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Mathew DeKinder

Mathew DeKinder
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 46% 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 68% 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 77% 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 92% 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 9% 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 84% 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 85% 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 96% 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 71% 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 63% 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 44% 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 98% 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 58% 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 58% 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 61% 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
3/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "The Huntsman: Winter's War" is still far from a classic and while it does have a lot more going for it than its lumbering predecessor, that's still a pretty low bar to clear. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/5 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Now don't worry, we're not dealing with a travesty of Michael Bay proportions here. There is still plenty to be impressed with if you're a fan of things blowing up and people punching each other. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
3.5/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "10 Cloverfield Lane" certainly wins points for originality and, while its climax will garner its share of eye-rolls, I tip my hat for it at least trying to be a little bit different.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/5 67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" is interesting and mildly entertaining, but not much else.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
4.5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) "Zootopia" is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a movie packed with talking animals that dares to be something more by offering up a bold little slice of social commentary. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
4/5 61% Race (2016) "Race" is a rousing film packed with applause-worthy moments you'll find in all of the best sports movies. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Zoolander 2" is a sequel that ultimately fails to justify why it needed to exist nearly a decade-and-a-half after the fact, but it does manage to wring out just enough entertainment value to be enjoyable.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
4/5 84% Deadpool (2016) Smart-aleck, teenage boys now have their "Citizen Kane."‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2016
3.5/5 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Hail, Caesar!" is little more than a goof and a laugh, but who better to take you on such a low-stakes venture than the Coen Brothers?‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Any spark or originality this series had has been wrung out by this point and is really of no value to anyone other than a desperate parent looking for 90 minutes of non-sensibility-offending distraction for their kids.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/5 97% 45 Years (2015) If you're going to start unravelling those titular 45 years in 95 minutes, you need to bring a little more to the table.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
4/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) So go out, get your ticket and join in all the hullabaloo; confident this time you won't get Jar-Jar-ed.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/5 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) At any rate, this is a movie that winds up on the positive side of the ledger thanks primarily to the action sequences and the competency behind the camera. ‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
4/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) The movie builds slowly and treads in some formulaic territory, but it is played out with such a high degree of competency it still manages to feel fresh, vibrant and satisfying.‐ Suburban Journals of St. Louis
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2015