Filmmaker Lynn Novick makes a stop in Detroit to promote “The Vietnam War” documentary series

TweetDETROIT — “The Vietnam War” was one of the featured documentaries at the 2017 Cinetopia Film Festival in Detroit. The documentary series features 10 parts and 18 hours of footage. It will air on PBS beginning on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. “The Vietnam War” includes nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. In addition, there are more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artistsRead More

PREVIEW: 6th annual Cinetopia Film Festival kicks off on June 1

TweetDETROIT — The sixth annual Cinetopia Film Festival is coming to Detroit/Ann Arbor and Dearborn on June 1-11, 2017.  This showcases the best of the best independent films from festivals all over the globe. There were 130 submissions and they chose the best innovative films that tell a story and the history behind them. Russ Collins, CEO of the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, said they started Cinetopia five years ago in Detroit.  “We looked at other film festivals. (to model after)  The heritage of cinema in Detroit is prettyRead More

Movie Monday: Upcoming Movie Releases for Friday, Feb. 10

TweetLook for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, February 10, 2017: “The LEGO Batman Movie” Rated PG. 104 minutes. Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. -Jenny Slate, Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Zoe Kravitz; Director: Chris McKay. “Fifty Shades Darker” Rated R. 115 minutes. Drama, Romance. -Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Tyler Hoechlin, Bella Heathcote; Director: James Foley. “John Wick: Chapter 2” Rated R. 122 minutes. Action, Crime, Thriller. -Ruby Rose, Keanu Reeves, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane; Director: Chad Stahelski. “Jolly LLB 2” Not rated. 140 minutes. Comedy, Drama.Read More

Award Winning “John Paul II” to be shown as Full Feature in Southfield

TweetDETROIT —  In cooperation with the Vatican, “Pope John Paul II”, starring Jon Voight will showcase free of charge at the AMC Star Southfield-20 Theater, Sunday, October 30th, at 3:00 PM.  Seating is first come-first serve and the theater is located at 25333 W. 12 Mile Road, West of Telegraph, Southfield, MI 48034.  The film has been edited into a three-hour full feature motion picture taken from the CBS mini-series which premiered in 2005.  There will be a 15-minute intermission.  For his portrayal as the pontiff, Voight received critical acclaimRead More

Superhero Sunday: The 21st anniversary of ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’

TweetOn September 4, 1995, the land of weekend syndicated television answered viewers’ cries for a female action hero in the form of Lucy Lawless as Xena: Warrior Princess.  A spin-off of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, the legacy of the character began with Xena as the evil warlord opposite Kevin Sorbo’s half-man, half-god hero.  But in the course of her trilogy on Hercules, Xena slowly but gradually changed for the better thanks to the son of Zeus, who honored the memory of his family by dedicating his life to helping peopleRead More

Holy Superhero Anniversary! “Batman: The Movie” turns 50

Tweet“Some days you just can`t get rid of a bomb” – Batman This weekend was dynamic and purr-fect with the 50th anniversary of “Batman: The Movie” starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the derring-do of Dynamic Duo known as Batman & Robin, who’d first “POW” their way into the hearts of viewers on January 12, 1966. Like Clayton Moore’s masked rider known as “The Lone Ranger” and Guy Williams`s bold renegade of the midnight rider called “Zorro,“ Batman & Robin are ABC’s “masked vigilantes”: enemies of crime, caped crusadersRead More

Cinetopia Film Festival Announces 2016 Film Awards

TweetAnn Arbor, MI –  After wrapping another successful 10 day film festival, Cinetopia International Film Festival today announced the 2016 winners of the six Audience and Festival Director Awards, as well as the four awards for the Detroit Voices short film competition.  The 5th annual festival attracted approximately 22,000 attendees to venues across Detroit, Dearborn and Ann Arbor, including several popular outdoor film screenings.  After more than 120 screenings of 54 films, the votes were tallied and the winning films are: Audience Award- Narrative: Hunt for the Wilderpeople SAM NEILLRead More

Cinetopia International Film Festival Announces 2016 Films and Events

TweetCinetopia Film Festival, once again named as the best Detroit area film festival by the Metro Times, today announced the 2016 schedule of films and events taking place at this year’s festival, June 3-12.  Spanning ten days, Cinetopia brings more than 50 films to the Detroit, Dearborn and Ann Arbor area – representing the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best festivals, including Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW and Tribeca.  See the attached list of films and visit for full film descriptions, trailers and dates/times/locationsRead More

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Movie review: ‘Everybody Wants Some’ is perfect for millennials

TweetThe 80’s are back in Paramount Pictures’ latest film “Everybody Wants Some.” It features a group of college baseball players who enjoy the freedom and responsibility of unsupervised adulthood. The movie opens with a shot of Jake (played by Blake Jenner) adjusting the radio in his classic car. Then, he drives by his college campus and checks out the hot girls as he is going by. Finally, Jake arrives at his house which resembled a frat house. Instead, it was for the baseball players. There was a lot of partyingRead More