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History of Cinema Time Travel

For the past thirty years, when people have heard "time travel movie," they most likely thought of “Back to the Future.” And rightfully so; the original brought in over two hundred million dollars -the most of any movie in 1985- spawned two sequels and a Saturday morning cartoon, and is regularly named one of the best films ever made.

 
Snubs 2015: Oscar Disses of Now and Then

No one likes a sore loser, and yet no one wants to see their contender ejected from the race too soon. Such is the case among movie lovers when the Academy Award nominations are announced in the weeks before Valentine’s Day but after Martin Luther King Day. Speaking of whom . . .

 
7 Movies You Forgot Were Filmed in Chicagoland

If you’re a Chicago-area resident, you probably know about “The Fugitive,” “The Blues Brothers,” and “Ferris Bueller” (and other various John Hughes movies). Not only are they cinema classics, but they’re among the most famous movies shot in Chicago. But what about the ones you forgot were filmed here, or perhaps, didn’t even know were set in Chicago to begin with?

 
Questioning Pilate: Our Exclusive Interview with Barry Dennen from “Jesus Christ Superstar”

If you’re a fan of musical theatre, Barry Dennen has a resume that will make your jaw drop.

 
4 Ways Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is Basically a Christopher Nolan Movie

Spoiler Alert: Plot points from several Christopher Nolan's movies are revealed in this blog entry.

 
Horror Films That Wowed the Festival Circuit

On March 27th, It Follows (2014) will be released nationally in theaters. The buzz around this film has been increasing since its premiere at Cannes 2014 Film Festival and limited theatrical run.  It Follows is part of a trend of fresh new horror film franchises getting their chance to premiere in the festival circuit with hopes of gaining national distribution.

 
What Makes the Dead Walk? Whatever the Living Fear Right Now

Modern movie and television-watching audiences are familiar with the zombie apocalypse concept: An out-of-control contagion quickly spreads through a population, rapidly killing and then re-animating the dead into flesh-consuming monsters which then continue the spread.

 
Marvel Movie Misfires

This May, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" hits the big screen in what may be the most anticipated superhero movie of all time. However the Marvel film universe wasn't always so cinematic and successful. Most people will recall Lou Ferrigno bathed in green paint in the classic '70s television series "The Incredible Hulk." But Marvel has done far worse things to members in its universe past, and it's time to dig deeper than "Daredevil" and "Ghost Rider."

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