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Crazy Rich Asians and Mark Wahlberg in Columbus (Movie Theaters)

Hope Madden Hope Madden Crazy Rich Asians and Mark Wahlberg in Columbus (Movie Theaters)

Mark Wahlberg is here to sell cars and beat the hell out of the end-of-summer movie doldrums, but is he successful? And how scary is Michelle Yeoh as a prospective mother-in-law? Most importantly, will there be better movies next week? Crazy Rich Asians by Rachel Willis When Nick Young (Henry Golding) asks Rachel Chu (Constance […]

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Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns August 23-25

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns August 23-25

It’s been a year since Cristyn Steward launched the Columbus Black International Film Festival. Does running a film festival get easier in its second year? In a word: No. “It’s easier in terms of navigating what needs to get done and how and when,” Steward says. “This year it was more of that. I know […]

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Statham Punches Sharks, Lee Returns to Form in Theaters This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Statham Punches Sharks, Lee Returns to Form in Theaters This Weekend

Jason Statham slips into some scuba gear to brawl with a 70-foot prehistoric shark. You know what that means—summer blockbuster season is officially over and we will see mainly dregs until awards time. But wait, who is that bringing a fascinating, relevant and entertaining offering to the late-summer downslide? Hello, Spike Lee.   BlacKkKlansman by […]

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Filmmaker Celia C. Peters’s SciFi Future is in CBUS

Hope Madden Hope Madden Filmmaker Celia C. Peters’s SciFi Future is in CBUS

Independent filmmaker Celia C. Peters found a nice niche in the New York film scene. What made her decide to set up shop in Columbus? The Toledo-born, Michigan and New York-educated filmmaker loves what Columbus has to offer. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Peters attended graduate school in New York. She intended to […]

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Drexel’s Shock-o-Rama Celebrates 1988 Horror

Hope Madden Hope Madden Drexel’s Shock-o-Rama Celebrates 1988 Horror

It’s been 30 years since Poison hit big with Every Rose has its Thorn and Bill Cosby had the #1 TV show. But there are reasons to look back on 1988 without cringing. This year’s Shock-o-Rama, the horror allnighter at the Drexel Theatre, showcases five of the finest horror gems of ’88. Why do the […]

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Local Comedy Spotlight: “Quiet Down In Front” with David Z. Price and Friends

Grant Walters Grant Walters Local Comedy Spotlight: “Quiet Down In Front” with David Z. Price and Friends

The Bexley native partners with the iconic Drexel Theatre for a hilarious take on big-ticket movies in his new monthly show

“In a theater, one of the first movies I remember seeing was called…and I know I’ve seen more before this, but this one stuck with me: Garbage Pail Kids,” muses local comedian, actor, and writer David Price. “Do you know that? [laughs] I mean, I know you know what Garbage Pail Kids are, but they made […]

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Indie Gems Galore at the Movies this Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Indie Gems Galore at the Movies this Weekend

August is upon us. That will mean a lot of crap movies the studios didn’t deem strong enough to compete in the summer blockbuster season, but they want to be rid of before autumn’s awards consideration flicks start vying for our attention. Relatedly, this week in miracles: a 28-year-old male standup comic near-perfectly brings the […]

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