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Crispin Glover brings THE BIG SLIDE SHOW to The Charles on Nov. 19th

3 Nov

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Great Scot! It looks like George McFly himself is headed to Baltimore this month and he’s bringing some interesting work with him. The actor will be appearing at The Charles  for one performance of his Big Slide Show at 7:30 p.m. on the 19th of November.

Crispin Glover, best known for his work in Back to the Future (arguably the most normal thing he’s ever done) is an actor who has always positioned himself just off-center from the norm. Glover, who proudly displays Helli0n as his middle name, has made eccentricity and outsider antics an art form. Literally, he’s made it art, and he’s bringing a portion of it to The Charles with him when he comes. Continue reading

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Top Fifteen 80’s Movies That Deserve A Video Game

17 Jun

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June 17th, 2009-

Woo-hoo! Somewhere, all over geekdom that battle cry is going up. Why? Because this week, the long awaited follow-up to the  classic Ghostbusters series has arrived and it isn’t even a movie (although there is one of those on the way too). No, the only place you can currently find Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston is on a video-game console ; Atari is releasing the game on nearly every system out there including PC.

Though I have yet to get my hands on a copy(that will be remedied soon enough), Ghostbusters: The Video Game combines all the elements that made the originals so much fun; assorted creatures, almost the entire cast back doing voicework and a considerable amount of wit. Now kids of the 80s who used to daydream about being a ghostbuster can try on the proton pack and get down to business. Better than that, all of the characters return just as they were when we left them thanks to the work of talented game artists.

So, in honor of this return to form for a classic from way-back, Cinematropolis brings you the Top 15 movies from the 1980s that would be perfect for a video game resurrection. And yes, back then many of these had their own Nintendo iterations but that barely counts. What we are talking here is a full-fledged, narrative driven game taking the elements we love and marrying them to an original bit of gameplay. Most of these are just wishful thinking, a few little more than jokes, but there are some here that could really amount to something special; one more chance to wander the playground of the cheesetastic 80s. Which ones would you most like to see? Continue reading