Category Archives: Movies

Clapton’s ‘Crossroads’ Festival Screened on Bainbridge

Couldn’t get to Chicago for Eric Clapton‘s annual star-studded Crossroads Festival, huh? But can you make it to Bainbridge Island?

Read on …

“On July 27 in more than 475 movie theaters nationwide, including the Bainbridge Cinemas at 403 Madison Ave. N, Eric Clapton will join some of the greatest musical artists in the world in a star-studded, extraordinary concert presentation. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. local time, “Eric Clapton Crossroads 2010” will feature musical performances recorded at the day-long Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010.—.a sold-out concert that took place in Chicago’s Toyota Park on June 26.

Tickets for the “Eric Clapton Crossroads 2010” in-theater event are available at participating theater box offices and online at  See below for a list of theater locations in your area. (theaters and participants are subject to change)

For many music fans across the country, this special two-hour HD event will be the only chance they have to see historic performances from Clapton, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, BB King, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Bill Murray and many others.

Watch Kitsap A&E and for showtimes.

More later …  — MM

‘Zombies’ Return to Port Gamble to Sign DVDs

This from our friends up in Port Gamble, the “home” of the hilariously funny film “ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction” by Kevin Hamedani:
Zombies of Mass Destruction DVD Release and Actor Signing

“Zombies of Mass Destruction” are coming to Port Gamble. The stars from the movie will be signing DVDs at The Dauntless Bookstore, 32220 Rainier Ave NE, from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 28.

“ZMD,” the movie shot entirely in Port Gamble by director Kevin Hamedani, is set to release on DVD March 23. The DVD will be available for sale at The Dauntless Bookstore, Port Gamble Historic Museum,, as well as through Netflix and major rental locations.

Contact: Lyn Playle, Dauntless Bookstore
Telephone: 360-297-4043
E-mail:  HYPERLINK “”
Location: 32220 Rainier Ave NE

More later …  — MM

Orchard Cancels Saturday Showings of ‘Hurt Locker’

This from our friends at the Orchard Theatre, and well worth reading if you were planning to go out to the cinema this evening (3/20):

Bad news folks. Major equipment failure on the 4:30 showing of “The Hurt Locker” led to the first 2.5 reels spilling onto the floor when the platter stopped taking up film 15 minutes into the movie. The film has been put back on the platter but is now running almost 40 minutes behind. I’ll have to troubleshoot the film in the 7o’clock hour which means running it through, stopping and repairing it when it jumps out of the sprocket holes, and repeating that until I get through the 2.5 reels (approximately 45 minutes) that ended up on the floor. Some of you may remember the last time this happened with “Son of Rambow”. I’m terribly sorry for the inconvenience but rest assured that I will have it up and running for tomorrow’s show times, 4:30 and 7:00.

More later … — MM

‘Boondock Saints’ 10th-Anniversary Bash March 11

This from our friends at Faraway Entertainment and the Bainbridge Cinemas:

“The cult classic and 1999 crime thriller, “The Boondock Saints,” is back in movie theatres nationwide for an exclusive one-night event featuring a brand new retrospective on the franchise’s 10-year journey. At 7:30 p.m. March 11, join Troy Duffy, the  creator, director and writer, and stars of the film Norman Reedus (Murphy MacManus), Sean Patrick Flannery (Conner MacManus), David Della Rocco, Bob Marley and others in celebration of “The Boondock Saints'” 10th Anniversary. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the drama unfold at Bainbridge Cinemas with never-before-seen interviews with Troy and cast members.

The Bainbridge Cinemas are at 403 Madison Ave. N on the island.

Information: (206) 855-8173.

More later …  — MM

‘Timetravel_0’ Hasn’t Arrived at Orchard Yet

Word from our friends at the Orchard Theatre today that the locally produced film “Timetravel_0” will not open there Oct. 23 as previously scheduled.

We’ll post an update when the film is rescheduled.

In the meantime, a review of the film by yers truly was posted at on Oct. 17.

More later …  — MM

Big-Screen, DVD, Cable Deals for ‘ZMD?’ They’re Not Undead

We’ve been seeing unofficial announcements for days on Facebook posts, waiting for the official word from Typecast Pictures, but I think we can take this one as the Real Thing, coming as it does from the film’s director, Kevin Hamedani:

“Ladies & Gentlemen, ‘ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction’ has just inked a distribution deal with After Dark/Lion’s Gate Films!!! — Look for ‘ZMD’ in theaters January 2010, followed by DVD release late spring and appearances on the IFC Channel and SyFy! — Congratulations to everyone involved with the film and thanks to each and every one of you for your support.”

More later … — MM

Olalla Writer’s Film Shows at Washougal Festival

Raphael Giovanni Carlo of Olalla — who some of you will remember from the zombie flick “Carnival of the Damned,” from when it screened last year at the Orchard Theatre — is the writer for “Timetravel 0,” a docudrama (based on the story of John Titor, who mysteriously appeared and disappeared from the Internet, claiming to be a time traveler from the future and making some dire predictions for the future of mankind) that will screen at 9 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Washougal International Film Festival.

Carlo played hard-bitten detective Harry Stanton in “Carnival of the Damned,” directed by Chris Thompson and shot entirely in and around Port Orchard. That film also starred Bremerton’s Adrienne Baltz.

Anyway, if you’ve been jonesin’ for a trip to Washougal (and who hasn’t?), here’s your excuse.


More later …  — MM

‘Priscilla’s’ Road Trip Pulls Into the Admiral

The Admiral Theatre announced Tuesday afternoon that it will screen the cult film “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” at 7 p.m. this Friday, July 31. It stars Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving and Terence Stamp, and it’s rated R.

Dancing will follow the movie. And, we’re assuming, the bar is open … for more than popcorn.

Information: (360) 373-6743,

More later … — MM

‘Frayed’ to be Released on DVD Aug. 25

This from our friend Kurt Svennungsen, the producer of “Frayed,” the excellent little horror flick he and childhood buddies Rob Portmann and Norb Caoli completed in 2007:

“Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Lock It In Entertainment is proud to announce the release of “Frayed” ( , which will be available on DVD Aug. 25. This locally produced horror film stars Seattle’s own Aaron Blakely, Tony Doupe’, (former Bremerton resident Alena Dashiell (Menefee, currently serving in the U.S. Navy in Italy), Tasha Smith, Don Brady and Kellee Bradley. “Frayed” was shot in several locations around Puget Sound, including Olalla, Puyallup, Kent and the historic St. Edward Park in Bothell.”

It’s a surprisingly fresh and well-made little slasher flick, featuring a tremendous lead performance from Dashiell. So, remember this until Aug. 25, and then run out and rent it.

More later … — MM

Fun Movies You Don’t Have to Be Ashamed to See

Look out below, movie-goers. Weekend movie openings this week include not one, but two movies that not only will be box-office powers, but are meeting with some critical acclaim.

The Flamethrower’s main reviewer, Christie Lemire of The Associated Press , saw screenings of the Disney-Pixar animated flick “Up ” and Sam Raimi’s return to horror, “Drag Me to Hell .” I was curious how she’d review them, since she normally is pretty hard-edged when it comes to both cartoons and horror.

Well, wonder of wonders, she doled out three-and-a-half stars each, out of a possible four.

Just our luck, huh? Two movies you know you’ll like, that you don’t have to wear a disguise to so see, and it’s going to be a beautiful, sunny weekend.

Ah, well … no one can stand that much sun, anyway.

Bye the way, you can read Lemire’s reviews, as always, at

More later … — MM