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Film Review: Trance

 Nicholas Herum Film Review: Trance

If Danny Boyle’s directing career was a novel and each chapter represented a different film from his career, I think most would agree that there was a different author for each chapter. Boyle doesn’t stick to just a couple of genres. He’s not afraid to jump into unfamiliar territory and give his audience something they’ve […]

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Film Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

 Nicholas Herum Film Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

This year G.I. Joe will celebrate its 50th birthday. Today’s incarnation bears little resemblance to its distant “life-like hair & kung-fu grip” cousins, but the line’s legacy continues thanks to its ability to successfully re-imagine itself. While the franchise has enjoyed a lot of success over the years, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra floundered […]

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Film Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

 Nicholas Herum

It’s been nearly three quarters of a century since Judy Garland starred in The Wizard of Oz. Even though it wasn’t initially a huge success it has gone on to become one of the most beloved films of the past century. There have been numerous adaptations, unofficial sequels, re-imaginings, and now a prequel that tells […]


Film Review: A Good Day to Die Hard

 Nicholas Herum Film Review: A Good Day to Die Hard

Later this year the original Die Hard will celebrate its 25th anniversary. That film helped redefine the action genre and spawned countless imitators from Passenger 57, Speed, Under Siege, Air Force One, and its influence can still be seen in today’s releases (see Olympus Has Fallen). After a quarter of century of always being in […]

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Film Review: Identity Thief

 Nicholas Herum Film Review: Identity Thief

Jason Bateman’s recent career resurgence hasn’t been without its fair share of missteps. Since Arrested Development, some of his films like Horrible Bosses or Couples Retreat have done well while others like The Switch and The Change-Up have failed to impress critics or audiences. Recent hot commodity Melissa McCarthy on the other hand has come […]

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Film Review: Parker

 Nicholas Herum Film Review: Parker

Historically Jason Statham films have been released on a pretty stable schedule. Almost without fail his film’s are released in two periods of the year; January through April and August through October. Other than that the calendar is otherwise pretty much Statham free. That’s why when you see a Jason Statham film being released during […]


Film Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

 Nicholas Herum Film Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first of three prequels to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. After spending years in development hell, losing a director due to constant delays, paving the way for a new 3D format, and then deciding to release three films instead of two the first ‘chapter’ of J.R.R. Tolkien’s […]


The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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