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8 Furious, 1 Smartypants in Theaters this Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden 8 Furious, 1 Smartypants in Theaters this Weekend

The eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise smashes onto movie screens all over town this weekend, and you know what? Just go with it. No? Well then, there’s a half-decent family film, a nice moon race documentary, at least one provocative horror film and other indies to explore in town this weekend. […]

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Sequels, Reboots, Blues and Trains at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Sequels, Reboots, Blues and Trains at the Movies

Sequels and reboots giving you the blues? Well, you have something in common with this weekend’s releases – sequels (to Trainspotting), reboots (Power Rangers and CHiPs) and the blues (2 Trains Runnin’). Plus, trains. There are also some intriguing horror flicks screening at Gateway, and another doc on Scientology that proves the religion is just […]

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Fist Fight, The Great Wall, I Am Not Your Negro & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fist Fight, The Great Wall, I Am Not Your Negro & More

Required viewing at the Wex this weekend – Oscar nominee for best documentary, I Am Not Your Negro screens all weekend and you should catch it if you can. Another Oscar nominee – best foreign language pick Toni Erdmann – opens at Drexel and elsewhere. Beyond that, a couple of studio release that are less […]

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Guns! Bondage! Legos! That’s Valentine’s at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Guns! Bondage! Legos! That’s Valentine’s at the Movies

Oscar is approaching! One sure way to know – Gateway’s screening all the nominated short films. Check out each set – live action, animated and documentary – this weekend. Unrelated to Oscar in any conceivable way, John Wick 2 is also available and God help me, it’s not bad. It’s not LEGO Batman good, but […]

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Sausages, Caterwauling, Dragons and Mel Gibson – It’s a Party at the Multiplex!

Hope Madden Hope Madden Sausages, Caterwauling, Dragons and Mel Gibson – It’s a Party at the Multiplex!

A paltry number of films opened across Columbus screens last weekend, but don’t be down! This weekend there is something for every imaginable taste: kids movies, cartoons for adults, Meryl Streep, Frank Zappa, horror, documentary, foreign, Mel Gibson. Nothing is off limits! Sausage Party Set in a Shopwell supermarket, every morning products sing about their […]

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Summer Releases Start Looking Up

Hope Madden Hope Madden Summer Releases Start Looking Up

June may be turning itself around. This month is prime summer blockbuster real estate, but the releases have been weak. This weekend, however, you will find the month’s first bona fide children’s blockbuster with Pixar’s amazing-as-usual Finding Dory. There are also some great documentaries, an award-winning foreign drama, a stronger-than-expected buddy comedy film, and even […]

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3 Films to See Over Memorial Day Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden 3 Films to See Over Memorial Day Weekend

The Eye-Popping 3D Memorial Day Weekend Extravaganza is here. Yes, summer is nigh and the bigger-is-better mantra will soon overwhelm local cinemas. And while there are some insanely expensive blockbusters to peruse this holiday weekend, the best bets are some of the smaller, well-stocked and unusual films hovering around the fringes of the weekend barbeque. […]

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