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Batman: Under the Red Hood Review

Batman: Under the Red Hood is the latest DC Comics animated film from Warner Premiere and WB Animation. The film is based on two well known Batman comic book stories:  the groundbreaking 1980′s arc A Death in the Family and the controversial 2005 arc Under the Hood. The former was significant because it featured the […]

Sucker Punch Trailer

Leave it to director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) to find a reason to put five beautiful young actresses in leather school girl outfits and have them fight everything from mecha-samurai to dragons and fighter planes. Snyder has described his new film Sucker Punch as “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns”, which judging by the trailer […]

Fantasia 2010 – Bodyguards and Assassins Review

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for epic historical films. Grand, sweeping narratives recalling some great event, or really any film where I get to stare at gorgeous sets and costumes. That’s pretty much the reason I went to see Bodyguards and Assassins. I thought, why not learn a little history while I watch some […]

Fantasia 2010 – Neighbor Zombie Review

It seems that cinephiles worldwide can’t get enough of zombies these days. Vampires too, but I’ve always been a bit puzzled by the attraction to zombies. After all, they are undead creatures who have no cognitive functions and eat brains. There is no romance there. As such, the vast majority of zombie movies these days […]

Marvel’s Avengers Assemble at Comic Con

Marvel Studios brought out the big guns for their panels at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend. In addition to showing off the first footage from Thor and The First Avenger: Captain America, they assembled the cast of the upcoming Avengers film. Joss Whedon (Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) was officially announced as the […]

Fantasia 2010 – Eve’s Necklace Review

Contemporary film noir is often referred to as Neo-noir, since at least the historic reasons for the existence of noir (disenchantment with the establishment, post-war malaise, reaction against the “norm” of postwar America) seem no longer relevant. So to try and make a neo-noir film today, and to up the ante by using mannequins instead […]

Fantasia 2010 – Van Von Hunter Review

There have a few times over my years of attending film festivals that I’ve seen a short film so amazing I wish it had been feature-length. More often than not, I’ve seen films that would have worked as shorts, but fall apart as features. Unfortunately, Van Von Hunter falls into the latter category. Based on […]

TRON: Legacy Theatrical Trailer

Just in time for Comic Con, Yahoo Movies has posted the first look at the new trailer for TRON: Legacy. The film is being directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Michael Sheen. The plot summary is as follows: Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks […]

Fantasia 2010 – Fish Story Review

A lone man meanders through the seemingly empty streets of Tokyo on his scooter. Garbage is strewn in the streets; cars are abandoned; there is not a soul in sight. That is, except at a strange little record shop. The man seems annoyed that the owner, a strange and exceedingly calm man would open his […]

Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6 Release Party Pictures

Last night Scott Pilgrim fans of all stripes—dorks, hipsters and everything in between—descended upon Toronto’s Mirvish Village for the midnight release of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s sixth and final volume in the series: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour. Markham Street played host to a veritable nerd block party of epic proportions, complete with costumes, video games, rock […]

Fantasia 2010 – Black Lightning Review

Apparently no one in Moscow looks up either. Or at least they don’t for a while. That is, until a series of heroic deeds around the city (rescuing children from burning buildings, depositing bank robbers in front of police stations, etc.) are performed by someone in a flying 1951 black Volga. Certainly it is the […]

Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour Review

I hate it when a beloved series rushes through its climax. I felt that with Y: The Last Man, and I’m currently feeling that creeping sensation with Ex Machina. Nothing worse than enjoying a series for years, anticipating the unique storytelling opportunities that only a finale can offer, and then discovering that the creators have […]

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Review

Ladies, I have a question to ask you: if a skinny awkward physics student informs you that he is stalking you in a non-threatening manner, would you be alarmed? And if you looked like Teresa Palmer, would you even come close to considering him as a potential future boyfriend? I ask because this is exactly […]

Scott Pilgrim Midnight Release Party

Mirvish Village becomes the epicentre of all things Scott Pilgrim this evening with the midnight release of the sixth and final volume of the series: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour. The Beguiling and Oni Press have teamed up to turn Markham Street into Scott Pilgrim central for the release of the new book, the whole event […]

Podcast 1 Season 2: Skinny John Goodman

Zack joins Jeff and Will for his first Dork Shelf Podcast. The first half of the show finds the three talking about Transformers games both old and new, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and the reasons they prefer certain consoles over others. After the break—and after Will and Zack have had a few—the three dorks switch their attention to film and television. They rant about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World having its world premiere in Montreal and they rave about HBO's Treme, despite the fact that its actually kind of boring. The group then proceeds to make fun of Will because he went to see the new Twilight movie and then happily discusses Cyrus and Toy Story 3.

Inception Review

Christopher Nolan won himself a great deal of opening weekend cred thanks to The Dark Knight; he is likely going to need it for Inception. It’s not that Inception is a bad film—the movie is actually one of the most original major releases to come along in ages—It’s that the film feels too cerebral for […]

The Social Network Trailer

Yahoo Movies has posted the full theatrical trailer for David Fincher’s The Social Network. The film will examine the early years of the social networking site Facebook, starting just prior to its inception in 2003. Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid and the Whale, Zombieland) stars as embroiled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Written by Aaron Sorkin, the […]

First Look at Reynolds as Green Lantern

Update: Now with more pictures from the issue after the jump. Entertainment Weekly has released a preview shot of their upcoming July 16th issue featuring our first look at Ryan Reynold as Green Lantern. The film is currently being shot in New Orleans with Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, Casino Royale) in the directors seat. Green Lantern […]