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$40 Mil Motion Picture Tax Credit Saved

Hope Madden Hope Madden $40 Mil Motion Picture Tax Credit Saved

Earlier this year, the Greater Columbus Film Commission was hoping to convince legislature to increase — perhaps even double — the state’s $40 million motion picture tax credit, a tax rebate meant to attract film and media projects. Much to the surprise of John Daugherty, Executive Director of the film commission, the credit was instead […]

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Celebrate Halloween Early with Drexel’s Cronenbergathon

Hope Madden Hope Madden Celebrate Halloween Early with Drexel’s Cronenbergathon

Halloween just too damn far away? Jonesing for a sleepless night, hours on end spent in the dark with strangers keen on seeing something gruesome? How do you feel about Oliver Reed? If you answered “yes,” “yes,” and “can’t get enough,” then the Drexel Theatre has just the cure for your pre-horror holiday blues. The […]

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Big Bald Men and Little Lies in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Big Bald Men and Little Lies in Theaters

It’s August, which means Hollywood will cross is fingers and hope audiences will still want to see those films it didn’t deem entirely likely for summer blockbuster status. Luckily, strategic indie releases get a little more attention because of the weaker (though certainly muscular) mainstream movies. The Farewell by George Wolf Caught in a lie […]

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QT’s Mash Note to Hollywood in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden QT’s Mash Note to Hollywood in Theaters

During blockbuster summer season it’s not uncommon to see a weekend with just one major release. It is uncommon, however, when the studios bow out to a competitor that’s R-rated — normally a family-friendly film will open against it, assuming they can share the audience. But I guess everybody’s afraid of Quentin Tarantino, whose Once […]

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Loads of Movies This Weekend

George Wolf George Wolf Loads of Movies This Weekend

This represents that deep breath week between Spider-Man: Far from Home and Lion King. That means there are a blue million movies, most of them smaller, none of them hoping to do MCU or Disney numbers, opening this week. Some of them are terrible. Some are not. Here is the skinny. Stuber by Hope Madden […]

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Columbus-Made “Street Where We Live” Now Streaming

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus-Made “Street Where We Live” Now Streaming

There’s been some exciting news for local filmmakers. Director John Whitney’s award-winning independent drama The Street Where We Live is now available for home viewing.  “The film is on Amazon right now and VOD,” says co-writer/producer/co-star Dino Tripodis. “Amazon Prime members will be able to get it for free in October. It’s available on Dish […]

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Local Filmmaker Brings Screening of ‘Cadia: The World Within’ to Alma Mater

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker Brings Screening of ‘Cadia: The World Within’ to Alma Mater

After a sold out premiere last month at Gateway Film Center, the fantasy film Cadia: The World Within screens at Capital University’s Mees Hall — the very hall where some of the movie was shot. Writer/director and Capital grad Cedric Gegel is thrilled to be able to share his film this Friday, July 12 at […]

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