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TIFF Blog: Space & Time in the Festival City

It begins around the middle of August, with advertisements in bus shelters and streetcars plastered with logos. September comes, and virtually every store on Bloor Street between Yonge Street and Avenue Road has a movie theme in their window.  Mannequins are wrapped in film strips, old televisions play DVDs, and signs welcome attendees of the […]

TIFF Review: The Road

If you saw director John Hillcoat’s last film The Proposition, then you know that he is perhaps the only man suited to adapt Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road.  The world as we know it has been utterly destroyed: Society no longer functions and every bit of infrastructure is gone.  A father and son struggle to […]

TIFF Blog: Noah’s Film Festival Experience (Part 1?)

I can’t speak for the rest of this town’s cinema lovers, but one of the best parts of our film festival for me has always been the surprises.  Not knowing which films I’m going to end up seeing, who’s going to be at the screenings, and which ones I will like. My priorities when choosing […]

Solomon Kane Trailer

The first trailer for big screen adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane has hit the net.  The film (which is one of my picks) is set to debut during Midnight Madness at the Toronto Film International Film Festival on September 16th, so this trailer is just in time. Solomon Kane does not have a […]

Shelagh’s TIFF ’09 Picks

Trying to choose films to see at Toronto International Film Festival is often like trying to eat everything at the buffet of the world: every kind of food is offered and it is impossible to eat everything.  Choices have to be made, and gems will be missed.  But choose I must.  Will has already covered […]

Will’s TIFF ’09 Picks

The 2009 Toronto International Film Festival starts tomorrow, running from September 10th until the 19th.  Featuring over 300 films from over 60 countries, the festival has an amazing lineup of movies this year.  Dork Shelf will be there, giving you all the latest news and reviews from the 34th annual film fest. You can expect […]

Boondock Saints II Red Band Trailer

IGN has posted the first trailer for Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day; the upcoming sequel to the 1999 cult hit helmed by director, Troy Duffy. All the core characters will be returning; Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus reprise their roles as the McManus brothers.  David Della Rocco returns as himself, and most importantly, […]

Guy Ritchie to Helm DC’s Lobo

Warner Bros. has thrown us a mean curve ball.  Variety is reporting that Lobo — everyone’s favourite “Bastitch” — is getting his own film. The live action adaptation of the DC anti-hero will be directed by none other than Dork Shelf favourite, Guy Ritchie.  Lobo will be Ritchie’s followup Sherlock Holmes. The synopsis for the […]

Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment

That Goofy-Wolverine crossover you’ve always been waiting for can now finally happen! File this in the Ridiculously Huge News folder — According to a press release just put out on the Disney Corporate website, a huge “stock and cash deal” will result in Disney taking over Marvel Entertainment and all of its subsidiaries.  As part […]

Toronto After Dark Review:
The Forbidden Door

The Forbidden Door‘s protagonist is not a starving artist, but a prosperous one learning that success can be just as torturous.  The film opens on him sipping champagne while denying an art collector one of his gallery pieces, as it has already sold.  The first few shots inside the art gallery give an initial impression […]

Green Lantern Moving to New Orleans?

Director Martin Campbell was supposed to start shooting the Green Lantern film in Australia in just a few weeks, but apparently the rise of the Australian dollar seems to be putting that start date in jeopardy.  When you’re making a film with a $150 million (US) budget in another country, a spike in the value of […]

FanExpo 2009 Starts This Weekend

FanExpo, the largest fan con in Canada returns to Toronto August 28th-30th.  Dork Shelf will be there!  FanExpo is essentially an amalgam of five smaller conventions dedicated to comic books, science fiction, horror, gaming and anime.  If you are a Canadian dork, FanExpo is the place to be this weekend. FROM AROUND THE WEB

Toronto After Dark Review: Strigoi

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival wrapped up this past Friday, the fest played some of the best genre films from around the world.  One film in particular seems poised to become the sleeper hit of the fest: Strigoi, the debut film from director Faye Jackson.  An eccentric and extremely black comedy, Strigoi is set […]

Inception Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s latest film Inception has finally revealed itself.  This is Nolan’s first film since The Dark Knight. Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Canada’s own Ellen Page.  The production has been shrouded in mystery, almost nothing has been revealed about the movie other than the intentionally vague […]

Avatar Preview Reaction

Dork Shelf saw the 15 minute preview of James Cameron’s Avatar yesterday.  Having seen it do we think the film is worthy of the hype?  Well, yes and no. If you were like us and were left generally unimpressed by the teaser trailer for the film, then rest assured that the film looks far superior […]

Gamegasm: Next Gen Aliens

Game on, man, game on! A few months ago, when I was thinking to myself, “Hey, when are they going to make another game for the movie franchise Aliens?”  I found the website http://www2.sega.com/aliens/.  For those who haven’t been keeping up with current events, so to speak, a new Aliens: Colonial Marines game was set […]

Avatar Teaser Trailer

The first trailer for James Cameron‘s super-hyped, 12-years-in-the-making Avatar has finally arrived.  With the exception of the presentation made at Comic-Con this year, this teaser is the first time the public has seen the film in action. If you were one of the lucky people to score tickets for one of the Avatar preview events […]

The Wolf Man Trailer

I’m not a fan of horror films at all, but after seeing this trailer I definitely plan to check out director Joe Johnston‘s (Hidalgo) remake of The Wolf Man. The film stars one of my all time favorite actors: Benicio Del Toro.  His performances are a rare commodity these days with so much crap out […]