Month: April 2010

The Misfortunates: The review is in!

The Belgian black comedy The Misfortunates opens this weekend and plays until May 6. Jay Stone of The Ottawa Citizen has given it a glowing review. Check it out: Dysfunction spun into a fine yarn Belgian boy’s growing-up told as a tragicomedy By Jay Stone, The Ottawa

Scorsese in montage

A very talented editor with a channel on Youtube cut together two montages showcasing the films of Martin Scorsese including clips from his indie debut Who’s That Knocking At My Door? (1968) all the way to The Departed (2006). Accompanying this collage of memorable and iconic cinematic imagery is

The cinema of Andy Sidaris

Since Hard Ticket to Hawaii was such a success last month and audience members showed a real curiosity towards more films by late filmmaker Andy Sidaris, the Mayfair is presenting another one of his 1980s masterworks, the tantalizingly titled “Picasso Trigger” a sexy art heist/spy thriller set in Paris,

Half Baked at Ridgemont High

This Tuesday, the Mayfair celebrates 4/20 (see Wikipedia) by screening two iconic cinematic stoner classics: Fast Times At Ridgemont High from 1982 and Half Baked from 1998. One film showcases a rare comic performance from Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli, surfer and slacker and the other features David Chappelle

What happened was true…NOT!

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is one of the most notorious films of the 1970s. Like “Night of the Living Dead” its title is synonymous with horror cinema and you are probably very well aware of the title even if you haven’t seen the film. Inspired by Wisconsin serial killer Ed

David Lynch's Damn Fine Coffee!

http://www.coffeehousemysteries.com/userfiles/image/DavidLynchCoffee%281%29.gif “Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two

40 Asian movie wallpapers

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a) using a computer and b) interested in movies. And those are two good reasons to check out this collection of wallpaper images from Asian cinema. Who wouldn’t want to see an image from 36th Chamber of Shaolin or Chunking Express or

Roller Girls + Mayfair = Awesome

The Mayfair is glad to welcome both teams from the Rideau Valley Roller Girls back to the theatre for the Ottawa premiere screening of Hell on Wheels. An epic Texas based roller derby documentary about the women who resurrected the sport into the rock n roll fueled punk format

Wade Davis – on the radio and on his way to the Mayfair

Wade Davis is the bestselling author of several books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow. That book later became the film of the same name directed by Wes Craven, and Wade Davis will be at the Mayfair on Apr. 27 for a special screening of  The Serpent and the Rainbow.

The word on the street

We had sellout crowds for our presentations of Night of the Living Dead Live this past weekend. We also had some people show up who weren’t there for the show. They were there for the audience. Or more precisely, to save the audience members’ souls. Paul Latour: purification,

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