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Freitag, Dezember 28, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

2012 was a really good year for movies. I’m not sure if it was truly great, or only great compared to the last couple of so-so years, but either way I’ll take it. ... [More]

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Dienstag, Dezember 25, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

There’s no way you’re taking your mother to see “Django Unchained,” your dad has no idea who or what a Hobbit is and your kids would rather gouge out their own eyes before sitting through a musical about 19th-century French revolutionaries. What to do? Well if you are all de... [More]

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Dienstag, Dezember 25, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

Either you are in or you are out when it comes to musicals. Freely entering a world where people spontaneously burst into song while breaking into impeccably choreographed dance numbers makes it an art form that requires some of the heaviest lifting from your “suspension of disbelief” mu... [More]

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Dienstag, Dezember 25, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

When he is on top of his game, no one is better than Quentin Tarantino at taking something familiar and making it feel wildly fresh and original. QT has the ability to blow the doors off of a movie theater while simultaneously repulsing and tantalizing audiences. I say all this mostly as a public s... [More]

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Freitag, Dezember 21, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

Have you ever been stuck at a dinner party where one couple continued to bicker and argue to the point that it became so uncomfortable that you considered diving through a plate glass window to escape? Now imagine being trapped at that dinner party for two and half hours, which is what it is like w... [More]

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Freitag, Dezember 14, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

I like Bill Murray a lot. Not only is he one of the funniest people to have ever set foot upon our globe, but he is also a darn good actor. Murray is not, however, a particularly talented character actor. This isn’t really any fault of his own, it’s just that Murray’s unique perso... [More]

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Freitag, Dezember 14, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

Fanboy – noun: a boy who is an enthusiastic devotee (as of comics or movies) I am a “Lord of the Rings” fanboy. The fantastical world of Middle Earth, created on page by J.R.R. Tolkien and brought to cinematic life so brilliantly by Peter Jackson is frankly a place I can’t g... [More]

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Freitag, Dezember 14, 2012 | by: Mat DeKinder

The Wizard of Oz knows a thing or two about theatricality. With all the smoke, flames and amplification, the guy was practically begging for a Tony Award. But behind all the flash and bang is a whole lot of ordinary and such is the case with the musical “Wicked,” now playing at the Fox Theatre through Jan. 6. ... [More]