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Donnerstag, Juli 24, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

I had a good friend in college who strangers frequently wanted to punch in the face. It was weird because he could just walk into a party or a bar and someone would become instantly offended by his presence. He never did anything or said anything that drew any particular attention to himself, but d... [More]

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Freitag, Juli 18, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

There is a goofy Michael Keaton movie from the ‘90s called “Multiplicity,” where a man makes a clone of himself and his clone then produces another clone who turns out to be a complete imbecile. The explanation is when you make a copy of a copy, the result isn’t as clear or s... [More]

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Freitag, Juli 11, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

Every once in a while as a film critic, you find yourself in the uncomfortable position of watching a movie that you admire, but don’t really like. The overall effort and technological achievement of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is something to be applauded while the movie itse... [More]

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Donnerstag, Juli 10, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

When Motley Crue was at the height of their popularity I was in my formidable tween-aged years and only in the wildest parts of my imagination could I possibly envision what attending one of their concerts would have been like. I figured it was somewhere between the mud wrestling scene from “... [More]

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Donnerstag, Juli 3, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

I am not opposed to movies taking things that have worked in the past and repurposing them into something new. Heck, J.J Abrams has built an entire career out of doing that very thing. But if you go to that well too much in one sitting you don’t leave much room for any new ideas and no matter... [More]

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Mittwoch, Juli 2, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

If you, like writer/director John Carney, believe in the power of music, it is kind of amazing what you can get away with. Music can paper over melodrama, fill the cracks in clichés and make even the oldest ideas seem fresh and new. There’s something infectious about spending two hours... [More]