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Sonntag, August 16, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

Movies adapted from television shows are almost always destined for failure. The notable exception is currently sitting on top of the box office. But the reason “Mission: Impossible” works is because it was based on a show that was more about a cool concept than iconic characters and be... [More]

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Sonntag, August 2, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

After five movies and nearly 20 years of playing Ethan Hunt in the “Mission: Impossible” movies, I think it is safe to say Tom Cruise has settled into a role that lets him play to all of his strengths. There’s always lots of running, he gets to be incredibly earnest and he gets to... [More]

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Sonntag, August 2, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

I’ve always been weirdly fascinated with the landmark Stanford Prison Experiment ever since I first heard about it. This was during the Iraq war when the revelations came out of Abu Ghraib prison that seemingly unassuming American men and women in uniform had become sadistic tormenters of the ... [More]

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Freitag, Juli 17, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

If Marvel was ever poised to finally screw up, it was going to be with “Ant-Man.” The premise is pretty goofy with a character dug from the comic book archives who has the power to shrink to a nearly imperceptible size and communicate with ants. It’s tough to imagine a lot of scena... [More]

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Sonntag, Juli 12, 2015 | by: Mat DeKinder

In the past, Hollywood has arbitrarily declared “The Year of the Woman” in attempts to address the issues in the largely patriarchal film industry. It’s starting to look like 2015 might be the first truly legitimate Year of the Woman as movies for, by and about women are dominatin... [More]

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Sonntag, Juli 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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Freitag, Mai 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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Dienstag, Mai 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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Montag, Mai 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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Dienstag, Mai 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]