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Free movie at Music Box Sept. 26

Free movie at Music Box Sept. 26

If you’re as big a sucker for free films as I, mosey on down to Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) on Monday, September 26. “Hermano,” the newest release from Music Box Films, will screen at 7:30 p.m. — and all you have to do is RSVP. According to Music Box’s website, “Hermano” chronicles the…

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Get your festival on at Music Box

Get your festival on at Music Box

This week, the Music Box Theatre is alive with the sound of music . . . and francais. Tonight through Sunday, the Chicago French Film Festival presents eight of the country’s best recent films, featuring special guests and fun titles such as “Romantics Anonymous,” “Love Crimes” and “The Hedgehog.” Individual tickets are $10, or purchase a pass…

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Weekend movies in Lakeview: Bickle, Buck and O'Brien can't stop

Weekend movies in Lakeview: Bickle, Buck and O’Brien can’t stop

Because I am an unabashed nerd, the movies I’m most excited about are documentaries, but this Fourth of July weekend, there’s a little something for everybody in Lakeview: At Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark): Beginners: Cute Ewan McGregor, his cute gay dad, and a cute dog. Read my review here. Buck: Doc about…

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Judgment Day: talking dogs, living trees and ruby slippers

Judgment Day: talking dogs, living trees and ruby slippers

Welcome to Judgment Day, in which I take a completely biased look at what’s playing in Lakeview this weekend. New at Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark): Beginners: Christopher Plummer is Ewan McGregor’s gay dad. Also stars a talking dog and Shoshanna from Inglourious Basterds. I’m in love with the actors. I suppose I can tolerate…

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Friday Judgments for a long moviegoing weekend

Friday Judgments for a long moviegoing weekend

Welcome to Friday Judgments, where I take a look at what’s playing at Music Box and Landmark this weekend, and share my short and biased opinions.  Let the fun begin! What I recommend: Everything Must Go (Landmark).  Because it’s about time Will Ferrell cast aside second-rate comedy scripts for another dramatic role.  Remember how good he…

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