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Friday, September 26, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

To have a good “One Man vs. The World” action movie, you really only need three things: a great hero, a director with a little flair and a formidable villain. Everything else is just explosions and body count. “The Equalizer” checks off all three boxes and while there is cle... [More]

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Friday, September 26, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

When it comes to family entertainment, I find myself drawn to stuff that is delightfully weird. Laika, the stop-motion animation studio founded by Nike CEO Phil Knight, has staked its claim right in the middle of delightfully-weird territory with the movies “Coraline” and “ParaNorm... [More]

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Friday, September 19, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

There is an admirable ambition behind “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” that, when combined with the beautifully-acted performances of the two leads, makes you really want to root for it. Unfortunately, when it doesn’t quite work, it’s the disappointment that lingers mor... [More]

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Friday, September 19, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

Almost any situation can be bearable if you surround yourself with the right people. At its core, “This Is Where I Leave You” is a schmaltzy, poorly-conceived melodrama that should have you groaning and eye-rolling your way right out of the theater. But because it is packed, packed I sa... [More]

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Friday, September 5, 2014 | by: Mat DeKinder

Errol Flynn was the ultimate playboy. The man lived his life as if it were a never-ending booze cruise and his romantic exploits were so legendary the phrase “In like Flynn” is used today by people who have never seen the swashbuckling actor shimmy up a single mizzenmast. The movie &ld... [More]