The Music Box theater is playing host to Cinepocalypse this year. This is the first year of the film festival dedicated to genre efforts new and old. Evolving out of the Bruce Campbell Film Festival from the last few years, Cinepocalypse includes genre classics such as the 4K restoration of “Suspiria”, “Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane”, “Foxy Brown” and “Maximum Overdrive” along with many films making their theatrical debut like “Attack of the Adult Babies”, “Beyond Skyline”, “Rendel” and more.
The festival also includes an evening celebrating genre veteran and star of hundreds of films Eric Roberts as well as special guests through out the festival. Cinepocalypse has released it’s full schedule of showtimes and special events which you can find here.
El’Ahrai had the chance to sit down and chat with writer/producer/director Greg McLean about his latest film The Jungle which hits select theaters and VOD this friday. See the trailer for it here!
And you’ll be able to hear the chat on next week’s show, look for it Tuesday!
Writer/Director/Podcaster/Bi-ped Kevin Smith has announced that he will be donating all of his residuals of his Weinstein produced films to WIF. Basically meaning, all of his major cinematic out put.
Personally, I think that this is a good measure and if Smith can help bring more attention to his charitiable organization, but also add to their funding all the better. As the fall out from the Weinstein revelations continue (and this is something that will continue to shake Hollywood for a long time, as well it should) it is good to see that there are some people trying to take ownership of the issue.
Unsurprisingly, allegations against Bob Weinstein have come to light as well. Considering that the pair of brothers worked together so closely throughout their career one would have to be incredibly naive to think that one could have engaged in this behavior and not the other. While the allegations so far are only from one source at this point, I’d expect this to balloon, just as it did for his brother.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Andrew Kevin Walker, writer of Seven, 8 MM and several other uplifting films is set to write a draft of Lone Wolf and Cub for director Justin Lin.
Details are not yet known but this is defintely an interesting development for a project that has been knocking about in development hell since 2003.
A film which El’Ahrai saw earlier at the Fantasia Film Festival has a new trailer. The emotionally raw and oddly sweet Bitch hits select theaters and VOD on November 10th. Until then you can see the trailer here.
Find it here: http://neonmoviebunker.libsyn.com/the-neon-movie-bunker-episode-1
The old order changeth! Welcome to The Neon Movie Bunker! This week, El’Ahrai and John review “Professor Marsdon and the Wonder Women” and three selections from the Chicago International Film Festival! Plus a scintillating discussion of news from the world of film, home video recommendations, and so much more! Step in, your seat is waiting! It would be terrible to lose a student on a school trip…again.
Our friends over at Terror in the Aisles is hosting an autographed poster sale to support Vital Bridges. They have posters for Chopping Mall, The Stuff, It’s Alive, Monster Squad and many many more films. Each one is autographed, comes with a surprise and is only $35!
Head over to their facebook page and get one, get two, hell, with the holidays coming up these would be great gifts for your movie loving friends and you get to help a local Chicago, charity so get three!