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.
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
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 Mayfair is glad to welcome both teams from the Rideau Valley Roller Girls back to the theatre for the Ottawa premiere screening of Hell on Wheels. An epic Texas based roller derby documentary about the women who resurrected the sport into the rock n roll fueled punk format
Wade Davis is the bestselling author of several books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow. That book later became the film of the same name directed by Wes Craven, and Wade Davis will be at the Mayfair on Apr. 27 for a special screening of The Serpent and the Rainbow.
We had sellout crowds for our presentations of Night of the Living Dead Live this past weekend. We also had some people show up who weren’t there for the show. They were there for the audience. Or more precisely, to save the audience members’ souls. Paul Latour: purification,
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
Enough teasing! It’s time to finally reveal the lineup of films for the second 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.
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