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On-Air Film Review: Mystery Trip! Review of ‘Jungle Cruise’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on July 29th, 2021, reviewing the new film “Jungle Cruise.” In theaters and streaming on Disney+ Premier Access beginning July 30th.

Podtalk: Producer Kali Patrice on ‘(C)answers: The Answer to Cancer,’ in Chicago July 31, 2021

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CHICAGO – The premiere of a documentary feature, “(C)answers: The Answer to Cancer” will take place this Saturday, July 31st, 2021, at the Gene Siskel Film Center and through online virtual cinema. Directed by Breht Gardner, the film takes us inside one young man’s emotional cancer battle and exposes the provocative truth about cannabis prohibition, where race, politics and the business of medicine powerfully intersect. For more info and tickets, click here.

Podtalk: Mikaela McParlan on Her Short ‘Open House,’ at Midwest Film Festival, July 28, 2021

Midwest Film Festival, July 2021

CHICAGO – The Midwest Film Festival is celebrating the season with their upcoming “Summer Bash & Comedy Screening” on July 28th, 2021 (7pm), at the Chi-Town Drive In. The event will feature a meet-and-greet and an evening of funny-bone short films, including “Open House,” a directorial debut by Mikaela McParlan. For more info, tickets and the film line-up, click here.

Via Zoom: Anthony Michael Hall of ’The Class’ is Unforgettable

CHICAGO – The theme song for “The Breakfast Club” is “Don’t You Forget About Me,” and there is no way to forget iconic actor Anthony Michael Hall. After a blazing number of 1980s classics as a teenager, Hall is back in “John Hughes Land” AKA Chicagoland, currently filming here for “The Class.”

Film News: ‘A Night with Anthony Michael Hall’ at Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove, July 26, 2021

Anthony Michael Hall, photo by Joe Arce.

CHICAGO – They’ll be turning back the clock tomorrow night (July 26, 2021) in Downers Grove (Illinois) as iconic 1980s actor Anthony Michael Hall will make an appearance at the Tivoli Theatre introducing “The Breakfast Club” and doing a Q&A. The film starts at 8pm, and for all the details plus ticket purchase information, click here.

Exclusive Joe Arce Photo: Newsmaker Stormy Daniels in Chicago

CHICAGO – Approximately one year after Donald Trump took his oath of presidential office, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL revealed in January of 2018 that Trump attorney Michael Cohen paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 in October of 2016 to stop her from disclosing a past 2006 affair with the presumed leader. Recently, Joe Arce took an Exclusive Photo of Ms. Daniels.

On-Air Film Review: ‘The Last Letter From Your Lover’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on July 22th, 2021, reviewing the new film “The Last Letter From Your Lover,” streaming on Netfilx beginning July 23rd.

On-Air Film Review: Too Fast Too Elderly! Review of ‘Old’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on The Eddie Volkman Show on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7 Joliet, Illinois) on July 23rd, 2021, reviewing the new M. Night Shyamalan film chiller “Old,” opening in theaters on Friday, July 23rd.

TV News: Comcast Provides Access to More Xfinity Customers Than Ever for Tokyo Olympics

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CHICAGO – As Tokyo gears up for one of the more unusual presentations of the Olympic Games, Comcast recently announced their plans to deliver an unparalleled Olympic viewing experience to all its Xfinity customers on X1, Flex and the Xfinity Stream app. For complete information, click here.

On-Air Film Review: Hit the Road Joe! Review of ‘Joe Bell’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on July 22th, 2021, reviewing the new film “Joe Bell” – featuring Mark Wahlberg – in theaters beginning July 23rd.

Podtalk: That’s a Wrap! Filmmaker Michael Glover Smith on ‘Relative'

CHICAGO – Local filmmaker Michael Glover Smith broke through the after-the-pandemic ceiling with his recently completed fourth feature film, “Relative.” The ten day production, shot primarily in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, follows the adventures of a family negotiating the youngest son’s graduation gathering.

On-Air Film Review: ‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on July 15th, 2021, reviewing the new documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” in theaters beginning July 16th.

Film Review: No Bogarting! Audio Review of ‘Mama Weed’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review on the new film “Mama Weed,” a French Film distributed by Music Box Films of Chicago. In select theaters including Music Box Theatre beginning July 16th, 2021, and through Video On Demand July 23rd.

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    CHICAGO – From villain to anti-hero to homoerotic fan fiction icon, Loki has traveled a long way from the greasy-haired megalomaniac we have come to love. For most of his cinematic character development, Loki has been a foil to Thor’s massive himbo (n.: a very attractive, often beefy male who isn’t the brightest bulb, but is still able to shine because of his good-natured attitude and respect for women. Male version of a “bimbo”) energy.

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    CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on February 18th, 2021, reviewing the new TV series “Young Rock,” Tuesdays on NBC-TV.

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