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‘Days Of Heaven’ At MotB

(8.25) This week Movies on the Block features ‘Days of Heaven,’ the hyper-atmospheric drama from the golden age of cinema. Not everyone thought this one was golden. Tepid review from the New York Times, At the beginning, it is as though this is going to

Rocky Horror at Columbus

Rocky Horror Convention At Columbus

(8.20) The 41st annual world Rocky Horror Picture Show Convention tonight at Columbus Theatre! The International Rocky Horror Picture Show Unconventional Convention returns to Providence in 2016.  For those here in 2013, you know what an event this was.  Join us for the Penultimate Event

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Lovecraft Film Fest

(8.21) H.P. Lovecraft was born here in Providence on August 20, 1890, and the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council will be hosting a weekend of movies and events to celebrate. From the Facebook event page. 3 days of Lovecraftian film and activities, including author readings,

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‘Clue’ Movies On The Block

(8.18) This week at Movies on the Block: The 1985 comedy whodunit, “Clue,” starring Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, and Tim Curry. The role of Colonel Mustard is played by comedic actor and musician, and artist, Martin Mull, who graduated from the Rhode Island School of

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‘Superman’ MotB

(8.11) This week’s Movies on the Block is the 1978 Christopher Reeve vehicle, “Superman.” Vincent Canby of the New York Times provides some odd historical context for 21st century viewers; The movie does nothing lightly or quickly. After opening credits that are so portentous they

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RI International Film Festival

(8.14) The Rhode Island International Film Festival starts Tuesday and runs through Sunday, August 14. The movies run the gamut — documentary, sci-fi, drama, comedy, shorts, animation — and will be screened at several venues around town including: the Vets Cinemathéque, Metcalf Auditorium, the Providence

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‘Captain Fantastic’ At Cable Car Cinema

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey

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‘Fire Walk With Me’ MotB

(8.4) For your consideration this Thursday at Movies on the Block, David Lynch’s baffling suspense horror, “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” one of the most universally reviled movies of the 90’s. Lynch devotees have called for a second look at what one critic called

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Food Truck Friday And ‘Motorcycle Diaries’

(7.29) Outdoor movies have come to Roger Williams Park. Make plans for “The Motorcycle Diaries” this Friday at 8pm on the Boathouse Lawn. Set in Latin America, the movie follows an inspiring journey of self-discovery and traces the youthful origins of a revolutionary heart. The rich

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‘Hunger Games’ MotB

(7.28) This week’s Movies on the Block is “The Hunger Games.” Stephen Colbert’s ongoing ‘Salute to the Fallen Tributes’ and outlandish convention antics demonstrate the cultural penetration of Hunger Games lore. We know who these characters are by osmosis. Further evidence of their influence may

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‘Silence Of The Lambs’ MotB

(7.21) To paraphrase Muriel Spark — for those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. This week’s Movies on the Block is the 1991 crime horror “The Silence of the Lambs.” From Rolling Stone, The brutality in Silence

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Movie Extras Needed At Rhodes — Polka King

(7.20) All ages. Dress in 90’s clothing. (See email addy below.) Imdb describes Jack Black’s latest project “The Polka King,” Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail. Directors Maya Forbes and

SPACEBALLS, Rick Moranis, 1987, (c)MGM

‘Spaceballs’ MotB

(7.14) This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is Mel Brooks’ 1987 ‘Star Wars’ spoof, ‘Spaceballs.’ Movie posters around town say something else, but we’ll go with the Facebook event page. (Here’s the MotB summer schedule: It looks like they swapped this with ‘Superman’

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Jack Black Coming to Town

Who doesn’t love this man? “School of Rock” is the best. And “Bernie” needs to be seen by more people — Mr. Black must record a gospel album at some point. And of course, Tenacious D. At any rate, it’s official, Jack Black will soon

The Wall

See ‘The Wall’ On A Wall

(7.7) Head down to Grant’s Block Thursday for ‘Pink Floyd: The Wall’ this week’s Movies on the Block entry. This is not a concert film. Roger Ebert’s assessment: The best audience for this film would be one familiar with filmmaking techniques, alert to directorial styles,

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‘Snow White’ MotB

(6.30) This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is the ground-breaking animated feature ‘Snow White.’ The New York Times review gives some idea of how mind-blowing this was in 1937. Nobody knew what to expect. Sheer fantasy, delightful, gay, and altogether captivating, touched the