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Rare Exports is a rare import

According to the movie’s official website, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is set to premiere in New York on December 3, 2010. Only one other city in North America is premiering the film that day — and that city is Ottawa. We’re scooping Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Montreal, Vancouver, Washington DC — even Austin, TX’s

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Dario Argento returns to the Giallo

Giallo is Dario Argento’s  latest film and marks his return to the classic Italian thriller subgenre that he helped popularize in the late 60s and early 70s with films like The Bird With The Crystal Plummage and The Cat O’Nine Tails. The film premieres at the Mayfair this Friday October 15 at 11:45pm.  Oscar winner

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Mayfair projectionists are heroes in Britain!

They’re heroes here, too, of course. We at the Mayfair believe that the projectionist is the final – and often, the most important – member of any film’s crew. But in Britain, our projectionists are making news. Our web maestro, John Wiseman, alerted us to this bit of Mayfair coverage from the other side of

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Can you handle it?

This Friday at 9:45pm, the Mayfair brings to those who dare, a new horror film that tests your limits of taste and terror. The Human Centipede trailer itself seems to be a litmus test for those who aren’t certain they can handle extreme or super-extreme horror. Roger Ebert couldn’t even apply a star rating in

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KILLER63 part V

This is somewhat unbelievable to me, but Killer63′s fifth year is on the horizon.  So again, I’m starting to get the word out to filmmakers who are interested in submitting a short horror film to be screened as part of our mini one-night film festival at the Mayfair. The screening will go down on October

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Flooding with First Blood

“Flooding With Love for the Kid” is a micro budgeted ($96 to be exact) shot on digital adaptation of David Morrell’s 1972 novel First Blood, which of course was later made into the first Rambo film of the same name in 1982. But New York based filmmaker Zachary Oberzan has done something completely different and

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"The darkest day of horror the world has ever known"

A rare 35mm print of George A. Romero’s third zombie film Day of the Dead is coming to the Mayfair Theatre for one night only: Friday July 2 at 11pm! Presented by Zombie Info. Night of the Living Dead showed you a desperate group of survivors holed up in a rundown farm house. Dawn of

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Mayfair Theatre requests 30-year cinema monopoly

This is the release we sent to city council, and to all Ottawa media this morning. We wanted to share it with you, too. A MODEST PROPOSAL from the Mayfair Theatre Ottawa’s oldest surviving independent cinema follows example of Roger Greenberg and Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) and requests a 30-year cinema monopoly In

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If Chuck Norris wants your opinion, he'll beat it out of you.

There are a seemingly endless amount of facts about action movie legend Chuck Norris. In fact a book of extensive Norris facts was published in 2007 entitled The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 Facts About The World’s Greatest Human, which led to Norris filing a lawsuit claiming “trademark infringement, unjust enrichment and privacy rights”. Here

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This one's for the birds…

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 Hitchcock’s The Birds crossed with The

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