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Terror awaits you at Halloween Horror Nights 29

Terror awaits you at Halloween Horror Nights 29, HHN29

Now in its 29th year, ’s has long been chock-full of terrors that will have the most hardened soul quaking in their combat boots. This year is no exception. With a whopping 10 terrifying haunted houses, HHN29 is a horror-lover’s nightmare come true.  The 80s have made a massive comeback over the last couple years and they’re alive and well at Halloween Horror Nights. Most of the houses fit solidly into the theme while a few require you to sort of squint to see the connection. In any case, it’s always a blast to step into the “decade that just …

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Filmmaker Keagan Anfuso: Definitions of Gender and How that Affects the Life of Masculine Women

The Grey Area, Keagan and Drew Brown, The Grey Area: Local Filmmaker Keagan Anfuso Explores the Masculine Female Perspective

The Grey Area: Local Filmmaker Keagan Anfuso and the Masculine Female Perspective Photos by Verance Photography and Geek Chic Photo Keagan Anfuso is more than the sum of what you see. She’s a filmmaker, rock-climbing enthusiast, experience junkie and a consummate talker. She speaks in complex ribbons of thought, layering paragraphs as needed to illustrate a point. She’s passionate about film and dedicated to creating compelling art that sparks meaningful conversation. A single question often elicits a multi-pronged response, branching off down different paths, but ultimately winding up exactly where she was meant to be.  She looks you in the eye and is …

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Local Filmmakers Challenge Each Other with the 48 Hour Film Project

Filmmakers view life through a unique lens and the challenges participants to execute their vision for a short film in just two days. The winning film will compete against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2020 to win the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner. The 2019 event kicks off May 17 at  with music by DJ Jimmy Hustle, food trucks, and more. Participating teams choose from two randomly selected and produce a film that adheres to the elements of the genre selected. Categories in group one include action/adventure, …

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‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ is the Perfect Ending to a Perfect Story for Audiences of all Ages

This is a new kind of enemy. We need to find the Hidden World. In the time since Hiccup defeated Drago Bludvist and became Chieftan of Berk, they have been freeing dragons from captivity and bringing them to Berk to live in harmony with Berkians. After the most recent rescue mission, Hiccup seems to be oblivious to the fact that the island has become very crowded until Gobber makes him aware. He recalls a time when he was a young boy when his father, Stoik, told him about a Hidden World where dragons live. After taking a good look around, …

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‘Halloween’ Ultimately Slashes Itself, Jamie Lee Curtis Kicks Ass

Grade: B- Directed By: David Gordon Green Screenplay By: David Gordon Green, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak Rated R for horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity. Running Time: 1 hour and 46 minutes For fans of John Carpenter’s original Halloween from 1978, the 2018 version gave plenty of reason for excitement. Carpenter overseeing the film as an executive producer. Jamie Lee Curtis set to return as Laurie Strode. And Universal Pictures tapping a talented director in David Gordon Green (Stronger, Pineapple Express) to helm the project. If …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Kevin Hart Delivers in ‘Night School’

Kevin Hart Delivers in 'Night School'

Release Date: September 28, 2018 Running Time: 1 hour and 51 minutes Grade B- Rated PG-13 Directed By: Malcolm D. Lee “You are one big mixed drink of learning opportunities” Teddy Walker drops out of Piedmont High School in his senior year due to his inability to take tests. Due to his intense charisma, he does well in life as a salesman at Joe’s BBQ City. So well that Joe tells Teddy that he plans on giving the store to him when he retires. Somehow he convinces his girlfriend, Lisa, that he has more financial security than he really does. …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Star Is Born’ is a Love Story Rock Epic

MOVIE REVIEW: 'A Star Is Born' is a Love Story Rock Epic, lady gaga

Soaring into Theatres: October 5, 2018 Running Time: 2 hour and 16 minutes Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse Screenplay by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters Produced & Directed by Bradley Cooper Grade: A++ “Hey, I just want to take another look at you” I experienced A Star is Born in a Dolby Theatre before the October 5 release. It might be categorized as a musical drama category, but it is at its core a love story and a rock epic. I can’t stop thinking about this film. In his directorial debut, delivers a career-best …

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Occasionally poignant ‘Smallfoot’ trips over its story

By Andy Moser Grade: C+ Rated PG for some action, rude humor, and thematic elements. Running Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick Screenplay by: Karey Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera Starring: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James  The shoe has been placed on the other foot, so to speak. Director Karey Kirkpatrick’s (Over the Hedge) film about a group of curious yetis in search of the legendary “smallfoot” (we know them as human beings) is occasionally quite charming. It’s a slick-looking animated musical adventure, but unfortunately, its kicks are only as big as the title …

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HHN2018: Halloween Horror Nights is Now Open at Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights 2018 is Now Open, HHN2018, Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios

The world’s premier Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights, is now open at Universal Orlando Resort – with more haunted houses and scares than ever before. With a total of 36 record-breaking nights through November 3, Halloween Horror Nights 2018 will be the most intense event in history. Cinematic greats, slasher films, cult classics and original nightmares inspired by the past will come to life as guests face 10 disturbingly-real haunted houses, five scare zones and one powerhouse live show. Guests will: Find themselves in the Upside Down where they will come face-to-face with the predatory Demogorgon from Netflix’s original series “Stranger …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Nick Hornby’s Novel ‘Juliet, Naked’ Comes to the Silver Screen as Relatable Romantic Comedy

A comic account of life’s second chances Annie () is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan () – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (). When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances. Juliet, Naked is a delightful romantic comedy set in a small English seaside town. The film stars Rose Byrne (Spy, Bridesmaids), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Molly’s Game), and multiple Academy Award …

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