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'Deadpool' Sequel Has Jokes on Jokes, But Nothing Beneath the Surface

'Deadpool' Sequel Has Jokes on Jokes, But Nothing Beneath the Surface

The raucous, raunchy Deadpool 2, which opens in wide release Friday, is a fitting sequel to the wry and self-referential original, a superhero film billed as a new frontier in superhero cinema that took the box office by storm in 2016. (The Ryan Reynolds action-comedy delighted studio executives and surprised everyone when it raked in more than $360 million in 2016.)

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Why is 'SOLO?'

If you dispense with the notion that 28-year-old Alden Ehrenreich is playing a "young Han Solo" in Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest installment...

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HBO's New 'Fahrenheit 451' Adaptation is Inexplicably Set in Cleveland

HBO Films' Fahrenheit 451 is inexplicably set in Cleveland, Ohio. The adaptation of the 1953 Ray Bradbury novel, a sci-fi classic, stars Michael B....

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Capitol Theatre to Host Special Screenings for Pride Month

To celebrate Pride Month, the Capitol Theatre has partnered with the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland to present a special film series. The...

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Winless Cleveland Browns to be Featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' This Summer

HBO has finally gotten its way. After years of prodding the Cleveland Browns football organization to be a subject on its much lauded sports program...

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Retro Tuesdays at the Aut-O-Rama Drive-In Are the Best Way to Spend the Summer

Sometimes there are experiences worth going the extra mile, like The Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In theater in North Ridgeville. As audiences grow increasingly frustrated with...

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'Disobedience' Shows Hollywood Still Doesn't Understand How To Tell A Lesbian Love Story

Based on Naomi Alderman's novel of the same name, Disobedience challenges the obdurate viewpoints of religion by presenting a stunning film in a world that is...

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'Deadpool' Sequel Has Jokes on Jokes, But Nothing Beneath the Surface

The raucous, raunchy Deadpool 2, which opens in wide release Friday, is a fitting sequel to the wry and self-referential original, a superhero film billed...

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87-Year-Old William Shatner Beaming into Akron Civic Theatre This Fall

William Shatner may be older than your grandparents, but this famed actor, singer and cheeseball refuses to throw in the towel. At 87, Shatner...

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Film About Local Rapper Chris Black to Debut at Atlas Cinemas Diamond Center in Mentor

A Cleveland State student, local filmmaker Najada Davis profiles several local rappers in the new film, Legion of Lyricists. The film is loosely based...

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Director of Documentary Film About the British Punk Band the Slits to Introduce the Movie at the Capitol Theatre

When director William Badgley’s friend Jennifer Shagawat (Shellshagg), who served as the tour manager for the Slits when the British punk band reformed in...

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Cleveland's Own Anthony and Joe Russo Talk 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Over the weekend, Cleveland natives Anthony and Joe Russo concluded a month-long global publicity tour for Avengers: Infinity War on their home turf. Infinity War,...

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Cleveland Museum of Art to Screen Rare Baseball Films

For the past decade or so, Dave Filipi, Director of Film/Video at Columbus' Wexner Center for the Arts, has presented a program of archival baseball footage...

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'Tully' Powerfully Explores the Depths of Motherhood and Mourning Your Twentysomething Years

In the third collaborative effort between director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult), Charlize Theron returns as Marlo, an overwhelmed New...

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Boring, Compassionate 'Lean on Pete' Captures Hardscrabble Life in Pacific Northwest

Is actor Charlie Plummer a "major talent," as early reviews for Andrew Haigh's new drama Lean on Pete, adapted from the novel of the same...

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Feel-Good 'Adventures in Public School' Gets Adolescence Right

Coming of age films are often plagued by adult screenwriters taking the adolescence experience way too seriously, rather than embracing the benign moments that contribute...

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'Avengers: Infinity War' is Every Bit the Bantery Epic Spectacle You're Expecting

With so many story lines and so many characters crammed together on screen for this two-hour-and-forty-minute romp, Avengers: Infinity War (Part 1) has no...

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Watch 'Avengers: Infinity War' with the Directors, Cleveland's Russo Brothers, at the Cinematheque

Cleveland superhero fans are being given the opportunity of a lifetime, as Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joseph Russo are coming back to their...

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Cleveland Cinemas To Hold Memorial Screening of 'The Sax Man' on May 3rd

Clevelanders are still mourning the loss of "The Sax Man," Maurice Reedus Jr., a street musician who was a fixture of downtown's nightlife. To honor...

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Calling All Cool Riders, 'Grease 2' is playing The Capitol Theatre on Wednesday

Despite being considered a classic musical, Grease is quite possibly one of the worst films ever made. Luckily, the wonderful people at Cleveland Cinemas recognize...

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Trailer Be Damned: 'I Feel Pretty' is Still a Problematic Clusterfuck

When the trailer for the Amy Schumer-driven body image satire I Feel Pretty debuted online, the internet was furious. The film looked like a...

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New Silverspot Cinema to Offer High-End Boutique Movie Theater Experience at Pinecrest

Among the retail businesses opening up shop at the new Pinecrest development in Orange Village this spring — REI, Whole Foods, Williams & Sonoma,...

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