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Film Review: Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

What makes the Hunger Games franchise so much stronger than the rest of the adolescent lit series out there? Perhaps more than anything – more than a compelling hero’s quest, more than the peril and drama, more than director Francis Lawrence’s eye for action and sense of pacing – it’s that each new film expands […]

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Oldest Film Festival in US Returns to Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oldest Film Festival in US Returns to Columbus

Have you checked out the Columbus International Film + Video Festival yet? You’ve only had 62 chances to catch the celebration of local, national and international features and shorts. Yes, after a number of early bird screenings around town, the nation’s longest running film festival hits its stride this Thursday (11/13) at the Gateway Film […]

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9 Films Worth Watching: Holiday Movie Guide 2014

Hope Madden Hope Madden 9 Films Worth Watching: Holiday Movie Guide 2014

Both Whiplash and Rosewater open this weekend at the Drexel and Gateway Film Center respectively. Both are must-see independent films with Oscar buzz aplenty, but they also signal the end of the fall films. Next weekend, things move toward holiday hoopla, and the awards-baiting indies flow alongside giant blockbuster contenders – indeed, the two sometimes […]

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Film Review: Interstellar

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Interstellar

Christopher Nolan is nothing if not ambitious. He first wowed audiences with Memento, putting us in the shoes of our protagonist by telling his story backwards. Later he singlehandedly revolutionized the super hero film, then did it again, and then again. He also told the headiest tale imaginable about dreamshare technology, and pulled it off […]

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Bruce Campbell Charms Columbus Underground

Hope Madden Hope Madden Bruce Campbell Charms Columbus Underground

Listen up, you primitive screw heads. Bruce Campell — horror’s Shatner — graces us with his presence at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con this weekend. The event runs 10/31 to 11/2 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, (500 N. High St.) and features appearances by members of the Walking Dead cast as well as Robert […]

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Sci-Fi Spoof ‘Space Station 76′ Screening at Studio 35

Hope Madden Hope Madden Sci-Fi Spoof ‘Space Station 76′ Screening at Studio 35

It has been a whole year since the Columbus Film Council’s annual event – the nation’s longest running film festival – plied us with mead and movies. Do you find that you just can’t wait for the Columbus International Film + Video Festival? Good news! Though we are still days and days away from official […]

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Drexel/Fright Club Halloween Bash

Hope Madden Hope Madden Drexel/Fright Club Halloween Bash

It’s Halloween! And do you know what puts fun size trick or treat candies to shame? Movie size candies. So spatter yourself with blood, grab those Billy Bob teeth, and get to the Drexel Theatre for their Fright Club Halloween Party. Screening Zack Snyder’s 2004 remake of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, the Halloween […]

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