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Loads of Movies This Weekend

George Wolf George Wolf Loads of Movies This Weekend

This represents that deep breath week between Spider-Man: Far from Home and Lion King. That means there are a blue million movies, most of them smaller, none of them hoping to do MCU or Disney numbers, opening this week. Some of them are terrible. Some are not. Here is the skinny. Stuber by Hope Madden […]

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The Danger of International Travel: This Week at the Movies

George Wolf George Wolf The Danger of International Travel: This Week at the Movies

It’s a big holiday mid-week “we need air conditioning” bash, and there are two excellent choices. They are very different. Very different — although, honestly, neither makes international travel seem as safe and fun as you might hope. Spider-Man: Far From Home by Hope Madden and George Wolf Spider-Man: Far From Home has more than […]

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Best Movies of the First Half of 2019

George Wolf George Wolf Best Movies of the First Half of 2019

The year is half over. What?! Stop it right now. It’s true, and it has already been one hell of a year for film—documentary, in particular. We’ve seen performances sure to be forgotten by awards season, so let us say right now that Elisabeth Moss (Her Smell), Emma Thompson (Late Night), Robert Pattinson (High Life) […]

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Baby Boomer Juke Box Continues at the Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Baby Boomer Juke Box Continues at the Movies

And the classic hits just keep coming! But, if you are tired of old time rock and roll but you are not tired of living dolls, can we interest you a different kind of toy story? A handful of decent options in theaters this week. Yesterday by George Wolf Hey, baby boomers (yes, my hand […]

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Misbehaving X-Men, Pets & Lovers in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Misbehaving X-Men, Pets & Lovers in Theaters

Well, the blockbusters range from mediocre to poor, but there is one indie you need to check out. Here’s the skinny. Dark Phoenix by Hope Madden and George Wolf Hey, remember back in ’06 when director Brett Ratner and writer Simon Kinberg crashed the X-Men franchise into oblivion by telling the story of how the […]

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Local Filmmakers Win Grant to Collaborate

George Wolf George Wolf Local Filmmakers Win Grant to Collaborate

A story of two bumbling armed robbers grabbed the top prize at the Gateway Film Center’s Show Us Your Shorts 2019 finals. The winning short films from the past 11 monthly competitions were screened Saturday at the Gateway before an audience of filmmakers, friends, fans and judges, and Anthony Codispoti’s The Baker Brothers emerged as […]

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Genies, Supervillains, Shadows and Smart Girls Gettin’ Nutty in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Genies, Supervillains, Shadows and Smart Girls Gettin’ Nutty in Theaters

Aladdin by George Wolf Stepping in for Robin Williams as the Genie in Aladdin was always going to be a thankless task, but while everyone was busy debating the casting of Will Smith, the director’s chair went largely unnoticed. Could Guy Ritchie, who’s evolved from rough and tumble British crime capers (Snatch) to both big […]

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