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Mittwoch, Februar 29, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

  Director Todd Phillips is a proud supporter of good-natured anarchy as evidenced by his movies "Old School" and the two "Hangover" films. It's no wonder then that as a producer he has slapped his name all over the epic high-school-party-gone-wrong movie "Project X." Out of control doesn't e... [More]

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Dienstag, Februar 28, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

The phrase "I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees," was my first introduction to environmentalism. When I first heard these words read to me by my mother, it was the 1980s and overall environmental consciousness was still in its infancy. In fact, when Dr. Seuss first published "The Lorax" in 1971 ... [More]

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Freitag, Februar 24, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

  I love a good action movie and have seen more than a few in my day; however I have never seen a movie quite like "Act of Valor." Now don't mistake its uniqueness for quality because as a film this thing is a borderline mess. But as a series of incredible action sequences held together b... [More]

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Donnerstag, Februar 23, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

"Wanderlust" is the perfect title for the new Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston comedy because it is a potentially good movie that just gets lost along the way. The movie starts out strongly with Rudd and Aniston playing George and Linda, a Manhattan couple we meet as they are taking a leap by signing... [More]

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Dienstag, Februar 21, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

Hey everybody! It's that magical time of year when Hollywood descends into a self-important and ultimately pointless orgy of competition, campaigning and self-adulation. It's Oscar season and I can't get enough of it! Hooray! OK, so I'll cool it on the feigned enthusiasm and overuse of exclamation ... [More]

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Donnerstag, Februar 16, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

There are plenty of reasons to revive a classic musical, be it audience familiarity, high quality of the work or just a plain, old fashioned cash-grab. In 2009, a Broadway revival of perhaps the most famous musical of all time, "West Side Story" arrived with much fanfare under the guidance of origi... [More]

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Freitag, Februar 10, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

  I was sitting in the dark of the Fox Theatre last week watching the thoroughly enjoyable jukebox musical "Rock of Ages" wind to a close when I heard those familiar keyboard chords and the opening lyrics "Just a small town girl / Livin' in a lonely world." And as the stodgy theater crowd ros... [More]

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Donnerstag, Februar 9, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

If your by-the-numbers action/thriller is going to have any chance of standing out, you either need a bold director making a lot of interesting choices or have an exceptionally solid cast. While "Safe House" director Daniel Espinosa does a solid job, it's not enough to lift the burden of success of... [More]

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Freitag, Februar 3, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

I must have been to Las Vegas hundreds of times. I've robbed its casinos with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, conjured the ghost of Hunter S. Thompson with Johnny Depp, examined bodies with its Crime Scene Investigators and I don't even remember what I got into with Zach Galifianakis. And for some st... [More]