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RI International Horror Film Festival Starts

The RI International Horror Film Festival starts Monday and runs through Sunday, October 26th. Many events are scheduled in venues around Providence. Monday, Tuesday: free films, 3:30pm, Providence Public Library Thursday: “Thursday Night Spooktacular,” 7pm, Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell Street Friday: 6:30pm, sci-fi double

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Nick Cave Movie Starts Friday At Cable Car

Since the late 1970s, Nick Cave’s bands The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Grinderman have set the standard for literate post-punk virtuosity. Now comes Nick Cave’s unique film project “20,000 Days on Earth” starting Friday at the Cable Car Cinema. This

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Last MotB Of The Season

(9.25) And it’s a doozy: The fantasy “The NeverEnding Story” about which I know nothing, so IMDb to the rescue. This 1984 German production stars nobody, and apparently tells the story of a young boy living a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. To

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Screening/Meet The Artist At Cable Car Cinema

(9.20) The Cable Car Cinema is hosting a special event in conjunction with Ada Books: John Porcellino, cartoonist/illustrator/genius, will be appearing at Cable Car Cinema to introduce and talk about two things: 1) Root Hog or Die, a documentary about his life and work; 2)

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‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ MotB

(9.18) This week’s Movie on the Block is the 2000 Coen Brothers’ nod to Homer “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” starring George Clooney (The Facts of Life, Roseanne). A.O. Scott liked the movie (and the now famous soundtrack). It doesn’t take a classics scholar to

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‘The Goonies’ MotB

(9.11) This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is the 1985 kids action/comedy “The Goonies.” Written but not directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie became the quotable nostalgia wallow of Gen Xers everywhere. The New York Times had this to say, The Goonies themselves

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‘Dazed & Confused’ MotB

(9.4) As the kids head back to school let’s remind them what they’re fighting for. This week’s Movies on the Block feature is the 1993 take on the last day of school — May 28th, 1976, to be exact — “Dazed and Confused,” directed by

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URI Shark Doc On PBS

Oh for an all-cartilage skeleton.  Life would be so easy. Tonight on PBS will be airing the URI documentary “Sharks: The Demon Fish?” I suspect their bad reputation will be somewhat rehabilitated by the end. The program, “Sharks: The Demon Fish?” examines how URI faculty

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‘Wizard Of Oz’ At MotB

(8.28) Acclaim for the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” was nearly universal when the movie first premiered . . . except for one Otis Ferguson, owner of a malignant and abandoned heart, writing for The New Republic. The Wizard of Oz was intended to

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‘The Professional’ At MotB

(8.21) Tonight at Movies on the Block, the 1994 crime thriller “The Professional” directed by Luc Besson. The NYT reviewer describes the hero thusly, He lives a quiet life, drinking milk and dusting his plant’s leaves. (“It’s my best friend,” he says about the plant,

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Movies On The Block — Annie Hall

(8.14) Starring Christopher Walken. The New York Times review made note of the excellent cast. Annie Hall contains more fine supporting performances than any other American film this year . . . Most prominent are Paul Simon as a recording industry promoter, Carol Kane as

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‘Best of 48HFP’ At Aurora

(8.9) Come see the best of the 2014 Providence 48 Hour Film Project in the newly-minted Aurora downtown. Cash bar, with after party in the same location. Watch these films then hang around for the after-party. (Foo will be right around the corner — plan

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‘Boyhood’ Starts At Cable Car

‘Boyhood’ opens today at the Cable Car Cinema. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before

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WASP 2014

Maybe everyone already knew that “. . .  all Allen’s shoots have the working title Woody Allen Summer Project.” The crew was still on Irving Avenue last week, but there is really never anything to see on movie locations. Nothing ever happens and photography is

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‘Animation Breakdown Roundup!’ Saturday At Columbus

The Columbus Cooperative and Peter Glantz present ‘Animation Breakdown Roundup!’ an originally-commissioned shorts festival presented in conjunction with the RI Print Expo. Says Glantz, I saw Animation Breakdown Roundup! at it’s premiere at the wonderful Cinefamily in Los Angeles and I couldn’t pull my eyes

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‘The Great Escape’ At MotB

(7.16) Tonight’s Movie on the Block is the 1963 Steve McQueen vehicle “The Great Escape.” Look, a little suspension of disbelief is required here, but it’s a good choice for an outdoor summer night. On the other hand, NYT reviewer Bosley Crowther refused to be