Win Passes to the Kansas City Premiere of “Last Flag Flying”

 

 

Media Mikes has teamed up with our friends at Lionsgate Films to give (50) of our Kansas City-area readers and a guest the chance to be among the first to see the new film “Last Flag Flying,” starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne.

The screening will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Cinemark Palace on the Plaza Theatre and will be begin at 7:00 pm

All you have to do is head to: http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/Anuqb53721 and download your pass.

This is a first come/first served giveaway.  Once (50) admit two passes have been downloaded the giveaway is ended.

Good luck!

Another Successful Outing for Kansas City Comic Con

A super reunion and the “Comic Book Men” helped fill the halls of Bartle Hall over the weekend. Kansas City Comic Con, now in it’s third year, saw thousands upon thousands of people pass through the entrance between November 10th-12th.

Fans from all walks of life showed up for the weekend gathering. The “Superman: The Movie” 40th anniversary, which featured a two-hour panel and guests like Margot Kidder, Sarah Douglas, and local Jeff East, was the big draw. The other big draw was a visit by Filmmaker/Podcaster Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, and the men behind the AMC show “Comic Book Men.”

There was plenty to do, including lively panels, events on the main floor, and meeting celebrities, animators, creators, cosplayers and othersw. During the hustle and bustle, the MediaMikes crew met fans of the website and garnished new fans with a booth featuring “Superman” memorabilia and a few free promotional items.

In a city full of cons throughout the year, Kansas City Comic Con has sliced out it’s own piece of the year to entertain and reward those in attendance. MediaMikes looks forward to working with and joining Kansas City Comic Con in 2018.

Photos by Dan Lybarger

“Superman” display at the MediaMikes table Lee Meriwether is all-in for “Justice League” Ron Burgundy setting up for a live shot A couple of Supermen taking in the MediaMikes memorabilia display The “Comic Book Men” enjoying the latest issue of “Good Housekeeping” featuring Deadpool “It” cosplay is in this year A “Ghostbusters” and “TMNT” crossover

Win Passes to the Kansas City Premiere of “Wonder”

Media Mikes has teamed up with our friends at Lionsgate to give (20) readers and a guest the opportunity to attend the Kansas City premiere of “Wonder” starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.
The screening will be held on Wednesday, November 15th at the AMC Barrywoods Theatre and will begin at 7:00 pm
All you have to do is go to:  http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/lHMAc89467  and download your pass.
This is a first come/first serve giveaway.  Once (20) admit 2 passes have been downloaded, the giveaway is over.  
Good luck!
WONDER
When:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Where:  AMC Barrywoods Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
#ChooseKind     #WonderTheMovie

Win Passes to the Kansas City premiere of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Media Mikes has teamed up with our friends at Fox Searchlight to give (75) readers and a guest the opportunity to attend the Kansas City premiere of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.
The screening will be held on Monday, November 13th at the Cinemark Palace on the Plaza and will begin at 7:00 pm
All you have to do is go to:   http://www.foxsearchlightscreenings.com/yHjLT81381  and download your pass.
This is a first come/first serve giveaway.  Once (75) admit 2 passes have been downloaded the giveaway is over.
Good luck!
PS:  There is no Ebbing, Missouri.  🙂
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
When:  Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Cinemark Palace on the Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri
#ThreeBillboards

WIN PASSES TO ATTEND A SPECIAL KANSAS CITY SCREENING OF THE CULT CLASSIC “THE ROOM”

 

 

What do you call a film that is SO unusual…has such a cult following…that James Franco is starring in a film depicting the making of said film?  You’d call that film “The Room.”

In anticipation of the aforementioned James Franco film, “The Disaster Artist,” our good friends at the Kansas City Alamo Drafthouse is presenting a special screening of “The Room” and we want to give (5) of our readers and a guest the chance to attend.  The screening will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 and will begin at 7:00 pm

All you have to do is let us know below what film you think could inspire it’s own “making of” film?  Behind the scenes with the Munchkins on “The Wizard of Oz?”  Hanging out in the Shire for “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy?  It’s up to you.

This giveaway will run through Monday, November 6th and will end at 10:00 pm CST.  At that time, (5) random winners will be selected and those winners will be notified by email.

Good luck!

Kansas City Film Critics Name “Manchester by the Sea” the Best Film of 2016 During Presentation of 51st Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards

Manchester by the Sea was chosen as the Best Film of 2016 by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest critics group in the country. MediaMikes film critics Michael Smith and Jeremy Werner are members of the group. Smith also serves as the groups secretary and is a member of the governing board. The film was also recognized with the Robert Altman Award for Direction and the film’s star, Casey Affleck, was chosen as the year’s Best Actor. The winners were announced today during a ceremony for the 51st Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Theatre in Kansas City.

Manchester by the Sea led all films with three wins, while Arrival, Hell or High Water and Moonlight each received two awards. Natalie Portman was named Best Actress for her portrayal of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie while Jeff Bridges was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his work as a grizzled Texas Ranger in Hell or High Water. For the 13th time at least one category resulted in a tie when Viola Davis (Fences) and Naomie Harris (Moonlight) tied in the Best Supporting Actress category. Zootopia was named the year’s Best Animated Feature.

This year the group also awarded the inaugural Tom Poe Award for Best LGBT Film. A beloved associate professor of film and media arts in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Poe, who passed away in November at the age of 70, was a long-time member of the Critics Circle. His reviews were inevitably astute and well-informed yet just as naturally considered and kind, in keeping with his sympathies for both filmmaker and audience. It was Poe’s belief that “great film reviews give rise to thinking about films.” As such, he supported many members of KCFCC through encouragement and dialogue. Tom Poe was our colleague and friend, and it is our intention that this annual award honor his legacy as an advocate for LGBT rights and promote his desire for justice by way of accurate and beneficial representation. The inaugural recipient is Moonlight.

The full list of winners is below:

BEST FILM

Manchester by the Sea

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

BEST ACTRESS

Natalie Portman – Jackie

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis – Fences and Naomie Harris – Moonlight

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Eric Heisserer – Arrival

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Handmaiden – South Korea

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

OJ: Made in America

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Zootopia

VINCE KOEHLER AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY or HORROR FILM

Arrival

TOM POE AWARD FOR BEST LGBT FILM

Moonlight

Win Passes to the Kansas City premiere of Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some”

Media Mikes has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to give 30 readers (and a guest) the chance to be among the first to see the new film by Academy Award nominated director Richard Linklater, “Everybody Want’s Some.” A “spiritual sequel” to his hugely popular film “Dazed and Confused,” the film stars Blake Jenner, Glen Powell and Wyatt Russell.

The screening will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2016, at the Screenland Armour Theatre in North Kansas City and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

All you have to do is click here http://www.gofobo.com/uPkUO22545 and register. 30 random entries will be selected and will receive a pass for (2) to the screening. Winners will be notified on April 10. Good luck!

Win Tickets to the Kansas City Premiere of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

Hey Kansas City! Are you ready for a “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” advance screening giveaway? We have tickets to the Kansas City screening Tuesday, March 22 in IMAX at AMC Barrywoods. To enter for a chance to win, simply go to www.wbtickets.com and enter the code BvSMediaMikes. You have from now until Sunday, March 20 to enter. Five winners will be chosen via a random drawing Monday, March 21. Each winner will receive two tickets. ‪#‎WhoWillWin ‪#‎BvS
Good luck!
SCREENING INFORMATION
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
7:00 p.m.
AMC Barrywoods, Kansas City, Missouri

Win Passes to the Kansas City Premiere of “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”

Media Mikes has teamed with Paramount Pictures to give (30) of their readers and a guest the chance to be among the first in Kansas City to see the new comedy “Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot,” starring Tina Fey and Billy Bob Thornton.

The screening will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 and will begin at 7:30 p.m. The film will be shown at our favorite theatre, the Kansas City Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Kansas City.

All you have to do is go to http://www.gofobo.com/VWdqU69208 and register. (30) lucky entrants will receive a pass for (2) to attend the screening. Winners will be notified by email on Sunday, February 28. Good luck!

Opening Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Official Website: www.WhiskeyTangoFoxtrotTheMovie.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WTFTheMovie
Twitter: @WTFTheMovie #WTFTheMovie
Rating: Not yet rated.

Synopsis:
When reporter Kim Barker’s (Tina Fey) life needs something more, she decides to ‘shake it all up’ by taking an assignment in a war zone. There, in the midst of chaos, she finds the strength she never knew she had. Sometimes it takes saying ‘WTF’ to find the life you were always destined to have. Also starring Margo Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina and Billy Bob Thornton, the film is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”) from a screenplay by Robert Carlock (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock”).

Kansas City Film Critics Name “Mad Max: Fury Road” the Best Film of 2015 During Presentation of 50th Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards

Mad Max: Fury Road was chosen as the Best Film of 2015 by The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the 2nd oldest critics group in the country. The winners were announced this afternoon during a ceremony at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre in Kansas City. Among the voters were MediaMikes own Michael Smith and Jeremy Werner.

The film, which had been nominated in four categories by the group, also took home the Robert Altman Award for Best Director for George Miller and Best Actress for Charlize Theron. The film was the only multiple winner announced by the group. The directing award is named in honor of seven-time Academy Award nominee and Kansas City native Robert Altman.

Leonardo DiCaprio was named Best Actor for his work in The Revenant. In the supporting categories, Michael Shannon received the Best Supporting Actor prize for 99 Homes while Alicia Vikander was named Best Supporting Actress for Ex Machina. PIXAR’s Inside Out was named the year’s Best Animated Feature.

Below is a complete list of winners:

BEST PICTURE: Mad Max: Fury Road

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

BEST ACTRESS: Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Inside Out

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Phoenix (Germany)

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Amy

VINCE KOEHLER AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY or HORROR FILM: Ex Machina

Kansas City Film Critics Announces Nominees for the 50th Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards

Kansas City, Missouri – The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, of which both Moviemike and Jeremy Werner are members, and the second oldest film critic organization in the country, released their nominees for the 50th Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards, recognizing the best in film for 2015.

Sicario, a fall release that addressed the war on drugs in both the United States and Mexico, led all films with five nominations including Best Picture and Best Director for Denis Villenueve. The film also earned nods for Emily Blunt for Best Actress, Benicio Del Toro for Best Supporting and Original Screenplay.

Right behind are the summer action film Mad Max: Fury Road and the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio film, The Revenant, which each earned four nominations, including Best Picture. Also earning Best Picture nominations: Room and Spotlight. DiCaprio was nominated as one of the year’s Best Actors, along with Steve Carell (The Big Short), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) and last year’s Academy Award winner in this category, Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl).

Charlize Theron was nominated as Best Actress for her role as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road. Nominated alongside her and Blunt are Cate Blanchett (Carol), Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn).

Besides Del Toro, the list of nominees for Best Supporting Actor include Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Michael Shannon (99 Homes) and Sylvester Stallone, reprising his role of Rocky Balboa in Creed. In 1976 the group named Stallone the year’s Best Actor for playing Balboa in Rocky.

Blanchett’s Carol co-star, Rooney Mara, earned a nod for Best Supporting Actress, alongside Elizabeth Banks (Love and Mercy), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs).

Directors joining Villenueve in competition for the Robert Altman Award for Best Director are Alex Garland (Ex Machina), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) and George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road).

The group also handed out nominations for Best Animated Feature, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Foreign Film, Documentary Feature and for the Vince Koehler Award, which is chosen as the year’s best Science Fiction, Horror or Fantasy Film.

Winners will be voted on and the results released this Sunday, December 20th.

Below is a complete list of nominees:

BEST PICTURE: Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Room, Sicario, Spotlight

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR: Alex Garland (Ex Machina), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant), Denis Villenueve (Sicario), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

BEST ACTOR: Steve Carell (The Big Short), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

BEST ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett (Carol), Emily Blunt (Sicario), Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Michael Shannon (99 Homes), Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Elizabeth Banks (Love and Mercy), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rooney Mara (Carol), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Ex Machina, The Hateful Eight, Inside Out, Sicario, Spotlight, Trainwreck

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Big Short, Carol, The Martian, Room, Steve Jobs

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Anomalisa, Inside Out, Minions, The Peanuts Movie, Shaun the Sheep

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Assassin, Goodnight Mommy, Phoenix, Son of Saul, The Tribe, White God

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Amy, Best of Enemies, The Look of Silence, Where to Invade Next, The Wrecking Crew

VINCE KOEHLER AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY or HORROR FILM: Ex Machina, Goodnight Mommy, It Follows, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian

Win Tickets to Attend the Kansas City Premiere of “Spotlight”

Media Mikes and Open Road Films have teamed up to give (25) readers and a guest the chance to be among the first to see the new film, “Spotlight,’ at a special advance screening on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

The film, starring Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton, will be shown at the AMC Independence Commons 20 and will begin at 7:00 pm.

All you need to do is go to http://www.gofobo.com/SPOTMM. The first (25) people to do so will receive a pair of tickets to the screening. Tickets are on a first come/first serve basis. Good luck!

SCREENING INFORMATION

Spotlight
Thursday, November 19, 2015
AMC Independence Commons 20, Independence, Missouri
7:00 pm

Win Tickets to Attend the Kansas City Premiere of “Creed”

Media Mikes and Warner Bros. have teamed up to give (20) readers and a guest the chance to be among the first to see the new film, “Creed,’ at a special advance screening on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

The film, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, will be shown at the Cinemark Palace on the Plaza and will begin at 7:30 pm.

All you need to do is go to http://www.wbtickets.com/CREEDMM. The first (20) people to do so will receive a pair of tickets to the screening. Tickets are on a first come/first serve basis. Good luck!

SCREENING INFORMATION

“Creed”
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Cinemark Palace on the Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri
7:30pm

Win Passes to the Kansas City Premiere of “The 33”


Media Mikes has teamed up with Warner Bros. to give (25) readers and a guest the chance to be among the first to see the new film “The 33” on Tuesday, November 10th at the B & B Theatres Lee’s Summit. The film, starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro and James Brolin and based on the real events of the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, begins at 7:30 p.m.

All you have to do is go to http://www.wbtickets.com/The33MM and download your pass. The first (25) people to do so will receive a pass for them and a guest to attend the screening. Tickets are first-come, first served. Good luck!

SCREENING INFORMATION

Place: B & B Lee’s Summit Theatre
Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Win Passes to the Kansas City Premiere of “The Intern”

Media Mikes has teamed up with Warner Brothers to give (50) readers and a guest the chance to be among the first to see the upcoming comedy, “The Intern,” starring Academy Award winners Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway.

All you have to do is go to http://www.wbtickets.com/LaughKC and download your “Admit Two” ticket.

The screening will be held this Monday, September 21, at the B&B Theatres in Overland Park, Kansas and will start at 7:30

Tickets are available on a first come-first serve basis. Good luck!