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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 freely admit... [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]

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Dienstag, April 3, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Remember the 1980s? Steven Spielberg does. In fact, you could even argue Spielberg created the '80s. At first glance, Spielberg’s new movie “Ready Player One” isn’t much more than an excuse to wallow in the pop culture of the decade of excess. But, once this sucker gets ... [More]

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Freitag, März 16, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Adapting video games into movies has not resulted in much box office or creative success. At the top of the heap and the closest thing you could come to a qualified success was “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” a modest hit that starred Angelina Jolie and came out 17 years ago (added to the li... [More]

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Freitag, Februar 23, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

At its best, science fiction explores the otherworldly to teach us a little something about ourselves and what it means to be human. It can also be pretty good at scaring the crap out of us. “Annihilation” is a movie that succeeds at doing both. It’s a visually stunning film that ... [More]

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Dienstag, Februar 20, 2018 | by: Mat DeKinder

Sometimes, a movie’s importance eclipses its quality. “Black Panther” is a really solid superhero movie in and of itself. It’s got the same problems most superhero movies have, especially when the computer-generated chaos swings into full gear. But, “Black Panther&rdq... [More]