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World Premiers, Documentaries, Innovative Feature Films and a Special Concert Set for Saginaw�s Premier Cinematic Showcase November 6-9th

A widely varied array of first-run feature films, foreign films, documentaries, short films, U.S premiers, and a special musical concert entitled ‘Music & Mayhem’ all comprise the 8th Annual Riverside Saginaw Film Festival, which will be happening this year from Thursday through Sunday, November 6-9th and shown at six venues: The Court Theater, First Congregational Church, Hoyt Library, Pit & Balcony Theatre, and The Saginaw Club.

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Scottish Director/Writer Dominic Reynolds Makes U.S. Premier at Riverside Saginaw Film Festival

This film tells the tale of a reclusive writer who becomes trapped within his own novel, surrounded by characters from his best selling pulp books, who comes to realize there is more to life than fame and the pursuit of money.

30th October, 2014 | 0 Comments

X-Men debuted as a comic in September of 1963, the creation of writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. It took several years to catch on with readers, but by the Eighties Marvel Comics had several top selling titles featuring the heroes.

10th July, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Wolf of Wall Street I must admit it has taken me awhile to appreciate the thespian talents of Leonardo DiCaprio and to understand his working relationship with filmmaker Martin Scorsese.

09th January, 2014 | 0 Comments

In my own estimation, when it comes to bankable visionary directors with a gift for invention, Spike Jonze tops the A-list. In his first three films beginning with Being John Malkovich and following through with Adaptation and Where the Wild Things Are, Jonze takes seemingly inexplicable situations involving characters locked in various degrees of existential isolation and opens the viewer to worlds where all the dots seem to connect to a larger, deeper, and more profound meaning.

09th January, 2014 | 0 Comments

Your humble TV critic, Captain Video, has been in hog heaven this past year. With several great new shows and some terrific continuing stories, it’s a great time to be a TV watcher. And with the continued rise in popularity of online sites like HULU and Netflix, it’s not even necessary to have cable TV to enjoy the best that TV has to offer.

19th December, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Top Films of 2013

The moviegoers of 2013 were treated to a menu of films heavy on remakes and franchise sequels, and this list of favorite movies reflects this reality.  Consequently, this list is not necessarily representative of the “best” films of 2013, but merely focuses on the films that I enjoyed the most.

05th December, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bringing Independent Visions & Iconic Contemporary Films to the Great Lakes Bay

Commencing its seventh season and beginning a four-day run from Thursday, November 7th through Sunday November 10th, the annual Riverside Saginaw Film Festival has matured into a welcomed showcase for Independent, Foreign, Short & Documentary films that span the globe and are rarely shown on screens in the Great Lakes Bay area that tend to cater to mainstream Hollywood releases.

17th October, 2013 | 0 Comments

Horror, Suspense & the Unknown.

The newest showcase of independent original cinema to surface in the Great Lakes Bay is the upcoming Things That Go Bump in the Night Film Festival, which will take place Friday & Saturday, October 25-26 at Whistling Idiots Dinner Theater, 710 Van Buren in Bay City.

17th October, 2013 | 1 Comments

Self-Discovery, Realization, and Documentaries Broaden the Scope of the Lens at the 2013 Hells Half-Mile Film & Music Festival

Since it's inception back in 2006, The Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival has diligently strived to bring a divergent array of cutting edge independent films & music to venues throughout Bay City for a four-day artistic excursion that stands out from the predictable fodder of comic book epics that populate the mainstream Cineplexes that are located next to your local shopping mall.

12th September, 2013 | 0 Comments

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