Archive for the 'The Old School' Category

In My Backyard: Year 9

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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.

There will be hell toupée in D.C.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

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.

All monster ‘zine fiends attack!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

“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.

Once Bonded, Brew & View thrice

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

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!!!

When RIDERS stormed the Earth

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

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?

Museum, theater note film history

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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!

QT topic of new “Conversations”

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

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!

FOW: UI mulls SF from USSR, etc.

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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.”

Snag these sexy MFs ASAP, BFFs!

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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!

IOW: DP did BLOOD work in C-U

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

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.

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.

C-U Film Leader: 10.14.2015

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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!

IOW: Gritty twin bill to chill Con

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

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.

IOW: STRANGE to see no BloNo

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

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!