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Donnerstag, September 27, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

  Good science fiction always manages to keep its humanity front and center while letting the gee-whiz factor of killer robots, alien planets or damn, dirty apes color in the background. It is important to mind the details as holes in plausibility can deflate a sci-fi flick at warp spee... [More]

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Mittwoch, September 26, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

  In 2004, the lead actor from a silly sitcom (Zach Braff of "Scrubs"), with no other notable credits to his name, wrote and directed an independent movie, "Garden State." In the movie, he romanced a talented, up-and-coming actress (Natalie Portman), and cast excellent actors (Peter Sarsg... [More]

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Dienstag, September 25, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

  When you think about it, monsters are the ultimate outsiders. It's a solitary life lurking in the shadows, and when you consider they might not be evil at all, but merely misunderstood, then it's easy to understand how a monster might want to get away from it all. A nice relaxing weeken... [More]

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Montag, September 24, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

  The first thing we need to get out of the way is that competitive a capella singing is not cool. It's just not. I'm not saying this in a judgmental way. My extensive collection of Weird Al Yankovic CDs immediately disqualifies me from feeling any smug superiority over the instrument-def... [More]

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Freitag, September 21, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

  The horror genre produces a lot of bad movies. But what horror flicks lack in quality they usually make up for with enough gore and gruesomeness to give the audience enough thrilling shocks to justify the price of admission. This is what makes PG-13 horror movies such a head scratcher. ... [More]

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Mittwoch, September 19, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

Director Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most talented and uncompromising directors working today. The last time he descended from cinematic Valhalla he presented us mere mortals with the modern masterpiece "There Will Be Blood." Now he's back with "The Master" and while the movie doesn't quite ... [More]

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Donnerstag, September 13, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

   Comedian Mike Birbiglia is an intense sleepwalker. So much so that one time while fast asleep in a hotel, he leapt through a closed window on the second floor, got up and kept running. Birbiglia told this story on the NPR program "This American Life" and it became one of the show's ... [More]

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Mittwoch, September 12, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

  Ar-bi-trage — noun 1: the nearly simultaneous purchase and sale of securities or foreign exchange in different markets in order to profit from price discrepancies 2: the purchase of the stock of a takeover target especially with a view to selling it profitably to the raider. "The f... [More]

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Freitag, September 7, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

  "The Words" is a quirky, emotional little movie that is pretty much impossible to market. This explains why it landed in Hollywood's early-September dumping ground. I'm glad that movies like this are still getting made though, even if the odds of their raking in any box-office cash are ... [More]