Tag Archives: Baltimore

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

‘The Fourth Kind’ land a free screening in Baltimore on Nov 3rd!

14 Oct

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Oct 14th, 2009–

It seems like the faux documentary approach to horror is starting to finally catch on some 10 years after Blair Witch Project. This weekend the indie hit phenom Paranormal Activity opens wide, and After Dark films is releasing Lake Mungo early next year. In between those two we get The Fourth Kind, a creepy alien abduction film whose trailer definitely intrigued me. If you live in Baltimore, you can see it early on Nov 3rd when Atomic Popcorn holds another free screening. This time it’s the first 30 people to respond, so don’t hesitate if you want to secure some tickets.

Go here for all the details and to sign up: The Fourth Kind screening.

Free Baltimore screenings of ‘The Vampire’s Assistant’ and ‘Amelia’! Get details here!

13 Oct

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Oct 13th, 2009–
Hey everyone! Attention to all Baltimore film fans looking to see some free movies a little bit early. Right now, the website Atomic Popcorn (it’s also a pretty comprehensive repository of film news and reviews) is promoting screenings of both the children’s horror-fantasy Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant and the Hillary Swank Earhart bio-pic Amelia.  The screenings will take place at AMC Whitemarsh on the evenings of the 20th (Cirque) and the 21st (Amelia) of October. Continue reading

The Mobbies Draw to A Close! Last Chance to Vote for Cinematropolis!

8 Oct

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Oct 8th, 2009–

And so it draws to a close, the epic struggle. Ok, so maybe not so epic, and not so struggly-like. Either way, the Baltimore Sun’s contest for The Mobbies–Maryland’s Outstanding Blogs–ends tomorrow and it’s the last opportunity to vote for them.  A few weeks ago Cinematropolis was nominated in both the categories of Pop Culture and Misfits(a sort of miscellaneous category) and up for consideration of Overall Best Blog. Voters could cast their votes once a day in all three categories until the end of the contest. Continue reading

‘The Epics’ come to the BSO this weekend!

8 Oct

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Oct 8th, 2009–

This weekend, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, lead by conductor Jack Everly, will kick off the BSO SuperPops season with ‘Hollywood: The Epics”. Continue reading

Cinema Bites #2: The Tell-Tale Heart

7 Oct

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Oct 7th, 2009–

Today is the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death  and what kind of Baltimorean would I be if I didn’t give the man credit? Well, I was hoping–prior to my illness here–to do something a bit more in-depth. I may yet. But for now, check out this short film that really does phenomenal job of bringing to life one of Poe’s finest short stories: The Tell Tale Heart.

All these years later, and this animation is still  haunting. The narration by the always great James Mason is perfect and can nearly drive you mad just by listening to it. This is easily one of my all time favorite short films and it’s based off of a classic story by one of the greatest authors to ever pick up the pen. Enjoy!

Cinematropolis is nominated for a Mobbie! Vote here!

28 Sep

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September 28th, 2009–

Someone has nominated (really, it wasn’t me) Cinematropolis in the Maryland’s Outstanding Blogs competition over at the Baltimore Sun website. The site has been entered in two categories: Misfits and Pop Culture. The rules regarding voting are as follows(directly from the website itself):

  • Voting begins Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. (Eastern time, of course) and will end Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. (Nominations were open for two weeks prior.)
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  • You can vote once a day in every category (and once a day for best overall). Voting a second time in a category will override your first vote in that category. Continue reading