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Samstag, April 22, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

If you’re going to make a movie about a particularly dark time in history, you have to tread lightly. You really only have two paths forward — you can either stick to the facts and shock the conscience (think “Schindler’s List”), or push the horror and bloodshed t... [More]

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Dienstag, März 28, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A group of crew members are trapped in space while an extraterrestrial lifeform picks them off one by ... oh, so then you have seen a science-fiction movie in the past 30 years. So “Life” isn’t winning any points for originality. It&r... [More]

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Freitag, März 10, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

You can only expect so much from a movie with giant monsters. Don’t get me wrong, I spent many a Saturday afternoon watching furious behemoths (usually dudes in big, rubber suits stepping on models) do battle. But these pleasures still are usually of the guilty, B-movie variety and expectatio... [More]

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Freitag, März 3, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

Sometimes an actor and a character are perfectly suited for each other. That’s why it’s nearly impossible to imagine anyone other than Hugh Jackman playing Logan, aka Wolverine. The nearly indestructible mutant with quick-healing powers and razor sharp claws that could retract and protr... [More]

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Freitag, Februar 17, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

Sometimes a film can use all of the elements of a B-movie (thin plot, science fiction, horror, fantasy, etc.) to make a grand statement or to take leaps in visual style. And sometimes a film will use those elements to produce nothing more than a really glossy B-movie. “The Great Wall” h... [More]

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Freitag, Februar 10, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

It’s important we establish right off the bat “Fifty Shades Darker,” much like its predecessor “Fifty Shades of Grey” is not a good movie. At all. But, just because something isn’t any good doesn’t mean it can’t still be interesting, and it would be a... [More]

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Freitag, Februar 10, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

The Batman mythos has gotten more than a little self-serious over the past couple of decades. You could argue the time for the Caped Crusader to lighten up a little is long overdue. Enter “The LEGO Batman Movie” to inject a little levity into the world of the Dark Knight and bring along... [More]

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Freitag, Januar 20, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

There’s a scene in “The Founder” where Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc is preparing for a speech and, when describing his success, he says “Only in America.” His is a true American success story, as Kroc grew McDonald's into a national corporate powerhouse and ushered in an... [More]

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Freitag, Januar 13, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

If you’re a film fan, the phrase “Martin Scorsese passion project” has to get you excited, or at the very least, incredibly curious. The movie Scorsese has spent decades trying to make is “Silence” and, while it absolutely delivers and ranks as one of the best movies o... [More]

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Samstag, Dezember 17, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

Ever since George Lucas sold the rights to "Star Wars" to Disney a few years ago, the franchise has taken some bold steps into the future, although none have been bolder than “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” This film marks a stark departure from the seven films that have come before and... [More]