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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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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 Citizen; Canwest News Service April 30, 2010 In

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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 great music heard in Scorsese’s

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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, Texas, Hawaii and Las Vegas. The

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