Film

2016 Portland Film Festival

2016 Portland Film Festival

| August 26, 2016

The 2016 Portland Film Festival will screen 54 narrative and documentary feature films and 89 short films selected from over 3,800+ submissions. The fourth annual Portland Film Festival will take place August 29 – September 5, 2016, at Portland’s iconic Laurelhurst Theater, and will include over 20 educational panels & forums, 12 archival presentations and many […]

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High-Rise

High-Rise

| August 25, 2016

J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel High-Rise had been declared “unfilmable,” but as David Cronenberg showed us with adaptation of Burroughs’ Naked Lunch (1991) and his 1996 adaptation of Ballard’s Crash, we should never let the supposed unfilmability of a work stop us from adapting it to screen. After all, you might just produce something incredible and […]

The Bloodstained Butterfly

The Bloodstained Butterfly

| August 24, 2016

Arrow Video continues their work in giving great new editions to classic Italian thrillers with their latest release, a Blu-ray/DVD combo of Duccio Tessari’s The Bloodstained Butterfly. Tessari’s Death Occurred Last Night recently received the Blu-ray treatment from Raro Video, but unfortunately many of his films have yet to see official home video releases in […]

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Weiner

Weiner

| August 23, 2016

During his time in congress, Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was a passionate and vocal advocate for the fair treatment of all Americans, and a loud opponent to bureaucratic incompetence gumming up the works and keeping congress from fulfilling its chief purpose: serving the people who elected them to be there.  He was blunt, candid, informal, unconventional, […]

Psycho IV: The Beginning

Psycho IV: The Beginning

| August 23, 2016

On paper, the idea that Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) should have ever had sequels seems incredibly misguided. The film is, after all, one of the most acclaimed horror films of all time. And you could never hope to replicate the film’s brilliance on either a technical of narrative level, lest you were a genius of […]

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DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

| August 20, 2016

DC Super Hero Girls debuted in 2015 as a line of action figures along with a YouTube series tie-in. The YouTube series boasts 24 webisodes across two seasons to date, each with a run time of approximately 1-4 minutes a piece. The series centers on the young heroes who attend Super Hero High School, not […]

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Rifftrax Live: Mothra (August 23 Re-Broadcast)

Rifftrax Live: Mothra (August 23 Re-Broadcast)

| August 19, 2016

Last night, Fathom Events broadcast the latest live movie riffing from the guys over at Rifftrax.com to theaters throughout the country. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000, have been broadcasting these live riffings through Fathom since 2009, when they riffed on the Ed Wood cult classic, Plan […]

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The Pride and The Passion

The Pride and The Passion

| August 19, 2016

When this came in the mail, it was difficult for me to understand how I’d never heard of this movie before.  Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra in a character-driven war drama.  Sounds too good to be true!  After watching the movie, it’s certainly easier to understand how this was allowed to slip into such obscurity. […]

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Microwave Massacre

Microwave Massacre

| August 19, 2016

Thanks to companies like Vinegar Syndrome and Arrow Video, we are living in an unexpected new golden age of physical home video releases. Arrow has particularly stepped up their game over the last few years since launching their US branch, issuing an impressively varied slate of films from Japanese crime dramas to nearly forgotten American […]

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Rob Zombie’s ‘31’ Comes to Cinemas Nationwide for One Night on September 1

Rob Zombie’s ‘31’ Comes to Cinemas Nationwide for One Night on September 1

| August 19, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped on Halloween night and held hostage in an industrial Hell. The captives are then forced to play the terrifying game called 31. Zombie’s highly-anticipated seventh feature, 31 made its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival, and on September 1 at […]

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