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Mathew DeKinder

Mathew DeKinder
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) But if we have to be sequeled to death as every drop of originality gets drained from every successful franchise, I choose to march down the path to creative extinction with my dino-buddies. They at least know the way. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
2.5/5 55% Tag (2018) The result is a mixed bag, but there are just enough laughs from this likeable cast to make this movie a worthwhile summer distraction. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
2.5/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Instead, you get a movie that's enjoyable enough, but leaves you feeling like it could have been much, much more. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
4/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It turns out there's room for some swashbuckling in a galaxy far, far away as "Solo" shoots first and sweats the details later. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) "Avengers: Infinity War" is a thrilling, nearly overwhelming cinematic experience that serves as a satisfying culmination of all that's come before it. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
4.5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) This is one of those movies that will leave its mark on the genre for years to come and serves as a masterclass in suspense.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) But, once this sucker gets rolling, it becomes a visual thrill ride that is simultaneously a celebration and condemnation of the entertainment industrial complex.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
3/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) "Tomb Raider" doesn't raise video game adaptations completely out of the B-movie depths, but it does make for a fun two-hour distraction at the multiplex, which is certainly nothing to sneeze at.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/5 88% Annihilation (2018) "Annihilation" may not leave you satisfied, but if you're not afraid to get a little weird, it's a movie you won't forget.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) "Black Panther" is a cultural landmark, a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster that embraces and celebrates an Afro-centric worldview without shying away from the tensions surrounding race, class and gender in the world today.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
.5/5 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) By trading sexiness for melodrama and then subjecting us to a kidnapping subplot that is exceedingly ridiculous even by Lifetime Network standards, this movie is almost unwatchable.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
3.5/5 85% Wonder (2017) "Wonder" earns every moment and while the result is not earth-shattering, a well-made film with the message "be nice to everyone" feels borderline revolutionary in this day and age.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
2.5 40% Justice League (2017) There's certainly more of a sense of humor this time around with these characters and, while the end result is just a notch above so-so, there at least is a ray of hope for DC moving into the future.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Part "Flash Gordon," part "Guardians of the Galaxy" and part Duran Duran video, "Thor: Ragnarok" is basically a blast.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
2/5 29% Suburbicon (2017) In "Suburbicon," none of it comes together and, in the end, it feels like Clooney is doing his best Coen Brothers impression instead of making this movie his own.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
1.5/5 8% The Snowman (2017) In a lot of ways, "The Snowman" is like IKEA made a movie; and then they asked you to assemble it without any instructions.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
2.5/5 40% The Mountain Between Us (2017) So, if you really want to boil this movie down to its core, it's like two great actors reading out of the phone book in front of an Ansel Adams photo.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/5 28% 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 83% 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 77% 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 92% 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 49% 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 59% 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 15% 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 66% 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 30% 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 83% 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 49% 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 75% 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 90% 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 89% 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 63% 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 34% 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