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Wedding Ringer

The Wedding Ringer – It’s A Doozy

Friday, January 16th, 2015
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If you didn’t have any friends, how far would you go to secure someone at your wedding? That is the question as Doug Harris (Josh

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Paddington

The Teddy Bears Go to the Movies!

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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While January is usually a bleak month for movie releases, this year we may have an possible exception with Paddington a live screen adaption of

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M opening

Marilyn Maye – By Request: Keeper of the Flame

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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Last night, the irrepressible Marilyn Maye completed her winter run at The Metropolitan Room with an hour forty-five minute show. “I love it that you’re

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Road Trip

Twelve Great Travel Tunes

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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Ah, January. The time of year when everyone goes out of town, (or at least wants to) and catch a break from the post-holiday winter

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Selma

Selma Captures the Civil Rights Movement
In All Its Imperfect Glory

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Selma, Alabama, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, names, places, and times that all come to mind when discussing the Civil Rights Movement; however, Selma is more

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Red Riding Hood

Disney’s Into the Woods Is Anything But Grimm

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Disney’s much anticipated Into the Woods open today, Christmas Day, but the Rob Marshall-helmed reworking of James Lapine’s play has already received a slew of

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Louie and Bird

Unbroken – Angelina Jolie’s Tribute to an American Hero

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Angelina Jolie wastes no time plunging us into the midst of Louis Zamperini’s life story. We’re inside a B-24 on a bombing raid of a

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Mr. Turner – The Beauty of Art
Juxtaposed with the Reality of Life

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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If you want to see a film whose every frame is as beautifully composed as a painting, go see British Director Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner.

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