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HBO Expands Summer Doc Series For Year-Round Films

· Jul 29, 2014 03:19 pm

Sometimes a true story is far more fascinating than anything Hollywood could dream up. If you’re a fan of interesting documentaries and you’ve already conquered Netflix’s detailed doc genre list, tune into HBO on Monday nights. The network has expanded its popular summer documentary series to a year-round schedule of entertaining, thought-provoking programming. ...

Cracking the Code with ‘I Origins’ Director Mike Cahill

· Jul 29, 2014 03:17 pm

For fans of the current wave of independent filmmaking, there’s a certain romantic curiosity surrounding the power-trio of Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij and Mike Cahill. Marling holds the center, anchoring and serving as the face of the trio’s projects together. ...

Jonah and Kumail Bring L.A. Live Show to Comedy Central

· Jul 22, 2014 03:25 pm

For the past four years, comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani have hosted a weekly show from NerdMelt, a small space in the back of Los Angeles comic book shop Meltdown. Launched by Chris Hardwick (creator of blog/podcast-turned-digital entertainment network The Nerdist; Talking Dead host) — NerdMelt may not be your typical L.A. comedy club. ...

Embracing the Present in ‘Wish I Was Here’

· Jul 22, 2014 03:23 pm

There’s something fitting in the work of Zach Braff — the star of successful television comedy series Scrubs, which sang, danced, and laughed its way through the madcap years of med school residency for its hapless trio of would-be doctors — because Braff, settling in at the helm of his second feature film, has a not-exactly morbid curiosity with life and death. ...

Two New Relationship Comedies Hit FX

· Jul 16, 2014 09:12 am

The ups and downs of dating and marriage have long lent themselves to comedic entertainment. From I Love Lucy to Married with Children, it’s fun to watch couples navigate their quirks. ...

Filmfest München: What Cincinnati's Sister City Can Teach Us

· Jul 16, 2014 09:00 am

Instead of starting off with questions about what I learned about international film culture from attending the Munich Film Festival, it would be far more instructive to kick off with a discussion about what the experience made me think about in terms of what it means to be modern.
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MPMF Announces Christain Moerlein Brewery as Newest Venue

Moerlein to be fest's official beer, host headliners Panda Bear, Tycho and The Raveonettes

· Jul 31, 2014 10:07 am

Old and new traditions coalesce as Christian Moerlein Brewing Company forges a partnership with MidPoint Music Festival. The 13th annual MPMF runs Sept. 25 -27, and continues to expand throughout downtown Cincinnati and the Over-the-Rhine area. Not only will Moerlein be the official beer of...

From The Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary with the July 30 issue of CityBeat

· Jul 30, 2014 09:49 am

It would seem like we’ve made it, folks. The short-lived tenure of this little vocab blog has reached its end; let’s not get all sentimental about all the words we’ve learned. I’m going back to the land of Muncie, Indiana, where we don’t have cool stuff like altweeklies or rideshare...

Morning News and Stuff

Senate OKs McDonald as VA head, Cranley touts city manager pick and FitzGerald trails Gov. Kasich in recent poll

· Jul 30, 2014 09:48 am

The Senate (America’s most powerful deliberative body, not the hotdog place on Vine Street) voted yesterday to approve former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The vote was 97-0, and while such approvals are usually kind of a mundane procedural affair,...

 

HBO Expands Summer Doc Series For Year-Round Films

· Jul 29, 2014 03:19 pm

Sometimes a true story is far more fascinating than anything Hollywood could dream up. If you’re a fan of interesting documentaries and you’ve already conquered Netflix’s detailed doc genre list, tune into HBO on Monday nights. The network has expanded its popular summer documentary series to a year-round schedule of entertaining, thought-provoking programming. ...

Cracking the Code with ‘I Origins’ Director Mike Cahill

· Jul 29, 2014 03:17 pm

For fans of the current wave of independent filmmaking, there’s a certain romantic curiosity surrounding the power-trio of Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij and Mike Cahill. Marling holds the center, anchoring and serving as the face of the trio’s projects together. ...

Embracing the Present in ‘Wish I Was Here’

· Jul 22, 2014 03:23 pm

There’s something fitting in the work of Zach Braff — the star of successful television comedy series Scrubs, which sang, danced, and laughed its way through the madcap years of med school residency for its hapless trio of would-be doctors — because Braff, settling in at the helm of his second feature film, has a not-exactly morbid curiosity with life and death. ...

Jonah and Kumail Bring L.A. Live Show to Comedy Central

· Jul 22, 2014 03:25 pm

For the past four years, comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani have hosted a weekly show from NerdMelt, a small space in the back of Los Angeles comic book shop Meltdown. Launched by Chris Hardwick (creator of blog/podcast-turned-digital entertainment network The Nerdist; Talking Dead host) — NerdMelt may not be your typical L.A. comedy club. ...

Two New Relationship Comedies Hit FX

· Jul 16, 2014 09:12 am

The ups and downs of dating and marriage have long lent themselves to comedic entertainment. From I Love Lucy to Married with Children, it’s fun to watch couples navigate their quirks. ...

Filmfest München: What Cincinnati's Sister City Can Teach Us

· Jul 16, 2014 09:00 am

Instead of starting off with questions about what I learned about international film culture from attending the Munich Film Festival, it would be far more instructive to kick off with a discussion about what the experience made me think about in terms of what it means to be modern.
...

The Other 98 Percent

· Jun 25, 2014 08:35 am

The haunting trailer for The Leftovers (Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Sunday, HBO) sets the scene perfectly: A busy mom, on the phone, secures her fussy infant son in his car seat before buckling up and heading home. As she details the day’s schedule on the phone, the baby cries in the background. ...

 
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