Kathy Kaiser

Hello fellow movie lovers – Kathy Kaiser here…….and welcome to Matinee Chat! Having lived in the St. Louis Metropolitan area my whole life, I absolutely love ALL the theaters here that give me the opportunity to live out my passion – or as my family and friends call it – My obsession – MOVIES!

My home base is on the east side in Belleville IL – but I frequent the fantastic city of St. Louis almost daily – whether catching a sneak preview of the next BLOCKBUSTER at a theater near you, or covering a red carpet event for both commercial and independent films here locally.

A graduate of Lindenwood University with a BA in Communications, my day also includes being the Creative Director & Owner of Kaiser Communication & Marketing Group. My two greatest achievements in life are my two girls – ages 24 and 14 – who have made my life the most incredible journey I could have ever imagined - and who cheer me on each day – as I share my thoughts on the latest new film releases, have chats with my fellow critics one-on-one, and even giving you the opportunity to chat with me too – and how awesome is that……SERIOUSLY!

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Friday, 26 August 2016 10:11
DON’T BREATHE ~ Rated R Starring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minette and Daniel Zovatoo Director Fede Alvarez brings a horrifying tale of craziness and terror to the big screen, as three youngsters embark on robbing a blind veteran, thinking it will be a walk in the park, but it turns out being anything but…this is DON’T BREATHE! Pulling off small robberies here or there to raise a few bucks for FUN MONEY and to distract these teenagers from their mundane lives, we meet Money (Daniel Zovatoo), Rocky (Jane Levy) and Alex (Dylan Minnette). Alex’s father luckily works for a security company, and he has just acquired the key’s of one of his father’s newest clients, a blind army vet (Stephen Lang) living in a mansion, and who has apparently come into a bundle of cash, after the untimely death of his daughter. Thinking this is going to be the easiest robbery ever, Money, Rocky and Alex make their way into this man’s home, but find out very quickly, being blind is no issue for this crazy man, determined to finish all of his intruders off, no matter what it takes…
Friday, 26 August 2016 10:09
HANDS OF STONE ~ Rated R Starring Edgar Ramirez, Robert DeNiro and Usher Raymond IV Based on the real-life story of legendary boxer Roberto Duran, we venture from Panama to the US to see if he really can become WORLD CHAMPION…this is HANDS OF STONE! Born into a life of poverty and despair, we meet young Roberto Duran (David Arosemena), stealing to feed his family, and learning to fight on the streets of Panama. Proving in his own right at a young age that boxing is in his blood, Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez) and his trainer secure the backing they need from local businessman, Carlos Eleta (Ruben Blades), who starts him on his way… When Eleta realizes how gifted Duran really is, he secures him a new trainer, America’s master of boxing Ray Arcel (Robert DeNiro), who takes him under his wing, and teaches Roberto everything he knows about the sport. Back in the states and taking on American boxing star Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond IV), Duran must find every ounce of finesse he can muster up, if he is to take on this flashy, quick footed “ballerina” to become boxing’s Champion of the World.
Friday, 26 August 2016 10:06
HELL OR HIGH WATER – Rated R Starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster When left in a desperate situation to save his family’s farm, one divorced father and his jail-bird brother turn to bank robbing as their only choice to make thing’s right in their world ~ This is HELL OR HIGH WATER! Divorced, yet trying to provide for his ex-wife and sons the best way he knows how, Toby Howard (Chris Pine) hatches a plan with his brother, ex-con Tanner Howard (Ben Foster), to save his family farm, after the death of his poor sweet mama. With the bank breathing down their necks, wanting to foreclose on their homestead, Toby and Tanner decide the best way to stop the bank, and save their families home, is to acquire enough cash ~ and fast ~ to make the bastards go away. When a slew of bank robberies are reported to lawman Alberto Parker (Gil Birmingham) he decides that this might just be the perfect case for soon-to-retire fellow Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) to take on as his last hurrah... As Parker and Hamilton soon find ~ these aren’t your average bank-robbers ~ as they apparently have a liking for hitting just one kind of bank, and aren’t stealing exorbitant sums of money either…leaving our lawmen searching for more clues…as, none of this case is really making sense… I give HELL OR HIGH WATER a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN ~ From the intense and powerful storyline from Taylor Sheridan (He also wrote last year’s SICARIO) to the gritty, commanding and epic performances hitting the screen from Pine, Foster and Bridges, HELL OR HIGH WATER is one incredibly raw and penetrating depiction of what lengths a man will go to, to save what his families worked all their lives for. This film is by far the best action-packed, cowboyesque film I have seen in years, so whether you have a love for lawmen, the picturesque states of Texas or New Mexico, or you just have a longing for Chris Pine’s baby blues or Jeff Bridges gravely voice, doesn’t matter, you just need to head on out to a theater near you this weekend to catch HELL OF HIGH WATER, as catching it on TV later, just will not to this film justice!!! Kathy Kaiser
Friday, 26 August 2016 10:02
WAR DOGS – Rated R Starring Miles Teller, Jonah Hill and Bradley Cooper Writer/Producer & Director Todd Phillips – the man who brought us such comedic films as OLD SCHOOL, DUE DATE and all the HANGOVER movies ~ decides to go TRUE STORY on us this time around, as we venture into the lives of 20 something US military arms dealers David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli – SAY WHAT? – This is WAR DOGS!! Making his way through life as a massage therapist and bed sheet salesman, young entrepreneur David Packouz (Miles Teller) isn’t quite too happy, or content with where his life is headed thus far. When old pal Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) comes back into David’s life, it seems that Efraim has got his life on a string, as he is dealing in government contracts, and making major bank in the process! Happy to be a part of each other’s lives again, Packouz decides to partner with Diveroli in his new business ventures, as with a baby on the way, he needs to make some cash, and fast! Learning the ropes of Government contracting and arms sales, Packouz is making his way to mega bucks, right along with Diveroli, on the shirt tales of our federal government, faster than you can say Iraqi War… When our youngsters decide to go after an even larger military arms contract than they have previously, it seems that this large of a contract is realistically totally out of their reach…or is it??? Enter arms dealer and “terrorist watch list” businessman Henry Girard to help our boys secure THE BIG DEAL, as he has ways of circumventing lots of countries policies and procedures, allowing our boys to come in as the lowest bidder on these contracts by far.
Sunday, 14 August 2016 22:05
SAUSAGE PARTY - Rated R Starring the voices of Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Selma Hayak, Bill Hader, Edward Norton and Paul Ruud Written, directed and/or produced by some of the same dudes who brought us such comedic gems as SUPERBAD, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, and THE NIGHT BEFORE, comes an animated film that is not only food based, but takes it’s blows at almost every religion, race or social stereotype in our society ~ This is SAUSAGE PARTY!! Living out his days on a grocery store shelf, hoping to some day be chosen to venture outside to “the great beyond”, we meet Frank (voiced by Seth Rogen), a hotdog hoping to be united with his girlfriend ~ and shelf buddy ~ the voluptuous Bun Brenda (voiced by Kristen Wiig). As Frank and Brenda long for the holiday that brings wieners and buns together (yes, that kind of innuendo) each and every year, their fellow foods go about their merry way too, hoping to be chosen to become a part of the big celebration… When a jar of honey mustard is chosen, but then returned, he starts a panic of epic proportions when he reveals that the “the life beyond their respective shelves” isn’t all its cracked up to be. When Frank, Brenda, and a few of the other food items hanging out in the store decide to venture across the store to find the isle containing Firewater (Bill Hader) - as he is the most knowledgeable product in the store, they find that what he knows may be just as, if not scarier, than what the honey mustard was spewing, before his demise…