In 1977, the comic book magazine Heavy Metal was released in North America, introducing a new audience to Europe’s most amazing batch of artists and writers. It didn’t take long for the film industry to take notice, and the next year, the animated anthology film went into pre-production.
While browsing through vintage movie one sheets on ebay, a movie poster caught my eye. An illustration of a screaming woman being swallowed whole by a shark. It looked charmingly crude but exciting the way good exploitation movie posters should. The title stood out to me as well: TINTORERA!
What better career move for an actor than to follow up one of the best movies ever, then to take a starring role in a movie about a high school student who becomes a werewolf and plays basketball? And, what’s the bigger suspension of disbelief, that Michael J Fox
Get ready for another cinematic trip into Ed Wood/Tommy Wiseau territory. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (playing May 28 and 29) is a “romantic thriller” about what happens when a software salesman and his fashion model girlfriend find themselves trying to survive an attack of killer birds. Yes, think Alfred
The Coca-Cola Case, the new documentary about a suit filed against the Coca Cola Company accusing them of being connected to the kidnapping, torture and assassinations of union leaders in Colombia, is sure to cause controversy, especially to those who love the beverage (which we serve at the candy
Buckaroo Banzai is a renaissance man, a top neurosurgeon, particle physicist, race car driver, rock star and comic book hero. He and the Hong Kong Cavaliers, his super team of sidekicks / band-members, must save the world by defeating inter-dimensional aliens called Red Lectroids from Planet 10. Like a
We realize that we play a ton of what would be considered geek at the Mayfair as is. So why have theme specific titled Geek Nights on top of that? Well, there are some nights that on average are better than worse in attendance when it comes to the
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
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
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,