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Freitag, Mai 30, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

They say dying is easy, and comedy is hard. Few movies have proved that to be true as well as “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” People die all over the place in this movie; the laughs, unfortunately, don’t arrive with the same regularity. “A Million Ways to Die” is... [More]

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Freitag, Mai 30, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Cold in July” is a movie that starts in a grim, violent place and proceeds to get grimmer and more violent as it goes along. I am certainly not opposed to taking a trip to the dark side, especially with a cast as good as this one, but you’ve got to give me a good reason for going ... [More]

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Freitag, Mai 23, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

If you are looking for someone to blame for the modern glut of superhero movies you should probably blame Bryan Singer. In the year 2000 the superhero movie was dead, effectively killed three years earlier by the train wreck that was “Batman & Robin.” Because there was so little at... [More]

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Freitag, Mai 23, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

I’m starting to suspect Adam Sandler has turned his movie career into a brilliant plan to subsidize his vacations. Recently with movies like “Just Go with It,” both “Grown Ups” flicks and now “Blended,” they all feature Sandler and his buddies jetting off to... [More]

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Freitag, Mai 16, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

God’s Pocket is a terrible neighborhood filled with terrible people. This fictional corner of Philadelphia is packed with criminals and degenerates unworthy of the “blue collar” label they are routinely slapped with. The movie “God’s Pocket” revels in rolling aro... [More]

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Freitag, Mai 16, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

“History shows again and againHow nature points out the folly of men.”— Blue Oyster Cult You should never try to read too much into a Godzilla movie. Yet there is something that captures the imagination about a giant, city-destroying radioactive lizard; even when in most of h... [More]

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Mittwoch, Mai 14, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

Few things in pop culture are as universally iconic as “The Wizard of Oz.” Even if you belong to the .001% of the population who has never seen the movie, phrases like “Follow the yellow brick road,” “We’re not in Kansas anymore” and “There’s no ... [More]

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Freitag, Mai 9, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

In a lot of ways it’s kind of funny that we hold 1939’s “The Wizard of Oz” as the definitive word on the magical fairyland, especially when you consider the sheer glut of Oz-related material that preceded it. When L. Frank Baum first published “The Wonderful Wizard of ... [More]

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Freitag, Mai 2, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

There is something life-affirming about a light and peppy musical. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is about as light and peppy as it gets as it takes a biblical story and gives it a dazzling, toe-tapping makeover. The latest national tour of “Joseph” is stoppi... [More]

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Freitag, Mai 2, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

Spider-Man is so emo. Oh sure, he fires off wisecracks at super-villains while dodging bullets and swinging between skyscrapers, but deep down he’s a delicate flower. Such is the Spider-Man/Peter Parker played by Andrew Garfield in the sequel to the reboot “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.&rdq... [More]