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Canine Crusaders Unseating Avengers?

Hope Madden Hope Madden Canine Crusaders Unseating Avengers?

For the first time since its release, Endgame may get bumped to runner up at the box office. Can John Wick take them down? He does have some skills. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum by Hope Madden John F. Wick. You have to tip your hat to a filmmaker who understands his strengths and […]

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Geriatric Cheerleaders, Satanic Temples, and Other Weirdness in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Geriatric Cheerleaders, Satanic Temples, and Other Weirdness in Theaters

Man, there are a lot of movies opening this weekend. None really has a shot at unseating Endgame for the top spot, although Keanu and his dog might be eyeballing that seat for next week. In the meantime, though, studios and indies alike are taking a chance at capturing your imagination. Mostly they fail, but […]

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A Month of Penny Lane at the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden A Month of Penny Lane at the Wex

May is a month of Pennies at the Wexner Center for the arts. Documentarian and former Artist in Residence Penny Lane (yes, that’s her real name) brings her work to the Wex, beginning with a look at The Bachelor and ending with a glimpse into modern Satanism and mysterious illness. The filmmaker, a recipient of […]

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Movies Galore in the Week Before Endgame

Hope Madden Hope Madden Movies Galore in the Week Before Endgame

The Avengers capper opens next week, which means studios are vying for your attention this weekend. You will find horror, penguins, historical dramas and so much singing crowding in to multiplexes. Which ones should you check out? The Curse of La Llorona by Hope Madden The Conjuring Universe loves the 70s, doesn’t it? And why […]

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There’s a Movie for Everybody This Week

Hope Madden Hope Madden There’s a Movie for Everybody This Week

Whether you’re up for the best DC flick in years — and one you can share with your kids, even! — or a scare, or a history lesson (or two, or three), you will find something to watch in the plethora of new movies available in theaters this week. Here’s a quick run down. Shazam! […]

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Craft Beer and Short Films Come Together at Suds & Cinema Fest

Hope Madden Hope Madden Craft Beer and Short Films Come Together at Suds & Cinema Fest

For a lot of us, movies and beer are a magical pairing. Filmmaker Nic White wants to share that magic through the CinemaSlice Suds & Cinema Film Festival. White and his Cinema Slice team bring the program of short and micro-short films to Grove City’s HopYard 62 on Saturday, March 9, from 8-10 p.m. What […]

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Fearless Oscar Predictions

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fearless Oscar Predictions

When it comes to predicting the Academy Awards, it’s best not to be too sentimental. Which individual groups—like the Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild, Producers Guild— possesses a lot of voters who are also Academy voters? Start there and hope that things like Netflix bias and studio budgets play less of a role than you […]

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