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Big Weekend for Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Big Weekend for Movies

Theme park rides, Arthurian legends, and a ripped-from-the-headlines kind of thriller—that doesn’t sound like that interesting a weekend in movies. But it is. And if these major releases don’t draw your fancy, there’s a host of worthwhile indies in theaters and on the small screen we’d like to point you toward.  The Green Knight In […]

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Columbus Genre Filmmaker William Lee Gets Blu-ray Restoration

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Genre Filmmaker William Lee Gets Blu-ray Restoration

What are you waiting for? Shoot the movie! This is William Lee’s motto, as evidenced by the 15 features he’s directed, a 16th that he’s completed and is ready for distribution, and 17th that is now prepping for production. But the prolific filmmaker and instructor—Lee teaches a film production course at CCAD and an online […]

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Bugs & LeBron, Cage & a Pig, and More in Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Bugs & LeBron, Cage & a Pig, and More in Movies

Step into the wayback machine this weekend. Nostalgic for WB ‘toons playing basketball? Remember when Nicolas Cage could act, not just behave erratically? Recall a time when you could get a decent cheeseburger in a restaurant for under $15? It’s all here this weekend, plus a beautiful true romance, a gorgeous doc about trees, a […]

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Mean Girls & 2000s Nostalgia at Grandview Theater

Hope Madden Hope Madden Mean Girls & 2000s Nostalgia at Grandview Theater

Grandview Theater is trying to make fetch a thing. We weren’t paying attention to much of anything for about 18 months, but somewhere in there the 2000s hit their 20th anniversary. That is to say, popular culture from the 2000s is now nostalgic. That’s what Charlie Pulliam and Natalie Spencer at Grandview Theater (1247 Grandview […]

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Marvel, Docs, Mock Docs & More in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Marvel, Docs, Mock Docs & More in Theaters

Sure, maybe we’ve all glutted ourselves on whatever series the MCU has shoveled our way over the last year and a half, but its first proper cinematic experience hits screens this weekend. Worth the wait? Yes! Here you will find our spoiler-free review of Black Widow, as well as thoughts on hits and misses across […]

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How America Killed My Mother Premieres at Studio 35

Hope Madden Hope Madden How America Killed My Mother Premieres at Studio 35

People deal with grief in different ways. For Ed Larson (producer of Netflix’s Bumping Mics and Comedy Central’s Roasts), losing his mother led him down a path others might never consider. “I was so mad, and I didn’t know how to place my anger, really,” he says. “My mom died in 2016 of diabetes and […]

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Wexner Center Reopens Theater

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wexner Center Reopens Theater

It is movie season—the first in over a year to be celebrated at the actual movies rather than on your couch—but there was one last holdout, one last Columbus independent theater that hadn’t yet reopened its doors. Well, the wait is over. The Wexner Center for the Arts reopens its in-house film/video program on Friday, […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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