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6th Annual Rhode Island Comic Con is in the Books

Posted by Leah on 11/20/2017 11:31:31 AM

        Initially it had been my hope to spend the entire 3-day weekend at Rhode Island Comic Con, interviewing celebrities and checking things out, but a family emergency came up at the last minute. In the final days leading up to the start of it I wasn’t sure I’d be able to go at all, but luckily I was able to squeeze one day out. That day was Saturday: the busiest and most crowded day of the three.
 
        Everything I’d looked at about the event before attending said that the doors didn’t open until 10 am. Rhode Island is usually close to a three hour drive for me, so I left my ...

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2017 Rhode Island Comic Con is Here and Ready to Rock!

Posted by Leah on 11/6/2017 11:37:53 AM

        Friday November 10th marks the start of the 2017 Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence, and I’ve honestly never been as excited to attend an event as I am for this one. Now I know…I can already hear you saying, “But Leah! You’ve said over and over how you’re not really a fan of comic books, or superheroes. Why on earth would you attend a comic con?” I understand your confusion, really I do, but let me explain…
 
        While at its heart Rhode Island Comic Con is about comic books and the superheroes in them, there’s more to the show than just that. For starters, take a look a...

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New Year, New Look, New Films: The 2017 New Hampshire Film Festival is Ready to Rock

Posted by Leah on 10/5/2017 12:45:06 PM

        The leaves are changing, the kids are long since back at school, there’s pumpkin spice everything everywhere you look, (I would say there’s a chill in the air, but that seems to be late this year), and it’s once again time for the New Hampshire Film Festival!
 
        While many things about this year’s film related festivities will be familiar, it will be obvious from the get go that much has changed as well. The most obvious is the festival’s logo. Gone is the logo that carried the festival through years past, with its bold, harsh colors. What’s taken its place is a more stre...

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Dark Roast

        The filmmaking duo behind Fake Charmer Productions is ambitious and unstoppable. Topher Hansson and Chris Goodwin do their best not to let a little thing such as money get in their way when it comes to producing quality films. Their films ...

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Punch Bag

        We’ve all been there: You’re just trying to relax and sleep after a hard day, when the neighbors start blasting their music. Or you’re trying to get up to speed on the day’s events while watching the news, when that jerk on th...

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Mannequin

        Walking by a storefront, or through the mall have you ever stopped to study the mannequins on display? Some seem to stare directly into your soul; some look like the straight, inanimate objects they are; and others appear as thoug...

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Patient 62

        The term “special effects” is one that seems to scare many an indie filmmaker for a variety of reasons. Some don’t raise enough money to attempt such embellishments.  Some don’t feel comfortable enough with the software to think t...

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The Fundamentals of Caring

        Paul Rudd has long been one of my favorite actors. From his first big movie role in Clueless in 1995, to Romeo + Juliette, to Anchorman, to Prince Avalanche, to The Little Prince, and on and on and on…there really isn’t a film...

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The Discovery

        In case you haven’t read my post on what Chester Bennington’s death means to me, it hit me hard. I cried harder and mourned longer for him than some of my own relatives. Which is why, when I stumbled upon The Discovery on Netflix ab...

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