Archive for the 'Ones That Got Away?' 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!

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…

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?!?

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.

In My Backyard: Year 8

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The start of Year 8 must have been so hype that we neglected the annual address. We also slipped the next four years. Time to plug holes as we slog towards Year 12! First, we fall back on an Octopus reprint from 2000.

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.

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!

IOW: Thrill to the Skull & ‘Throne’

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: One of the redheaded stepchildren in Paper Opteryx lineage returns home as “The Video Throne” exudes analog angst under the CUBlog banner!

IOW: Assessing the HONORS roll

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: There may be no honor involved in remembering when Hollywood enlisted the C-U, but that does not mean we can’t throw a little love down WITH HONORS way.

IOW: Band can haz retro video

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: A pair of deep summer teen lovers attempt to reconcile recent past with present in the new music video “Never Meant,” produced by Chris Strong and set to an American Football song from 1999. Yes, 1999.