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Shock and Horror Overtake Drexel This Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Shock and Horror Overtake Drexel This Weekend

Back in 1993, a high school student attended an all night marathon of horror films at the now-defunct Drexel North. The program included The Shining, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Exorcist – films the lad had never seen before, let alone on a big screen with a likeminded crowd. Young Joe Neff was hooked. […]

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Film Review: Carrie

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Carrie

Back in ’76, Brian De Palma brought Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie, to the screen and a terrifying vision of persecution and comeuppance emerged. But that was almost twenty five years before Columbine, and the image of the bullied and confused wreaking bloody revenge at a high school has taken on a different tenor. That’s […]

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Animal Advocate Screens Dog Documentary at Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden Animal Advocate Screens Dog Documentary at Gateway

Nine years ago, Tammy Birk met a brunette that would change her life. By day, Birk teaches English and directs the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at Otterbein University. But most of the rest of her time is focused on issues surrounding pit bulls because of Licorice, the dark haired pit she came to […]

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Film Review: Gravity

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Gravity

The wondrous galactic epic Gravity delivers an unmatched cinematic achievement. Co-writer/director Alfonso Cuarón sets you adrift in space, and for 90 minutes he leaves you breathless at the glory of the universe, and wrung out at the drama of attempted survival. His work will make you remember why you go to movies – to the […]

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Drexel Expands Late Night Movie Options

Hope Madden Hope Madden Drexel Expands Late Night Movie Options

For several years, the Drexel Theatre (2254 E. Main Street) has spent the second Saturday of every month celebrating the world’s best worst film, The Room. Yes, Tommy Wiseau’s tale of fit, tuxedo-clad, football playing, cuckolded flowershop customer Johnny is both better and worse than Birdemic: Shock and Terror, and even Plan 9 from Outer […]

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Film Review: Don Jon

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Don Jon

Look at little Tommy Solomon! Joseph Gordon-Levitt has proven himself a versatile actor in the years since his TV career in the guise of a pre-pubescent Earthling. With his newest effort, Don Jon, he exhibits surprising confidence and aptitude as both a screenwriter and a director. The film follows Jon (Gordon-Levitt), a Jersey player who […]

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Linda Blair Hits Comic Con, Talks to Columbus Underground

Hope Madden Hope Madden Linda Blair Hits Comic Con, Talks to Columbus Underground

The halls of the Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 North High St.) will be alive with the giddy shrieks of the Midwest’s best and brightest, and sometimes socially awkward. Yes, Nerdgasm 2013 – also known as Wizardworld Ohio Comic Con – descents upon our berg on Friday, September 20. Its three day takeover boasts famed […]

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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!

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