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First Official Still of Odin and Sons

Hero Complex gives us the first official photo of the three stars of Marvel’s upcoming Thor film being directed by Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein). The photo shows Norse God Odin (Anthony Hopkins) alongside his two sons, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston). It’s also worth noting that this is our first look […]

TFcon Toronto is this Weekend

The 9th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention—TFcon—happens this weekend, July 17th and 18th. If you’re a fan of alien robots that turn into vehicles (and I’m not talking about the Go-Bots!) then TFcon is the place for you. TFcon features a huge dealer floor, where you can purchase all manner of Transformers merchandise. They also have […]

Tron: Legacy Update

The hype machine for Disney’s Tron: Legacy is in full swing. The massive press blitz comes in advance of the highly anticipated Comic-Con presentation happening in San Diego on July 21, 2010, dubbed “Comic-TRON”. To start off, Amazon.com now accepting pre-orders for the film’s soundtrack, composed by French techno-engineers Daft Punk. The album is set […]

Andrew Garfield is Spider-Man

Little known British-American actor Andrew Garfield has snagged the starring role as Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot after an exhaustive casting search. Garfield recently appeared in small roles in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Other Boleyn Girl, he has also starred in Lions and Lambs and Boy A, for which he […]

Let Me In Trailer

Tomas Alfredson’s excellent Let the Right One In is the kind of film that you really don’t want to see get remade. The original was such a pitch perfect genre film that remaking it feels kind of presumptuous. Unfortunately, the Swedish vampire film became such an international phenomenon that it was only a matter of […]

Conan the Barbarian: The Musical

Conan the Barbarian is well known for its hilarious lines and great action, but the film is also known for its wonderful musical score courtesy of the amazing Basil Poledouris. However, Jon and Al over at JonandAl.com found the Poledouris score lacking and decided to add lyrics to the mix. I give you Arnold Schwarzenegger […]

This Movie is Broken Review

Torontonians are a strange lot. We’re often accused of being uptight, snobbish and centrist by fellow Canadians. As a born and bred local, I’ve always felt that maybe we’re a little uptight because we get shat upon so much by the ROC (seriously, do you know any other nation that hates their biggest city so […]

The Social Network Teaser

A big budget drama about Facebook? Tom from Myspace must be spinning in his grave. The first teaser for David Fincher’s Facebook movie The Social Network debuted yesterday. The film will examine the early years of the social networking site, starting way back in 2004. Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid and the Whale, Zombieland) stars as […]

The Green Hornet Trailer

The first trailer for the Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind) directed, Seth Rogen starring adaptation of The Green Hornet has hit the web. The trailer makes the film look like a pretty generic action-comedy, but knowing Gondry, he probably has a few tricks up his sleeve. Seth Rogen still seems a bit […]

NXNE 2010: Suck Review

How long would you wait for your big break? And if you knew it would never come unless you took drastic measures like, say, becoming a vampire, would you? Do sex and drugs really make rock ‘n roll? According to Rob Stefaniuk’s tongue-in-cheek film, rock music is nothing without some kind of drug or in […]

Scott Pilgrim International Trailer

The full length international trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World recently hit the net. This trailer, which is a vast improvement on the domestic one released last month, gives us a much clearer picture of the tone that Edgar Wright’s comic book adaptation is trying to strike. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is based […]

Jonah Hex Review

Alan Jones joins us once again for a guest review, this time for Jonah Hex. Alan is president of the University of Toronto Cinema Studies Students Union (CINSSU). This review and many others can be read on the official CINSSU blog. The American Western has fallen in stature considerably since its days as a staple […]

Will’s North by Northeast 2010 Picks

North by Northeast 2010 is upon us! That means I have ringing ears and a sore ass ahead of me, thanks to the over 600 live music acts and an ample assortment of music themed documentaries that are taking Toronto by storm this week. This is simply a list of things I plan on checking […]

Worldwide Short Film Fest Reviews Part II

Identical twins have always played a large part in film fantasies both titillating and frightening. It’s no surprise that this genetic and reproductive anomaly is fascinating, and Scooter Corkle takes advantage of this fascination in his film Chloe and Attie. Identical twin sisters Jacqueline and Joyce Robbins play the title characters. Chloe looks after her […]

Worldwide Short Film Fest Reviews

Short films are (almost) always amazing and inspiring. It is much more challeging to make a short film, as filmmakers have less time to develop a story and therefore must be as minimalist and economical as possible. Here is part one of my reviews of selected shorts from this year’s festival. Have you ever wondered […]

Captain America Costume Concept Art

The internet has been abuzz with theories and speculation over what Captain America’s costume would look like in the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger. Would it be the classic bright blue, winged helmet version? Would it be a more modern take on the character? Or would it reflect the Second World War setting of […]

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Review

People about to watch Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time will have two reasons to walk into the theatre with trepidation. Some may ask why the titular Prince doesn’t look very Persian; those who have played the Prince of Persia video games will wonder whether this is another disastrous game-to-film adaptation that will discredit […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Full Trailer

When the producers of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World promised they would release the new trailer for the film if the official Facebook page reached over 100,000 “Likes”, I don’t think they anticipated such a quick response. In just a few days the viral campaign reached its goal and as promised the new trailer was […]