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Montag, Mai 9, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

It is May, so that can only mean one thing: pretty flowers. Oh, yeah, it also means Marvel is here to completely dominate the box office with superhero mayhem. To their credit, Marvel does it better than anyone and they have arrived just in time to remind us of that fact while we cinematic nerds ar... [More]

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Freitag, April 29, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

“The Sound of Music” has been done. It has been iconic and sealed into our imaginations ever since Julie Andrews went twirling around in that Alpine field of flowers. The point is it’s pretty hard to screw up a production of the show as long as all of the notes are hit and lines ar... [More]

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Freitag, April 22, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

I’m not exactly sure who was out there clamoring for a sequel to 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” but somehow here we are. I guess if your movie makes just enough money and doesn’t patently offend anyone’s sensibilities, you can just go ahead and greenlight t... [More]

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Freitag, April 8, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

Musicals are tricky creatures and not every story lends itself well to the medium. So, just because you can turn a story into a musical, doesn’t mean you should. “The Bridges of Madison County,” which is playing at the Fox Theatre now through April 17, is one such example of a sto... [More]

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Freitag, März 25, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

There is a lot to consider in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and, while the result is a net positive (just barely), I think we have reached the point where the degree of difficulty is so high in the superhero genre even achieving such a humble milestone will take a supersized effor... [More]

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Freitag, März 25, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

We all have made choices in our lives that have left us wondering how things might have been different if we had selected a different path. The new musical “If/Then,” currently on its first national tour through March 27, at the Fox Theatre, takes an inspired deep dive on the subject of... [More]

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Freitag, März 11, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

J.J. Abrams loves secrets and surprises. His “loose lips sink ships” approach to filmmaking is kind of noble and impressive in our era of spoilers and TMZ. While he was directing the biggest movie in the world, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Abrams took it to the next level... [More]

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Freitag, März 4, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

Animated family movies with talking animals are about as safe as it gets. You can almost set your watch by the pop culture references, fart jokes and a sappy moral. “Zootopia” is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a movie packed with talking animals that dares to be something more by off... [More]

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Freitag, März 4, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

It is often said that war is hell. Well, it can also be pretty absurd as well and, if you’re going to wander through the absurd side of hell, who better to be your tour guide than Tina Fey? In the movie “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” Fey plays Kim Baker, a real life war correspondent wh... [More]

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Freitag, Februar 26, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

As a child of the 70s, I grew up with Carole King’s “Tapestry” seemingly always playing in the background. The singer/songwriter’s smash album was a slice of mellow, AM radio gold that defined pop music’s pre-disco era. What I was unaware of at the time, when my mothe... [More]