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Freitag, September 27, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Rush” is an incredibly well-made film that is undoubtedly the most visually accomplished movie that Ron Howard has ever made. It’s a racecar movie that throws you right out among all the shredded tires, hairpin turns and fiery explosions. It’s also a racecar driver movie th... [More]

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Freitag, September 27, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a talented dude. His acting bona fides are well established and go all the way back to when he was the cute kid on the sitcom “Third Rock From the Sun.” Now with his writing/directorial debut, “Don Jon,” he proves he has some serious chops behind the ... [More]

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Freitag, September 27, 2013 | by: Greg Elwell

As a father of a young child, I know there are few things of greater comfort than when your kid likes movies that don’t suck. Pixar is generally a good bet, but once you stray outside the Disney line, it can get dicey. So I cannot tell you how pleased I was when I found that “Cloudy Wit... [More]

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Montag, September 23, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

It was a dreary night at an Emmy Awards that was packed with surprises, although few of them good. In order to break down the awards telecast in real-time I brought in pop culture aficionado, occasional rival and celebrated man-about-town Matt Clayton.  Here is the blow-by-blow. Mat DeKinder: ... [More]

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Freitag, September 20, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

The screenplay for “Prisoners” is a perfectly serviceable crime-thriller. Written by Aaron Guzikowski (whose only other credit is the inoffensive Mark Wahlberg smuggler movie “Contraband”) it has all the requisite twists and turns and is free of any glaring plot holes. No har... [More]

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Montag, September 16, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

One of the best parts of being a movie critic is stumbling upon a good movie you most likely wouldn’t have seen otherwise. “Short Term 12” is one of those little independent movies that often gets lost at the art houses or in the bottom of DVD bins that deserves a much larger audie... [More]

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Freitag, September 13, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

Robert De Niro has reached the point in his career where he can play mobsters in his sleep. This probably explains why he seems so bored in “The Family” where he plays — you guessed it — a mobster hiding out in France in the witness protection program. He’s s... [More]

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Montag, September 9, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

The summer before my second senior year of college I talked my way into a job as a counselor/arts-and-crafts teacher at a summer camp in Pennsylvania. Despite having negative experience in those two fields I sought out the job because a few weeks prior I watched a marathon of the Nickelodeon summer ... [More]

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Freitag, September 6, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

Many times I have made the case for high-minded science fiction, arguing that it is a genre that allows us to grapple with some of life’s biggest questions. Science fiction also just so happens to be a nifty place to have some big, dumb, ridiculous fun. Such is the case with “Riddick,&r... [More]

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Dienstag, September 3, 2013 | by: Mat DeKinder

Lazy high school seniors rejoice, an interesting, fairly faithful adaptation of a book you'll be forced to read is now out on DVD. "The Great Gatsby" even has hip music, attractive people and lots of pizazz to hold your attention. Unfortunately Leonardo DiCaprio isn't going to be able to help you on... [More]