Space’s flagship show, InnerSpace is a daily entertainment talk show that covers film, television, video games, technology, comic books, gadgets, and all things genre. Hosted by Ajay Fry, Teddy Wilson, and Morgan Hoffman, InnerSpace takes its audience behind the velvet rope by giving them VIP access to the people, places, and things inside genre that they’ve grown to love.
Richard spoke with Pop Mythology writer John K. Kirk about Cineplex’s Flashback Film Festival and why he loves “The Big Lebowski.”
“Dudism.” Richard agrees. “There are 220,000 of them somewhere out there. In New York, there was a store I used to shop at, called “The Little Lebowski”. It’s gone now but it was a store that sold The Big Lebowski merchandise. There are not that many movies that have reached that level of fandom. I think it’s because it’s a wild movie. The story really doesn’t matter; it’s about the characters, the process, and once you get into its weird little rhythms, it seduces you.” READ THE WHOLE THING HERE!
From cineplex.com: The Terminator. Back to the Future. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Shaun of the Dead. The Big Lebowski. The Iron Giant. All classic movies with one thing in common: they’re coming back to the big screen! For one week only from Feb. 2-8, select Cineplex theatres are hosting the Flashback Film Fest, a once-a-year festival that offers you the chance to revisit fan favourite movies, all for a special lower ticket price. If you’ve been yearning to see your favourite classic movie on the big screen, or to introduce a friend or family member to a film that spawned a generation of catchphrases, now’s your chance!
To gear up for this event, we asked film critic Richard Crouse and our own Pre-Show host Tanner Zipchenwhat movies they’re most excited to see in this year’s FBFF. Watch the video HERE!
Cineplex Events today announced that the 9thannual ‘Flashback Film Fest’ is back to provide another dose of nostalgia-inducing cinema. Canada’s only coast-to-coast film festival will offer action, sci-fi and comedy favourites curated with the help of renowned film critic and host of Pop Life, Richard Crouse. Guests will have a chance to see their favourite cyborg assassins, bumbling ex-cons, time travelling teenagers and more when they return to select big screens in 27 locations and cities across Canada from February 2-8, 2018.
Please click here to view this year’s ‘Flashback Film Fest’ trailer.
“This year’s line-up is made up of timeless films that are sure to evoke the same excitement the audience felt the first time they saw them in theatres,” said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President of Event Cinema, Cineplex. “The ‘Flashback Film Fest’ is a part of our ever-growing Event Cinema programming that offers guests a chance to get up close and personal with acclaimed stage productions, iconic works of art, highly-anticipated sporting and concert events by heading to their local Cineplex theatre.”
“We are living at a time when there is an amazing appetite for 80s and 90s pop culture and we had that in mind when selecting the films for this year’s ‘Flashback Film Fest’,” said author, film critic and host of Pop Life, Richard Crouse. “Many of today’s successful films and TV shows are either influenced by or pay homage to films included in the festival’s line-up. I’m really looking forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Big Lebowski because if there’s ever an opportunity to see ‘The Dude’ back on the big screen, fans should abide.”
The 2018 ‘Flashback Film Fest’ line-up includes:
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) *43 year anniversary
Drunken Master (1978) *40 year anniversary
WarGames (1983) *35 year anniversary
The Terminator (1984)
A View to a Kill (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (1991/2017)
The Big Lebowski (1998) *20 year anniversary
TheIron Giant (1999)
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Cornetto Trilogy:
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
TheWorld’s End (2013)
Tickets for festival films cost $8.99 per admission, $7.99 for 3 or more films, or the ‘Flashback Film Fest’ pass, perfect for film fanatics, which allows access to all 15 films for a price of $5 per admission, or $75 total. For the full festival schedule and to purchase tickets when they go on sale Friday, January 12, visit Cineplex.com/FBFF.