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Flicks of the Week: GRAVITY, PARKLAND

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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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Flicks of the Week: DON JON, RUSH, and THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI

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Don Jon Joseph Gordon-Levitt displays his abundant talents writing, directing and starring in Don Jon. He also displays his buff body, which is one of the things his character, Don, an Italian guy in New Jersey, cares about–along with his pad, his ride (a Chevette SS), his family, the church, Continue reading »

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Flicks of the Week: PRISONERS and THANKS FOR SHARING

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Prisoners This atmospheric thriller opens with Keller Dover’s (Hugh Jackman) son Ralph (Dylan Minnette) shooting and killing a deer. Keller congratulates his son, telling him to “be ready. All that stands between you and being dead is you.” His portentous words set the tone for the self-important Prisoners, which has Continue reading »

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Flick of the Week: THE FAMILY

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The Family This crime comedy by French director Luc Besson (The Professional) opens with a bang. An Italian family is killed via gunshots and an explosion. The family, however is not the Manzonis–Giovanni (Robert DeNiro), Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer), Belle (Diana Agron), and Warren (John D’Leo)–who are in witness protection in Continue reading »

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Entering Gunnar Montana’s BASEMENT

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At this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival, local performance artist Gunnar Montana presents Basement, a mix of dance, visual art, and costume. In the festival catalog’s full-page ad, Montana stands naked with a chainsaw over a bloodied body. Aroundphilly met with Montana to chat with him about his performance piece, pig Continue reading »

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Eternal Glamnation at this year’s Fringe

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Brat productions’ cabaret performance Eternal Glamnation returns (unofficially) to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival this year for two performances only, September 8 and 15 at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. (Doors open 8:00pm with show at 8:30). Aroundphilly.com spoke to Brat’s Artistic Director, Jess Conda, about the show GMK: Let’s start Continue reading »

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Flick(s) of the Week: CLOSED CIRCUIT, DRINKING BUDDIES, SHORT TERM 12

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Closed Circuit Before the opening credits are over, a bomb goes off in London, and Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto), a Turkish man, is arrested as a member of the terrorist cell suspected in the case that left 120 dead. The accused is assigned two defense lawyers, Martin (Eric Bana) and Continue reading »

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