Facets and House of Movie Monsters Brings You the SUPER-HORROR-RAMA! Film Series – October 13th-15th

This October on Friday the 13th Weekend, don’t miss the grassroots horror event of the year as Barry Kaufman of House of Monsters and John McDevitt of FACETS present SUPER-HORROR-RAMA!, three days of movie madness recalling the halcyon days of drive-in horror marathons!

Screenings will be held at FACETS, located at 1517 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. Full series description and ticketing can be found on Eventbrite here. Single Tickets are $12, Triple Feature tickets are $20, and Series Passes (which include all 8 films) are $40.

This October on Friday the 13th Weekend, experience three nights of supershockers with a focus on meta-horror, witch flicks, and video nasties!

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Thank You, Paul Reubens (1952-2023)

I was born in 1983, so I was at that point in time where the eighties was just on its way out as I was growing in to adolescence, but I very fondly remember a lot of the decade. I remember how much I loved the comedy of the decade mainly because I grew up around a dad who exclusively lived on a diet of comedy. So I watched Weird Al, and Ernest, and Elvira, and Alf, and Robin Williams. Most of all I watched Pee Wee Herman. Pee Wee Herman played a huge role in my life as a comedy fan and a fan of just entertainment in general. There was a period in the eighties and early nineties where Herman was just an massive icon. I didn’t really catch his stand up material.

But I was there for “Pee Wee’s Playhouse.”

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In Anticipation of “TMNT,” American Tortoise Rescue Asks Parents to Buy Toys Not Turtles

American Tortoise Rescue, the first national turtle and tortoise rescue, is sending a plea to parents – buy toys, not turtles. Seth Rogen, a producer on the film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,” saw the first Ninja Turtles movie as a youngster in 1990, the same year ATR was founded, and is expected to draw more crowds than in the past. History shows that after the release of a series of these successful Ninja Turtles movies, turtles lose their lives through the pet trade. Most of the turtles have been scooped out of the wild to be sold in pet stores or over the internet.

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The Academy Museum Celebrates Silent Cinema This Summer

As a nod to Turner Classic Movies (TCM)’s “Silent Sunday Nights,” hosted by Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart, the museum is launching a series of silent film screenings this summer. Historian David Pierce has concluded that only 26% of American silent features survive in complete form.

Both TCM and the Academy Museum are dedicated to showcasing the films of this important period in filmmaking history as part of our cultural heritage. Taking place on Sundays at 2pm, Silent Sundays will showcase iconic movies from the silent era as well as forgotten gems and international classics.

Among just some of the films being screened are Earth (Zemlya), the ever first screening of the film outside of Europe with a new soundtrack for the film created by Luke Corradine by order of the UFACE association, Flesh and the Devil with Live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla, and the 100th Anniversary screening of the Harold Lloyd masterpiece Safety Last!

“Silent Sundays” will screen at the Academy Museum at Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, for more information on the programming, movie times, and purchasing tickets, visit the Academy Museum Website.

“Every Bugs Bunny Ever” Discussion on the Nutmeg Chatter Podcast!

This week on WAPJ-FM’s award-winning “Nutmeg Chatter,” Phil Hall is joined by Cinema Crazed’s publisher and editor Felix Vasquez Jr. for a discussion on the 85th anniversary of Bugs Bunny’s debut.

(And listen carefully because we make a mistake in discussing Bugs’ history – can you guess where we went wrong?)

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Tickets On Sale Now For “MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO” 35th Anniversary Screenings

Tickets are on sale now for the celebratory 35th anniversary screenings of renowned director Hayao Miyazaki’s cherished feature My Neighbor Totoro, kicking off Studio Ghibli Fest 2023. GKIDS, celebrating its 15th anniversary as producer and distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events, are proud to continue their collaboration for Studio Ghibli Fest 2023, and deliver a slate highlighting all ten of Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic animated films with Studio Ghibli, as well as the first-ever North American screenings of SPIRITED AWAY: Live On Stage.

The film will be shown in both original Japanese and English dubbed versions. In addition to the full feature, audiences will get to view exclusive selections from the documentary series 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki.

Tickets for My Neighbor Totoro and the rest of Ghibli Fest 2023 can be purchased online by visiting GhibliFest.com, FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices (Theaters and participants are subject to change).


Vote for Cinema Crazed in the 2023 Rondo Awards

The 2023 edition of the Rondo Awards is upon us, and movie lovers are being invited to vote for their favorites. Once again, Cinema Crazed was excluded from the Best Website category – but that doesn’t mean we cannot win an award.

This is how you can help: You are able to cast a write-in vote for Best Website. To vote, send an email to Taraco@aol.com and write: “Category 18: Best Website – Cinema Crazed (www.cinema-crazed.com), write-in vote.”

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