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What to see this weekend in the LV

What to see this weekend in the LV

Staring down the prospect of a three-day weekend with way too many film choices? Never fear, I’ll narrow it down for you! Below are my personal picks of what’s playing in Lakeview: At Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark): “Carnage”: four neurotic parents pick apart a playground fight. All star cast (Kate Winslet, Christoph…

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'The Artist': Things that make you go 'aww'

‘The Artist’: Things that make you go ‘aww’

The term “feel-good movie” gets thrown around a lot and misused even more. For instance, I wouldn’t consider “Slumdog Millionaire” a feel-good movie. I don’t care if it ends with a dance scene. It begins with the protagonist getting tortured! That said, “The Artist” is a true feel-good movie. From the delightful canine antics to the…

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Midnight at Music Box: Party time! Excellent!

Midnight at Music Box: Party time! Excellent!

If you haven’t already guessed this weekend’s Music Box Midnight Movie…I’ll tell you. “Wayne’s World” will go from suburban cable access to midnight movie January 6-7 at Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport). In honor of the lovable duo from Aurora, I’ll give you a Top 5 Reasons to See “Wayne’s World” List. (If only…

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'The Descendants': De-pressing

‘The Descendants’: De-pressing

I tried to like “The Descendants.” I really did. The trailer was heartwarming: a truly sad story of letting go broken up by gentle hijinks. George Clooney is befuddled and doesn’t understand his daughter! The grandpa punches the daughter’s doofy guy friend! Pretty scenery contrasted with ugly death! Also, the film made a lot of top…

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My favorite posts of 2011

My favorite posts of 2011

2011 was a cool year. I tried Okcupid. I got a new job. And best of all, I translated my movie obsession into a gig that keeps me in Starbucks. As an added bonus, I get to say, “oh yeah, so that supplement of the Tribune? I blog for it! Take THAT, relatives!” (I didn’t…

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S.S. Poseidon at Music Box New Year's Eve

S.S. Poseidon at Music Box New Year’s Eve

There’s got to be a morning after…if you can hold on to Dec. 31. If bar-hopping and candlelight yoga aren’t your bags, the ever-splendiferous Music Box Theatre has a fun alternaplan for New Year’s Eve: a screening of the classic disaster flick “The Poseidon Adventure.” The evening sets sail at 11 p.m. at Music Box…

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Music Box Christmas Show through Dec. 24

Music Box Christmas Show through Dec. 24

Two of my life philosophies: “no man is a failure who has friends” and “the best things happen while you’re dancing.” Both of these are illustrated in fabulous Technicolor at the 28th Annual Music Box Christmas Show, running through December 24 at Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport). This year’s Christmas show features the holiday…

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'My Week With Marilyn': Jen Lindley forever

‘My Week With Marilyn’: Jen Lindley forever

I always preferred Jen to Joey. “Hmm,” I observed as I watched “Dawson’s Creek” like the angsty 90′s teen I was. “The blonde girl’s way more interesting a character than the brunette who’s always scowling and whining.” I felt vindicated years later when Michelle Williams continues to kick butt and take names in film, while…

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'Raiders of the Lost Ark' at Music Box

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ at Music Box

If you were a child in the 80′s – or you crave relief from the emotional drain that is “Melancholia” – you might want to mosey on down to the Music Box this week. Now through December 15th, Music Box will screen the 30th anniversary digitally restored edition of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” That’s…

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Alternative Christmas Double Feature Dec. 19-20

Alternative Christmas Double Feature Dec. 19-20

If you want to celebrate the holidays but “White Christmas” isn’t your bag (and it sure isn’t mine, as the treacle factor is off the charts annoying), Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) has an alternative. Of course they do. They are the mighty mighty Music Box, here to grant every cinematic Christmas wish. This…

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