Northeast Ohio Provides the Setting for The Bye Bye Man

Northeast Ohio Provides the Setting for The Bye Bye Man

When director Stacy Title and her screenwriter husband Jonathan Penner came across an early draft of a script for The Bye Bye Man, the new horror flick that arrives in theaters areawide on Friday, they realized it just didn't work. So they retooled it.

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An Epic American Poem Inspired the Latest Film From Northeast Ohio Native Jim Jarmusch

Northeast Ohio native Jim Jarmusch, an indie writer-director with a long and storied filmmaking career, has said he came up with the idea for the...

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You Can Go See the "Sherlock" Season Four Finale on the Big Screen

Fans of the hit BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the most famous detective of all time, already know that the fourth season is...

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Documentary Film About Cleveland's Punk Rock Past Arrives on DVD

Veteran local punk rocker Tom Dark has just issued Cleveland’s Screaming, an independent documentary film about the Northeast Ohio hardcore punk scene from 1981 to...

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100 Streets is London Tapestry With Some Ragged Threads

The lives of three strangers occasionally intersect in 100 Streets, a British multi-storyline (melo)drama opening Friday at the Cedar Lee. Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton...

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Oberlin High Grad to Host Local Screening of His New Dark Thriller

When he was only 6, Josh Folan’s grandfather took him to the Apollo Theatre in Oberlin to see Dances with Wolves. While he admits he...

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Cinematheque to Screen Landmark Films by Female Directors

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque has just announced that starting on Jan. 14 it will screen nine movies by six female filmmakers as part...

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Paul Verhoeven's 'Elle' Offers New Take on Rape-Revenge Thriller

The rape-revenge movies of the '70s followed a fairly standard formula. In the wake of a gruesome rape, the victim would rehabilitate herself and then...

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Film Spotlight: A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls, the heartbreaking fairytale that opens Friday, will make you cry a lot harder than Rogue One. That's because it's a better movie....

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The Best Films of the Year, According to SCENE

Twenty-sixteen, we're told, has been a banner year for both TV and film. And yet, Scene endured a nonstop barrage of some of the worst big-budget offerings...

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Former PD Movie Critic Clint O'Connor Resurfaces in Akron

Clint O'Connor need not change his Twitter handle. The former Plain Dealer movie critic, @clintomovies, has joined the Akron Beacon-Journal as a pop culture writer...

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Scene at the Movies: A Look at What's Opening This Week

La La Land With the most electric opening sequence of the year — topping even the slow-motion car-crash credit sequence of Deadpool — La La...

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Cedar Lee Theatre to Host Free Screening of Locally Made Movie ‘Up This Hill’

Recognized as the Best Feature Film at the 2016 Glass City Film Festival and included as an Official Selection of the 2016 Cleveland Urban Film...

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Capitol Theatre to Host Ultraman Double Feature in January

The spandex-clad Japanese superhero Ultraman recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with the release of two brand new films: Ultraman X: The Movie and Ultraman Ginga...

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Scott Freiman To Present a New Beatles Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art in January

A composer and producer who started putting together Beatles lectures in 2011 as a way to entertain his musician friends, Scott Freiman started listening to...

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'Collateral Beauty'? Please. Even an All-Star Cast Can't Dislodge This Steaming Pile of Holiday Pap

If you weren't aware that Collateral Beauty, the gooey holiday drama out Friday in wide release, was directed by David Frankel (the same hero behind...

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Will Appeal to Sci-Fi Geeks And Casual Fans Alike

You don’t have to be a Star Wars geek to appreciate Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but it certainly helps. Set, of course, in...

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Scene Alum James Renner's Novel to be Adapted as Fox TV Series

Via Deadline: Scene alum James Renner's novel The Man from Primrose Lane will be adapted as a Fox television series. Feature director-producer Alexandre Aja (The...

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Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams Shine in 'Manchester by the Sea'

You know that something bad, something crushing, must have happened to Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) in Manchester By the Sea, the keening, captivating drama out...

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Film Spotlight: Office Christmas Party

In Office Christmas Party, out Friday in wide release, the Chicago branch of a tech company takes desperate measures to win a lucrative contract and...

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Gruesome Horror Flick 'The Eyes of My Mother' Resorts to Shock Tactics

The violence comes fast and furious in The Eyes of My Mother, a new horror flick from first-time writer-director Nicolas Pesce. Beautifully shot in black...

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'The Eagle Huntress' Chronicles a Young Mongolian Woman's Remarkable Story

In a rural area of Mongolia where gender stereotypes about boys and girls haven't changed in hundreds of years, 13-year-old Aisholpan, the subject of the...

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