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A Brief History On July 13, 2017, we are on the eve of the release of the major motion picture, Wish Upon, a medium budget ($12 million) supernatural horror film that plays upon the idea that you better be careful what you wish for!  We had the privilege of seeing a pre-screening on July 10, 2017, and our reaction and that of the audience was quite positive. Digging Deeper Directed by John Leonetti and released by Broad Green Pictures and Orion Pictures, the film is well cast, well directed, and has convincing special effects.  In brief, it is a well…

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A Brief History Science fiction action fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland to see Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets before it opens in theaters. Digging Deeper VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order…

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A Brief History Horror fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland to see WISH UPON before it opens in theaters. Digging Deeper To get an admit-two pass for a special advance screening on Monday, July 10 at 7:30pm at Cinemark Valley View, visit: http://broadgreenscreenings.com/WISHHORROR Available while supplies last.  Seating is first-come, first-served and not guaranteed.  This film is rated PG-13. Question for students (and subscribers): Have you seen this film?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article. If you liked this article and would like to receive notification of new articles, please…

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A Brief History On June 24, 1916, Canadian born Gladys Louise Smith, age 24, became the first Hollywood actor or actress to sign a contract worth at least $1 million when she signed with Adolph Zukor, founder of what would become Paramount Pictures. Digging Deeper Better known as Mary Pickford, the actress was by 1916 the most popular actress in the world of film, only barely surpassed by Charlie Chaplin as most popular overall.  (Chaplin got a million dollar contract in 1918 and is sometimes erroneously listed as the first actor to get such a contract.)  Pickford’s contract included $10,000…

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A Brief History On June 8, 2017, we sit on the eve of the premier of the 2017 blockbuster monster movie, The Mummy.  Lucky for us, we got to see an early screening of the movie on June 6, 2017, and in RealD 3D no less! Digging Deeper The screening audience filled the theater, and the film elicited an enthusiastic vocal reaction from the crowd throughout.  Gasps, oohs, ahhs, peals of laughter and exclaimed comments were sprinkled liberally throughout the presentation, the type of experience that makes seeing a movie in a crowded theater so much more exciting than watching…

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