Archive for the 'Happy Places' Category

‘Birthday’ offers fresh QT dialogue

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

BearManor Media released ‘My Best Friend’s Birthday: The Making of a Quentin Tarantino Film’ by Andrew J. Rausch on October 6, 2019. Myths are dispelled, truth is unearthed, and Ye Ed contributes a few words to it!

Stop at Pipa’s for ‘Red Light’ event

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Champaign, IL, native and author Colin Price will celebrate the release of his first book, ‘Red Light and Other Tales,’ at Pipa’s Pub on Sunday, July 14, 2019. The meet-and-greet begins at 8 p.m. Be there, not square!

URBANA sets off Freaky flashback

Friday, June 7th, 2019

On the lighter side, there are few film things we remember more fondly than the Freaky Film Festival of Champaign. Circa 2019, the internet allows us to revisit a few former Freaky movies, circa 1999. Indulge!

Que será, será, CUZine 10 will be

Friday, January 25th, 2019

We are legitimately excited to be able to issue C-U Confidential #10, folks, although it’s clear we won’t be doing Confidential business as usual going forward. Give us a moment to have a moment, then.

VinSyn nabs UI film fugitive SHOT

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

On rare occasion, the strange little dreams we dream at MFHQ come true! Vinegar Syndrome will re-release the infamous UIUC student-made film SHOT in high definition later in 2018. Who knew?!?

Suede Chain to art-rock C-U anew

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

It is our sworn duty to trot out the evidence of independent filmmaking in Champaign-Urbana when the opportunity arises. The Suede Chain finally got back together, so therefore we discuss their DREAM WHEEL CIRCUS.

IOW: Mothra du JaPan flies again

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: We bet you didn’t see an IOW featuring Japanese monster icon Mothra coming your way, did you? Read on to learn how the fabulous Miss M. relates to the C-U.

ZINED! of old is D.I.Y. zen today

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

A flurry of old-school, post-school experiences came back to occupy Mr. JaPan after taking part in a symposium about do-it-yourself print media. In the spirit of the milieu, he cut and pasted together this post just for you.

Orpheum 100th, lore in spotlight

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Champaign, Illinois, inspires Perry C. Morris and friends to celebrate local movie history!

Of slicing, dicing, and CARVERS

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

In the first of several consecutive posts wherein your humble editor pulls a Mr. Peabody and goes back in time to facilitate education, he introduces college-era friend Scott Jenkins and the Syfy special CARVERS airing March 4, 2014, on which Jenkins served as producer!