The start of Year 9 must have been so fine that we neglected the annual address. Therefore, we’re posting plug-and-play content as we count down and lead up to Year 12! Today, we renew a promise once voiced on CUBlog.
Archive for the 'The Old School' Category
It is rare for us to offer a rational lampoon on the politics of our day, but, here it is! We go top-heavy with humor as WILLIAM SHATNER LENT ME HIS HAIRPIECE jogs past memories and jib-jabs a presidential transition of power.
“Let them fight!” We get that exclaiming in anticipation of movie titans clashing is currently hip, but we’d rather step back and think a bit about conflict and resolution when it comes to favored pop culture.
We will never again witness the kind of public movie presentations The Octopus and friends selected to play the Brew & View at the Thunderbird in Urbana, IL, two long decades ago. Creepy! Edgy!! Too Damn Wild!!!
Transition time between calendar years is always a good time to break out the oddball topics on C-U Blogfidential. So, did you ever hear the one about the Danville stunt car team from the Seventies and their movie?
Are old buildings and community centerpieces your bag? Then you might consider either or both of these events at the Lincoln Square Theatre in Decatur and McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington!
A new publication on the life and times of Quentin Tarantino incorporates a pinch of local flavor. Find out whose words made it into Andrew Raush’s latest release with a click of the link, MacDuff!
From the “Flicker of the Week” Dept.: On February 23 and 25, 2016, the Main Library at the University of Illinois will present an imaginatively conceived “International Science Fiction Film Festival.”
If you did not purchase or subscribe to MICRO-FILM back in the day, 2016 will be the year for you to atone for your sins by supporting the Magazine of Personal Cinema in Action. Read and repent!
From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Two titans of cinematography, gone. Three footnotes in Champaign-Urbana film history, remembered. Four rare archival photos, presented in full FLESH AND BLOOD.
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.
In the return of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about CONSUMED coming to the Art, the fate of a few thousand Rentertainments, and a pair of festivals with deadlines!
From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: The Dark History Con of Champaign welcomes veteran dark artist Hart D. Fisher and his infamous locally-filmed opus, THE GARBAGE MAN, back to town.
From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Let’s take a whirlwind tour of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, on film … even though it took trips the world over for various filmmakers to depict the BloNo home front!