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Back to the Theater or Couch Comfort? Live Movies and Streaming Options

Hope Madden Hope Madden Back to the Theater or Couch Comfort? Live Movies and Streaming Options

What are you up for? A little Cold War creature feature in a real, live theater? Studio 35 has you covered! A doc or two that support beloved local cinemas? Drexel, Wexner Center and Gateway Film Center are plugged in! Docs, middling drama or bad horror from the comfort of your own home? Yep, yep, […]

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This Week in Movies: Choices Aplenty

George Wolf George Wolf This Week in Movies: Choices Aplenty

Inspirational documentaries, good and bad horror, worse inspirational fictional drivel, and one Ohioan’s hillbilly noir—those are your cinematic options this week. Let us help you pick a winner. The Big Ugly Streaming from all major VOD platforms. by Hope Madden When my son was young, we liked to watch Animal Face-Off, an educational program that […]

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Curses, Sea Shanties and Science – Movies Have It All

Hope Madden Hope Madden Curses, Sea Shanties and Science – Movies Have It All

In the mood for some sea shanties? Cursed objects? Cursed villages? Cursed Airbnbs? (Those sea shanties sound more charming now, don’t they?) How about science? Yes to science, thank you, and actually a pretty decent crop of flicks to stream or check out at the drive-in this weekend. Radioactive Streaming via Amazon Prime. by George […]

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Fine Movie Options, No Mask Necessary

George Wolf George Wolf Fine Movie Options, No Mask Necessary

Should you? Shouldn’t you? You definitely should, but there’s no need to worry about it if you just stay home. While this week boasts fewer big names than last week, there are several excellent movie options for home viewing. First Cow by Hope Madden Kelly Reichardt films tell a story, but not in the traditional […]

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True Stories Top the Watch List

Hope Madden Hope Madden True Stories Top the Watch List

There’s a lot of nonfiction worth looking into in new streaming films this week, from documentaries to true war stories. Alien encounters (if you want to believe) are a little weaker, but if you’re looking for a familiar riff on the old exorcism classic, we might have a more make believe winner. The Outpost Streaming […]

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Best Films of the First Half of 2020

George Wolf George Wolf Best Films of the First Half of 2020

by Hope Madden and George Wolf We can all agree on one thing: 2020 blows. It hasn’t been great for movies, either, what with every major film being pushed back until at least autumn. But, as is always the case, these challenges have created opportunities—in this case, for spunky little movies ready to come into […]

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Kingmakers Board Game Parlor Closes Up Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kingmakers Board Game Parlor Closes Up Shop

After six years in business, board game venue Kingmakers is closing their doors. Founder Malika Jacobs posted on social media yesterday that they had reached a decision to close both their original Short North location as well as a second location that launched in Indianapolis in 2017. “At the time of the pandemic shutdown, we […]

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