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Nightmares Film Festival Inks First-Look Deal

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nightmares Film Festival Inks First-Look Deal

It may seem a ways off, but when October 24 rolls around, we won’t be the only people seeing what’s going on at the fourth annual Nightmares Film Festival. The genre fest that calls Gateway Film Center home has just inked a deal to make sure film distributors check it out, too. Gunpowder & Sky, […]

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Thompsons, Shafts and Ghouls in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Thompsons, Shafts and Ghouls in Theaters

Wow, big week. It’s uncommon for a summer weekend to see so many studio releases all at once – does that mean the competition’s not that sure about the “blockbuster” status of Men In Black: International? Well, they’re not wrong. Not that it’s bad, exactly, but what else is there to see? Late Night by […]

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Misbehaving X-Men, Pets & Lovers in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Misbehaving X-Men, Pets & Lovers in Theaters

Well, the blockbusters range from mediocre to poor, but there is one indie you need to check out. Here’s the skinny. Dark Phoenix by Hope Madden and George Wolf Hey, remember back in ’06 when director Brett Ratner and writer Simon Kinberg crashed the X-Men franchise into oblivion by telling the story of how the […]

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Local Filmmakers Win Grant to Collaborate

George Wolf George Wolf Local Filmmakers Win Grant to Collaborate

A story of two bumbling armed robbers grabbed the top prize at the Gateway Film Center’s Show Us Your Shorts 2019 finals. The winning short films from the past 11 monthly competitions were screened Saturday at the Gateway before an audience of filmmakers, friends, fans and judges, and Anthony Codispoti’s The Baker Brothers emerged as […]

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Godzilla, Rocketmen and Monster Moms in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Godzilla, Rocketmen and Monster Moms in Theaters

Flashes, explosions, loud noises — Godzilla may not deliver the goods, but Elton John seems to be able. Here’s a look at your kaiju and non-kaiju fare on screens this week. Godzilla: King of the Monsters by Hope Madden and George Wolf Must we destroy everything that challenges us, or is humanity’s only salvation an […]

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This Summer’s Guide to Movies to Watch Under the Stars

Anne Evans Anne Evans This Summer’s Guide to Movies to Watch Under the Stars

It’s summertime again and that means the outdoor movie schedule is getting started. This summer has a great range of family friendly movies, movies perfect for date nights, movies to go watch with a group of friends, and more. The Topiary Park celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption. The Gateway is also showing […]

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Genies, Supervillains, Shadows and Smart Girls Gettin’ Nutty in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Genies, Supervillains, Shadows and Smart Girls Gettin’ Nutty in Theaters

Aladdin by George Wolf Stepping in for Robin Williams as the Genie in Aladdin was always going to be a thankless task, but while everyone was busy debating the casting of Will Smith, the director’s chair went largely unnoticed. Could Guy Ritchie, who’s evolved from rough and tumble British crime capers (Snatch) to both big […]

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