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Safe Movie Bets

George Wolf George Wolf Safe Movie Bets

Why continue to review VOD and streaming releases when theaters are open? Well, because Hollywood is giving Tenet time to prove this enormous experiment: Is a theatrical release viable? Can theaters handle it? Will people turn out? While they wait, they’re releasing little else to theaters. If you want something new, you’ll need to look […]

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Spoiler-Free Tenet Review

Hope Madden Hope Madden Spoiler-Free Tenet Review

Is it Labor Day? No? So why is the biggest film of 2020 opening on a random Monday in August? Because Christopher Nolan cares not for your concept of time!   Tenet by Hope Madden and George Wolf A not-at-all funny thing happened to the movie calendar this year. And now, instead of kicking off the […]

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Big Screen or Small, Movies for Everyone

Hope Madden Hope Madden Big Screen or Small, Movies for Everyone

Wait, there are superheroes on the big screen? My God, it almost feels like pre-apocalypse summer, doesn’t it? Does it even matter if the movie’s any good? Sure it does, and if you don’t feel like superheroes or you aren’t quite sure how safe it is to return to the multiplex, fear not. An absolutely […]

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Theaters Open, Streaming Still Thrives

George Wolf George Wolf Theaters Open, Streaming Still Thrives

Theaters across the city are officially open. Studio 35 has two new releases, plus a few months’ worth of managing in post-apocalyptic times, but if it’s multiplex you want, Russell Crowe and his road rage waits for you there, too. Or you can always stick around the house and watch a remarkable piece of history—one […]

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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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Dayummm…That’s a Lot of Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Dayummm…That’s a Lot of Movies

Busy week! With more than a dozen new films hitting streaming services this weekend, you honestly have to be able to find something you’ll enjoy. The weird thing is that most of them are good—but there are one or two to look out for. We are here to help you figure it out. I Used […]

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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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