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Sonntag, Juni 17, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

  Just the idea of a group of grown men playing the same game of tag for 30 years is enough to bring a smile to your face. The movie “Tag” is banking on more than just a smile though, as this high-concept comedy has assembled a powerhouse cast to bring all this silliness to the big... [More]

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Sonntag, Juni 17, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Hollywood loves guilt by association. The thought being reminding people of a popular film property will be enough to drive butts to seats. It works often enough, but sometimes a movie can get burned by the comparisons. The “Ocean’s Eleven” film series got by on an all-star ca... [More]

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Sonntag, Juni 17, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Now that the initial shock has worn off that those “South Park” guys could produce a racy hit musical, “The Book of Mormon” has settled into the role of a landmark show that enjoys revivals and touring productions. The show’s staying power is credit to creators Trey Pa... [More]

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Sonntag, Juni 17, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

I was born into this world in 1977 and have never known a life without Star Wars. The original trilogy loomed like a monolith over my formative years and brought science-fiction into the mainstream. And the coolest guy to be a part of all this was Han Solo. The role took Harrison Ford from a virt... [More]

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Sonntag, Juni 17, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

  Some shows are built for success. The cast, the direction and the venue all hardly matter for some musicals which boast such a strong infrastructure that they are essentially foolproof. “The Phantom of the Opera” is one such show. Returning to the Fox Theatre stage through May 2... [More]

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Freitag, Mai 4, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Marvel president Kevin Feige has spent the past decade reinventing the blockbuster movie franchise by essentially taking what has made comic books successful and translating it to the big screen. The formula breaks down like this: first, you let individual heroes have their own adventures under... [More]

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Freitag, April 6, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

It’s amazing how, in the hands of the right filmmaker, small and quiet can be so much more thrilling and terrifying than big and loud. “A Quiet Place” is such a tightly-drawn, briskly-plotted little horror movie I half expected Hitchcock to stroll through the background walkin... [More]

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Dienstag, April 3, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Remember the 1980s? Steven Spielberg does. In fact, you could even argue Spielberg created the '80s. At first glance, Spielberg’s new movie “Ready Player One” isn’t much more than an excuse to wallow in the pop culture of the decade of excess. But, once this sucker gets ... [More]

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Freitag, März 16, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Adapting video games into movies has not resulted in much box office or creative success. At the top of the heap and the closest thing you could come to a qualified success was “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” a modest hit that starred Angelina Jolie and came out 17 years ago (added to the li... [More]