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Friday, February 17, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

Sometimes a film can use all of the elements of a B-movie (thin plot, science fiction, horror, fantasy, etc.) to make a grand statement or to take leaps in visual style. And sometimes a film will use those elements to produce nothing more than a really glossy B-movie. “The Great Wall” h... [More]

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Friday, February 10, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

Sometimes it’s just fun to have a celebration of things you love. The musical “Something Rotten!,” playing now through Feb. 19, at the Fox Theatre, is an unabashed party thrown in the honor of musicals and William Shakespeare. That may seem like an odd combination at first, but wh... [More]

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Friday, February 10, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

It’s important we establish right off the bat “Fifty Shades Darker,” much like its predecessor “Fifty Shades of Grey” is not a good movie. At all. But, just because something isn’t any good doesn’t mean it can’t still be interesting, and it would be a... [More]

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Friday, February 10, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

The Batman mythos has gotten more than a little self-serious over the past couple of decades. You could argue the time for the Caped Crusader to lighten up a little is long overdue. Enter “The LEGO Batman Movie” to inject a little levity into the world of the Dark Knight and bring along... [More]

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Friday, January 20, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

The movie “An American in Paris” was essentially a star vehicle and provided an excuse to have Gene Kelly, at the peak of his career, sing and dance his way across a Technicolor Parisian backdrop. There certainly wasn’t anything wrong with this, as, with the help of a handful of G... [More]

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Friday, January 20, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

There’s a scene in “The Founder” where Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc is preparing for a speech and, when describing his success, he says “Only in America.” His is a true American success story, as Kroc grew McDonald's into a national corporate powerhouse and ushered in an... [More]

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Friday, January 13, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

If you’re a film fan, the phrase “Martin Scorsese passion project” has to get you excited, or at the very least, incredibly curious. The movie Scorsese has spent decades trying to make is “Silence” and, while it absolutely delivers and ranks as one of the best movies o... [More]

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Saturday, December 17, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

Ever since George Lucas sold the rights to "Star Wars" to Disney a few years ago, the franchise has taken some bold steps into the future, although none have been bolder than “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” This film marks a stark departure from the seven films that have come before and... [More]

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Friday, December 9, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

I have often taken issue with movies being adapted into musicals for the stage. At best, the efforts are forced and, at worst, they are shameless money grabs. But then along comes an exception to my rule. The delightful “Finding Neverland,” now playing through Dec. 18, at the Fox Theatr... [More]

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Friday, December 2, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Manchester by the Sea” is a haunting movie that is beautifully shot and superbly acted. It is deeply affecting as it explores the tragedies that befall a blue-collar family and their struggles to overcome them. The focal point of the story is Lee Chandler, played by Casey Affleck in th... [More]