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Freitag, September 14, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Movies and TV shows about upper-middle-class white women with dark secrets have been popping up repeatedly over the past few years. From “Gone Girl” to “Girl on a Train” to “Big Little Lies,” murder, adultery and grand larceny seem to be lying in wait in every cul... [More]

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Freitag, September 14, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Puppets behaving badly should somehow feel edgier. And while “The Happytime Murders” does push a lot of boundaries, most of it feels pretty stale and familiar. At the very least, this movie has a pedigree, because if you’re going to make a film with puppets, you better have a ... [More]

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Freitag, September 14, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

The “Teen Titans Go!” animated TV show brings an incredible amount of silly ridiculousness to the DC universe of superheroes, to the point it makes “The Lego Batman” movie look like “12 Angry Men.” It’s always good if you’re in the mood for a juve... [More]

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Freitag, September 14, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

The brilliance of Marvel is even though they keep cranking out superhero movie after superhero movie, they keep things fresh by allowing each film to have its own tone and style. Operating in the breezy, low-stakes corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Ant-Man. Coming along after the apoca... [More]

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Mittwoch, Juni 27, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

  I’m not the most objective critic when it comes to the “Jurassic Park” franchise. The original movie came out when I was 15 as my lifelong fascination with dinosaurs and Steven Spielberg coalesced into blowing my pubescent mind. I saw it seven times in the theater. I free... [More]

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Sonntag, Juni 17, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

  Just the idea of a group of grown men playing the same game of tag for 30 years is enough to bring a smile to your face. The movie “Tag” is banking on more than just a smile though, as this high-concept comedy has assembled a powerhouse cast to bring all this silliness to the big... [More]

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Sonntag, Juni 17, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Hollywood loves guilt by association. The thought being reminding people of a popular film property will be enough to drive butts to seats. It works often enough, but sometimes a movie can get burned by the comparisons. The “Ocean’s Eleven” film series got by on an all-star ca... [More]

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Sonntag, Juni 17, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

I was born into this world in 1977 and have never known a life without Star Wars. The original trilogy loomed like a monolith over my formative years and brought science-fiction into the mainstream. And the coolest guy to be a part of all this was Han Solo. The role took Harrison Ford from a virt... [More]

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Freitag, Mai 4, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Marvel president Kevin Feige has spent the past decade reinventing the blockbuster movie franchise by essentially taking what has made comic books successful and translating it to the big screen. The formula breaks down like this: first, you let individual heroes have their own adventures under... [More]

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Freitag, April 6, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

It’s amazing how, in the hands of the right filmmaker, small and quiet can be so much more thrilling and terrifying than big and loud. “A Quiet Place” is such a tightly-drawn, briskly-plotted little horror movie I half expected Hitchcock to stroll through the background walkin... [More]