The Blanton Museum of Art
"...Starring: Patrick Stewart, Vincent Kartheiser, Brenda Fricker, Brad Whitford, Matt Craven, Annabelle Gurwitch, Jon Abrahams and Katie Stewart. Masterminds is Toy Soldiers updated for the hacker generation..."
"...Despite the presence of numerous Saturday Night Live cast members, both old and new, the Not Ready for Prime Time Players can’t bring the fractured heist comedy Masterminds together again. It’s cracked from the get-go..."
"...Although The Infiltrator, which is based on Bob Mazur’s book, is again biographical, Mazur’s life as an undercover U.S. Customs agent who by day masterminds a money-laundering scheme that takes down Pablo Escobar and the Medellín cartel’s cocaine profits, and by night is a happily married husband and father in Tampa, Fla., has a reassuring resemblance to “Heisenberg.”..."
"...But Mr. Fox is too visionary and, well, prankish to stay settled down, so he masterminds one last caper: a three-pronged assault on the coops and larders of the three neighboring farmers, known as Boggis, Bunce, and Bean (Gambon)..."
"...Evil, flawlessly efficient, superbly secret masterminds control our government and our economy. They are bent on world domination..."
"...With Captain America: Civil War, we’ve now entered Phase 3 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe rollout/cash grab. But I do wonder if the MCU masterminds anticipated Civil War would be a better Avengers movie than, well, the last Avengers movie..."
"...Based on the absurdly popular anthology of horror fiction that sold over 400 million books during its heyday, the film’s conceit is admittedly an interesting one: A trio of teens unwittingly unleashes on their sleepy little town the literary mayhem in the locked manuscripts of Stine’s works, much to the authorial dismay of the man who created those waking nightmares (a bespectacled and weirdly accented Black, looking and sounding nothing like Stine). The monsters that are due on Maple Street include a mutant praying mantis, a horde of ravenous zombies, a teenage werewolf, an army of garden gnomes wielding pickaxes, and a vengeful ventriloquist’s dummy named Slappy, who gleefully masterminds the bedlam in retaliation for his past imprisonment on the written page..."
"...Halfway through this movie, I was shielding my eyes and hoping, hoping that the whole ordeal would be over soon and that it would vanish from my memory immediately and forever. To make matters worse, the talents of quirky comedy masterminds Glover (Bartleby) and Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall) are criminally wasted here..."
"...The Dr. Mabuse Collection (Image, $19.95): Harald Reinl may not be Fritz Lang, but criminal masterminds are criminal masterminds, and Mabuse is the archetype...."
"...Of course, things straighten out eventually, and the fool for love falls back to earth as she recognizes the transparency of Tom’s conniving ambition. Then, in a third act that takes until the story’s very end to bear its poisonous fruit, Julia masterminds the complete comeuppance of several characters in one fell swoop..."
"...The plan backfires (but then don’t they all?) as the faux gangstas cruise around South Central Los Angeles and the audience endures some of the worst raps since Fear of a Black Hat‘s Niggaz With Hats rhymed about their "peanuts." Unlike that hip-hop parody (as well as Chris Rock’s occasionally inspired CB-4), Malibu’s Most Wanted has less than zero to offer, humorously or otherwise, on the state of hip-hop today. The sight of the abrasively unfunny Kennedy sporting baby-blue FUBU gear, doo-rags, and enough golden bling-bling finery to sink a Fat Boy is enough to tank a woefully unfunny film like this, but his constant adenoidal braying and witless yammering about "keepin’ it real, yo," is tantamount to a crime against nature and an insult to comic masterminds like, oh, Pauly Shore, who, fittingly enough, worked with Malibu’s Most Wanted writers Fax Bahr and Adam Small on the Wease’s early Nineties bombs Son-in-Law and In the Army Now..."
"...But he's completely underused, not even emerging as the central figure until a third of the way through. Instead, we have Hutchinson (vaguely effeminate, in a typical Hollywood move to make homosexuality a trademark of its psychopaths) and the grim-faced David Morse as a Treasury Department agent who masterminds the (mis)use of Alvin..."
"...And now, Spawn -- the movie. McFarlane may be the Rupert Murdoch of comic book masterminds, marketing his immensely profitable dream one media niche at a time, but he stumbles with this cinematic adaptation..."
"...Blake's sole reason for living is his psychopathic devotion to exacting revenge from Styles. He escapes from prison in a shockingly violent manner and masterminds the appearance of his own death..."
"...Podcasts have been a steadily growing presence at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival in recent years, and it appears that the Moontower masterminds have been listening to how many of you are listening to all these audio series, because they've just announced that they're cranking the podcast dial up to 10 for the seventh fest this April...."
"...Die Felicia Presents Carpenter vs. Craven Our Scream Queens host a battle between horror masterminds..."
"...Die Felicia Presents John Carpenter vs. Wes Craven Our beloved Scream Queens host a battle between horror masterminds Carpenter and Craven..."
"...12, with a splashy party from 4-6pm, at Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe. In addition to announcing the phone number for texting your new inanimate friends, drinks and snacks will be available, and so will some of the PAN Studio masterminds behind Hello Lamp Post...."
"...The mirth-making masterminds of Austin Sketch Fest may already consider the 2015 edition of the scripted-comedy celebration to be their "Lucky 7th." That's because they've scored a major group to headline: Good Neighbor, the popular troupe whose members all work now for Saturday Night Live...."
"...Said humans are the seriously effed-up tragic figures from the House of Atreus – Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Electra, Orestes, Cassandra, Aegisthus – but they won't have to follow the narratives laid out by Aeschylus if these new "gods" vote to change them up. The play has enough intervention points built into it to foster a dozen storylines, say the masterminds at Whirligig Productions, creating a choose-your-own-adventure structure that they swear contains more than 12,000 different ways the drama could play out...."