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Bloglins #1: Pandorum, Baltimore Book Festival, Dollhouse 2.0, Weekend DVDs

25 Sep

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September 25th,2009–

Happy weekend everyone! Here we are on Friday night and consider me exhausted. I’ve got a Surrogates review to write and AMAD to cover before I hit the sack so I’ll keep this one short. One of the new features for Cinematropolis is Bloglins, a forum for mini-reader reviews and feedback related to current pop culture items. Below I’ve got four topics I want to hear more from you on. Just post or email me a 100 word or less review/comment/update on any of the below bits and I’ll publish them below with your name, website and any info you wish to be included. Enjoy! My email is  j_echo@hotmail.com. Continue reading

Artscape uses Baltimore City as its Canvas This Weekend-Films, Concerts and Art, Art, Art!!

17 Jul

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July 17th, 2009–

One of the really cool things about summers here in Baltimore is anticipating Artscape here in the city. For a period of three days every summer in July, a multitude of artists performers and creative venues head into town, or come out of the surrounding woodwork, selling goods, putting on shows and exposing the community to the considerable talent at work right here in the local art scene. In addition, musical guests like Dionne Warwick, Robin Thicke, and in a move that caused my wife to freak out with joy, the quirky rock band Cake are part of this year’s line-up. The best part of all of this; save for the vendors–it’s all 100% free.

There are chinese acrobats, opera performances, electronica music, crafts, fine arts, food, and in keeping with the aim of this site….there’s a Charles Theatre Shorts Program running all weekend in connection with Artscape that will showcase local andvaried short films every 30 minutes in one of their theaters. Here’s the synopsis from the Artscape website(CLICK HERE) which you can access here for showtimes and various other information. You can check out The Charles Theatre’s website and other short film info HERE. And finally, consider taking public transportation or the light rail into the city because a number of streets will be blocked off. Continue reading

Harry Lime heads to the big screen and The Senator heads to auction

29 May
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It’s official. The Senator is headed to auction on July 21st where the BDC (Baltimore Development Corporation) will preside over the sale. The Senator Theatre will be sold for no less than a bid of  1 million dollars.  For further details regarding the specifics of the auction and the circumstances surrounding it, check out yesterday’s Baltimore Sun article about The Senator.  

Theres also this editorial letter calling for respect for Tom Kiefauber’s work and contribution to The Senator over the years.

Right now, The Senator is still showing films and this weekend its playing a bona fide masterpiece, Carol Reed’s noir thriller The Third Man. If you have never seen it then I suggest you check it out at The Senator if you can.  My wife and I are showing the film as part of an upcoming movie night event at our house, so I’ll have a more detailed review of it up then. My advice would be to walk into it knowing as little as possible. You won’t be disappointed.

Showtimes for The Third Man, as well as Yellow Submarine and the Pink Floyd concert film P.U.L.S.E  are HERE.

 

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