Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The Frighteners is one of those great movies that should've been a giant hit, but was not. I already wrote a thing about it on the Mayfair blog, so I won't bother completely repeating myself here. I love this movie, and even I'm guilty at having missed out on seeing it on the big screen back in '96. At long last that will all change this Friday night, thanks to the mad with power birthday movie clause of Mayfair partnership.
"Well, I'd be excited to go and see it...but I'm not paying to get in to the thing" is an often repeated sentiment when talking about a movie we can get, that maybe might not appeal to a theatre full of ticket purchasing patrons. Luckily, the Mayfair audience is often on the same page as us, so we get to play all kinds of great pictures. Which makes picking out something extra special even more difficult. The Frighteners was my runner-up choice this time around (sorry Hudson Hawk...maybe the powers that be will let us play you next year), but a great runner-up it is.
A rare chance to see the Peter Jackson directed and Michael J Fox starring scary funny ghostbustin' adventure on the big screen. Friday March 26th at 11:30PM at the Mayfair.
Monday, March 22, 2010
You work on a whole bunch of horror movies and all of a sudden you're always the guy on set asked to dress up an actress with some fake blood to make it look like she has a bullet wound in the head. I wasn't even an fx guy on the project, I was doing sound. Then next thing you know I'm kneeling over an actress as she pretends to be a corpse as I invade her personal space while applying fake blood to her forehead with a Q-Tip. Ah, the fun of crewing on some indie movie magic.
Pretend complaining aside, this weekend I was glad to help out one of my frequent collaborators on a short that she was producing and had co-written. As it stands now the project is called Dry Clean Only, but I hear that that might change by the time the project finishes completion.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Mentioned this screening last month, but now that the days are upon us I'm going to bring it up again (that movie being 'The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights). For me, this is the Mayfair movie of the month. I always take away a lil' bit of a sense of accomplishment when a movie that I've really been pushing to get shown at our fine theatre finally makes it's way to us...that and it makes me feel somewhat mad with power.
Anyhow, I have a feeling that this movie is going to be (A) awesome, and (B) that we're going to get a very good turn-out. I've had more questions sent my way and more requests to buy advance tickets (of which there are not) then any other thing in recent memory (right up there with the 'Silents is Golden' stuff and 'Rocky Horror').
So, if you love Canada and you love rock n roll, you better get out to the Mayfair on the 10th or 11th (at 9pm both days) for the White Stripes and their adventures Under Great White Northern Lights.