Archive for the 'The Old School' Category

One less haunt remains in the C-U

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Espresso Royale on Daniel Street in Champaign, IL, will be closed and torn down, but we’ll always have our memories and film evidence of the coffee spot. What film evidence, you say? It’s minor, but, it exists!

Patience trumps pile-up at MFHQ

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Now that C-U Confidential is guaranteed to return for a tenth round, we simply have to finish it off. Life never makes it that simple, though, even when bonus goodness steps into the pathway before the finish line.

Promo film find is on sketchy side

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Does anybody remember when your humble editor was an artist and photographer instead of a Confidential provocateur? We present the dirt on his past dalliances in black-and-white and living color!

Critics voice their ideas in videos

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

As movie critics gravitate to on-line podcasts and videos to offer their opinions, several teams in Champaign-Urbana have continued the tradition of televised debate. We share a few examples with you.

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.

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!