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How This Philly Filmmaker Convinced Idris Elba to Make a Movie Here

After we reported that English actor Idris Elba had signed on to star in and co-produce Ghetto Cowboy, a based-on-a-book movie about the urban cowboy […]

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Idris Elba to Star in North Philly Urban Cowboy Movie

While the rest of the world is abuzz over the reports that Idris Elba really might just be the next James Bond, we here in […]

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Things to Do in Philadelphia This Weekend

On most weekends, we like to go out to eat. But since we can’t right now, Foobooz has rounded up local restaurants offering takeout and […]

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Movies: The Return of the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

Now in its second year, the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, aka PHEFF, promises 34 eye-opening films over three days at Prince Theater. Documentaries of various […]

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25 Things to Do this Weekend

Friday, March 30 Nightmare Fuel @ Good Good Comedy Theater Writer/performer Sarah Knittel stars in this “Brutal Clown Show” that comes with a viewer advisory: […]

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37 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, March 23 Bach Festival of Philadelphia @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Bach Festival, the Philadelphia Singers and Chorus America celebrate their departed founder Michael […]

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Movies: Under the Cherry Moon

After starring in Purple Rain, possibly the most memorable pop-music movie of all time, Prince followed it up with … something most viewers agree was […]

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31 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, March 16 Nightwish @ Electric Factory This Finnish band has been making “symphonic metal” for 20+ years. Tarja Turunen’s dazzling soprano voice leads the […]

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Movies: qFLIX Returns

qFLIX, the annual festival of LGBTQ+ films, is back, and once again with another lineup of movies you might not otherwise get to see on […]

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Movies: The Women’s Film Festival

Now in its fourth year, the Women’s Film Festival is an established landmark on the Philly movie landscape. And once again its founders have assembled […]

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44 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, March 9 Swan Lake @ Academy Of Music Pennsylvania Ballet presents the immortal Tchaikovsky ballet. Through March 18. The Peking Acrobats @ Annenberg Center […]

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Saturday: Found Footage Festival

I was surprised to discover the Found Footage Festival has been in business longer than YouTube. It’s hard to imagine one without the other. Founded in […]

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Movies: An Art that Nature Makes

As a photographer and author, Rosamond Purcell specializes in summoning the beauty of things otherwise considered past their prime: dead birds, rotting wood, rusty appliances. […]

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32 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, March 2 Combo Chimbita @ Johnny Brenda’s This NYC ensemble uses Colombian rhythms, funk/psychedelic guitars and spellbinding vocals to create a sound they call […]

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Monday: Everything is Terrible!

L.A.-based Everything is Terrible! (exclamation point theirs) are VHS remix-masters, famously editing old tapes into post-modern works of art. The results are funny, upsetting, bewildering, cringe-inducing […]