Flash” (PG-13), “Elemental” (PG), “The Blackening” (R), “Extraction 2” (R)

Try to forget the negative headlines about troubled actor Ezra Miller. As the DC comics troubled superhero “The Flash,” he’s terrific. This lightning fast member of the Justice League opens a […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Flash” (PG-13), “Elemental” (PG), “The Blackening” (R), “Extraction 2” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
6/16/20231 minute, 58 seconds
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Freeze Frame: “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” (PG-13), “Flamin’ Hot” (PG-13), “The Idol” (TV-MA)

If I were a seven-year-old, I’d be anxiously awaiting the arrival of the latest “Transformers” movie. While the seven-year-old in me still gets a bit of a kick out of […] The post Freeze Frame: “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” (PG-13), “Flamin’ Hot” (PG-13), “The Idol” (TV-MA) appeared first on KKFI.
6/9/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (PG-13), “The Boogeyman” (PG-13)

While it’s long, frenzied and slings more plot webs than it can reasonably control, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is an impressive, visually extravagant sequel to the 2018 Oscar-winning animated feature […] The post Freeze Frame: “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (PG-13), “The Boogeyman” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
6/2/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “The Little Mermaid” (PG), “Kandahar” (R), “You Hurt My Feelings” (R), “The Starling Girl” (R)

Should Disney continue its conversion of animated hits into live action movies? Well, when they are as good as “The Little Mermaid,” the answer is, “Yes.” Halle Bailey is terrific in […] The post Freeze Frame: “The Little Mermaid” (PG), “Kandahar” (R), “You Hurt My Feelings” (R), “The Starling Girl” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
5/25/20231 minute, 58 seconds
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Freeze Frame: “Fast X” (PG-13), “Carmen” (R), “Rare Objects” (R), “White Men Can’t Jump” (R)

If you’re a fan of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, you already know that you need to check your brain at the theater door. So, let’s just say that […] The post Freeze Frame: “Fast X” (PG-13), “Carmen” (R), “Rare Objects” (R), “White Men Can’t Jump” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
5/19/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Hypnotic” (R), “Book Club: The Next Chapter” (PG-13), “Blackberry” (R), “Fool’s Paradise” (R), “The Mother” (R)

Ben Affleck stars in “Hypnotic” a flaky sci-fi thriller from Robert Rodriguez about a police detective who discovers that government mind control experiments may have something to do with his […] The post Freeze Frame: “Hypnotic” (R), “Book Club: The Next Chapter” (PG-13), “Blackberry” (R), “Fool’s Paradise” (R), “The Mother” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
5/12/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3” (PG-13), “Love Again” (PG-13), “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” (Not rated)

The newest chapter in the wildly popular “Guardians of the Galaxy” series has arrived and… it’s out of this world. “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3” is an imaginative and surprisingly […] The post Freeze Frame: “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3” (PG-13), “Love Again” (PG-13), “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” (Not rated) appeared first on KKFI.
5/5/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” (PG-13), “Showing Up” (R), “Peter Pan and Wendy” (PG), “TNT Jackson” (TV-MA)

Is Judy Bloom’s 1970 coming-of-age story “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” still relevant? If the new film adaptation is any indication, the answer is “yes.” Abby Ryder Fortson is […] The post Freeze Frame: “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” (PG-13), “Showing Up” (R), “Peter Pan and Wendy” (PG), “TNT Jackson” (TV-MA) appeared first on KKFI.
4/27/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Beau is Afraid” (R), “Chevalier” (PG-13), “Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant” (R), “Ghosted” (PG-13), “To Catch a Killer” (R)

Be afraid. Be very afraid. The off-putting phantasmagorical horror comedy “Beau is Afraid” is a psychologist’s nightmare. Joaquin Phoenix is excellent as a middle-aged man with mommy issues who goes […] The post Freeze Frame: “Beau is Afraid” (R), “Chevalier” (PG-13), “Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant” (R), “Ghosted” (PG-13), “To Catch a Killer” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
4/21/20232 minutes, 3 seconds
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Freeze Frame: “Renfield” (R), “Mafia Mamma” (R), “Suzume” (PG), “How to Blow Up a Pipeline” (R)

In the grisly, over-the-top vampire comedy “Renfield,” Nicholas Cage plays Dracula and gets to chew the scenery as well as a lot of jugular veins. Nicholas Hoult plays his reluctant servant Renfield […] The post Freeze Frame: “Renfield” (R), “Mafia Mamma” (R), “Suzume” (PG), “How to Blow Up a Pipeline” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
4/14/20231 minute, 59 seconds
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Freeze Frame: “Air” (R), “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (PG), “Whaam! Blam! Roy Lichtenstein and the Art of Appropriation” (Not rated)

When is an inspirational sports movie not a sports movie? When it’s the stirring Ben Affleck-directed opus, “Air.” Matt Damon stars in the absorbing true story about the people from […] The post Freeze Frame: “Air” (R), “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (PG), “Whaam! Blam! Roy Lichtenstein and the Art of Appropriation” (Not rated) appeared first on KKFI.
4/6/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Murder Mystery 2” (PG-13), “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” (PG-13), “Tetris” (R), “Spinning Gold” (R)

Sometimes mindless, silly fluff is just what a weary viewer wants at the end of a long day’s work. If that’s you, then the goofy Netflix caper movie “Murder Mystery […] The post Freeze Frame: “Murder Mystery 2” (PG-13), “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” (PG-13), “Tetris” (R), “Spinning Gold” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
3/30/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “John Wick: Chapter 4” (R), “Last Sentinel” (R)

The latest installment of the wildly popular John Wick action franchise, “John Wick: Chapter Four,” is an amazing stunt reel in search of a plot. Keanu Reeves is back as […] The post Freeze Frame: “John Wick: Chapter 4” (R), “Last Sentinel” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
3/25/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Boston Strangler” (R), “Moving On” (R), “The Magician’s Elephant” (PG), “One Fine Morning” (R)

The Hulu drama “Boston Strangler” is a workmanlike journalistic procedural about the two women, played by Keira Knightly and Carrie Coon, who in the 1960s were credited with breaking the […] The post Freeze Frame: “Boston Strangler” (R), “Moving On” (R), “The Magician’s Elephant” (PG), “One Fine Morning” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
3/18/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Scream VI” (R), “Champions” (PG-13), “The Quiet Girl” (PG-13)

At one point in the absurd slasher sequel “Scream VI,” a stabbing victim says, “**** this franchise.” I agree. While it delivers the tongue-in-cheek chills that fans of these movies […] The post Freeze Frame: “Scream VI” (R), “Champions” (PG-13), “The Quiet Girl” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
3/11/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Creed III” (PG-13), “Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre” (R), “They Wait in the Dark” (Not rated), “Turn Every Page” (PG-13)

“Creed III” has Michael B. Jordan. Check. Jonathan Majors is solid as his nemesis. Check. It has well-staged boxing scenes. Check. It’s no knockout by any means, but those three […] The post Freeze Frame: “Creed III” (PG-13), “Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre” (R), “They Wait in the Dark” (Not rated), “Turn Every Page” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
3/3/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Cocaine Bear” (R), “Emily” (R), “We Have a Ghost” (PG-13), “Linoleum” (Not rated)

In 1985 a Georgia black bear consumed a duffel bag of cocaine that smugglers had dropped from an airplane. The grisly black comedy “Cocaine Bear” imagines what could have happened […] The post Freeze Frame: “Cocaine Bear” (R), “Emily” (R), “We Have a Ghost” (PG-13), “Linoleum” (Not rated) appeared first on KKFI.
3/3/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” (PG-13), “Sharper” (R), “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” (R)

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is the third stand-alone Ant-Man movie featuring our size-shifting Avenger hero, played by Kansas City’s own Paul Rudd. Evangeline Lily, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Michael Douglas […] The post Freeze Frame: “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” (PG-13), “Sharper” (R), “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
2/17/20231 minute, 59 seconds
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Freeze Frame: “Your Place or Mine” (PG-13), “Consecration” (R), “Pamela: A Love Story” (TV-MA)

Attractive, likable stars can’t save the creaky, warmed-over Netflix rom-com “Your Place or Mine.” Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher play long-distance friends who hooked up once twenty years ago. She’s […] The post Freeze Frame: “Your Place or Mine” (PG-13), “Consecration” (R), “Pamela: A Love Story” (TV-MA) appeared first on KKFI.
2/10/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “80 for Brady (PG-13), “Knock at the Cabin” (R), “True Spirit” (PG)

The broad and goofy comedy “80 for Brady” is aimed squarely at the underserved older moviegoer demographic. Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sally Field and Rita Moreno play elderly fans of New […] The post Freeze Frame: “80 for Brady (PG-13), “Knock at the Cabin” (R), “True Spirit” (PG) appeared first on KKFI.
2/3/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “You People” (R), “Infinity Pool” (R), “Living” (PG-13)

The Hollywood rom-com meets an R-rated social commentary in the Netflix movie, “You People.” Jonah HIll plays Ezra, a white Jewish podcaster who falls for an African-American Muslim designer named […] The post Freeze Frame: “You People” (R), “Infinity Pool” (R), “Living” (PG-13) appeared first on KKFI.
1/27/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Women Talking” (PG-13), “The Son” (PG-13), “Alice, Darling” (R)

“Women Talking” is an award-winning film adapted from a 2018 novel by Miriam Toews. It’s loosely based on the true story of a group of Mennonite women who gather to […] The post Freeze Frame: “Women Talking” (PG-13), “The Son” (PG-13), “Alice, Darling” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
1/18/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “Plane” (R), “Dog Gone” (PG)

With movies like the action trilogy “Olympus Has Fallen,” “London Has Fallen and “Angel Has Fallen,” Scottish actor Gerard Butler is carving out a niche for himself as an action […] The post Freeze Frame: “Plane” (R), “Dog Gone” (PG) appeared first on KKFI.
1/13/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: “A Man Called Otto” (PG-13), “The Pale Blue Eye” (R), “Corsage” (Not rated), “White Noise” (R)

Tom Hanks plays a judgmental curmudgeon facing bitter personal disappointment in the sentimental comic drama, “A Man Called Otto.” Upon his forced retirement, a lonely widower must decide what to do with […] The post Freeze Frame: “A Man Called Otto” (PG-13), “The Pale Blue Eye” (R), “Corsage” (Not rated), “White Noise” (R) appeared first on KKFI.
1/6/20232 minutes
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Freeze Frame: The Best Films of 2022

Time for my annual countdown of the best movies of the year. 10) Amazing aerial stunt work overcomes the absurd, testosterone-fueled script in the entertaining box office blockbuster, “Top Gun: […] The post Freeze Frame: The Best Films of 2022 appeared first on KKFI.
12/30/20222 minutes