Filmmaker Michael Lehmann spoke with Solzy at the Movies in a phone interview prior to Thursday night’s screening of Airheads to close out Cinepocalypse. Airheads will screen as the closing night selection of Cinepocalypse in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary. How honored are you to be screening a 35mm print of the film? Michael Lehmann: I am really jazzed about it. I think that it’s a great way to see a movie. Obviously, it…"Michael Lehmann talks Airheads at Cinepocalypse"
The entire premise of Tammy and the T-Rex is one of the most preposterous ideas ever but one cannot help but be entertained. What we know at the start of the film is that Tammy (Denise Richards) and Michael (Paul Walker) are dating. Tammy’s ex, Billy (George Pilgrim), is the type of ex-boyfriend who thinks he owns her. He doesn’t give a shit that Tammy is now with Michael. Billy’s grand plan turns up to…"Cinepocalypse 2019: Tammy and the T-Rex"
There’s something special about watching Bound for the first time with the presence of one of the film’s directors, Lana Wachowshi, in the theater. Wachowski was present for a Q&A following the retrospective 35mm screening during the 2018 Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival. Bound, which marked the feature directorial debut for the Wachowski sisters, changes up the game for mob thrillers. Fronted by two women, Corky (Gina Gershon) and Violet (Jennifer Tilly), the men more or…"Cinepocalypse 2018: Bound with Lana Wachowski"
Wolfman’s Got Nards is a documentary that explores the production and following of The Monster Squad. What draws this documentary apartment from other documentaries about 1980s movies is that director Andre Gower was an actor in The Monster Squad. The director played Sean in the 1987 classic. While the film is considered to be a cult classic, I must confess that I never heard of the film going into the Cinepocalypse announcement. Gower’s documentary is…"Cinepocalypse 2018: Wolfman’s Got Nards"
Howard the Duck is the single-worst film based on a Marvel Comics character to come into existence. A 70mm print screened during the 2018 installment of the Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival. Aside from the sound in some places, it’s an otherwise impressive print. I cannot however say the same about the film. If you think Daredevil, Elektra, and the recent Fantastic Four movies were the worst Marvel has to offer, think again. What makes this…"Howard the Duck: The Worst Marvel Film Ever"
Tommy Avallone spoke to Solzy at the Movies ahead of the Cinepocalypse screening of The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man. The film premiered at SXSW in March and will be holding the Midwest premiere on Saturday afternoon at the historic Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Thanks for joining us today. How are things treating you? Tommy Avallone: I’m doing good. It’s 10 AM here. I’m a little late starting my day but…"Tommy Avallone talks The Bill Murray Stories"