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Friday, March 28, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Sabotage” is almost a good movie. There are some interesting ideas, compelling performances and gritty action sequences floating around, but it all never really comes together. It is an ambitious movie that never meets its aspirations, which means it is hard to enjoy even if you just w... [More]

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Friday, March 28, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

The premise of “The Face of Love” sounds like some goofy Lifetime movie that should star Meredith Baxter-Birney and Lou Diamond Phillips. You wouldn’t even need to change the title as the movie features a widow striking up a relationship with a man who looks exactly like her dead ... [More]

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Monday, March 24, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

It takes some time to get your bearings in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” First of all, it’s a Wes Anderson movie so you have to adjust to the highly-mannered, hyper-specific worldview. Then we have to wade through a huge cast, various narrators and different timeframes. But once all... [More]

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Monday, March 24, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

Somehow the world is just a better place with The Muppets in it. “Muppets Most Wanted” marks the eighth Muppet theatrical movie and the second since their successful 2011 reboot “The Muppets.” Gone is Jason Segel the driving force behind the Muppets reunion, but most of the ... [More]

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Friday, March 14, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

The first thing we need to get out of the way is the simple recognition that “Need for Speed” is a preposterous movie. It’s riddled with plot holes, the characters are underwritten and it clocks in at an unwieldy 130 minutes. But then that’s not really why this movie exists,... [More]

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Friday, March 14, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

Elaine Stritch is a force of nature. The Broadway legend has been performing on stage since the 1940s, or to put it another way, Noel Coward once wrote a show for her. To have survived that long and remained relevant in a profession best known for chewing people up and spitting them out there has t... [More]

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Monday, March 3, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

Hollywood was spreading the love around last night as several movies got a moment in the sun. The Oscar ceremony itself was filled with highs and lows all of which were documented by the exemplary pop culture roundtable of myself, Matt Clayton, Brian and Erin Byrne and Nate Billings. We learned a lo... [More]