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Friday, March 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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Friday, March 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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Friday, March 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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Friday, February 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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Friday, February 10, 2017 | by: Mat DeKinder

Sometimes it’s just fun to have a celebration of things you love. The musical “Something Rotten!,” playing now through Feb. 19, at the Fox Theatre, is an unabashed party thrown in the honor of musicals and William Shakespeare. That may seem like an odd combination at first, but wh... [More]

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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

The movie “An American in Paris” was essentially a star vehicle and provided an excuse to have Gene Kelly, at the peak of his career, sing and dance his way across a Technicolor Parisian backdrop. There certainly wasn’t anything wrong with this, as, with the help of a handful of G... [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]