Archive for the 'Gone Hollywood' Category

Coeds, film crew aim to bag HAG

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

When Into the Night Motion Pictures of Normal, Illinois, emerges from the Pontiac woods at the end of August, they will be haggard due to long hours spent HUNTING FOR THE HAG. Is the flick worth the risk?

Two days remain for UI Press sale

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

The University of Illinois Press publishes a fair amount of books and journals concerned with cinema, television, and new media. We provide a quick guide to what’s available as their “Summer Sale” winds down very soon!

TubiTV incorporates C-U movies

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

We delved into the Tubi platform and retrieved intel on movies from both the history of Ebertfest and the fabric of our very being in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Links aplenty now await you!

Hollywood vet ‘Directing’ at MWP

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Our limited series on filmmaking books from the Michael Wiese Productions library continues with ‘John Badham on Directing’ by John Badham, reviewed by Andrew J. Rausch.

Let’s all go to the ‘Movies,’ C-U

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Once upon a time, next to no one in our society knew how to make movies. Traveling impresarios of a century ago made sure to tease the average citizen with the possibilities in programs like ‘Making Movies.’

‘Birthday’ offers fresh QT dialogue

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

BearManor Media released ‘My Best Friend’s Birthday: The Making of a Quentin Tarantino Film’ by Andrew J. Rausch on October 6, 2019. Myths are dispelled, truth is unearthed, and Ye Ed contributes a few words to it!

AFM biz relies on solid genre films

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

It is sometimes important to take a few steps back and reevaluate your purpose for producing films independently of the studio system. Robin Christian reminds us the American Film Market is here to help.

Duo goes home in ILL new series

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

“To be or not to be about Champaign, IL” is not the question here. “To be or not to be a funny show called CHAMPAIGN ILL and starring Adam Pally and Sam Richardson” is the more accurate query.

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!

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.

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!

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!

Content is versatile in AFM views

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The vast amount of avenues for storytelling content can be mind boggling, although the industry experts at the American Film Market can’t stress enough their importance. Robin Christian relates their advice.

Cyberfest 20th not quite ver. 2.0

Monday, March 13th, 2017

A favorite happening of campus history past returns in the present as “Cyberfest 20th Anniversary” tonight, Monday, March 13, 2017, at the UI National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Urbana, Illinois.

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.