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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

Liam Neeson has a particular set of skills. It pretty much only involves shooting guns, punching people and bringing some degree of gravitas to a paint-by-numbers action flick; but hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. He’s at it again with “Run All Night,” a below-average movie... [More]

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

There is nothing new anyone could possibly say with “Cinderella.” It is the most repeated story in the Western arts and it has been tweaked, embellished, mocked, deconstructed, reconstructed and deconstructed again. So when Disney decided to do a live-action version of the classic fairy... [More]

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

Some shows are built for success. The cast, the direction and the venue all hardly matter for some musicals, which boast such a strong infrastructure they are essentially foolproof. “The Phantom of the Opera” is one such show. Returning to the Fox Theatre stage through March 15, “... [More]

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

Writer/director Neill Blomkamp has a pretty low opinion of humanity. At least that is a fair assumption based on his three feature films “District 9,” “Elysium” and now “Chappie.” What makes this stance problematic is that, especially with this latest film, it be... [More]