Mamo #305: Dinosaurus Six

VROOOOOOOM…!! Mamo takes a quick road trip to the U.S. of A. for barbecued meat and Vin Diesel, which are largely indistinguishable from one another. On the drive home we take a moment to survey the state of the nation of the most unlikely super-franchise in Hollywood. Who’s feeling fast? Who’s feeling furious?

Dinosaur catfish

Dinosaur catfish

Chicago. (Taken with instagram)

Chicago. (Taken with instagram)

Mamo #252: On Ebertfest, Part Three

We wrap up our Ebertfest 2012 coverage from the Valois Cafeteria in Chicago IL, with an in-depth chat about A Separation, Take Shelter, Higher Ground, and the meaning of faith in the universe. Special bonus: surreptitious Q&A audio clips!

Deep beneath the streets of Chicago, the submarine waits… and hopes. (Taken with instagram)

Deep beneath the streets of Chicago, the submarine waits… and hopes. (Taken with instagram)

Mamo #251: On Ebertfest, Part Two

Live from the Aroma Cafe in Champaign, IL, we continue to recap Ebertfest as it happens. Today we discuss the beautiful film Terri, a terrific program of shorts accompanied by the Alloy orchestra, and our thoughts on a panel about VOD vs. the future of theatrical moviegoing.

Mamo #250: On Ebertfest

Mamo comes to you from Champaign, Illinois, the home of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival – Ebertfest! We sit down on a park bench to discuss the festival and three of its films: Joe vs. the Volcano, Big Fan, and Kinyarwanda. Plus a big shout-out to the Jane Addams Book Shop.

Price among the stacks. Jane Addams Book Store. (Taken with instagram)

Price among the stacks. Jane Addams Book Store. (Taken with instagram)

Mamo #249: Off The Road

Mamo road trip! We stop at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a catch-up show. We talk Catching Fire, Avengers, the next Batman, James Cameron, the 3-D 48fps Hobbit, and the future of all mankind (and movies).

Mamo is going to Ebertfest!

Tomorrow morning Matthew Price and myself point the Mamomobile south, to kick off 2012’s official Mamo Road Trip. We’ll be heading to Champaign, Illinois for five days, for the 14th annual Ebertfest. I’m thrilled beyond words with the programming we’ll be treated to - Joe vs. the Volcano for opening night; a Patton Oswalt double on Thursday with the actor presenting both Big Fan and Kind Hearts & Coronets; and one of my favourite films from last year, Take Shelter, presented on Saturday night by Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols. We will, as usual, record a podcast or two from the road, and I’ll be sending back photos and blog posts from wherever there is wi-fi.

You can follow the podcast, as usual, at our web site, mamo.ca.

Stuff to do while we’re gone:

Don’t forget to get your entries in for the Mamo summer box office contest! Entries close on May 3 (the day before The Avengers).

Revisit my coverage of ActionFest 2012 and TIFF Kids 2012!

Sponsor me in the 2012 Ride for Heart!