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Freitag, September 14, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Puppets behaving badly should somehow feel edgier. And while “The Happytime Murders” does push a lot of boundaries, most of it feels pretty stale and familiar. At the very least, this movie has a pedigree, because if you’re going to make a film with puppets, you better have a ... [More]

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Freitag, September 14, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

The “Teen Titans Go!” animated TV show brings an incredible amount of silly ridiculousness to the DC universe of superheroes, to the point it makes “The Lego Batman” movie look like “12 Angry Men.” It’s always good if you’re in the mood for a juve... [More]

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Freitag, September 14, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

The brilliance of Marvel is even though they keep cranking out superhero movie after superhero movie, they keep things fresh by allowing each film to have its own tone and style. Operating in the breezy, low-stakes corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Ant-Man. Coming along after the apoca... [More]

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Mittwoch, Juni 27, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

  I’m not the most objective critic when it comes to the “Jurassic Park” franchise. The original movie came out when I was 15 as my lifelong fascination with dinosaurs and Steven Spielberg coalesced into blowing my pubescent mind. I saw it seven times in the theater. I free... [More]

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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]