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Don’t Miss “Don’t Breathe” or “Don’t Think Twice” This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Don’t Miss “Don’t Breathe” or “Don’t Think Twice” This Weekend

August continues to surprise with more fine cinematic options for CBUS moviegoers. Do check out one tense-as-F horror flick and a fine bit of improv. Are there dogs – of course there are! It’s August. For the love of God, avoid the new Jason Statham movie. I cannot articulate what a dumpster fire that thing […]

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August Finally Delivers Great Movies This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden August Finally Delivers Great Movies This Weekend

What the hell happened to August? The two best films of the youngish year both hit Columbus screens this week – during the the time generally considered the cinematic wasteland. It’s as if the movie gods are apologizing for the weak summer with a glorious stop-action fable and a masterful modern Western set at a […]

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Evil Dead Trilogy Featured at The Drexel on Saturday

Hope Madden Hope Madden Evil Dead Trilogy Featured at The Drexel on Saturday

You’ve heard of Christmas in July. Why not Halloween in August? Bruce Bartoo and Joe Neff are ready to celebrate with Shock-o-Rama. The fun-size version of their Halloween treat Shock Around the Clock – an annual horror movie marathon held at the Drexel theatre – Shock-o-Rama is an overnight triple bill of horror that promises […]

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Sausages, Caterwauling, Dragons and Mel Gibson – It’s a Party at the Multiplex!

Hope Madden Hope Madden Sausages, Caterwauling, Dragons and Mel Gibson – It’s a Party at the Multiplex!

A paltry number of films opened across Columbus screens last weekend, but don’t be down! This weekend there is something for every imaginable taste: kids movies, cartoons for adults, Meryl Streep, Frank Zappa, horror, documentary, foreign, Mel Gibson. Nothing is off limits! Sausage Party Set in a Shopwell supermarket, every morning products sing about their […]

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Let’s Argue About Suicide Squad

Hope Madden Hope Madden Let’s Argue About Suicide Squad

Very few films open in Columbus this weekend. Why is that? Because of the generally accepted assumption that the only film anyone is going to buy a ticket to see is Suicide Squad. Don’t do it. You know you missed Captain Fantastic – there has to be something else! Suicide Squad Through it all – […]

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Butt Kicking Blockbusters and Bad Moms in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Butt Kicking Blockbusters and Bad Moms in Theaters

There’s something to please most any interest in theaters this weekend. Woody Allen makes a return to the screen, Viggo Mortensen learns what it means to be a dad while Mila Kunis and her posse try to change the image of the ordinary mom. You can also see teens in the streets, letting online gaming […]

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Going Boldly but Keeping the Lights On

Hope Madden Hope Madden Going Boldly but Keeping the Lights On

Why binge old TV shows when you can wander into a big, air conditioned movie theater and see your old small-screen buddies expand to monstrous proportions? Unless you’re afraid of the dark, in which case, there is this one movie out this weekend you may want to avoid. Actually – you may want to skip […]

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