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Freitag, März 23, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

With the release of "The Hunger Games," featuring lethal lady Katniss Everdeen, it got me thinking about her place in the pantheon of action heroes of the female persuasion. Sure, the boys' club of flying bullets and bone-jarring explosions doesn't typically leave a lot of room for feminine charms.... [More]

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Montag, März 19, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

It's only natural to want to compare "The Hunger Games" to "Twilight." Both are based on a series of young adult novels that were devoured primarily by teenage girls at a phenomenal rate. Both feature boatloads of teen angst, young love and heroines who are subjected to all manner of struggle and t... [More]

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Freitag, März 16, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

Getting a movie made is actually a lot harder than you might think — especially when you consider that most of them look like they're made by a team of drunken monkeys that somehow got their hands on a high speed camera and a boom mic. With the advent of the Internet and video on demand, comp... [More]

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Mittwoch, März 14, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

The Duplass Brothers (Jay and Mark) employ a filmmaking style that is heavy on improvisation. Essentially what this means is their movies are really only as good as the actors they cast. Fortunately for them (and us) their movie "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" features the gifted trio of Jason Segel, Ed ... [More]

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Donnerstag, März 8, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

I'm a sucker for a good space opera. You know, that hopeful and simple brand of science fiction that features grand adventures, reluctant heroes and a crater full of melodrama. The most famous example would be the "Star Wars" movies, but countless other illustrations from Flash Gordon to Buck Roger... [More]

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Mittwoch, März 7, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

Evil kid movies are nothing new. From "The Bad Seed" to "The Omen" to "The Good Son," kids have been creeping us out for years. But while these movies were played for campy thrills and chills, "We Need to Talk About Kevin" is a morose and heavy-handed take on the subject that layers great performan... [More]