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2008-09-27 09:00:20

By Victor Gordon THEY made the blood curdle, the spine chill, the hair stand on end. But Hammer Films, whose gory productions died a death in the 1970s when TV killed off the cinema until its resurrection in the late 20th century lives again - in Ireland! The final nail has been extracted from the Hammer coffin and the makers of all things horrific have risen from their tomb, and turned up in dear old Donegal for its first film in three decades. The new film is a grave production...

2008-09-25 00:00:21

It's hard to believe now, in an age of round-the-clock shock television and films that push the boundaries of what can and can't be shown on screen, but a film made by a British TV comedy outfit nearly 30 years ago still gets people hot under the collar. When it was first released in cinemas, Monty Python's Life of Brian caused one of the biggest furores in cinema history. Its critics said its off-kilter depiction of Biblical events was blasphemous. Its fans said they were missing the...

2008-09-18 12:00:25

By Kerry McKittrick Some Like It Hot, When Harry Met Sally and Groundhog Day are just some of the films on the list of the Greatest Comedy Movies of All Time as voted by the viewers of all time. Yes, they're all American, but from across the pond the list also features the likes of Bridget Jones' Diary, The Full Monty and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If they do this poll again in 50 years time, you can't help wondering if the likes of Scary Movie, There's Something About Mary,...

2008-09-07 15:00:16

By DUANE DUDEK Toronto -- The genre film is alive and well and living at the Toronto International Film Festival. For reasons having to do with good things enduring -- or a shortage of fresh ideas -- filmmakers with films showing here have flocked to familiar forms like comfort food. And while each adheres to aspects of their respective genres, none of them renews them beyond recognition. Spike Lee's "Miracle of St. Anna" is a World War II picture from the rarely seen perspective of...

2008-09-05 09:00:23

As previously announced, Big Screen Entertainment Group (OTC:BSEG) will post the company's 2007-2008 financial report and consolidated financials through the OTCIQ portal, a service for disseminating financial information run by Pink OTC Markets (www.pinksheets.com). BSEG will post the report, as well as other relevant company information no later than the close of business on Friday, September 5th. The OTCIQ service enables publicly traded companies, such as BSEG, to achieve...

2008-09-04 09:00:27

CHICAGO, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Army National Guard and Fresh Films, the nation's leading teen filmmaking competition, announce the launch a documentary film initiative, NG Docs. This new program was developed to give young filmmakers the opportunity to capture the real people, places, and experiences of the Army National Guard through their own lens. This October, aspiring documentarians will get a unique look at the people and places that make up the Army National Guard. No sets,...

2008-09-02 09:00:24

Big Screen Entertainment Group (OTC:BSEG) is pleased to announce it will post the company's financials and other pertinent corporate data on the web service OTC Pink Market.com on the premium service OTCIQ on Friday, September 5. On Thursday, most of Big Screen management heads north to Eureka, California for the Wild Rivers 101 Film Festival where a number of BSEG projects and personnel are being honored. President of Production, Stephen Eckelberry, and Big Screen CEO, Kimberley...

2008-08-29 12:00:58

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Building on the momentum of record sales and two new off-balance sheet financing arrangements, Empire Film Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: EFGU) (http://www.empirefilmgroup.com/) has announced an acceleration of the company's timeline for growth and the achievement of long-term revenues. Revenue forecasts for 2009, which were previously projected at $52-million, have been revised upward to $89.5-million based on an enhanced theatrical and...

2008-08-27 12:01:00

By PAUL DELPLANQUE DO YOU remember the thrill of going to see your first "X" certificate film, especially if you were actually under the age of 16? It was different back in the 1960s wasn't it? If it was a horror and you were only 14 there was no way on earth you could ever get to see the film... unless you could persuade the kiosk lady that you were two years older than you actually were. By the time I was nearly 14 I thought I just might be able to pass for 16, as long as the kiosk...

2008-08-23 00:00:24

By SANDYE VOIGHT Future plans include 3 A fall film mix of Oscar contenders. 3 Film acting classes by Bob Z'dar. 3 Midnight movies -- possibly a series of monster flicks for Halloween. 3 A showing of Tim Breitbach's film, "Dopamine," which won a Sundance award in 2003. 3 A showing by the Chicago Short Film Brigade. 3 Films from India's "Bollywood." 3 A Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. News You can use Web site: www.mindframetheaters.com Ticket prices: $7 evenings, $5 matinee (also,...