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Tuesday, November 7, 2006 | by: Mat DeKinder

Christmas is just around the corner. Don't believe me? Just take a trip down to your local movie-plex and watch the poorly conceived, poorly executed Christmas movies roll into town looking to turn a quick buck on the public's need for prepackaged holiday cheer. The first such offender, rolling int... [More]

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 | by: Mat DeKinder

A movie should always be judged on its own merits. This is how one can consider "Dumb and Dumber" a good movie — it's not "Citizen Kane," but then it didn't set out to be. However, sometimes comparisons are unavoidable and in some rare cases a movie is actually made worse simply because of the... [More]

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Friday, October 13, 2006 | by: Mat DeKinder

It is common knowledge that movies get green-lit in Hollywood sometimes based on little more than a concept, a plot point, or even just a title (re: "Snakes On a Plane"). I have a sneaking suspicion that a studio exec was watching the coverage of Hurricane Katrina and saw the bravery and daring of ... [More]