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Avatar: The Making of the Bootleg

New York based comedy group Free Love Forum take us behind the scenes of their latest production: the pirated version of James Cameron’s Avatar. It is a truly an envelope shattering experience. The video really illustrates the absurdity of watching a pirated version of Avatar on a small TV, or for that matter pirated movies […]

Zack’s Decade in Review

Comics I would best describe the last decade in comics as “aggressively making up for the 90s”. Sure, not everything was gold and a lot of the “major events” featured strong openings with weak conclusions (well, except perhaps 52) but there was undeniably this open window of embrace for comics as a creative means instead […]

James Cameron and the Test of Time

What makes a film (or any work of art for that matter) memorable for years after it first appears? What are the films that we go back to again and again? The ones with the amazing special effects? The big stars? Or the ones with the great stories that still resonate? James Cameron makes blockbuster […]

Shelagh’s Top 10 Movies of the 2000′s

I was asked to pick just one top film of the past decade. Such a task is impossible. Even choosing just ten was a monumental task, and lord knows I am probably forgetting some movie (when you see as many as I do that happens a lot). So below is my list, in chronological order, […]

Iron Man 2 Trailer

Apple has posted the first trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Iron Man 2.  We finally (legitimately) get a glimpse of completed shots with Mickey Rouke‘s Whiplash and Don Cheadle‘s War Machine in action. The last scene of the trailer shows some heavy action with both Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Rhodey against a group of […]

Avatar Review

You may have heard of James Cameron’s new film, a little movie called Avatar.  Cameron and others have hyped the film to no end, claiming that it will change cinema as we know it (and for $250 million, it had better!).  Avatar features all the hallmarks we’ve come to expect from James Cameron: great action […]

Trailer for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood

The first trailer for Ridley Scott‘s Robin Hood has hit the web.  The film stars Russell Crowe as Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian. Scott’s film looks like a more realistic and rather brutal adaptation of the Robin Hood legend.  Kevin Costner must be spinning in his grave. Robin Hood is due in […]

First Tron: Legacy Poster and Still

UK site HEYUGUYS! has the first poster and official still for Disney’s upcoming Tron: Legacy.  The sequel to the 1980’s cult classic Tron is being helmed by first time director Joseph Kosinski and stars Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn.  Sam is the son of Kevin Flynn, a role that Jeff Bridges will reprise in the […]

New Iron Man 2 Images

Yahoo Movies has the first look at the Iron Man 2 poster.  It features the first official look atTony Stark’s sometimes-friend-sometimes-enemy War Machine.  Click the picture to embiggen.  The site has also posted some new shots of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. The only other glimpse we’ve seen […]

Podcast 13: Inside This Glass

The triumvirate is back for this sixth prime-numbered episode, almost none of which was recorded behind glass. The dorks find themselves deluged with games, fatigued of comics events, and infected with empathy—but it's all good.

Girl Number 9 Review

To slightly skew Marshall MacLuhan’s famous saying “the medium is the message”, I think it’s also fair to say that art should be designed for the medium for which it was intended. For example, a film like Where the Wild Things Are is meant to be seen on a big screen, where it is arguable […]

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Shock & Awe at The Fox

Shock & Awe: The Dusk ‘Til Dawn Grindhouse Experience is returning to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, November 28th at 11:30pm.  The all night event features six awesome movies all presented on film, including the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and everything from weird 1960′s horror to Blaxploitation Kung Fu and a Canadian Star Wars rip-off! […]

Revisiting the High Nineties: Cannibal Double Feature

It seems that I slept through all those timely Halloween horror film recommendations last month. However, this double feature is just is applicable now as it was then, which is why I’m making these my Yanksgiving (what us Canadians call American Thanksgiving, or at least should start) family viewing picks. Because nothing says ‘Thank You’ […]

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 […]