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Friday, February 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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Friday, February 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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Friday, January 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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Friday, January 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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Saturday, December 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]

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Friday, December 2, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Manchester by the Sea” is a haunting movie that is beautifully shot and superbly acted. It is deeply affecting as it explores the tragedies that befall a blue-collar family and their struggles to overcome them. The focal point of the story is Lee Chandler, played by Casey Affleck in th... [More]

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Friday, November 11, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

Science fiction is a versatile genre. Most of the time it is silly, spectacular escapism; but sometimes it can aspire to greatness and give us insights into what makes humanity tick. “Arrival” is high-minded sci-fi at its best and lands as one of the best movies of the year. The setup ... [More]

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Friday, November 4, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

Marvel Studios has never been afraid to let things get a little weird. In a town like Hollywood where the heaviest hitters always play it safe, it is a credit to arguably the heaviest hitter of them all that they bring forward fringe characters from the Marvel Comics universe, hand them off to a com... [More]

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Friday, October 21, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

There’s something old-fashioned about the “Jack Reacher” sequel “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” and that’s not necessarily a good thing. It is a bare-knuckle action movie built around a single movie star that is competently directed and requires more than its share... [More]

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Friday, October 14, 2016 | by: Mat DeKinder

I’m a sucker for a good action/thriller; one that treads a little on the trashy side and feels like it could be based on a novel you would buy at the airport. “The Accountant” is one of those movies, although it is wholly original; skipping the bookstands and coming direct from sc... [More]