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Breathless Review

I met Breathless director Yang Ik-June over dim sum in Montreal when his film played at the Fantasia Film Festival. He seemed such a nice, quiet, unassuming young man. Who knew that behind the modest exterior lay a writer-director-actor who pulls no punches, literally and figuratively, with his first feature length film. I heard praise […]

Cronenberg looks under King’s Dome

This past Thursday night I was treated to a very special surprise: last minute tickets to an evening with Stephen King. I estimate that no one has written a larger portion of my lifetime’s reading than this man. And as an added bonus, he was interviewed by my favourite Canadian filmmaker, David Cronenberg. I didn’t […]

Sitges ’09 Reviews Part Two: Doghouse, Macabre, Heartless

To see Shelagh’s first batch of  reviews from the 2009 Sitges Film Festival, including Splice, Amer, Cargo and TiMER be sure to click here. Probably the best night I had at Sitges was not at a film, but at a party (like all good festivals, the parties are great). This one was set up by […]

Thor adds Asano, Stevenson and Townsend

The cast for Kenneth Branagh’s Thor just keeps getting better and better.  Twitch is reporting that the big screen adaptation of Marvel’s Norse hero has added three more extremely talented actors to its already stellar cast.  Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer, Mongol), Ray Stevenson (Rome, Punisher: Warzone) and Stuart Townsend (Queen of the Damned, The […]

Toronto Reel Asian Film Fest Starts This Week

The Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival starts tonight and runs from November 11th to the 15th.  Showcasing the best in contemporary Asian cinema, Reel Asian is in its 13th year.  The festival has a really awesome lineup of films this year, if you’re looking for a different kind of film experience this week I urge […]

Kick-Ass Trailer

The teaser trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass is now online. Kick-Ass, based on the ongoing comic book series by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., centres on an outcast teenager who decides to become a costumed vigilante. Much of the footage from the teaser was previously seen in the leaked Comic-Con presentation, though this is […]

Clash of the Titans Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans has hit the web, the film is a remake of Desmond Davis’ 1981 original of the same name.  Leterrier who previously directed Unleashed, Transporter 2, and The Incredible Hulk, sought the involvement of legendary effects artist Ray Harryhausen for his remake.  Harryhausen’s amazing stop-motion […]

War Stars 101

Every day, new people are born into this world. There’s a good chance most of these people have parents, and there’s an even better chance that their parents watched at least one Star Wars trilogy while growing up. These new parents are faced with all kinds of important decisions during their children’s formative years, none […]

10 Spore Creations That Would Make Great Movie Monsters

Until recently, I was always impressed with the diversity and ferocity of movie monsters.  Monster movies, action, horror – these genres spawned some pretty out-of-this-world and hungry creatures, including xenomorphs from Aliens, colossal crab-praying mantis’ from Cloverfield, and, of course, the giant St. Bernard from The Sandlot. Go back even further and you’ve got classics […]

Podcast 12: Transformers

To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jeff, Joel, Lucas and Will discuss all things Transformers. From the original 80's cartoon and comics to the toys and the recent live-action films we've got our giant shape-shifting alien robot bases well covered.

Sitges ’09 Reviews Part One: Splice, Amer, Cargo, TiMER

Last February when on holiday in Spain, I was fortunate enough to meet Mike Hostench, co-director of Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, the largest fantastic film festival of Europe and one of the largest and most important in the world. His enthusiasm convinced me to attend the festival last month. Believe me, […]

Podcast 11: Zombies and Robots

Will and Lucas brave the cold and hordes of undead to talk about what they did around Hallowe'en and to look back and wonder about giant robots in computer games. Will dressed up in red and is always the first to get killed, and Lucas has been investigating and beating up armoured junkies. Will Twilight be discussed? Find out in episode one-one.

Prince of Persia Trailer

The first trailer for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has arrived; the upcoming Disney film is adapted from the 2003 Ubisoft video game of the same name.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as the least convincing Persian in the history of film, a performance made even more glaringly offensive by his affected English accent.  The […]

Anthony Hopkins to play Thor’s Daddy

The Heat Vision Blog has some intriguing news about Kenneth Branagh’s big screen adaptation of Marvel Comics Thor, both on the casting and story front.  Word has come down that Sir Anthony Hopkins is in negotiations to play Odin, the chief god of Asgard and the father of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his brother Loki […]

Avatar Theatrical Trailer

Update: The Yahoo Movies link won’t work for our Canadian readers, but we’ve embedded the video here for your viewing pleasure. Yahoo Movies has posted the full theatrical trailer for James Cameron‘s upcoming 3D sci-fi adventure Avatar.  Not convinced by that first teaser trailer?  The new trailer offers an expanded look at Cameron’s new film, finally […]

Rumour: DiCaprio is The Third Man

CHUD has posted a very interesting rumour regarding a potential remake of the classic film The Third Man, the 1949 film noir directed by Carol Reed, starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten.  Canal Plus is said to be shopping the remake around and has lined up screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises) as well as Leonardo […]

How Transformers 2 Should Have Ended

The folks over at How It Should Have Ended are best known for their hilarious animated alternate endings to popular films.  They have finally tackled the cinematic abomination that was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, showing the many different ways the film probably should have ended. The HISHE team clearly has a love for Transformers, […]

Revisiting the High Nineties: The Indian Runner

Welcome to the first installment of what is sure to become the biggest thing on the ‘net since it stopped making those NIN-inspired up dial up noises. This will be an ongoing series of articles in which I recommend a film from the decade that gave me the love of the medium. The nineties were […]