Archive for November, 2012

Calendar du C-U: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Select movie listings for November 30-December 6, 2012 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

CUBlog to take CUBreak ’til Feb.

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The title of the post pretty much says it all. Don’t worry. We’ll be back like Ahnuld.

C-U Film Leader: 11.29.2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s NEW all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about the SCARY NORMAL premiere, a Mike Boedicker profile, Richard J. Leskosky thoughts on film in C-U, and the new QuantumCat Animation ‘blog!

IOW: Musical Menagerie Treat!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Here’s the closest thing to a Champaign-Urbana video jukebox we could pull together for you this week. Megan Johns, The Dirty Feathers, Psychic Twin, and Vivian McConnell perform!

Calendar du C-U: Nov. 23-29

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Select movie listings for November 23-29, 2012 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

C-U Film Leader: 11.23.2012

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s NEW all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about Dreamscape Cinema budget fundraising, Nina Paley surprises, and the 75th birthday of the Normal Theater!

Calendar du C-U: Nov. 16-22

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Select movie listings for November 16-22, 2012 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

IOW: Dawn of the DRUNK Debs

Friday, November 16th, 2012

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Disenfranchisement leads to self-empowerment as the fictional grandson of Eugene V. Debs goes up against a nemesis in an Indiana political race in THE DRUNK, a Midwest-filmed indie from Tanoos Fleschner Pictures.

C-U Film Leader: 11.15.2012

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

In the first edition of C-U Blogfidential’s NEW all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about Shatterglass Studios achievements, Sine Fine Films activity, “Cinema-Scoping” resurrection, and the Roger Ebert documentary!

O! Wherefore art thou, Rialto?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

In the second helping of our brain-food-for-thought regarding the survival of local movie theaters, we conjure the ghosts of brick-and-mortar cinemas past complete with a visual ode to downtown Champaign’s former Rialto Theater.

Upgrade to deter non-Art films?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Seemingly, we’re unable to escape the topic of local movie theaters potentially biting the dust if they can’t afford the highly expensive projection equipment necessary to show movies offered only as digital files. Here is the first of two fresh ruminations about it.

Calendar du C-U: Nov. 9-15

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Select movie listings for November 9-15, 2012 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

Calendar du C-U: Nov. 2-8

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Select movie listings for November 2-8, 2012 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

IOW: Day of the “Drinking” dead

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Yes, friends, we realize worthy local Web series do *not* have to feature ninjas. How does a pack of grape-drenched zombies sound to you, then? Is good? Good. Otherwise, we’d be UP THE CREEK right about now.