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Inglourious Basterds Review

Inglourious Basterds is the latest film from Quentin Tarantino.  On the surface, you would think that Tarantino’s filmmaking sensibilities wouldn’t fit with a period setting, but surprisingly they do.  The movie has been advertised as a “men on a mission” movie, which it is, in part.  But the trailers and commercials don’t reveal what the […]

Wolverine Sequel: Remain Optimistic

The Hollywood Reporter just dropped some pre-production news about the upcoming Wolverine sequel.  Christopher McQuarrie is set to script the sequel, which will be set in Japan. If you suffered through the first Wolverine film, and actually stuck around until the end of the credits, you’ll know that Wolverine is briefly shown at a bar in Japan.  […]

District 9 Review

2009 has been an incredible year for science fiction films.  Duncan Jones’ impressive Moon and James Cameron’s super-hyped Avatar can consider themselves in extremely good company with District 9.  Director Neill Blomkamp has a very bright future ahead of him. Based on Blomkamp’s short film Alive in Joburg, District 9 is quite simply one of […]

The Losers Cast Their Villain

Jason Patric has signed for the role of Max, the main villain in the upcoming comic adaptation of Andy Diggle‘s The Losers.  The Vertigo Comics title deals with a CIA special forces team working hard to combat terrorism.  The hook being that the team is betrayed by their handler, Max (Patric), and left for dead.  […]

The Short Films and Commercials of Neill Blomkamp

People are going to be absolutely blown away when they see District 9; the first feature film South African born-Vancouver, BC based filmmaker Neill Blomkamp.  With the release of District 9 tomorrow, Blomkamp is sure to quickly become the hot new director in Hollywood.  His cinéma vérité style combined with his seamless integration of computer effects, […]

Riddick Franchise Still On?

Back in 2000, David Twohy made a small film called Pitch Black.  It was not at the top of anyone’s radar but it slowly became a sleeper-hit.  The main following stemmed from the film’s protagonist character, Richard B. Riddick (played by Vin Diesel).  His anti-hero antics caught everyone’s attention due his sharp dialogue and mysterious […]

Toronto After Dark Film Fest Starts This Friday

The fourth annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival begins this Friday at The Bloor Cinema.  Showcasing the best in sci-fi, horror and action film from around the world, the festival runs from August 14th – 21st. From the Official Toronto After Dark Presser: The Toronto premiere of the hotly anticipated Halloween spookfest Trick R’ Treat […]

If Movie Posters Used Bad Reviews

We all know movies put their best foot forward when it comes to poster blurbs.  Hollywood blockbusters are quick to use what Roger Ebert or A.O. Scott have to say about a movie, if it makes them look good.  But even if Ebert and his posse of real film critics don’t like a film, you’ll […]

Three Studios Fight for Vaughn’s Kick-Ass

After a very strong showing at Comic-Con this year the film Kick-Ass, formerly without a distributor, now has three studios fighting for the right to distribute the superhero flick!  Lionsgate, Universal and Paramount are all in the running to distribute the film.  Kick-Ass is an adaptation of the ultra-violent Mark Millar comic series of the […]

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Trailer

Yahoo Movies UK has posted the first full trailer for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the latest film from director Terry Gilliam.  The film also has the distinction of being Heath Ledger’s last film role before his untimely death last year. The film has all the visual flair and filmic insanity we’ve come to expect […]

Iron Man 2 Comic-Con Footage

A bootleg version of the Iron Man 2 reel shown at the recent San Diego Comic-Con has finally hit the web.  Probable spoilers: the footage features Sam Jackson as Nick Fury and our first look at Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash in action.  We also get to see Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow kicking ass in tight leather […]

Dork Shelf Double Bill a Success

DorkShelf.com just wanted to thank everyone for coming out to Visioneers and Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion last night.  We had a great turnout for the event. Congratulations to our trivia contest winners who went home with a copy of Live at the Purple Onion on DVD and the Dork Shelf Gift Bag; […]

Podcast 9: Bearded Sharks

In this "mantastic" episode Lucas, Will, Jeff, and Joel find themselves trapped in a cage deep underwater, assaulted from all sides by the desperate later seasons of The Simpsons. The dorks talk about how Matt Groening's show has changed over time, about what they've been consuming, and some hot news from the worlds of film, video games, and email spam.

Toronto After Dark Film Fest: Full Lineup Announced

The full schedule for the Toronto After Dark Film Festival was released a few days ago.  Ten more titles have been announced, in addition to the eight films that were announced earlier this month.  Among the films added to the schedule is the Norwegian Nazi-Zombie movie Dead Snow and the awesome looking faux-blaxploitation film Black […]

Ridley Scott Directing Alien Prequel

SlashFilm is reporting some huge “holy shit!” worthy news.  It turns out that Ridley Scott will not only be producing but also directing the upcoming Alien reboot/prequel.  Scott, who directed the first Alien film, had originally hired director Carl Erik Rinsch to helm the prequel, but apparently 20th Century Fox had been lobbying hard for […]

Saw Director to Helm Castlevania Film

BloodyDisgusting broke news that James Wan, director of the original Saw film, will be directing the live action Castlevania film. Castlevania is one of Konami‘s longest running video game franchises, dating back to 1986 on the original Nintendo. The central story thread of Castlevania deals with the Belmont clan, a family of vampire hunters who […]

Star Wars: What if Obi-Wan had used Force Speed?

As many Star Wars fans know, Jedi are able to manipulate the force in many ways.  One of those ways is using the force to move extremely fast: force speed they call it.  The climactic three-way (hot) battle from The Phantom Menace would have been a perfect time for Obi-Wan Kenobi to use the force […]