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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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Big, Bad Movie in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Big, Bad Movie in Theaters

Big weekend! I mean, physically large—the movie itself is pretty forgettable. So, that’s a shame, but there are some excellent little indies to seek out, plus reason for optimism as the warm weather brings out all the early-season superheroes in just a couple of weeks. Rampage Here’s something I never thought I’d say: I miss […]

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Argentinian Filmmaker Lucrecia Martel Visits the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Argentinian Filmmaker Lucrecia Martel Visits the Wex

Unconventional Argentinian cinematic master Lucrecia Martel makes her first trip to the Wexner Center for the Arts next week, accompanying her lauded new feature, Zama. The period drama screens as part of a program, running Tuesday, April 17 through Saturday, April 21, that showcases the filmmaker’s four features as well as a set of rarely […]

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Scary, Funny, Uncomfortable Weekend at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Scary, Funny, Uncomfortable Weekend at the Movies

What? Raunchy comedies, terrifying horror, the new Wes Anderson movie (and it’s about dogs!) plus a film starring Helen Mirren? It’s like a miracle. And you know what else? Most of them are pretty good. A Quiet Place Damn. So, John Krasinski. That big, tall guy, kind of doughy faced? Married to Emily Blunt? Dude […]

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Nerd Uprising: Ready Player One & Other New Flicks

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nerd Uprising: Ready Player One & Other New Flicks

Who feels like some 80s nostalgia? Video game nerdery? Virtual Overlook Hotel horror? If you or anyone you love can embrace the label “fanboy,” Steven Spielberg has got a movie for you. Not ready to nerd up this weekend? There are other options, some of them pretty great! Ready Player One It’s 2045 in Columbus, […]

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Loveless Kaiju Madness in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Loveless Kaiju Madness in Theaters

Needless sequels, disturbing dramas, hilarious political satire—a breathtaking array of middling to excellent films available across Columbus this weekend. Let’s sort through them. Pacific Rim: Uprising I like to think it went down this way… After hours, in a dimly lit Hollywood bar, the makers of Pacific Rim: Uprising met up with Michael Bay and his […]

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Rare Baseball Films Returns to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Rare Baseball Films Returns to the Wex

Springtime is finally rearing its sunny head, and the Wexner Center for the Arts is celebrating the way a lot of Midwesterners do: with sports. Somewhere inside a cluster of sports-themed programming (Expanding the Field: Sports and Culture, The Nation’s Finest, Lady Wrestler) sits that shiny gem we’ve been missing, Rare Baseball Films: The Newsreels. […]

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