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15 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's Movies (2017)

15 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's Movies (2017)
Halloween is only 10 days away now. If you’ve put off deciding on your costume until the last minute, Hammervision is here to help. Here are 15 awesome Halloween costume ideas from this year’s movies that will surely please the movie and pop culture-literate folks at your party, trick ‘r treat outing, or workplace function. Some are more... Read more »

Dead Draw Comes Home to Chicago on October 5

Dead Draw Comes Home to Chicago on October 5
Movies take a long time to make. I should know. I laid witness to the whole process having co-produced and served as legal counsel on the movie, Dead Draw. The good news is we actually have something to show for it after 4 years. And, you’ll be able to see it. Soon! Back in Fall 2013,... Read more »

Summer Movie Forecast 2017

Summer Movie Forecast 2017
Though I’ve done this post every year for the last 7 years, this may be the first year where the concept of a summer movie no longer means what it once did. When Beauty and the Beast opens to $175M in March and then goes on to make $500M, or when The Fate of the... Read more »
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12 Awesome Halloween Costumes From This Year's Movies (2016 Edition)

12 Awesome Halloween Costumes From This Year's Movies (2016 Edition)
Halloween parties are going to start cropping up the next few weekends, and after procrastinating to this point, you’re finally ready to start thinking about a costume. But, what to wear? Never fear, I’ve got all you movie fans covered. This post is for those looking outside the superhero box. Oh sure. You could dress as... Read more »

Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?

Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?
Now that the Oscars are over, I feel like I can finally publicly admit that I really wanted Mad Max: Fury Road to win Best Picture.  Ha.  This probably comes as no surprise.  Ever since I saw it back in May of last year, I’ve been singing its praises.  Most people ignored me.  My brother... Read more »

9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations

9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations
In one of the most unpredictable Oscar years in recent memory, this morning’s nominations were surprisingly…predictable.  Oh sure, there were the usual snubs (happens every year), but no real out-of-left-field shockers.  What can we takeaway from the nominations now, as we inch toward the actual awards ceremony on Feb. 28?  Let’s discuss: 1. Will Ridley... Read more »
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50 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas from This Year's Movies (2015 Edition)

50 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas from This Year's Movies (2015 Edition)
Halloween will be here in no time, and soon we’ll all be faced with the million-dollar question: who am I going to be this year?  What’s a movie-loving, cosplay-wearing fan supposed to wear?  Well, as always, just look to the movies themselves for inspiration.  This year’s crop offers a “plethora” (Three Amigos!) of halloween costume... Read more »

11 Lessons Learned From Seeing 50 New Movies This Summer

11 Lessons Learned From Seeing 50 New Movies This Summer
With the weather cooling off, September on the horizon, and summer movie season 2015 stumbling to the finish line (Hitman: Agent 47 or We Are Your Friends, anyone?), I figured it was high time to take stock of what went down in theaters this summer.  Back in April, there was so much potential and excitement... Read more »

New Web-Series "Variety Pack" Aims To Bewilder and Bedevil

New Web-Series "Variety Pack" Aims To Bewilder and Bedevil
In the mood for something a little different?  A little silly?  A little gonzo?  Well, how ’bout something that’s a lot of all of those things?  If so, you might want to check out a new web-series called VARIETY PACK, which launches online this Sunday, August 23. The series was filmed completely in Chicago on... Read more »
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10 Talking Points From This Morning's Oscar Nominations

10 Talking Points From This Morning's Oscar Nominations
Nominees for the 87th Academy Awards (airing Sun., Feb. 22) were announced this morning, and as usual, there were the expected nominations, surprises, and snubs.  The Academy never gets it right every year, but isn’t that what the Oscars are about?  What else would we bitch about on Twitter if they did get all the... Read more »