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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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Enormous Men, Fast Cars, Werewolf Whodunnits & More at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Enormous Men, Fast Cars, Werewolf Whodunnits & More at the Movies

What to watch? The ninth installment of a franchise? (You know what they say about sequels, ninth time’s the charm, right?) The rare success in video game-to-film adaptation? Vampires? Werewolves? Mafiosos? So many options! Let’s sort this out. F9: The Fast Saga In theaters by George Wolf So if this is the ninth installment, that […]

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Local LGBTQ+ Short Film to Screen in Fests

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local LGBTQ+ Short Film to Screen in Fests

Canal Winchester certainly has reason to be proud this Pride month. Donavan Myles Edwards, the 21-year-old CW native, made a film about a dark era in our history and film festivals are taking note. Lavender Boy draws attention to the “Lavender Scare” of the 1950s, when the U.S. government deemed gay men and lesbians a […]

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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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