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Nolan in WWII, Bruce Willis in CBUS: Movies This Week

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nolan in WWII, Bruce Willis in CBUS: Movies This Week

So many movies! WWII epics, foul mouthed nuns, Bruce Willis in Columbus, foul mouthed besties, intergalactic adolescent fantasy, and Sally Hawkins in an award-worthy turn. Too many to cover, but I hit what I could. Mainly, see Dunkirk. For real. Dunkirk Christopher Nolan, one of the biggest imaginations in film, takes on a WWII epic. […]

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Ape-pocalypse Now – New Planet’s Really Good

Hope Madden Hope Madden Ape-pocalypse Now – New Planet’s Really Good

Not a ton opening in town this weekend. Next weekend, loads of new releases, but this week you have your pick of warring bipeds, cursed puzzle boxes and Polish painters. So, you know, all the main elements of any good movie weekend. War for the Planet of the Apes Two years after the events in […]

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Local Filmmaker’s Holy Hustle Takes Over Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker’s Holy Hustle Takes Over Gateway Film Center

Columbus may be becoming a draw for Hollywood – recent CBUS-shot films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Travolta are reason for optimism – but the local film industry is already thriving. Want proof? Awalkonwater – a local production house – planned to premier its latest film Holy Hustle at Gateway Film Center on July 15. […]

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Super-Fun Spidey Swings into Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Super-Fun Spidey Swings into Theaters

What?! A superhero movie that flat-out entertains? No drama, no angst, no daddy issues? Even if you’re worried that it just hasn’t been long enough to endure another Spider-Man reboot, I promise that Homecoming is a blast. Part of the heart of the summer line up – with the new Planet of the Apes up […]

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New Hollywood Deep Cuts Come to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden New Hollywood Deep Cuts Come to the Wex

To many, the 70s may be the most fruitful and brilliant period in American filmmaking. Post-studio, pre-blockbuster, it’s a time that saw the blossoming of auteurs, envelope pushing and creative indulgence. You know the output: The Godfather, Taxi Driver, The French Connection, Apocalypse Now – it’s a long, much studied list. The Wexner Center for […]

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Best Movies of 2017 So Far!

Hope Madden Hope Madden Best Movies of 2017 So Far!

Lands a goshen, the year’s half over already. How did that happen? Well, I’ve watched 161 films so far this year. Whew! That is a lot. I’m not going to lie to you — I’ve forgotten most of them. But not all! Which have been the best? Let’s have a look. 1. Get Out You […]

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Fireworks in Theaters: Baby Driver, Beguiled, Bad Batch & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fireworks in Theaters: Baby Driver, Beguiled, Bad Batch & More

We’ve had a couple of dud weekends at the movies, but theaters are ablaze with the pre-Fourth fireworks of really good movies. Edger Wright’s hotly anticipated rocker Baby Driver meets expectations with a head-on collision, while Sofia Coppola’s Cannes-winning version of The Beguiled proves its mettle, as well. And for horror buffs, Girl Walks Home […]

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