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Trailer Roundup: The Birth of a Nation Westworld, All Eyez On Me & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Trailer Roundup: The Birth of a Nation Westworld, All Eyez On Me & More

So, last week’s Trailer Roundup was very video game centric thanks to E3, which means this week is pretty light. In fact, the majority of the trailers release in the past week are all film. As always, our “Trailer Roundup” series provides a sampling of what’s coming soon each week for our pop-culture and multimedia-savvy readers. Here’s […]

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Options for Avoiding Independence Day Sequel

Hope Madden Hope Madden Options for Avoiding Independence Day Sequel

Twenty years ago, I nearly walked out of the theater because Independence Day was just so god-awful. Belatedly, it’s getting a sequel – one inexplicably opening a week and a half before Independence Day. But there are other options! Nicolas Winding Refn returns to the screen with another polarizing wonder, and John Travolta’s CBUS shot […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson Film Retrospective at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Paul Thomas Anderson Film Retrospective at Gateway Film Center

Paul Thomas Anderson – among the greatest American filmmakers working today or ever – turns 46 this weekend. I believe if you google search the appropriate gift for 46, it is a film retrospective. That might not be correct, but it’s what Anderson is getting from Gateway Film Center. The theater will screen the auteur’s […]

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The Best Films of 2016 (So Far)

Hope Madden Hope Madden The Best Films of 2016 (So Far)

What the? The year is half over? Let’s get caught up. Batman v. Superman wasn’t that bad, Civil War wasn’t that good, and two Gerard Butler flicks are clubhouse leaders for worst of the year. But let’s focus on the positive. With honorable mentions going to Finding Dory, Love and Friendship, Keanu, Everybody Wants Some!!, […]

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Trailer Roundup: Legend of Zelda, Resident Evil, South Park & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Trailer Roundup: Legend of Zelda, Resident Evil, South Park & More

The annual video game industry expo known as E3 took place this past week, which means we got healthy dose of new video game teasers, trailers, previews and demos to drool over and anticipate in the coming months and years. Some of the biggest titles of the show include updates to big franchises including The […]

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Summer Releases Start Looking Up

Hope Madden Hope Madden Summer Releases Start Looking Up

June may be turning itself around. This month is prime summer blockbuster real estate, but the releases have been weak. This weekend, however, you will find the month’s first bona fide children’s blockbuster with Pixar’s amazing-as-usual Finding Dory. There are also some great documentaries, an award-winning foreign drama, a stronger-than-expected buddy comedy film, and even […]

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Trailer Roundup: Quake, Moana, Kicks and Stranger Things

Walker Evans Walker Evans Trailer Roundup: Quake, Moana, Kicks and Stranger Things

With the annual E3 expo taking place this week, you can expect a whole flood of new video game trailers to start rolling in. And that’s already started a bit early thanks to a few early releases and pre-event press conferences. As always, our “Trailer Roundup” series provides a sampling of what’s coming soon each week for […]

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