Movie Reviews, DVD Picks, Shenanigans

About Us! is the online hub for Hope Madden and George Wolf, based in Columbus, OH-IO! Here you’ll find reviews of the latest films as well as DVD recommendations in For Your Queue, tales of general woe in So That Happened, and other fascinating reportings.

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Hope “Madd at the Movies” Madden, a graduate of The Ohio State University, is currently a freelance writer and online coach, after 18 years of editing college textbooks at Pearson Education. In addition to 12 years at The Other Paper, Hope has written for Columbus Monthly, The Ohio State University Alumni Magazine, is a published poet, is currently shopping a screenplay and is finishing her first book. She also currently writes for Columbus Underground and the UK Film Review.

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George “Screen” Wolf, also an Ohio State grad, is a DJ, voiceover artist, Assistant Production and Program Director and film critic for the Columbus Radio Group (Sunny 95, Rewind 103.5/104.3, Mix 107.9, and QFM96) as well as film critic for Saga Communications radio (25 other markets across the country). George wrote for The Other Paper for 5 years, and currently writes for Columbus Underground and the UK Film review.

In Central Ohio, you can catch Hope and George on TV every Friday morning on ABC6/Fox28’s Good Day Columbus.

Hope and George are both members of the Columbus Film Critics Association, and live in Grandview Heights. Their son Riley currently lives in L.A. They enjoy music, politics, their Harley, sports, traveling, and, oh yeah, movies!

Need movie coverage from one of both of us? Let’s talk!   Contact:

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Christie Robb

Christie, fellow OSU grad, is a freelance editor and writer who has written for Columbus Monthly, Drink Up Columbus, and ScreenRelish. She’s currently polishing up a draft of her first novel—a comedy romance featuring the final girl from a horror movie scenario.


Rachel Willis

Rachel is a MFA student pursuing her degree in Creative Writing while holding down a full-time job in communications. Aside from being an active writer, Rachel is an avid film watcher with a soft spot for horror movies.


Cat McAlpine

Cat is an actor and a writer with a day job, currently living the dream in Columbus, OH. Her double major in English and Linguistics has taught her how to live off of a single jar of peanut butter for extended periods of time. Cat enjoys eating, sleeping, and sci-fi/fantasy films of questionable quality.

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Matt Weiner

Matt is a freelance writer and editor with a day job in corporate buzzwords. He has a soft spot for comedies, an unhealthy (and expensive) obsession with the Criterion Collection and fervently believes that in the long run every Coen Brothers movie is a documentary.

Brandon Thomas

Brandon works in Central Ohio’s prolific library industry. When not worrying about circulation related matters, Brandon is usually re-watching John Carpenter’s filmography for the 100th time or musing about Star Wars. He once tried to care about French new wave, but it didn’t stick.

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