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Freitag, Januar 31, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

I am certainly not too cynical a critic to ignore or dismiss the power of schmaltzy entertainment. Schmaltz is responsible for the Lifetime Network, The Hallmark Channel and the writing career of Nicholas Sparks, so it is not to be trifled with. That’s why I’m not going to go after the ... [More]

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Montag, Januar 27, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

It was a wild night at the Grammy Awards that was dominated by French robots and teenaged Kiwis. With a little help from music expert Matt Clayton and a special appearance by guest DJ Nate Billings we ripped through a night with plenty of high notes and a few low ones. Here's how it went down: Matt... [More]

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Freitag, Januar 17, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

Science has reached the limits of what the buddy-cop movie can teach us. One cop can’t be straight-arrow enough and the other can’t be enough of loose cannon to show us something we haven’t seen roughly 37,542 times before. Over the past few years, the only worthy scrapings from t... [More]

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Dienstag, Januar 14, 2014 | by: Erin Byrne

Is Blake Carrington supposed to be a total prick, or was this completely acceptable behavior for a leading man in 1981? This was the question I asked myself after watching season one of "Dynasty." In this article I'll be taking a closer look at episodes 1–3 of Season 1. Eventually we'll make ... [More]

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Montag, Januar 13, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

The Golden Globes are always a glorious Hollywood booze-fest and the 2014 version of the awards show was no different. I was lucky enough to be able to take it all in with power couple Brian and Erin Byrne, mover-and-shaker Matt Clayton and the late-arriving Nate Billings. Between cobbling together ... [More]

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Freitag, Januar 10, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

“All the lonely peopleWhere do they all come from?All the lonely peopleWhere do they all belong?”— The Beatles If Paul McCartney wrote those words today, you'd have to wonder if Eleanor Rigby might come home from the church and spend her evenings watching cat videos on YouTub... [More]

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Freitag, Januar 10, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

War movies are tricky and they get even trickier when you are dealing with recent wars and actual events. Not only do you have to consider the lingering politics that surround any war, you also have to carefully address how the movie will be received by those who survived the ordeal and by the frien... [More]

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Freitag, Januar 10, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

Works of fiction often struggle when crossing from one medium to another. You’ll often hear “The book was better” when leaving a movie theater, or see a lousy television show adapted from a film. Some pull it off as “MASH” was both a great movie and TV show and “... [More]