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‘Better Call Saul’ Has Become Better Than ‘Breaking Bad’

May 13th, 2022
'Better Call Saul' Has Become Better Than 'Breaking Bad'

I never thought I’d say it. I’ve always been a huge fan of “Breaking Bad.” But with this sixth season, the prequel to “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” has become better than the original series. The tipping point for me was the last episode, and last moments, of Nacho Varga, which were so tense and intense yet touching and beautiful in so many ways. That incredibly difficult mixture of emotions to attain, and the ultimate fate of one of my favorite characters in both shows, just showed how masterful “Saul” has become. The way the two... Read More

Iowa’s Revered Highway 61 Drive In Reopens For The Season TONIGHT!

April 22nd, 2022
Iowa's Revered Highway 61 Drive In Reopens For The Season TONIGHT!

It’s time for some outdoor movies again! The revered 61 Drive In Theatre — only the fourth of its kind in the state — will open up its 72nd season April 22. Films on the slate for the first weekend at the drive-in will be “The Bad Guys” and “The Lost City.” The drive-in movie theater is open Fridays and Saturdays, showing double features. Other upcoming movies include “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Jurassic World Dominion.” Box office opens at 6, films start at 8. For more info, see HERE.  Read More

Illinois Filmmakers Can Apply For New Filmmaking Project Starting Soon!

April 18th, 2022
Illinois Filmmakers Can Apply For New Filmmaking Project Starting Soon!

The deadline has been extended – your students STILL have the opportunity to make short films starting April 21st! Great news! We have extended our deadline to Tuesday, April 19th for your youth so they can still apply for our last Weekly Filmmaking Project which starts on April 21st! Scripted Short Films presented by Sony Pictures is a filmmaker favorite – so if your youth want to make movies and learn from the pros that brought us The Karate Kid, Ghostbusters, Jumanji & more – then they won’t want to miss this project! Every Thursday starting April 21st through May 26th,... Read More

Iowa’s 61 Drive In Theatre Opening Next Weekend

April 16th, 2022
Iowa's 61 Drive In Theatre Opening Next Weekend

It’s time for some outdoor movies again! The revered 61 Drive In Theatre — only the fourth of its kind in the state — will open up its 72nd season April 22. Films on the slate for the first weekend at the drive-in will be “The Bad Guys” and “The Lost City.” The drive-in movie theater is open Fridays and Saturdays, showing double features. Other upcoming movies include “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Jurassic World Dominion.” Box office opens at 6, films start at 8. For more... Read More

Illinois Fresh Films Seeking Young Filmmakers For Movie Programs

April 9th, 2022
Illinois Fresh Films Seeking Young Filmmakers For Movie Programs

Applications for our last filmmaking project – Scripted Short Films presented by Sony Pictures – are open now through April 15th and we would love for your youth to join us! Our last filmmaking project of the year is a teen favorite so we have included a program email below that you can easily forward to your students! Make your own Short Film starting April 21st! If you want to make movies, then you won’t want to miss our final weekly filmmaking project, Scripted Short Films, presented by Sony Pictures. Starting April 21st, you’ll work on producing, filming and editing... Read More

And the Oscar goes to…

March 27th, 2022
And the Oscar goes to…

Here are my picks for the 2022 Academy Awards! Play along on Sunday night by using this ballot! Happy Oscar Sunday, everyone!  Read More

‘Road To Perdition’ Screening, Author Max Allan Collins Q & A At Davenport’s Figge Museum TODAY

March 22nd, 2022
'Road To Perdition' Screening, Author Max Allan Collins Q & A At Davenport's Figge Museum TODAY

Scott Community College, with the generosity of the Figge Art Museum, will host a screening of the award-winning film, Road to Perdition (2002), starring Tom Hanks on March 22, 2022, at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, in Davenport. The film screening will begin at 4 p.m. with the author question and answer panel to follow. Following the film will be an author question and answer panel with Max Allan Collins, author of the graphic novel, Barbara Collins, critically acclaimed author and short story writer, and Matthew Clemens, author and frequent collaborator of Max Allan Collins. This event... Read More

Controversial Iowa Actress/Activist Jean Seberg Documentary to Have Broadcast Premiere on WQPT-PBS March 27

March 9th, 2022
Controversial Iowa Actress/Activist Jean Seberg Documentary to Have Broadcast Premiere on WQPT-PBS March 27

The award-winning documentary “Jean Seberg: Actress Activist Icon” will have its broadcast premiere on WQPT-Quad Cities PBS and screen one time on Sunday, March 27 at 7 p.m. The film was produced by Mid-America Emmy Award winners Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, and Regional Emmy-nominated filmmaker Garry McGee of McMarr, Ltd. Selected from 18,000 aspiring actresses world-wide at age 17, Marshalltown, Iowa’s Jean Seberg made her acting debut in Otto Preminger’s 1957 Saint Joan and starred in Hollywood films Lilith with Warren Beatty, Paint Your Wagon with Clint Eastwood,... Read More

Illinois Fresh Films Looking For Young Filmmakers For New Project

February 27th, 2022
Illinois Fresh Films Looking For Young Filmmakers For New Project

The next Fresh Films filmmaking project – Roku Change Makers – starts on March 10th and we would love to have some of your youth join us for this amazing documentary filmmaking project! Not only will they learn film and tech skills, but this project offers the opportunity for their films to be streamed on the Roku Network (how cool!)! We have included an email below that you can easily forward along to your students to let them know about this amazing opportunity! Join the Fresh Films Weekly Filmmaking Program for our Next Film Project – Roku Change Makers starting March 10! Every... Read More

Quad Cities Web Series Now Streaming

February 24th, 2022
Quad Cities Web Series Now Streaming

For your late night viewing pleasure…   Quad Cities is a web series that was shot in the Quad Cities in the summer of 2021 and debuted in the fall of 2021.   The series was created by Kurt Oberhaus (This Is Us) and Justin Marxen (Haunt) and features both local and National talent.   Quad Cities follows a series of gruesome murders that plague the Quad Cities and an unlikely duo must work together to restore peace to the area.   All 5 episodes of Quad Cities – Mini Series now available for free on YouTube! EPISODE 1: https://youtu.be/zi3-dWq7zYE EPISODE 2: https://youtu.be/Cxq8wd3oanc EPISODE... Read More