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American Zombie (coming soon to Studio 35)

 Jim Lauwers

AMERICAN ZOMBIE PLAYING AT BEAUTIFUL STUDIO 35 Wednesday, April 30th @ 10:30pm Grace Lee is an up-and-coming name in the world of independent documentary films. Her 2002 film Barrier Device won several regional awards, and made her one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “Top 25 To Watch.” Her followup film, a documentary titled Best of the Wurst, […]


No Oscars for Concerned Men


The 80th Academy Awards on Sunday night brought no huge surprises for moviegoers, with No Country for Old Men sweeping the big ones, and a variety of flicks sharing the small ones. Jon Stewart was hilarious – redeeming himself from any scorn he may have received before – and Ellen Page is at the top […]


You Suck at Movie Watching


Hey there, I’m Thomas. This is You Suck at Movie Watching. A lot of you on Columbus Underground don’t watch old movies, so today we’re going to be going through the TCM schedule for this weekend. This is at an intermediate level, but I mean, for you, this is going to be stupid hard. So, […]


Coming Soon: 2007, the Sequel!

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Coming Soon: 2007, the Sequel! by Travis Irvine For anyone paying attention to the top moneymaking movies of 2007, they will see one common trait: sequels! And not just second installments – 2007 was the year for the rule of three to take effect. Just take a look at the top two blockbusters of the […]

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Charlie Wilson’s Movie

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Charlie Wilson’s Movie by Travis Irvine If you thought questionable politicians in irregular circumstances couldn’t change the course of modern history, see Charlie Wilson’s War and think again. If you thought that a proportionally smaller group of determined people couldn’t bring down an empire, see Charlie Wilson’s War and think again. And, if you thought […]


Sweeney Todd – A Splatter Musical


Sweeney Todd review by Susan Halpern Tim Burton has invented a new film genre, the splatter musical. Sweeney Todd is a great film, although certainly not for everyone. It is, at times, bleak, beautiful, grisly, angry, tragic, and funny. As with all of Tim Burton’s movies, the visual components are amazing. The dark smokey dystopian […]


Becoming a Woman in Zzzzzanskar


Becoming a Woman in Zanskar, showing at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival Review by Travis Irvine I don’t want the title of my review to mislead people – I loved Becoming a Woman in Zanskar, and I do mean the movie, not my own experience. But my love comes from a deep appreciation […]


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