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One Less Movie Theatre Close to My House

Looks like I was one of the last people to see a movie at Loews Cineplex at 900 N. Michigan Ave. The same night I saw Antowne Fisher there was the same night the theatre closed. In it’s place will be the overpriced Equinox Fitness Club. Great! Just what we need. NOT!

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Adaptation and City of God

I went to my local Borders today to pick up this months’ book club selection and ended up seeing two movies at the theatre next door. First movie I saw this afternoon was Adaptation, a somewhat twisted story about screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage) who is having difficulty writing a screenplay about Susan Orlean’s (Meryl Streep) nonfiction novel The Orchid Thief. I’m not entirely sure I liked the movie, with its endless twist and turns — especially the Hollywood ending, but it left me wanting more. Maybe that’s why I went to see a second film. In City of God […]

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Antwone Fisher

So I went to the movies tonight looking to escape my only reality. However, instead of choosing something mindless, I choose to see Antwone Fisher which left me in tears. This is a story about a young man who is trying to deal with his anger due to the fact that his father was murdered before he was born, his biological mother abandoned him as a child and his foster parents were abusive. This only made me think more about my own life. I really don’t know which is worse, never knowing your mother, or loosing her at a young […]

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After church this morning, went and saw the movie Chicago. Renée Zellweger gave a great performance as Roxie Hart; but Catherine Zeta-Jones was more deserving of the Golden Globe Award. As Velma Kelly she shows her range as she belts out her numbers and dances her ass off. Hopefully, the Academy Awards gets it right. Queen Latifah and Richard Gere also gave great performances. Thus, this is one movie I’ll actually pay to go see again. Btw, Bob Fosse gets all the credit for taking this musical to Broadway, but lets not forget Maurine Dallas Watkins the playwright who in […]

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2003 B-Fest

Steve who writes one of my favorite weblogs, is flying in from New York to attend B-fest. So, if you’re in Chicago this weekend, and don’t yet have plans, consider checking out B-Fest a 24-hour marathon of b-movies. The line up starts with Kingdom of the Spiders on Friday, January 24th @ pm and ends with Godzilla 1985 on Saturday, January 25th @ 4:50am.

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