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Sonntag, Mai 21, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

There was some disappointment from fans of the “Alien” franchise with the prequel “Prometheus.” Mainly in that it was a bit of a departure from the “Holy crap! Terrifying creature! Run!” formula the series at its peaks had done remarkably well. “Prometheus,... [More]

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Montag, Mai 15, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

The legend of King Arthur is the genesis of the English monarchy and a tale as old as the language itself. It’s also been given regular tweaks and updates throughout the centuries as everyone from Mark Twain to Walt Disney to Monty Python have taken a stab at it. (“On second thought, let... [More]

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Freitag, Mai 5, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

There are some people you enjoy hanging out with no matter what is going on. The lovable gang of misfits who make up the Guardians of the Galaxy certainly fit that bill. What makes it even better is these guys don’t just sit around, but manage to get themselves into some pretty spectacular sc... [More]

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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 24, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

“Motown The Musical” is an ambitious and mostly effective production; however, it ultimately falls victim to the rarest of problems, simultaneously delivering too much and not enough. On paper, this show is a slam dunk — just feature the songs of arguably the most influential... [More]

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Freitag, März 10, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

One of the more daring productions to hit the stage of the Fox Theatre in a while is the Roundabout Theatre Company’s touring production of “Cabaret.” Now, sure, this stark and overtly sexual version of the show has been around for nearly 25 years (and the original 25 years before... [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]