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Freitag, April 25, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

How much can you learn about a person’s life from the things they leave behind? This question is the driving force behind the fascinating documentary “Finding Vivian Maier,” and in the process of finding an answer many new and more important questions begin to pop up. It all begin... [More]

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Dienstag, April 22, 2014 | by: Erin Byrne

"The Young and the Restless" has been the number one daytime soap for 25 years. This could be for a number of reasons, like the fact that there is an African-American family, the Winters, who have been part of the canvas for years (even though sometimes they seem to exist in their own corner of Geno... [More]

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Montag, April 21, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Transcendence” is a movie with a message, and it’s got some really serious things to say about technology. Unfortunately those things are all over the map and it goes on to prove that if you insist on being heavy-handed it helps to at least pick a side. Johnny Depp stars as Will ... [More]

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Dienstag, April 15, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Oculus” is a good, old-fashioned, haunted-mirror movie that gets the job done as a creepy, unsettling horror flick. What’s disappointing about it is that it actually had the potential to be something more than that. Writer/director Mike Flanagan cranks the atmosphere up to 11 wit... [More]

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Freitag, April 11, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

When musical theater is special it can be close to magical. Such is the case with “Once,” which is now playing at the Fox Theatre through April 20. I’ve often bemoaned musicals based on movies as being creative black holes; but “Once,” which is based on a beloved 2007 ... [More]

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Freitag, April 11, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

There are two types of “good” animated, family movies. The first and best type are the ones that are legitimately good movies all on their own no matter what metric you decide to use. The other type are the ones that are merely tolerable for adults (read: don’t make you want to go... [More]

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Freitag, April 4, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

For a superhero movie to be considered worthy there is a baseline of quality it needs to meet. If you can pull together some competent filmmaking, eye-popping action and a likeable cast then you can pretty much just go ahead and collect your $200 million. Occasionally a superhero movie will strive ... [More]