Posts by Dork Shelf Staff

Free Friday Film: Sweet Smell of Success

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Year: 1957 | Run Time: 96 minutes Burt Lancaster as J.J. Hunsecker, world famed columnist whose gossip is gospel to 60 million readers. Tony Curtis is Sidney Falco, the kid who had ideas about taking over. Don’t turn your back on them, you might find a knife in it. This is […]

A Halloween Double Bill: PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES / ALIEN

Join us for a rare screening of Mario Bava’s 1965 sci-fi/horror hybrid Planet of the Vampires, a visually arresting and creepily atmospheric account of a spaceship crash on a distant planet, the survivors of which are beset by the resurrected corpses of their crewmates. Following Bava’s low-budget classic, try to spot the Italian horror maestro’s […]

Son of Kung Fu Fridays: IP MAN 2 at Toronto Underground Cinema

Kung Fu Fridays is back yet again! It is still not on a regular basis, but every now and then I'll be sharing some martial arts action on the big screen, so stay tuned to the email list or wherever you heard about this screening! This time we have some fresh kung fu action straight off of the Shaolin stove! More details to come, disciples...

Nuit Blanche: GRINDBOX! at TIFF Bell Lightbox

A tribute to the beloved American institution of the grindhouse – This presentation of vintage trailers for horror and exploitation films from around the world is a cinematic celebration of the weird, the wild and the wonderful, balanced on the border between art and trash.

The Beguiling Presents – Cartoonist Marc-Antoine Mathieu: In Conversation

The Beguiling, Canada’s finest purveyor of comics and graphic novels, is proud to team with L’Alliance Francaise de Toronto to welcome cartooning genius Marc-Antoine Mathieu to Toronto. Mathieu is a much-celebrated and award-winning writer-artist who has given speeches and presentations around the world, at diverse locations including comics festivals, galleries, and even CERN, the world’s […]

Double Bill of Best Worst Movie and Troll 2

Canadians will have a one-time opportunity to enjoy the critically acclaimed feature documentary BEST WORST MOVIE and the cult classic TROLL 2 back to back, on the big screen. Already being hailed as one of the “top reviewed films of 2010” by Rotten Tomatoes, BEST WORST MOVIE, directed by Michael Paul Stephenson, follows a small-town […]

Interview
Comic Artist & Designer Adi Granov

With the release of the Iron Man 2 DVD and Blu-Ray today, now seems like a good a time to post our interview with conceptual designer and comic book artist Adi Granov from the 2010 Wizard World Toronto Comic Con. Granov is best known for his distinctive work on Marvel's in Iron Man: Extremis miniseries, as well as his incredible cover art for a variety of Marvel titles. His amazing work on Extremis eventually led Granov to a job as conceptual illustrator and suit consultant on Jon Favreau's two Iron Man films.

Action Figure Expo 2010

One of the largest toy conventions in Canada, the Canadian Action Figure Expo specializes in dealers offering vintage, import and latest releases of toys from anime, comic books, TV shows, movies and more! For more info check out ActionFigureExpo.ca FROM AROUND THE WEB

Toronto Underground Cinema presents “Nuit Blanche Nightmare” at Savoy

Please join us for the kick off of Toronto Underground Cinema's new once a month exploitation film party at Savoy. Nuit Blanche Nightmare will be a fitting tribute to things that go bump in the night and specifically the films and music of John Carpenter. Featuring the artwork of Ghoulish Gary Pullin and Justin Erickson (Rue Morgue Magazine), and soundtrack cuts spun by DJ Eric Von Eric (Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Toronto Zombie Walk, Northern Ink-sposure) No Cover, 10pm, Movie Pass Giveaways, Trivia contests, and surprise drink specials created after our favourite John Carpenter films!!!

Nuit Blanche: Arcadian Renaissance at TIFF Bell Lightbox

At Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, enjoy six old-school arcade consoles retrofitted to play the finest games of the Toronto indie scene — without spending a single quarter. Saturday, October 2, 2010. Sundown (6:57 p.m.) to sunrise Midnight Nidhogg tournament The Atrium of TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W. at John Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Exhibit #51 (Zone C)

Steel Bananas’ Second Anniversary Party!

STEEL BANANAS IS TURNING TWO THIS MONTH! AS SUCH, WE ARE HAVING A BIRTHDAY PARTY! IT'S GOING TO BE AT SNEAKY DEE'S ON OCTOBER FIRST, AND IT'S GOING TO BE SEVERELY EXCELLENT! IT'S ONLY FIVE BUCKS! AND WE'VE INVITED SOME SERIOUSLY RIDICULOUS BANDS TO COME PLAY FOR US! KRUPKE IS GOING TO BE THERE! A HORSE AND HIS BOY ARE GOING TO BE THERE! THE FAMILY IS GOING TO BE THERE! ROTTEN TROPICS ARE GOING TO BE THERE! IT'S OUT OF CONTROL AND WE ALL KNOW IT.

8-Bit Wars: Episode 3 Screening

The few, the pro, the leet! You are invited to the first ever screening of Episodes 1 and 2 and World Premiere of Episode 3 at Innis Hall in Toronto, Thursday Sept 30 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5 online pre-purchase (http://www.8bitwars.com/screening.php) or $10 at the door. Merchandise table for dogtags and T-Shirts will be set up, as well as a concession stand for 4RMY rations.

SHOCK AND AWE: The Grindhouse Film Marathon

SHOCK AND AWE is the dusk till dawn grindhouse homage showcasing an eclectic mix of exploitation, from killer tarantulas (Kingdom of the Spiders), awol commie agents (Dolph lundgren in Red Scorpion), an Osmonds espionage musical (Goin Coconuts) and ending with the home video classic GHOULIES. Most of the prints have been unseen on the big screen in Canada for decades, and the event padded with lots of tasty...... themed food at the snack bar, SHOCK AND AWE is not a film screening, it's an event! 6 films, one night/morning! Sleep when your dead, and join the celluloid sleepover!

Interview
David Blue
of Stargate Universe

We caught up with Stargate Universe actor David Blue at Fan Expo this year and were very pleased to discover that he more than lives up to his character's dorky reputation. Blue plays resident geek Eli Wallace on the sci-fi series, helping to save the Destiny with his genius and dropping delightfully nerdy references in a charming, yet slightly inept attempt to lighten the mood of his fellow space castaways.

Fan Expo 2010
Interview with Ernest Borgnine

We were lucky enough to catch up with legendary actor Ernest Borgnine at Fan Expo last weekend. The 93 year old Borgnine has had an amazing career spanning nearly six decades, on television in McHale’s Navy, Airwolf, The Simpsons, SpongeBob SquarePants and on film in Marty (for which he won an Oscar), Bad Day at […]

Fan Expo 2010
Interview with Tommy Tallarico

We were lucky enough to run into Tommy Tallarico on the show floor of Fan Expo 2010 last weekend. The noted game music composer and former co-host of The Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run was at the convention to give a speech about video game composing and his latest project, Video Games Live. […]

Fan Expo 2010 Photos Part Two

Here is the second part of our huge Fan Expo 2010 photo post. Click here to see Part One. You can see hundreds more like these over on the Dork Shelf Facebook Page. Relive Fan Expo 2010 minus the crowds and lines! FROM AROUND THE WEB