In Cinemas. November 26, 2014 — The Outlier Film Festival, Horrible Bosses 2, Penguins of Madagascar

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Yup, it's weird having movies open mid-week, but it's US Thanksgiving, which apparently inclines people who aren't in a tryptophan coma to go to the cinema. More power to them, I suppose. The Outlier Film Festival (November 27-29, The Bus Stop Theatre) The second year for this festival of peculiar feature films and documentaries. I've seen a handful…Read More

Q and A with Kung Fu Elliot writer/directors Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau

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Screening at the Outlier Film Festival on Saturday is Kung Fu Elliot, an amazing new film—and Best Documentary Feature-winner at Slamdance—about a guy named Elliot "White Lightning" Scott. He's a Halifax-based filmmaker and actor who aspires to be Canada's answer to Chuck Norris, a genuine cinematic action hero. He says he's won martial arts competitions. He says he…Read More

Outlier Podcast: The Creeping Garden

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As I mentioned last week, The Outlier Film Festival is on the horizon, bringing the most unusual horror, cult, science fiction, and documentary films to Halifax on November 27-29. Matt Charlton, one of the festival organizers, invited me to be part of a podcast at Village Sound, talking about a few of the documentaries playing…Read More