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Freitag, August 14, 2009 | by: Mat DeKinder

Occasionally science fiction movies are about something other than explosions and urban-slang spewing robots. Honestly. “District 9” is one of those rare sci-fi movies that dares to be more than superficial eye candy and in turn should be considered one of the best science-fiction film... [More]

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Freitag, Juni 5, 2009 | by: Mat DeKinder

Not to get all Freudian on you, but a man lives in a constant battle against his own id. Any time this pleasure-seeking part of our minds is let loose even a little, it always seems to leave some mess for us to clean up. Now imagine a group of men whose ids are allowed to run completely amok in the... [More]

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Samstag, Mai 9, 2009 | by: Mat DeKinder

Your calendar will tell you that summer doesn't start for another month and a half. However, as far as Hollywood is concerned, summer is already here and the high-spectacle, blockbuster season has begun in earnest with the release of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." The character of Wolverine, brought t... [More]

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Mittwoch, Mai 7, 2008 | by: Mat DeKinder

I've always liked Robert Downey Jr., even when personal exploits such as drug use and run-ins with the law threatened to kill not only his career, but the actor himself. Downey has since turned his life around and has slowly and quietly been rebuilding his acting resume. Consider the resurrection c... [More]

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Dienstag, Mai 22, 2007 | by: Mat DeKinder

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,a tale of a fateful show.Whose roller-coaster third season ends tonight,with a two hour finale, a two hour finale. OK, enough of that, as you may already know, or simply don't care, the season finale of "Lost" airs tonight in what promises to be a pivotal ... [More]

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Mittwoch, Mai 16, 2007 | by: Mat DeKinder

Zombie movies have enjoyed a renaissance, or reanimation if you will, in recent years thanks in large part to the British import "28 Days Later." The movie's killers are not technically zombies per se, but instead normal people turned into mindless, bloodthirsty killing machines by the quick-spread... [More]

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Mittwoch, Mai 16, 2007 | by: Mat DeKinder

I am a terrible speller. As a kid and as an adult, the idea of being in a spelling bee has always struck me as a specific form of torture. To be 10-years-old and a stage in front of a room full of people, with all your weaknesses only a thin facade away from exposure, would be a situation full of p... [More]

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Mittwoch, Mai 9, 2007 | by: Mat DeKinder

Norah Jones is an extremely gifted musician. I feel I should just get that out of the way before delving much further into her performance at the Fox Theatre last week. I should also disclose that while her particular brand of jazz/folk/country is not my particular cup of tea, I did appreciate that ... [More]

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Dienstag, April 24, 2007 | by: Mat DeKinder

There are many advantages to small-town living: Low crime, a strong sense of community and the ability to weather a nuclear holocaust. It is the latter, if not least likely, reason that is the foundation of the premise of the new CBS drama "Jericho." "Jericho" debuted last fall and as the first sea... [More]