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Podtalk: Megan Marie Connolly on ‘Straight 8 Says Hello Chicago!’ on Jan. 26, 2018

Straight 8 Says Hello to Chicago!

CHICAGO – A very unique film event will take place on Friday, January 26th, 2018. The “Straight 8 Says Hello Chicago!” presentation is designed to introduce Chicago filmmakers and other interested participants to the Straight 8 film competition. The program will be an exhibition of films from that global contest, including one (“Bedhead”) from Chicagoan Megan Marie Connolly, who went to London as a finalist. Connolly is producing “Straight 8 Says Hello Chicago!” with Eliaz Rodriguez, in association with Straight 8 and IFP Chicago.

Interview: Elle Fanning, Nicolas Winding Refn on ‘The Neon Demon’

CHICAGO – The contemplation of beauty gets a little more truth in a new film by Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”) entitled “The Neon Demon.” It features Elle Fanning as Jesse, a naive girl who wants to break into the world of modeling, and does so in an unexpected way. The symbolic film has both strange drama and touches of horror.

Film Feature: The 11 Biggest Oscar Snubs of 2012

CHICAGO – Another year, another bunch of people who call themselves Oscar pundits bitching and moaning. It wouldn’t be late January without it.

Film Feature: The 10 Best Films of 2011

CHICAGO – We could tell, very early on, that 2011 would be a stellar year for film. As the year opened, great genre product like “Source Code,” “Hanna,” and “The Adjustment Bureau” entertained viewers and critics alike, while art houses unspooled gems like “Certified Copy” and “Meek’s Cutoff.”

Blu-ray Review: Nostalgic, Compelling ‘Super 8’ is a Triumph

Super 8

CHICAGO – The sincerity of “Super 8” is the wondrous highlight of this film. Director J.J. Abrams creates a valentine to the lives in his childhood, and the films within that dream state. Combining nostalgia, suspense and of course, hope, “Super 8” is one of the more emotional and impactful American films of the year.

HollywoodChicago.com Hide & Tweet: Follow the Clues to Discover 10 ‘Super 8’ Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs

Update on 11/26/11 at 12:05 a.m.: Prizes will be hidden on Saturday AFTERNOON on Nov. 26, 2011! See our clue tweets here to find out where to go!

CHICAGOHide & Tweet! Unpuzzle the Twitter mystery and win! In our second edition of the HollywoodChicago.com Hide & Tweet, follow our clue tweets to discover one of two secret Chicago locations and snag one of 10 “Super 8” Blu-ray/DVD combo packs for yourself!

Blu-Ray News: ‘Super 8’ Release on Blu-Ray, DVD Combo Pack Set For Nov. 22, 2011

Super 8

CHICAGO- This afternoon, Paramount Pictures announced the release date for their film “Super 8” on Blu-Ray will be Nov. 22, 2011. The release was announced in a statement that says the film will be sold in a Blu-Ray/DVD combination pack that also includes a Digital Copy for use on your computer or mobile device.

Film Review: J.J. Abrams Finds Magic in Wonderful ‘Super 8’

CHICAGOJ.J. Abrams’ “Super 8” comes to theaters this week shrouded in mystery, nostalgia, and expectation. What do the aliens look like? How will it pay homage to the works of Steven Spielberg that so clearly inspired it? And will the merging of two filmmakers amplify their flaws or underline their strengths?

HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 60 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘Super 8’ From Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams

Super 8 from J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg

CHICAGO – In our latest highly anticipated sci-fi edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 60 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new highly anticipated film “Super 8” from J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg!

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    CHICAGO – The State of Hawaii may be one of the most misunderstood in America. Because of its reputation as a tourist mecca, the fact that native peoples live and work there like any other place is hard to imagine. Also unimaginable is the drug use of island residents, but playwright and Hawaiian native Hannah li-Epstein wrote about it in her stage play “Not One Batu,” now in its Premiere Chicago run at the Berger Park Coach House through July 28th, 2018. For more information, including tickets, click here.

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