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Sunday, July 12, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

Everybody’s favorite part of the “Despicable Me” movies are the Minions. Oh sure, Gru and the girls are the sweet, emotional center; but the yellow, goggled mischief makers give the movies an anarchic zing of inspiration. Therefore, the only logical thing to do is to give them the... [More]

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Friday, May 29, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

Movies have shown us war from all possible angles; from the jungle to the desert to the trenches to the oceans and to the skies. “Good Kill” is the first movie to show us what war looks like from a cubicle. Major Thomas Egan (a stoic Ethan Hawke) conducts missions over the skies of Afgh... [More]

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

Sometimes you find yourself admiring a movie a lot more than actually enjoying it. This is typically not the best situation to find yourself in, but admiration is still way better than contempt. Such is the case with “Tomorrowland,” a lovingly crafted beacon of cinematic hope that winds... [More]

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Monday, May 18, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Mad Max: Fury Road” is the most thrilling, original, visionary and bonkers movie of 2015. This is made even more astounding by the fact it was made by a director rebooting his own 30-year-gone franchise after spending the interim time making kids’ movies like “Happy Feet&rdq... [More]

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

Everybody wants to be popular. Of course, it usually turns out the harder you try to be liked, the more unlikable you become. Such is the case for Dan Landsman (Jack Black), a guy who never climbed above the lowest social rungs in high school. Dan is the head of an alumni committee that is organizi... [More]

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

The biggest movie of the summer is here. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will rake in millions of dollars, become a worldwide phenomenon and secure Marvel Studios' position as king of the box office. Of course, all this begs the question, is the movie any good? Not that it really matters, but... [More]

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Friday, April 24, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

It really shouldn’t be all that surprising when seasoned actors become directors. After all, the most famous lament in Hollywood is "... but I really want to direct.” And when an actor has finally earned enough clout to step behind the camera, a large number of them actually turn out to... [More]

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

Is it possible to separate a man from his actions? That is the question at the center of the unsettling movie “True Story” about the twisted relationship between a disgraced reporter and an accused killer. Based, as the title would suggest, on a true story, former New York Times writer ... [More]

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Friday, April 3, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

Once a movie franchise has reached its seventh installment, there’s not a whole lot left to say — especially when we are talking about a franchise as ridiculous as “The Fast and the Furious.” I’ve seen all of these movies (I think? I honestly couldn’t tell y... [More]

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Friday, April 3, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Home” is one of those standard, inoffensive, mildly entertaining family films that are explicitly designed for parents in search of an hour-and-a-half of peace. There’s nothing particularly remarkable about the movie, which has been the DreamWorks Animation modus operandi of late... [More]