Archive for the 'The Old School' 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?!?

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.

CA 2017 crosses 2018 threshold

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Beautiful in their low-gloss execution, the animated shorts CASTLE ASSHOLE 2017 and THE CROSSING bridge time frames in both a filmmaker’s growth and the Champaign-Urbana film scene’s evolution.

In My Backyard: Year 11

Monday, May 1st, 2017

The start of Year 11 must have been heaven, so we neglected the annual address. Therefore, we’re posting plug-and-play content as we count down and lead up to Year 12! To wit, we fill out a few thoughts once lost.

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.”