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Wake in Fright to Reopen in U.S. Theaters

Wake in Fright to Reopen in U.S. Theaters

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Director Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright is restored, re-mastered and set to reopen in U.S. Theaters this October for the first time in three decades, thanks to Drafthouse Films, and a miraculous discovery of a film once thought totally lost. The infamous thriller was once a star of its nation’s emerging cinema; upheld critically alongside other […]

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“I Like My Boyfriend Drunk” Takes Over California Film Fests

“I Like My Boyfriend Drunk” Takes Over California Film Fests

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you’re in sunny California this month, you’ve got the opportunity to catch writer and director Josef Steiff’s short film in not just one festival, but two! The comedic short “I Like My Boyfriend Drunk,” starring Brandon Ogborn, was selected for inclusion in two September film festivals – The Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Film Festival in Oakland […]

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24 Hours of Horror Movies to Massacre Chicago!

24 Hours of Horror Movies to Massacre Chicago!

| September 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

In July, Chicago’s Portage Theater won a decisive victory over the Chicago Tabernacle Church, when the Church withdrew its bid to purchase, gut, and repurpose the nearly 100-year-old theater into a place of worship– as though it weren’t a place of worship for cinephiles already! In celebration of the theater’s continued operations, the Portage will […]

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Coming Soon: The Inbetweeners

Coming Soon: The Inbetweeners

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

From Wreckin Hill Entertainment comes the British box-office smash The Inbetweeners, set to open in the U.S. in eight markets cross-country on September 7, 2012. The film, based on the popular UK television series of the same name, recently had the biggest opening week ever in the UK for a live action comedy. Already reaching the […]

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Going Local: The 7th Annual Spooky Movie Film Fest

Going Local: The 7th Annual Spooky Movie Film Fest

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

This year’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival will be its seventh run, but the inaugural year for its Local Filmmaker Summit on Sunday, October 14, 2012. The fest, running October 10 through the 18th, will play this year at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington D.C. Of the 21 […]

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Watch This: Trailer for The Iceman

Watch This: Trailer for The Iceman

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The hot trailer this news day is for a film opening at three film festivals in the next week: The Iceman, directed by Ariel Vromen. The feature already premiered at the Venice Film Festival, which began Wednesday, August 29, 2012 and will continue its run at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, as well as the […]

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Ten Things Happened This week You Should Know!

Ten Things Happened This week You Should Know!

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

A couple of things happened this week: Prince Harry, showed his Royal ass to the world while having fun Vegas. Also LL Cool J, gave a home intruder an early morning beat down. Ten Things happened this week you should know: The Expendable 2 came in at No. 1. Opening weekend the movie made $26.8 […]

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Watch this Clip: Inescapable

Watch this Clip: Inescapable

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The first clip from the upcoming feature film Inescapable has arrived (For a direct download click here). The most recent effort from international Writer/Director Ruba Nadda stars Alexander Siddig, Marisa Tomei and Joshua Jackson, and will premiere next month at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Coming on the heels of 2009′s Cairo Time, a romantic drama […]

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Pixar’s Brave on Blu-Ray: November 13, 2012

Pixar’s Brave on Blu-Ray: November 13, 2012

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Disney and Pixar have announced the release of their latest animated feature, Brave, available on Blu-Ray and DVD on November 13, 2012. The film is a legendary first for Pixar – its first featuring a female protagonist – and premiered in U.S. theaters this past June to the usual warm reception (is there ever a Pixar […]

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Cinemark Fall Classic Film Series

Cinemark Fall Classic Film Series

| August 24, 2012 | 1 Comments

Fall’s coming, which as a Chicagoan only reminds me that Winter is, too. But it’s not all bad if you can find your local Cinemark and catch a classic flick on the big screen. August 23rd, marked the start of the theater chain’s Fall Classic Film Series. A digitally remastered Jaws played yesterday to audiences […]

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