Monthly Archives: January 2021

AFI Movie Club: LEGALLY BLONDE

DID YOU KNOW? LEGALLY BLONDE marked Robert Luketic’s feature directorial debut. He went on to direct other female comedies written by women, including MONSTER-IN-LAW (2005) and THE UGLY TRUTH (2009). DID YOU KNOW? Based on a 2001 novel of the same name by Amanda Brown, LEGALLY BLONDE told the story …

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AFI Movie Club: INSIDE MAN

DID YOU KNOW? Originally, director Ron Howard was Position to direct INSIDE MAN, but he left the project to direct THE CINDERELLA MAN. When director Spike Lee came on board, INSIDE MAN became an anomaly in his filmography – as the film was neither written nor co-written by Lee. DID YOU …

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Wire music club enters the market

Owned by River Forest resident Jon Smith and Oak Parker Chris Neville, Berwyn Wire Bar & Concert Hall is for sale. Closed since March due to COVID-19, homeowners have been “drained” by construction spending and lack of income. “It’s a little heartbreaking,” Neville said. Wire opened in 2013 and, according …

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Slate Movie Club 2020 final post.

This is the last entry in Slate’s Annual movie club, in which film critic Dana Stevens emails other critics – this year Justin Chang, Odie Henderson and Alison Willmore – about the year in the movies. Read the previous dispatch here. Future karaoke collaborators, One of the nicest ripple effects …

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