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Lord of the Rings: Extended!

Our print of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring arrived yesterday, and surprise, surprise, it’s the special extended edition! We’d expected the regular theatrical version – that’s what we were told was available – but we got this instead. Not that we’re complaining! It just

Do you like old movies? So does Martin Scorsese

“Movies are the memories of our lifetime. We need to keep them alive.” That’s part of what Martin Scorsese had to say in his speech at the Golden Globes about the importance of preserving old. You can hear and see the rest of what he had to say here:

His soul's still dancing

This article originally appeared on The Cultural Gutter. You can read it in its original form there. Spoilers, ho. HIS SOUL’S STILL DANCING by Ian Driscoll In the course of making The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans, Werner Herzog seems to have discovered how to

Trashing the Mayfair

Often, we get promotional materials for the films we’re showing (posters, trailers, postcards, etc.). Just as often, though, we don’t. Many films show up with no support. We do our best to get the word out, but it can be an uphill battle. The distributors of Street Trash

Make room for The Room bobbleheads!

We stay in close touch with Tommy Wiseau, the, um, creative force behind The Room. Since we started our regular Participaction screenings of the film several months ago, audiences have grown and grown. Inexplicably, Ottawa wants more The Room! So, when Tommy offered us a couple

Painted Lips and Lolly Licks lineup revealed!

Enough teasing! It’s time to finally reveal the lineup of films for the secondĀ  annual Painted Lips and Lolly Licks film festival. Whet your appetite here – then come see the films (and some of the filmmakers) in the flesh on Feb 12, starting at 9:30 pm.

Fantastic Anthropomorphic Fox

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ looks, well…fantastic. Hate to sound like a bad film critic looking to get his quote tagged onto the add campaign…but it does. A stop motion animation movie directed by cult indie visionary Wes Anderson (‘Rushmore’, ‘Royal Tenenbaums’), based on a book by Roald Dahl, starring George

This is what we call the Muppet Double Bill

The Muppets have always been more than your average children’s entertainment featuring puppets. Take the original television series. What they were presenting to the TV viewing public was essentially a fake documentary series investigating working life behind the scenes at a live variety program. Which would be an interesting

They killed his family. Now he's going to run them over.

In 1971 a former medical doctor who had seen a lot of carnage in the emergency room met an aspiring filmmaker at a summer school film program. They produced a short titled Violence in the Cinema, Part 1, which won a number of film festival awards. Eight years later

SIX DEGREES OF PIXAR

Eleven years ago I was very excited to go see a new non-Disney non-musical animated movie called The Iron Giant. Equal to thoughts that I had that it was going to be great, I also had a feeling that it would make no money. I was fairly confidant that

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