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Looking ahead

Groundhog Day meets Minority Report in Next, a time-loop thriller starring Nicolas Cage as a Vegas magician who can see two minutes into the future. Knowing what's coming allows him to make adjustments, thereby altering the future. But wouldn't you know it, he can see that future, too. >More
 Getting the story straight

Lasse Hallstrom's The Hoax, which is loosely - very loosely - based on Irving's book, doesn't exactly clear things up. On the contrary, it adds whole new layers of obfuscation, layers that Irving himself might have trouble sorting out. >More
 Pretty lethal weapon

Police Academy, Super Troopers, Reno 911 ' there isn't exactly a shortage of cop-shop spoofs, but Hot Fuzz has a couple of things to recommend it. One, it's set in England, where cops are called bobbies and wear those cute little helmets. Two, it's made with a lot of wit and intelligence. >More
 Sundance 608 nearly ready, announces films for opening

Sundance 608 hosted another tour for media Wednesday afternoon, revealing the slate of films planned for its grand opening on Friday, May 11 in the process. Sundance's Nancy Gribler, who is supervising the theater's opening, also confirmed that popcorn served at Sundance 608 will feature "real Wisconsin butter!" >More
 30 is the new 20 in Everything's Gone Green

I'm not sure we needed another movie about how turning 30 means waving bye-bye to all that twentysomething je ne sais quoi. But here's Everything's Gone Green, Paul Fox's winsome (and then some) account of turning 30 in Vancouver, which is like turning 30 anywhere else, only with better scenery. >More
 Madison plays host to its first 48 Hour Film Project

The 7:30 p.m. deadline for the inaugural Madison edition of the 48 Hour Film Project was strictly adhered to on Sunday night at the High Noon Saloon. Participating filmmaking teams scrambled to deliver their entries to the drop-off party at the near east side venue. In the end, though, only seven completed films were submitted in time for official consideration in the international competition. >More
 The killer next door

It's tempting to describe Disturbia as Home Alone plus Silence of the Lambs, but that leaves Rear Window out of the equation, and this is clearly a remake of Hitchcock's 1954 classic - an upgrade for the iPod generation. >More
 Writer on the storm

This may not count as much of an endorsement, but I was only mildly bored while watching Perfect Stranger, which stars Halle Berry as an investigative reporter who'll do just about anything for a story. >More
 Movies, movies, everywhere

The Wisconsin Film Festival, which returns April 12-15 with a whole new slate of art movies, indie flicks, documentaries and foreign films, has a way of turning all of us into cinephiles, intrepid explorers of the cinematic medium. Faced with a veritable jungle of choices, we get out our machetes and start chopping. Here's what caught the edge of my blade. >More
 Chad Vader takes a trip to SoCal

"All of the other things we're dealing with are taking months," says Matt Sloan of opportunities resulting from the success of the Chad Vader series, "so to get something like this happening so quickly is exciting." >More
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