Archive for the 'The Old School' Category

Oh, hell, have a Halloween treat!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Since we won’t be at the Secret MICRO-FILM Headquarters tonight to hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood, we instead drop a few bitter-or-sweet morsels into this virtual grab bag. Boo!

Of picks, pans, and “Potato” puns

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Former Champaign County resident Gerry Kissell, a commercial illustrator in science-fiction and military storytelling, has brought back his C-U movie-reviewing alter ego, the Couch Potato Critic. Dine in and read on!

Oscar nominated UI alumni gone

Monday, September 24th, 2018

University of Illinois alumni Richard Greenberg and Thomas Rickman, who built Hollywood careers as a main titles designer and screenplay writer, respectively, passed away during the summer months of 2018.

SHOT BD provides thud-filled rush

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

And now, for student filmmaking that is completely different! Vinegar Syndrome recruits the forgotten UI action opus SHOT for another tour of duty on Blu-ray disc beginning August 28, 2018. This is our verdict…

Savor 2001 in 70mm all week long

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY returns to local theaters during the next two weeks in 70mm at the Virginia Theatre and IMAX at the GKC Savoy 16. Read further for more about what you can expect!

Logan elucidates on Lindsay logic

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Last fall, the New Art Film Festival tried to introduce you to central Illinois’ first major contributor to film history. Only a handful attended. Remedy your situation by watching our first-ever video release on the same.

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?!?

Points made on C-U film timeline

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

It was inevitable. We had to start putting all this popular and arcane knowledge to good use somehow. Therefore, we’ve begun fitting a few of those pieces into place on our new Plot Points du C-U page!

Cover of DARKNESS comes to light

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Broken Shadow Entertainment of Taylorville, headed by Tye Wilson, is on the board with the 2016 DVD release of their thriller I HEARD THE DARKNESS. What manner of adventure awaits their viewers next?

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.