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Get on Out and See “Get on Up”

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Get on Out and See “Get on Up”

The underrated actor Chadwick Boseman turns out another fantastic portrayal of a real-life legend with Get On Up. Boseman’s performance as the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is the main reason to see the movie. Most will remember Boseman from his role as the infamous Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42, which is a much […]

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“Walking the Camino” Takes You on a Trip in Time and Space at the Gene Siskel Theater

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“Walking the Camino” Takes You on a Trip in Time and Space at the Gene Siskel Theater

The first time I heard about the Camino de Compostela, it sounded to me like Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.  The route of the pilgrimage isn’t the actual route of Spain’s Camino, but some things have remained the same, despite the passing of eons. The Camino de Compostela is a 300 mile trek that starts in France […]

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Think Like a Man Too Takes Biggest Box Office Despite Mixed Reviews

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Think Like a Man Too Takes Biggest Box Office Despite Mixed Reviews

Even though it’s received mixed reviews, Think Like a Man Too was a major hit at the theater this weekend. A sequel to the 2012 Think Like a Man, the comedy took the top slot at the box office earning $30 million and beating out 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2. The original […]

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

Whether you’re 6-years-old or 60, anyone can enjoy seeing “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” The story takes place five years after the first “How to Train Your Dragon” with the film’s main character, Hiccup, exploring the world with his pet and friend Toothless. Since the last movie, Hiccup has successfully turned his home village […]

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The Fault in Our Stars Film Review

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The Fault in Our Stars Film Review

There’s no way you can see the movie The Fault in Our Stars and leave the theater with dry eyes. Led by a stunning performance by Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars was able to take home $48 million at the weekend box office, beating out the $29 million Tom Cruise’s action thriller Edge of Tomorrow made, which […]

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Memorial for Sam Greenlee, Writer “Spook Who Sat by the Door”

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Memorial for Sam Greenlee, Writer “Spook Who Sat by the Door”

Mr. Sam Greenlee passed away on May 19, 2014. He’s survived by his wife Maxine McCrey Montano, his daughter Nakita and granddaughter Nailah. Mr. Greenlee was 84 years-old. The DuSable Museum of African American History will host a memorial service for Sam Greenlee, a lifelong Chicagoan, on Friday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Early arrival […]

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Love Movies and Music? Try CIMMfest May 1st

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Love Movies and Music? Try CIMMfest May 1st

On May 1st – 4th, CIMMfest No. 6 brings 75 premiere international music-centric films and 75 bands, professional and entrepreneurial presentations/panels, special events and more! CIMMfest is Chicago’s only annual film and music festival conference, packed with premiere screenings, events, concerts, exhibits, workshops, presentations and panels. Housed in over 20 venues along Milwaukee Avenue and the Blue Line from Division to […]

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