Film


Freakin’ Weekend: 2.5-2.7

For whatever reason, the last week or so has seen an outpouring of previously disclosed info via the internet. In case you haven’t noticed - non-Facebookers may not have, but everyone else has - it seems that everyone has reverted back to being on AOL and a freshman in high school again, as we’ve seen [...]

MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL: APRIL 1 - 4, 2009 in IOWA CITY

It’s darn cold outside so we’ve been inside putting together Mission Creek Festival 2009. There is still A LOT of work to do but we thought we’d share some of our early confirmed musical acts:
GZA/GENIUS (of WU-TANG CLAN) performing LIQUID SWORDS
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS
JOHN VANDERSLICE
FRUIT BATS
BOWERBIRDS
THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
HEADLIGHTS
SIMON JOYNER
GOLDEN BIRDS
ROOMMATE
EL PASO HOT BUTTON
PIETA BROWN
CALEB ENGSTROM
THE WESTERN FRONT
ESCAPE [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: 12.11-12.13

‘Tis the end of the semester, and therefore also the time to kick out the jams as you celebrate that C+ in anthropology that you worked so hard to procure. Or something. Undoubtedly Thursday night will be a big night downtown as people lose themselves one time before finals come and then winter break sweeps [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: 11.13-11.15

Last weekend was a musical dud, the kind of weekend that makes you actually think about doing something like this. The fact that that dude can get paid to come to places like Iowa City is absurd, but more power to him. I mean, is he the next Jared? Hmm…he’s going to have to top [...]

Freakin’ Halloweekend: 10.31

Ahh, Halloween. America’s favorite secular holiday, and a night when the dead are said to revisit the mortal world. Spooky, eh? While the youngsters will be out trick or treating in the early evening, you’ll doubtless be getting your costume on for whatever party it is you’re headed for on the night that 20-somethings get [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: 10.23-10.25

Doubtless, you are already looking forward to next weekend as we cruise into this weekend. But just because Halloween is looming on the horizon doesn’t mean that Iowa City is shutting down this week. And while you’re thinking about dressing up for next weekend, some of us in town are already getting down to the [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: 5.15-5.17

Last week’s post was all about Mother’s Day, so hopefully you found it in your heart to do something nice for your mom, or some mom somewhere. But in the “how did I miss this?” department, I stumbled upon this story while watching the Celtics-Cavs playoff Game 5 this evening: apparently Monday night during Game [...]

Hollywood Officially Out of Horror Movies to Remake

Being Mission Freak’s resident horror movie guru (sorry Dre), it’s been hard to hold this back - but hey, it’s been weeks since I ranted about something! With tomorrow’s release of new destined-to-suck “Prom Night” remake, I think Hollywood has hit the wall. Is nothing sacred? Must we bastardize every classic? [...]

CURSIVE, DAN DEACON, and more at Mission Creek Fest 2008!

Yep, it’s time to think about Iowa City’s very own Mission Creek Festival. For the uninitiated, Mission Creek is a four-day arts explosion (produced by us) that takes over downtown Iowa City with concerts, readings, and film screenings. This year’s dates are Wednesday, April 2nd - Saturday, April 5th. We’re still in the process of [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: 11.29-12.01

Ah, December. ‘Tis the season of consumerism, mistletoe, and Year End Recaps. You might even say it’s a listy time of season: Christmas lists, Best Of Lists, and possibly even New Years Resolution lists, for those who are ahead of the game. The first snow has already dropped here in Iowa City, so what better [...]