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Best of the decade?

As you may or may not know, two of the Mayfair’s owners also co-host the weekly radio show The Drunken Master Revue (motto: by movie geeks, for movie geeks). On yesterday’s show, we shared our lists of the best films of the decade. It’s a thing people are

VOTE!!

The Mayfair has been nominated in two categories in the ‘Best of Ottawa 09 Readers Poll’ in the X-Press. Hence, now I will shamelessly ask everyone to take a moment, link over to their website, and vote for us as ‘best alternative to a multiplex’ and ‘best film festival’

You should(n't) have gone before we left!

When you gotta go, you gotta go. But when you’re watching a movie, how do you time your bathroom break so you don’t miss anything good? That’s the question the people behind RunPee.com set out to answer, and answer it they did, with a website (and now an

Fall from Innocence

‘Stand by Me’ used to be the movie and story that Stephen King fans would point to in defense of his ability to write more than just straight horror tales. Sure, he’ll always been known most for bringing us stories of haunted cars, evil dogs, anger inducing hotel’s and

THE DEAD ARE AMONG US!

The film ‘Zombie’ (or ‘Zombi’) has had a bit of a confusing past behind it. The film was initially released as ‘Zombi 2’, which would make you think that there was a predecessor to it. Strangely enough, from a certain point of view, there is no actual ‘Zombie’ part

WEIRD IS RELATIVE

As insane of a concept as this might seem, there was a point in recent motion picture history in which the brainstorm for films was actually original stories for the most part. Unlike the world we live in now, where nine out of ten films released are adaptations, remakes, reboots,

Blood and Ice Cream

Love is a strong word. But I love Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright. Back in 2004, a poster showed up online for ‘Shaun of the Dead‘. I had never heard of the movie, and didn’t know who the man in the poster was, but being a zombie

The Godfather of Parliament

The Ottawa Sun says, “Il Divo is fast, frantic and often funny, beautifully photographed and held together with an endlessly provocative soundtrack.” The Ottawa Citizen praises Il Divo for “dazzling cinematography and Sorrentino’s impeccable editing, not to mention a blood-pumping soundtrack… [and] the brilliant

GUNS and DOVES

Back in the good ole’ days (in this case being my high school years of 1989 – 1994) a screening of ‘The Killer’ at the Mayfair was far from your run of the mill watching and enjoying of a new action classic. I can’t lay claim to having

Don't you forget about he

In the September Mayfair guide, we quoted from Molly Ringwald's NY Times eulogy for John Hughes - but only a small excerpt. Now, you can read the entire article.

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