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Arrow: The Complete Second Season

Arrow: The Complete Second Season

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The CW had their fair share of skeptics when they announced that beloved comic book figure, The Green Arrow, would be heading to the small screen, when Arrow was announced several years ago. I’ll admit to being one of them. However, Arrow, now entering its third season, has done more to prove skeptics wrong and delight new fans in […]

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Elaine Bowen’s Old School Adventures from Englewood–South Side of Chicago

Elaine Bowen’s Old School Adventures from Englewood–South Side of Chicago

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

FilmMonthly contributor Elaine Hegwood Bowen has written her first book called Old School Adventures from Englewood—South Side of Chicago. The book is a retrospective about her parents coming to Chicago from Shaw, Mississippi, in the early 1950s and then buying a home in Chicago in the Englewood community in 1959. Elaine was prompted to write […]

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The Television-Styled Puff Piece Called Life Itself

The Television-Styled Puff Piece Called Life Itself

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Life Itself (2014) is a documentary about the late and great film critic Roger Ebert.  Rather than focusing on his life, as its title implies it will, the film focuses on his death.  It opens with footage of Ebert in the midst of his last battle in the war against cancer.  Steve James, the director of Life […]

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Cinemassacre’s James Rolfe & Kevin Finn on Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie

Cinemassacre’s James Rolfe & Kevin Finn on Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I consider James Rolfe a major pioneer of transmedia.  His website, Cinemassacre, offers a wide array of short films, videos, blog posts, podcasts, etc. I’ve personally followed Rolfe and Cinemassacre since the fall of 2008, when I discovered the Angry Video Game Nerd. The first AVGN review I ever watched was in fact his 3-part […]

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Moebius

Moebius

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kim Ki-Duk is one of the most well-known South Korean directors in the world, thanks largely to his willingness to embrace controversy by depicting extremes of human behavior. Some of his past films have drawn attention for being difficult to watch for various reasons (including brutal depictions of violence and uncomfortable sexual themes), earning him […]

Terror in the Aisles Presents: The Drive-In Massacre with Linnea Quigley

Terror in the Aisles Presents: The Drive-In Massacre with Linnea Quigley

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hey, you Chicagoland horror fans! Join a whole host of us from FilmMonthly on August 29th & 30th, when Terror in the Aisles will be hosting The Drive-In Massacre at the McHenry Outdoor Theater. They’ll be screening Return of the Living Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Creepshow. What’s more, Return of the Living Dead‘s Linnea Quigley will be in […]

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Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies & The Mack Sennett Collection, Vol. One

Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies & The Mack Sennett Collection, Vol. One

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest Blu-ray releases from Flicker Alley easily rank among the best releases to hit the market from any distributor in 2014 to date. An incredible pair of collections, Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies and The Mack Sennett Collection, Vol. One celebrate two of cinema’s most iconic early funnymen with a combined 62 films ranging from silents […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I try to avoid Michael Bay’s attempts to profit through the rape and pillage of my childhood, but a morbid curiosity left me on the fence about seeing the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie until my brother convinced me that it wasn’t that bad and that he actually really enjoyed it.  I now assume […]

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Locke

Locke

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Narratively, Steven Knight’s Locke (2013) is as simple as a film gets: while driving to London, Ivan Locke makes a series of phone calls that threaten to unravel the comfortable life he has known. A man. A car. A phone. Superficially, that’s the movie. And apart from the occasional intervention of voices on his car […]

James Franco & Scott Haze discuss Child of God

James Franco & Scott Haze discuss Child of God

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

James Franco and Scott Haze are on a mission– to adapt American literary masterpieces of the 20th century into film. OK, maybe they’re not on a mission per say, but in the last couple of years their collaborative efforts have included adaptions of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury, […]

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