Category: Video

BOARDING SCHOOL – The Games Maker – film review

BOARDING SCHOOL – The Games Maker – film review

THE GAMES MAKER director: Juan Pablo Buscarini Warning: this is a silly, tangent-loving, art deco carnival family film that Disney used to crank out before Walt became a popsicle. Meaning kids with a short attention span will dig it, and stuffy adults should revert to their carefree days and just go with it. There’s a helluva lotta colourful crap crammed into […]

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FOOD FIGHT! – Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon – film review

FOOD FIGHT! – Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon – film review

DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF NATIONAL LAMPOON     director: Douglas Tirola    premieres October 17th    The Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street, Ottawa    Animal House, the Vacation movies, Saturday Night Live … all the glory resides on screens big and small, yet the germ of subversive, frat boy comedy under the National Lampoon banner belongs in […]

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CoverBack Thursday – “Bittersweet Symphony” by E^ST (The Verve)

CoverBack Thursday – “Bittersweet Symphony” by E^ST (The Verve)

If you haven’t noticed, we love Triple J and we actually do cover a nice amount of artists from Australia and now we have another one. This version of The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” is amazing and definitely worth sharing. If you aren’t familiar with E^AST, check out her track Alley and become a fan. We look forward to hearing more […]

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REDRUM REDRUM – Goodnight Mommy – film review

REDRUM REDRUM – Goodnight Mommy – film review

GOODNIGHT MOMMY    directors: Severin Fiala, Veronica Franz    screens October 14th    The Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street   Close your eyes. No really, close ’em. “Goodnight Mommy”, or the better translated title “I See I See” is one scary cinematic ride. Hop on board if you wish, but the warning stands. In the grand tradition of successful horror, this […]

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MOLLY ON THE BEACH: Fort Tilden – film review

MOLLY ON THE BEACH: Fort Tilden – film review

FORT TILDEN    directors: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers  opens October 10th    The Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street    “When you come to a fork in the road, take it”, Yogi Bera.    What seems like an inoccuos day trip to the beach for a couple of truly unlikeable, priveleged millenials, turns into a distraction-filled anti-adventure slog. Why this makes for fascinating cinema is […]

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CH-CH-CHANGES: This Changes Everything – a film review

CH-CH-CHANGES: This Changes Everything – a film review

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING    director: Avi Lewis    special screening October 4th, with the filmmakers in attendance    regular run starts october 9th    The Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street    “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate” is the full title of Noami Klein’s tome, and frankly, the documentary needs that crucial extension, else it becomes a bit of a guessing […]

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THE BAR SCENE – The Stanford Prison Experiment – film review

THE BAR SCENE – The Stanford Prison Experiment – film review

THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT    director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez    opens October 2nd, Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St.,   School as prison? What a novel concept. A Psyche 101 classic, The Stanford Prison Experiment is fictionalized (barely) for the big screen. Two dozen students were split into prisoner and guard factions, and on a $15 daily carrot (a significant chunk ‘o’ […]

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exploding pumpkins! – HELLIONS – a film review

exploding pumpkins! – HELLIONS – a film review

HELLIONS    director: Bruce McDonald    opens September 25th    Big screen. BIG SCREEN. I cannot emphasize this enough, this must be seen on the big screen. Or at least duck tape yer eyeWatch directly to pupil. Fairly flacid early reviews means basement critics cannot get past their little screens to see the full blown mastery of Bruce McDonald’s “Hellions”. […]

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Ela Minus – “Jamaica”

Ela Minus – “Jamaica”

One of our favorite discoveries this year was a band that flew under the radar last year, Balancer. A three-piece band with members from Colombia and Puerto Rico. We were drawn to their music because of its positive energy. In the time since their last release, their drummer, Gabriela Jimeno, started a solo project called Ela Minus. On “Jamaica”, the first […]

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THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: welcome to Leith – a film review

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: welcome to Leith – a film review

WELCOME TO LEITH   directors: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker   opens September 26th,   Mayfair Theatre   1074 Bank Street       Forget cat leash and garage door colour bylaws; there are neighbourhood issues and then are neighbourhood issues. This is the rather engrossing story of a little North Dakotan intersection called Leith (population 24), which is […]

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A scene from Jon Watts' COP CAR, playing at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23 - May 7 2015.

BACON STASH: COP CAR movie review

COP CAR director: Jon Watts The Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street starts September 11th In the fine tradition of a truly Grimm fairy tale, “Cop Car” tells the tall story of what can happen when little tykes cross that magical line of make believe. What pre-teen hasn’t dreamt of finding an abandoned cop car? With keys? With a radio? With a siren? […]

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Whitewash – “Member” Video

Whitewash – “Member” Video

Whitewash is a NYC based band who have recently released their debut album Shibboleth. We are sharing the creative new video for their single “Member”. The album is full of a diverse group of genres and soundscapes. It starts with familiar 90s lo-fi rock vibe with “Hunger Strike”, which continues on the tracks “Member” and “Pantomime”. The instrumental tracks  “Neon […]

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MAD BMaX

MAD BMaX

– TURBO KID directors: Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell [in attendance at August 28th screening] starts August 28th Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street Vroom vroom vroom! Let the circular sawing begin. Anyone a little squeamish about gushing dismembered body parts may want to take a pass, though when presented with low budget, cartoony panache, gorefests like “Turbo Kid” make […]

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Video Premiere – Veludo Planes “Wicker Man”

Video Premiere – Veludo Planes “Wicker Man”

Today we are happy to introduce the video premiere of “Wicker Man” from Veludo Planes. “Wicker Man” is the UK based band’s second single. Their debut single was “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” which we have also included in this post. Veludo Planes is comprised of twin brothers Mike and Chris Smith, Sam and Ollie. Here’s a bit of background on […]

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GOIN OUT WEST

GOIN OUT WEST

SLOW WEST writer/director – John Maclean continues July 10th, The Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank Street) Not so much slow as methodical, this little gem breathes new life into the western coma corpse. “Slow West” starts as a typical odd couple adventure quest: pitting a fresh faced teen looking for his crush, with a grizzled gunslinger on the same track but for different […]

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BIG BOOM

BIG BOOM

  BIG GAME writer/director – Jalmari Helander opens July 10th, The Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank Street) Though not a sequel, this definitely has snakes on a plane, and Samuel Leroy Jackson on board. Win-win right? Right. “Rare Exports” creator Jalmari Helander swings for Hollywood fences in his sophomore film, and swats a dinger (see baseball dictionary for rudimentary translation). You […]

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Video: Beirut – “No No No”

Video: Beirut – “No No No”

If it seems like you haven’t heard anything new from indie-folk band Beirut in a long time, you’re right, we haven’t. It’s been almost four years since The Rip Tide was released.  On June 1st, however, Beirut announced they will be releasing a new record, No No No, on September 11th 2015.  Since then, they teased fans with stills from the […]

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Video Premiere: Madaila’s “Trying To Be Heard”

Video Premiere: Madaila’s “Trying To Be Heard”

Vermont based neon pop band Madaila released an awesome little album in March titled The Dance. Their latest single “Trying To Be Heard” is here and we have the video premiere. The 9 track album is filled with feel good danceable tracks that meld 80s pop, r&b and a nice dose of synth as well. Frontman Mark Daly has that addicting […]

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Yes Sunshine – “No No No”

Yes Sunshine – “No No No”

In 2013, Yes Sunshine formed to pay tribute to the passing of a close friend. Since then, they’ve toured the UK, played with bands and artists like Yuck, Royal Blood, and Pete Doherty, and were ven named BBC Introducing’s band of the month in February.  Yesterday, Yes Sunshine released their latest single, “No No No”, on Mint 400 records. “No No […]

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Lion’s Mouth Video Premiere – “Crucible”

Lion’s Mouth Video Premiere – “Crucible”

It’s no secret that we are fans of Los Angeles based Lion’s Mouth (by way of Appleton WI and Elmhurst, IL). We reviewed their debut album back in February that came out in the fall of 2014, and they are still a Hidden Gem of ours.  As such, we are excited to premiere their brand new video for “Crucible”. Footage from the […]

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