Danger Girl and the Army of Darkness #1

Danger Girl and the Army of Darkness #1 Review

Too often, when famous and successful franchises are mixed together for a crossover, you end up with a total disaster. Danger Girl and Army of Darkness manages, though not as well as the respective source materials, to be a fun, fast-paced, action-packed read!
Secret Avengers #12.1

Secret Avengers #12.1 Review

Yet another Point One issue from Marvel, and I'm starting to notice some trends. Creator change-ups on titles; less forced back-story exposition; and the stories are just getting better and better! Secret Avengers #12.1 has all of these elements and is possibly the best issue yet in this stellar series.
Game of Thrones - Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)

Game of Thrones Episode 1.3 Review

Arrivals, false glory and palace intrigue are the primary concerns of the third instalment of HBO's Game of Thrones. The episode is entitled “Lord Snow”, though Jon Snow plays a relatively minor role in the episode as a whole, and is not technically a nobleman. Following the Stark family's arduous journey from Winterfell, the episode begins with Ned's uncomfortable arrival in King's Landing, where he assumes the title of Hand of the King.
The Redemption of General Butt Naked - Hot Docs 2011

Hot Docs 2011 Preview Part Two

This year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival kicks off today and runs through May 8. Featuring over 200 films in total, picking which films are worth seeing is a tall order for even the most seasoned fest-vet. With that in mind, allow us to present the second part of our Hot Docs coverage – A selection of documentaries that may just pique your interest.
Geek Nerd Dork - F2

Geek Nerd Dork Episode 24

This week Gavin and Jeff are joined by Todd Van Allen, host of the Comedy Above The Pub Podcast. The three men share their thoughts on comedy and politics in Canada, and wax poetic about upcoming blockbusters.
Hot Docs 2011 - Being Elmo

Andrew’s Hot Docs 2011 Picks

The 2011 Hot Docs Film Festival is bigger than ever this year with over 200 movies being screened of the course of 11 days. I understand that the choices are overwhelming this year, but here I am to briefly give all you fine Dork Shelf readers my top five picks of the festival and five other films that are in smaller categories of competition that you shouldn't overlook.
Hot Docs 2011 - Jose Gonzalez

Hot Docs 2011 Preview Part One

This year's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival kicks off tomorrow and runs through May 8. Featuring over 200 films in total, picking which films are worth seeing is a tall order for even the most seasoned fest-vet. With that in mind, allow us to present the first part of our Hot Docs coverage - A selection of documentaries that may just pique your interest.
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Kill Shakespeare Gets Screenwriting Grant

It's no secret that Canadians love some home-grown talent; this includes Kill Shakespeare, a graphic novel that I described to my roommate this morning as "Shakespeare crossover fan-fiction that's actually good." On Monday, the team announced on Twitter that Astral Media have awarded Kill Shakespeare, among others, money to produce a screenplay.
Game of Thrones - King's Road

Game of Thrones Episode 1.2 Review

With the introduction and exposition heavy first episode behind it, Game of Thrones now moves onto the business of the story. In the wake of shocking conclusion of the first episode (incest and attempted child murder still qualify as shocking, right?), the second episode, titled "The Kingsroad", quite literally takes the action on the road. Many characters embark on journies that will shape the events of the entire season, and indeed the rest of the series.
Andy Belanger - Kill Shakespeare

Toronto Comic Con Interviews Part One

Last month the Dork Shelf crew had a chance to invade Wizard World Toronto and a fun time was had by all. I got to interview some lovely people, including Andy Belanger from Kill Shakespeare, as well as as Mike Stoklasa from Red Letter Media (largely famous as the voice of Harry Plinkett the film critic).
Soldier Zero #7 - Stan Lee

Soldier Zero #7 Review

Cashing in on his esteemed and legendary career, Stan Lee's return to creating new comic characters was heavily publicized by Boom! Studios. Awesome. Stan Lee was back! Except when the first issue of Soldier Zero arrived on comic stands, it was a creative travesty.
Super Dinosaur #1 - Robert Kirkman

Super Dinosaur #1 Review

In the last few months Image Comics has released a string of super-hot sell out new titles. This week, wunderkind writer and Image partner, Robert Kirkman weighs in with his mad-cap silly Super Dinosaur series. And by silly... I mean over-the-top awesome fun!
Geek Nerd Dork - F2

Geek Nerd Dork Episode 23

This week Gavin and Jeff are left alone to discuss the upcoming election and politics in Canada. We also review event fatigue, and the overall lack of memorable events happening in mainstream comics.
Doctor Who - Karen Gillan & Matt Smith

Doctor Who Episode 6.1 Review

In the previous series, Steven Moffat hit the ground running, creating one of the most entertaining collections of episodes in Doctor Who history. With the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor garnering an impressive amount of critical praise and fan approval, its understandable that Moffat's sophomore effort is one of the most highly-anticipated television shows of the year.
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Fortress of Baller-tude Episode 4

Steampunk it! In this exciting new episode of the Fortress, Gavin shows us all the amazing world of Steampunk. Behold, as Gavin deftly transforms mundane everyday objects into "Steampunk" everyday objects!
Game of Thrones - Peter-Dinklage

Game of Thrones Renewed for Second Season

Earlier this morning, HBO released ratings numbers for the premiere of their new epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Though the ratings were solid – if decidedly unspectacular – HBO also announced the show's renewal for a second season. Great news for fans new and old.
Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 Gameplay Trailer

Electronic Arts and DICE yesterday released a spectacular 12-minute gameplay trailer for their upcoming Battlefield 3. The military first person shooter (shocking, we know!) is being touted as EA's answer to Activision's incredibly popular Call of Duty franchise.
Death of Zorro

Death of Zorro #1 Review

There is a new comic from Dynamite which has the two titles and their characters crossover in Death of Zorro #1. My first reaction on seeing the cover was "blatant marketing ploy to drum up interest in these failing books." Then I thought "Let's not be hasty and make uninformed judgements..." So I bought and read the book. Nope, my gut reaction was correct. That was $4 and twenty minutes I can never get back.