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Mathew DeKinder

Mathew DeKinder
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 33% Rebel in the Rye (2017) The movie "Rebel in the Rye" is a competently-made and relatively straight-forward bio-pic that is boosted by solid performances and the fascinating details of Salinger's life.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) Even though "It" has all the jumps and splatter horror fans crave, it's the movie's heart that leaves the longest impression.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) "The Dark Tower" is just interesting enough to be worth checking out and quite frankly was probably too weird to be given the slow roll and turned into an eight-movie franchise. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3.5 82% Detroit (2017) "Detroit" is a vital movie of our times and while it is far from perfect, it touches an exposed nerve we can no longer afford to ignore.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3.5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) "Atomic Blonde" musters up just enough heat to blow you away.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
3.5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) "Dunkirk" is a faithful and well-crafted retelling of an overlooked, but crucial, event in World War II, which is enough to make it worth your time.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3/5 50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) This is not to say this movie doesn't have its issues and I'll be the first to admit it's not for everyone. But what it is, is the singular vision of a talented director letting his freak flag fly.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Marvel clearly had no interest in wasting this opportunity and now Spider-Man has his own Marvel-approved movie "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and the result is the best Spider-Man movie ever made.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
2.5/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) I suppose you could say "Despicable Me 3" is a victim of the precedent set by the other films in the franchise, as this movie isn't really bad as much as it is disappointing.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
2/5 16% The Mummy (2017) The soft and squishy ending serves to undercut any edge or originality the movie might have had and we wind up getting precisely what was advertised - some cool effects, a couple of thrills and not much more.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
4.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman has come to save us from ourselves in her long, long, long overdue cinematic debut. And in the best news of all, the wait was worth it.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
2.5/5 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) Unfortunately, tying everything together isn't nearly as tidy as you would hope and the result is a movie that, even with its share of moments, feels kind of clunky and unsatisfying.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
2.5/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' is a nutty, disjointed movie that nearly gets pulled off thanks mostly to Ritchie's frenetic energy and the charisma of star Charlie Hunnam.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
4/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) With "Vol. 2" we don't quite have that same joy and wonder of surprise we did the first time around, but Gunn does a great job of taking what worked before and giving it another spin without being repetitive.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
2/5 50% The Promise (2017) In the end, this is a subject deserving of a clearer focus and greater attention to detail. "The Promise" tries its best, but unfortunately misses the mark.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2017
2/5 67% Life (2017) "Life" is disappointing by virtually every metric you can throw at it and is best if avoided altogether. Because in space, no one can hear you ask for your money back at the box office.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
3.5/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) They've actually managed to elevate the quality quotient by throwing an all-star cast and an effective man vs. nature plotline into the mix. Oh, and a giant ape wailing on huge lizard creatures. Can't forget that.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) "Logan" is one heck of a movie, easily rating as the best X-Men-related movie to come along.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2.5/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) If you want to see Matt Damon fight Chinese monsters, then you've come to the right place. If you're looking for even just a little more depth or substance than that, then you should probably just keep on looking.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
1.5 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) It's also important to note 'Darker' is better than 'Grey,' which, to be fair, is like noting touching tinfoil to a filling is better than a root canal.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) 'The LEGO Batman Movie' delivers by letting a little light shine into the dark, dark world of the Dark Knight and lets the man in the cowl enjoy a few jokes at his own expense.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 83% The Founder (2017) 'The Founder' shows us why so few people are able or willing to make it big in this world and to be impressed, for better or worse, by those who have.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
5/5 84% Silence (2017) You'll likely see 'Silence' as a beautiful, haunting meditation that gives you permission to ask unanswerable questions. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) In addition to giving us exactly what we should expect from our blockbuster event-movies, "Rogue One" means we've only just begun to explore this galaxy far, far away. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
4.5/5 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) "Manchester by the Sea" is an award-caliber movie on all fronts and one that will stick with you long after it is over.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) "Arrival" is high-minded sci-fi at its best and lands as one of the best movies of the year.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) 'Doctor Strange' is a lot of fun, but it's also unquestionably the most eyeball-popping comic book movie to come along, even being worthy of paying for the 3D upgrade.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
2.5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) There's not that much to get excited about here as this is essentially a CBS Sunday Night Movie featuring one of the biggest stars on the planet.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 52% The Accountant (2016) 'The Accountant' has its flaws, but the marketplace for action movies for adults has shrunk and, when an above-average one does show up, it is a banner day for fans of the genre like myself.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) 'The Birth of a Nation' is a very good, but not great historical drama. But it is unquestionably the most important movie of the year.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
4/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) This movie is so within Tim Burton's wheelhouse the screenplay was probably delivered to him by Johnny Depp riding a claymation dinosaur.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
1.5/5 33% Masterminds (2016) For the most part, "Masterminds" feels like being trapped in one of those painful "Saturday Night Live" sketches that come on after Weekend Update and seemingly never end. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) There is a lot to like about 'The Magnificent Seven,' which never tires to be anything more than an entertaining, spirited movie.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
3.5/5 64% Storks (2016) Not every joke lands, nor is every heartstring tugged, but enough do to make 'Storks' a success. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) 'Queen of Katwe' is an exceptional movie anchored by great acting, a life-affirming story and the proof there are diamonds hidden all around us just waiting for their chance to shine.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 45% The Hollars (2016) 'The Hollars' is one of those movies that is conventional as all get-out, but earns every tear that it jerks and actually manages to feel honest and authentic thanks mostly to its outstanding cast.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
3.5/5 85% Sully (2016) Hanks is our Jimmy Stewart; that calm, collected presence on the big screen who seems so relatable, he gives us permission to dare to put ourselves in his position and ask the anxious question 'What would I do in that situation?'‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4.5/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) This free-wheeling crime drama is packed to the gills with atmosphere, color and performances to the point the movie itself speaks with a gritty drawl.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) 'Kubo and the Two Strings' is an impeccably crafted movie that pushes all the right buttons and perfectly blends emotion with action and comedy.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
2.5 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) The original 'Pete's Dragon' wasn't much more than a goofy flight of fancy. The remake, while well-made and well-acted, feels lifeless and uninspired.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2016
3.5/5 25% Suicide Squad (2016) 'Suicide Squad' is a rowdy, rambunctious, entertaining flick that strikes the perfect, slightly-darker tone the DC movies have been grasping for to set them apart from Marvel.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
2.5/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) There is some good stuff here, as Damon is a solid as ever and the action sequences on the Las Vegas strip are impressive. But this is very, very well-trod territory and the result is the weakest film in the series.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/5 57% Bad Moms (2016) The brain trust behind 'The Hangover' series have assembled a tremendous cast and have delivered a raunchy, rowdy, sharp and heartfelt take on modern motherhood in 'Bad Moms.'‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
4.5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) 'Finding Dory' has plenty of laughs and lots of spectacle, but when it drives home the underlying themes of family and determination, it earns every bit of it.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
1.5/5 28% Warcraft (2016) Video games have a pretty lousy track record of being adapted into movies. 'Warcraft' upholds this proud tradition by being a disappointing, hot mess.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/5 57% Me Before You (2016) As weepy-romances go, 'Me Before You' is about as good as you can hope for.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' isn't terrible and, in fairness, does feature an inspired moment or two, but the reality is it doesn't get much more unnecessary than this. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
2/5 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) When all is said and done, "Angry Birds" probably should have just been left in your pocket.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/5 62% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) The movie is made competently enough, but the problem is there isn't a whole lot at stake here .‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Civil War" invites too many people to the party and is a little too beholden to other once-and-future movies to match the excellence of its predecessors. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016