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Sicario 2, Uncle Drew and Good Movies This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Sicario 2, Uncle Drew and Good Movies This Weekend

Surfing, mountain climbing, basketball, visits to Mexico—basically, this week at the box office is like the summer vacation you don’t have time for and can’t afford! How should you spend your pretend time off? We have some thoughts. Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado by Hope Madden Can Sicario: Day of the Soldado accomplish as […]

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Jurassic World Bites, Indies are Better

Hope Madden Hope Madden Jurassic World Bites, Indies are Better

Dinosaurs are back, and I’ve heard great things about their Dairy Queen ice cream treat. The film itself is pretty meh, but there is still reason to rejoice. We are just one week away from Sicario 2, and there is a slew of really great indies opening this weekend you should check out. Jurassic World: […]

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Pixar, Tag and Loads of Movies for Fathers Day Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Pixar, Tag and Loads of Movies for Fathers Day Weekend

Looking for something fun to do with Dad this weekend? Lots of options, including a 50th anniversary release of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm, which begins a week-long run at Gateway Film Center this weekend. Or, there’s some new Pixar, an amiable game of Tag, a better-than-expected remake, some new horror, family drama…a bit […]

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Hereditary, Ocean’s 8 & a Mixed Bag of Indies in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Hereditary, Ocean’s 8 & a Mixed Bag of Indies in Theaters

What are you up for? Family dysfunction of the most sinister kind? A smooth and stylish con job? Taxi Driver for the modern age? Maybe a period romance or biopic? This week has all of that and more, some of it good, some of it less so. Let me walk you through it. Hereditary Grief […]

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The Confluence Cast: Irvine for Ohio

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Irvine for Ohio

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSometimes comedians make the best politicians. I sat down with Travis Irvine, Ohio’s libertarian gubernatorial candidate, for a live interview at the Columbus Podcast Festival, to talk about his rich and varied history running for political office, making fun of John Kasich, and his upcoming feature film, Killer Raccoons […]

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Gateway Film Center Commits to World Cinema

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Film Center Commits to World Cinema

Summer’s not even officially here and already it’s easy to feel a little comic-book-and-superheroed out. Says Chris Hamel, President and Programmer for the Gateway Film Center, “Even at the film center, sometimes summer can feel a little overwhelming with blockbusters and franchises.” The antidote? A rich and varied program of international films. Hamel and GFC […]

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Local Film Draws Acting Talent Back to Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Film Draws Acting Talent Back to Columbus

Filmmaker and Ohio native Steph Greegor is passionate about making movies locally. Her 2016 short Olsky, a film about an aging hockey player facing life’s challenges, filmed around Columbus. Its success led to Greegor’s latest project, The Third Period. She held a full day of auditions for the feature last Saturday, an event that attracted […]

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