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Freitag, August 19, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

There is a plucky animation studio out there pushing technological envelopes and producing high-quality family films with an impressive, clockwork regularity. If I had written that sentence 20 years ago, it would have been about Pixar. But, today, I am talking about Laika. In pushing stop-motion an... [More]

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Freitag, August 19, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

Some movies are drenched in a time and place so thoroughly they become iconic. “Hell or High Water” does that for present-day West Texas. This free-wheeling crime drama is packed to the gills with atmosphere, color and performances to the point the movie itself speaks with a gritty draw... [More]

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Samstag, August 13, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

  There is a scene in “Pete’s Dragon” where Robert Redford’s character talks about the life-changing magic of simply beholding a creature as wondrous and magnificent as a dragon. It’s ironic such a speech should take place in a movie that is surprisingly du... [More]

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Dienstag, August 9, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

Bad guys have all the fun. The post-Christopher-Nolan take on the DC universe of superheroes has been clunky and uneven at best (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman”) and outright disastrous at worst (“Green Lantern”). This deficiency is made all the more apparen... [More]