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Recommended viewing: gory awesomeness at Grand Illusion Cinema this month!

YES. It's October! And that means lots of lots of horror movies screening around town. I'm particularly excited for Grand Illusion Cinema's gory programming, which kicks off this weekend with some Italian horror and Grindhouse magic.  Gorgeous 35mm and 16mm prints, a small, intimate setting, and some cheap popcorn! IMHO, there's no better way to […]

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Bask in VHS nostalgia this week at Scarecrow Video and Grand Illusion Cinema!

Guys, I'm an idiot for not telling you about a few things earlier: 1) August is VHS MONTH at Scarecrow video! 2) Scarecrow Video now has a screening room 3) VHSpresso (located within Scarecrow) now sells BEER to the over-21 crowd 4) Grand Illusion Cinema is showing VHSentric documentaries YES. You too can relive the pain of having […]

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Maniac (2012)

{Maniac is screening at the Grand Illusion Cinema July 12-18 – and you can pull off a horrific double-feature this weekend too, since V/H/S/2 is screening on Friday and Saturday at 11pm!} I didn't think there was any way Elijah Wood would ever be able to creep me out more than he did as Kevin […]

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Imaginary film report: Antiviral and Mental open today in Seattle

First up, Antiviral: screening at Grand Illusion Cinema , 4/19-4/25. Antiviral is about an evolution in the way people view celebrity. Placed in a future bathed in clean white, the film centers on Syd, a salesman at a popular clinic where the commodity is live infections taken from celebs. A celeb gets infected or sick with […]

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My Amityville Horror

{My Amityville Horror is screening at Grand Illusion Cinema on Friday 4/12 & Saturday 4/13 at 11pm, and again on Monday 4/14 at 9pm} When I was a preteen, I saw the 1979 version of The Amityville Horror, which kicked off an obsession with spirits and demon possession, and learning everything about the family that […]

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Recommended Viewing: In Another Country at The Grand Illusion {thru 2/7}

In Director Hang Sang-soo's In Another Country, three different women played by the same actress (the lovely Isabelle Huppert) visit the same seaside resort in Korea, encountering a trio of men who can't help but fall for her (duh. It's ISABELLE HUPPERT) — including a lovestruck lifeguard who fumbles through every seduction.  The stunning Huppert […]

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Miami Connection

{Miami Connection can be seen at the Grand Illusion Cinema Friday and Saturday night at 11pm, and this coming Thursday at 8pm} I'm not an really big fan of so bad it's good movies. But when I heard tale of Miami Connection the lost 1980s-made action flick featuring drug deals gone bad, motorcycle ninjas, and […]

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A Very Imaginary Guide to Halloween-y Things in Seattle

I love fall. And I REALLY love October, because I LOVE Halloween. I’ve got two boxes full of costumes and decorations that I’m constantly adding to, my pantry is full of everything pumpkin spice, and my DVD shelf is lined with 100 or so horror flicks. And the best thing about all this is: I […]

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