Archive for the 'Happy Places' Category

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!

Explore C-U explores CUZine, etc.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

How interesting a twist of fate will this be? It seems our work has value to the team behind Explore C-U, a new UI-based project intended to curate local history and art in an easily accessible and interactive manner through Web browser and cell phone. “Yes,” we say!

Stanley fetes local flix on SmiPo

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

To be honest, we’ve always hedged at the thought of awarding our own annual “Oscars” to the significant movie achievers of Champaign-Urbana for the sake of film scene parity. Smile Politely has now beat us to that punch, thank you.

IOW: We’re giving it all for Tilda

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Here’s the best exercise video a movie fan could ever hope to see – Tilda Swinton jumping around with more than a thousand “Ebertfest” attendees in utmost glee!

CUFS welcomes McAbee to C-U

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Anticipating the arrival tomorrow of the one and only Cory McAbee (STINGRAY SAM, CRAZY & THIEF), we provide a preview of his Champaign-Urbana Film Society organized visit and present a vintage appreciation of THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT direct from the MICRO-FILM vault.