Fun Soderbergh Heist Flick 'Logan Lucky' Has Nothing on 'Ocean' Franchise

Fun Soderbergh Heist Flick 'Logan Lucky' Has Nothing on 'Ocean' Franchise

The trailers for Logan Lucky, the new West Virginia heist film starring Channing Tatum and Adam Driver, promoted the fact that it was directed by the guy behind such films as Ocean's Eleven and Magic Mike. That guy, Steven Soderbergh, also won the Academy Award for Best Director for Traffic in 2001, and was nominated, the same year, for directing Erin Brockovich.

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'Dave Made a Maze' Writer-Director Bill Watterson Took Inspiration From Experiences He Had in Cleveland

Bill Watterson had tried his hand at a few different things before finding success with the quirky new indie flick Dave Made a Maze, which...

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Capitol Theatre to Screen Documentary Film About East Bay Punk Rock

Given that both Rancid and Green Day, punk acts that hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, included Northeast Ohio on their summer tours this...

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'In This Corner of the World' Offers a Wrenching Depiction of Hiroshima Bombing

It’s World War II, and the "corner of the world" is Hiroshima. On the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. bombing the city in 1945,...

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'Wind River' Depicts Raw Life On Wyoming Indian Reservation

In a foreshadowing of the carnage to come, Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) shoots a wolf as it's about to attack a herd of goats. The...

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'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' Revisits the Worsening Climate Crisis

When the producers at Participant Productions, the company behind the 1996 documentary film An Inconvenient Truth, began considering a sequel to the movie about the...

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'Once Upon a Time' Offers An Alternative to the Stereotypical Fairytale

While Disney dominates most of the U.S. fairytale market, the Chinese film Once Upon a Time (directed by Anthony LaMolinara and Xiaoding Zhao), which opens...

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'Harmonium,' playing at Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, is Anything But Harmonious

With The Dark Tower in the top spot, last weekend was the summer's worst weekend yet at the box office. This weekend doesn't look like...

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Indie Comedy 'Lost & Found in Cleveland' to Begin Filming Locally Before Year’s End

Actors Keith Gerchak and Marisa Guterman, both of whom live in Los Angeles, met a few years ago at an audition. In the course of...

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New Sci-Fi Thriller 'The Dark Tower' Represents a Case of Squandered Potential

Everything after the opening scene of The Dark Tower, a film about how its titular building holds the world together and keeps "darkness" at...

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Lady Macbeth: Boredom and Death in Steamy Period Drama

Among other chilling reactions you may experience after the viewing of Lady Macbeth, the new period drama from rookie director William Oldroyd that opens Friday...

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How We See 'Detroit'

Kathryn Bigelow's Gripping Drama Wows
The lethal confrontation at the center of Detroit, Kathryn Bigelow's arresting new drama that opens Friday in wide release, takes place at the Algiers Motel...

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'A Ghost Story' is A24's Latest Mindbender

It's nearly impossible to talk about any film distributed by A24 without talking about the company itself. A24 means something today for movies, Slate wrote in...

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'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' Makes the Most of Its Special Effects

How do you impress an audience that's almost entirely desensitized to special effects? Flawless computer-generated effects are no longer a novelty; they're expected. Even this...

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'Maudie' is an Uneven Portrait of a Canadian Folk Artist's Life

To get a sense of the folk art movement's lasting legacy, you don't need to go to a proper gallery. Walk into any House of...

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'Wish Upon' Will Satisfy Your Craving for a Campy Summer Horror Flick

Family experiences tragic event. Surviving, adolescent member of the family finds a possessed object he's not supposed to. The friends, family and/or the kids...

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'War for the Planet of the Apes' Rocks and Should be Finale to Splendid Trilogy

One of the many joys of the new Planet of the Apes films — Rise, in 2011; Dawn, in 2014; and now, the breathtaking War...

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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' is Nothing We Haven't Seen Before

Marvel cranking out new Spider-Man franchises is, at this point, the equivalent of sitting down with a fresh notebook, resolving to start journaling, but continuously...

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'The Big Sick' Comes Off as a Heartwarming Love Story

While talking about his role in the movie The Big Sick on a recent TV talk show, actor Kumail Nanjiani joked that he didn't have...

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Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled' is a Muddled Mess of Meaning

For action star Clint Eastwood, the opportunity to play Cpl. John "McBee" McBurney in the 1971 film The Beguiled, a period piece based on the...

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Edgar Wright Adds a Twist to the Heist Film With His Latest Effort, 'Baby Driver'

Some 22 years ago, British writer-director Edgar Wright was putting the finishing touches on his film A Fistful of Fingers. While editing the movie, he...

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Cleveland Author to Lead Discussion of ‘Twilight Zone — The Movie’ at the Cinematheque

Plain Dealer TV critic Mark Dawidziak became infatuated with the sci-fi TV show The Twilight Zone when he was a kid. “I discovered Rod Serling’s The...

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