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12 Years a Slave A remarkable, relentless epic, 12 Years a Slave is deserving of all its hype. Steve McQueen has created a phenomenal drama that documents the horrific true story of Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor). A free man in 1841 Saratoga, he is kidnapped, drugged, and sold into slavery, under the name Platt Hamilton, Continue reading »

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Pick of the Week: Spinning Plates

Pick of the Week: Spinning Plates

Spinning Plates Watching all the food being prepared and presented by the three main chefs in Spinning Plates, it is hard not to want to have a meal at all of the restaurants: Chicago’s Alinea, named one of the country’s best; Breitbach’s the oldest bar and restaurant in Iowa; and Continue reading »

Docs of the Week: Let the Fire Burn and American Promise

Docs of the Week: Let the Fire Burn and American Promise

Let the Fire Burn The bombing of MOVE on May 13, 1985 was a devastating event that captured both local and national attention. Then Mayor Wilson Goode authorized the destruction of the compound in the 6200 block of Osage Avenue, an event that created an inferno that killed 11, and Continue reading »

The 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival

The 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival

The 22nd Annual Philadelphia Film Festival opens tonight and runs through October 27. The festival gives moviegoers the chance to preview Oscar-bait like Nebraska and 12 Years a Slave, as well as sneak peaks of forthcoming films from Last Vegas starring Michael Douglas and Robert DeNiro, and the documentary, Let Continue reading »

The Irish Pub Presents The Haunted Halloween Costume Party

The Irish Pub Presents The Haunted Halloween Costume Party

Still looking for something to do this Halloween in Philadelphia? Well, look no further; The Irish Pub has you covered. On Thursday, October 31st (you know, Halloween night), The Irish Pub on 20th and Walnut will be hosting their Haunted Halloween Costume Party from 8pm until close. No cover here! Continue reading »

Flicks of the Week: GRAVITY, PARKLAND

Flicks of the Week: GRAVITY, PARKLAND

Gravity Eye-popping and breathtaking, Gravity is a phenomenal achievement by director/co-writer Alfonso Cuaron. The brilliant, extended opening sequence–one continuous 11-minute take(!)–showcases the sensational cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki as well as some incredible 3D effects. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) tries to survive in space after satellite debris kills one of Continue reading »

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