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“Maria by Callas” – a beautiful tribute

“I would like to be Maria, but there is the Callas I that have to live up to.” Called” La Callas” and “The Tigress”, opera singer Maria Callas was known for her powerful, beautiful voice. Complied from historical footage, filmed … Continue reading

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Green Book”!

I’ve heard absolutely amazing things about this movie, and I’m happy that I’ve got passes for the B’more screening of Green Book! Synopsis! When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive … Continue reading

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“First Man” crashes and burns

Nutshell: Shakeycam, choker-shots and Dutch angles rule the day in this dispassionate biopic. Director Damien Chazelle tries to shove Importance down viewers throats, but only manages greatness during the awe-inspiring moon landing. I came away with a headache, and the thought … Continue reading

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “First Man”!

Missed the Columbia screening? No worries – I’ve got passes for the B’more screening of First Man! Synopsis! On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for … Continue reading

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Ringo Awards announces David Petersen as keynote speaker!

David Petersen makes some incredible comics.  Mouse Guard is absolutely awesome and you need to read it Right Now if you haven’t already gotten hooked. Now he’ll be the keynote speaker at the first ever Ringo Awards during Baltimore Comic-Con! … Continue reading

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Catching Up Review: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Bloody, bloody, bloody.  And bloody good.  See what I did there?  FINE.  But if you can stomach the copious amounts of gruesome battle FX (apparently director Gibson loves slinging blood onscreen.  See: The Passion of the Christ) you’ll find an … Continue reading

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Catching Up Review: “La La Land”

There’s a difference between a loving homage, and a poorly lit, badly directed, slap-and-paste edited, ripoff of the greats. Emma Stone gives a wonderful performance despite the dreck she has to wade through. And while she’s amazing, the plot is … Continue reading

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