Mamo #251: On Ebertfest, Part Two

Live from the Aroma Cafe in Champaign, IL, we continue to recap Ebertfest as it happens. Today we discuss the beautiful film Terri, a terrific program of shorts accompanied by the Alloy orchestra, and our thoughts on a panel about VOD vs. the future of theatrical moviegoing. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.2MB) To download this episode, use this URL:...

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Nic Cage and Nic Kidman go VOD: Trespass Trailer

  Proving that Port of Call New Orleans (Kurt’s Review) was the exception more than the rule for glossy exploiters, Millennium Films, aka the modern day Golan-Globus/Cannon, along comes a movie that stars both Nicholas Cage and Nicole Kidman, has a wildly commercial concept, and yet it is straight to DVD. And this after the company managed to foist...

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Sunday Bookmarks (April 18-23)

  “Film Critic Elvis Mitchell axed from Movieline Nikki Finke, who works for Jay Penske, who publishes Deadline and Movieline and hired Mitchell, posted one explanation for why he was fired. For cause, apparently, for an error in his Source Code review. She infers that Mitchell may not have seen the movie, and slipped a reference to something from...

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Blu-ray Giveaway: Courtesy of Some “MONSTERS”

Magnolia Pictures, a favorite label of many of us here in the third row has put out a load of excellent titles over the past six years. As I sat in the theater this weekend and caught a second helping of the trailer for their newest film Monsters (our review), I couldn’t help but get excited once again. The movie looks like a whole lot of gorgeous and...

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Conor McPherson’s The Eclipse hits VOD

In the months since seeing it, Conor McPherson’s The Eclipse (review) is one that I’ve thought about on more than one occasion. I didn’t completely love the film the first time I saw it, though I did like it enough that I keep having a nagging feeling that on second viewing, I might like it a little bit more. Part ghost story and part romance, the film stars...

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