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Cinevent Classic Film Fest Celebrates 50 Years

Hope Madden Hope Madden Cinevent Classic Film Fest Celebrates 50 Years

Cinevent Classic Film Convention returns this Memorial Day weekend for a 50th anniversary celebration of silver screen films and memorabilia. Event chair Michael Haynes talks nostalgia, Maltin and Fritz the Nite Owl. Hope Madden: How has this Cinevent managed to stay fresh and popular for 50 years? Michael Haynes: I think that there’s always a […]

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Deadpool 2, Geriatric Love & British Ghosts in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Deadpool 2, Geriatric Love & British Ghosts in Theaters

The Summer of Josh keeps rolling with Josh Brolin’s second blockbuster villain of 2018, alongside the avocado-faced Ryan Reynolds in the snarky-with-a-heart-of-gold sequel, Deadpool 2. But what if you’re not interested in superheroes or comic books or dubstep? If you like spooky anthologies or the degradation of an entire generation of Oscar winners, this weekend […]

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Retro Stylings for Your Movie Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Retro Stylings for Your Movie Weekend

A week of nostalgia awaits you at the movies. Melissa McCarthy channels 80s comedies, Terminal tries hard to resurrect the post-Tarantino neon-noir, and—in your best bet for the week—one woman goes a little Lucy in her ESL class. Deadpool 2 next week, so enjoy the odder assortment of a quiet near-summer weekend. Life of the […]

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Blockbuster Bye Week: What to Watch?

Hope Madden Hope Madden Blockbuster Bye Week: What to Watch?

It’s a breather week between the big box office bonanzas, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do but go see Infinity War again. I mean, you can. No one will blame you. But there are some great, small flicks peppered across the CBUS landscape. Just steer clear of Overboard, right? Tully The character […]

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A Spoiler-Free Review of Avengers Infinity War

Hope Madden Hope Madden A Spoiler-Free Review of Avengers Infinity War

If it’s variety you want, well, you’re not going to find it at the multiplex this weekend. All the heroes in the Marvel Universe throw down this weekend and I will not tell you who dies. Not intrigued? Keep in mind that you can catch any number of great films during Gateway Film Center’s Documentary […]

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Doc Week Returns to Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Doc Week Returns to Gateway Film Center

Gateway Film Center’s semiannual celebration of nonfiction filmmaking, Columbus Documentary Week, is rolling back into town. Running Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, May 6, the festival boasts films from cinematic heavyweights including William Friedkin (who revisits exorcism with his film The Devil and Father Amorth), hotly anticipated documentaries like Nancy Buirski’s brilliant The Rape of […]

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Schumer & Vermont Highway Patrol in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Schumer & Vermont Highway Patrol in Theaters

In the mood for some middling comedy, eh? It is everywhere this weekend. When does summer get here? I Feel Pretty Trainwreck, the 2015 big-screen break out for comic Amy Schumer (and LeBron James and John Cena) offered a wise about-face for the rom-com. Written by Schumer, the film simultaneously embraced and subverted tradition by […]

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