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Weekend Events: Films, Zombies, Demonic Cats

Weekend Events: Films, Zombies, Demonic Cats
Chicago has got a million things going on this weekend. As far as horror and sci-fi fans go, it’s a winner. A few horror cinema fan favorites have gotten extended runs, a few film festivals are offering new works not available in theaters, and a few events highlight zombies and mummies in unforgettable ways. MOVIES:... Read more »

Upcoming Horror: Body(s) Trailer Premiere [Video]

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A new, intriguing short film is coming soon from Chicago film production company Vitamin Pictures. Body(s) was directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio (creative director at Vitamin Pictures) whose previous sci-fi/horror film Other won multiple awards at festivals including Fantasia, Screamfest, SXSW, and Elvira’s Horror Hunt. Other simply blew me away. It’s insanely impressive and mesmerizing. I... Read more »

Rare Hitchcock Film Series at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Rare Hitchcock Film Series at the Gene Siskel Film Center
A new 35mm film series at the Gene Siskel Film Center has begun and runs through September 4th, 2014. “Hitchcock: Early, Rare, and Classic” showcases ten of Alfred Hitchcock‘s early films from his British period of filmmaking that unfortunately had little screen time over the years until now. The series shines a light on the... Read more »
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Chicago Movies: Indie Thriller “Still” Focuses on Motion Blindness

Chicago Movies: Indie Thriller “Still” Focuses on Motion Blindness
Movies about Akinetopsia do not pop up often, if ever, which is why director Jason Coffman‘s story for his feature film debut is so intriguing. The aforementioned affliction is a rather frightening, extremely rare neuropsychological disorder that causes a person to see static images instead of moving objects. Imagine trying to watch a movie but... Read more »

The Portage Theater: Closed Until Further Notice

The Portage Theater: Closed Until Further Notice
Tonight, the Portage Theater announced their doors shall be closed until further notice. Saturday’s Universal Monster marathon is cancelled, so please make a note of that if you saw my previous post. Per the Portage Theater’s Facebook page, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, The Portage Theater is closed until further notice. The May 25th... Read more »

The Last Film Critic: Fans Mourn Roger Ebert on Twitter [Gallery]

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Goodbye Roger Ebert, we had fun. The balcony is closed.</p>&mdash; Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveMartinToGo/status/319913174751129601">April 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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The announcement of Roger Ebert’s passing popped up in my Twitter feed today, coming as a total shock to the system, despite knowing it shouldn’t be a huge surprise, given his ongoing health situation. Yet, it was a shock. I figured he’d keep kicking ass as he has magically done over the past few years... Read more »
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World Premiere of Chicago Filmmaker Ryan Oliver's Work

World Premiere of Chicago Filmmaker Ryan Oliver's Work
It’s quite true that if you work hard at something, success shall come in due time. Director/actor/special effects artist Ryan Oliver knows this well. After having spent three years working on a film titled Air Conditions, it is finished and ready for the masses to enjoy on the big screen. Ryan’s always got a few... Read more »

Weekend Horror/Sci-Fi Events July 27-29, 2012

Weekend Horror/Sci-Fi Events July 27-29, 2012
This weekend’s got plenty of genre-bending mayhem for all types of horror and science fiction movie fans. Zombies, Godzilla, Dinosaurs, Robots, King Kong, Dr. Who, and even Elvira will be sure to entertain. Tonight, get your zombie fix at Doc Films with Umberto Lenzi’s wild zombie gorefest, Nightmare City in 35mm! Also known as City... Read more »
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