Archive for February, 2007

A Review of the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors in Chicago

A Review of the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors in Chicago

| February 28, 2007

The Fangoria Chicago Weekend of Horrors has ended. It was gory three days that ran from February 23rd-25th, 2007. Even the icy cold Chicago winter storms couldn’t keep the Midwest’s die-hard horror fans from coming out by the thousands. The Weekend of Horrors was packed full of monster shirt wearing, tattooed rockers and horror fans […]

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The Amazing Screw-On Head

The Amazing Screw-On Head

| February 27, 2007

History gets badly fractured in “The Amazing Screw-On Head,” from the same guy who brought you “Hellboy,” Mike Mignola. Somehow, President Abraham “Honest Abe” Lincoln has a special agent he can call on when the Forces of Evil rear their collectively ugly head, Special Agent Screw-On Head. Who is, not surprisingly, a robot. With a […]

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Disturbing Images

Disturbing Images

| February 22, 2007

Sean McKnight’s Disturbing Images is based on the controversial life and artistic vision of one director and photographer Helmut K., a man whom (despite research) may or may not be entirely fictional. Despite this, his story is intriguing albeit disgusting, a combination that guarantees some nausea while you’re being entertained. Helmut K. begins his documentary […]

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Inland Empire

Inland Empire

| February 22, 2007

Inland Empire, David Lynch’s latest plunge down the rabbit hole, brings to mind that moment in Being John Malkovich where the titular character crawls through the wall and into his own brain. It’s Lynch diving headfirst into his own brain–Lynch on Lynch, the purest distillation yet of the artist’s warped psyche. It’s like a fever […]

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The Ultimate Gift

The Ultimate Gift

| February 22, 2007

The Ultimate Gift is based on the novel by Jim Stovall. For most, the storyline is familiar almost the moment the movie begins. Redundant and predictable, its major redeeming factor is Emily (Abigail Breslin), with her artistic mouth and bittersweet ending. Jason Stevens (Drew Fuller) begins the movie as a spoiled 20-something arriving late to […]

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Tribeca Film Festival – 2007 – Preview

Tribeca Film Festival – 2007 – Preview

| February 22, 2007

Welcome back to Tribeca, folks; what that means for you is that there’s two weeks to catch over 150 films; what that means for me is that I’ve got eight days to see over twenty-five movies. For those of you who don’t know what Tribeca is, it’s the ever-expanding film festival centered in New York […]

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Noir City–The 8th Annual Festival of Film Noir at American Cinematheque

Noir City–The 8th Annual Festival of Film Noir at American Cinematheque

| February 22, 2007

The Latest from the L.A. Noirfest The L.A. Film Noir Festival really gained traction this week with some superb screenings and great attendance for the hypercompetitive Tinseltown movie market. Thursday’s double bill at the Egyptian was Cry of the City (1948)and City of Fear (1959). The former picture isone of the classic Fox noirs that […]

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The 23rd Chicago Latino Film Festival

The 23rd Chicago Latino Film Festival

| February 22, 2007

Cara de queso–Mi primer gueto (Cheese Head) Cara de queso is a film about a Jewish boy named Ariel and his group of oddball friends trapped for the summer in a country club called, “El ciervo.” Ariel, also known as cheese head, attempts to survive in a bizarre world molded by strict Jewish standards. Director […]

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An Interview with Fangoria Editor Tony Timpone

An Interview with Fangoria Editor Tony Timpone

| February 22, 2007

This is an exciting afternoon, because I’m about to talk with Tony Timpone, the editor of Fangoria Magazine. For those of you who have lived in a hole your entire life, Fangoria–known as Fango to the insider horror fans–is the most important horror publication of the last 25 years. Fangoria has an amazing website that […]

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Fangoria Weekend of Horrors Brings Three Monstrous Days to Chicago, February 23-25, 2007

Fangoria Weekend of Horrors Brings Three Monstrous Days to Chicago, February 23-25, 2007

| February 21, 2007

“Fangoria‘s Weekend of Horrors” convention invades the Chicago area February 23-25 with a monstrous line-up of top horror talent from both film and television. This annual fright-filled three-day event will take place at the Wyndham Chicago O’Hare Hotel, 6810 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Exciting guests and programs set for Fango’s Chicago blast include David Arquette, […]

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