film

Terminator Salvation Review

Terminator Salvation wants to be a great film, but it has big shoes to fill.  The first two Terminator films were excellent, while the third was mediocre at best. Terminator Salvation aims to right the wrongs of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, bringing the franchise back to the darker more serious tone of the first […]

Thor has Found His Loki

Hello Everyone Jeff here, glad to be back and I’m very excited about this bit of casting news. Why am I excited? Director Kenneth Branagh has demonstrated an ability to spot talent time and time again for his many film adaptations of Shakespeare plays. He takes stage actors and casts them in unlikely film roles. His selection […]

Trailer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes

The first trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law has hit the web. RocknRolla was a great return to form for Ritchie, I’m hoping he’ll continue the trend with Holmes. If the trailer is any indication Sherlock Holmes looks like it will be highly entertaining. FROM AROUND THE […]

Captain Kirk’s Dad Cast as Thor

Deadline Hollywood Daily has confirmed that Chris Hemsworth; who most will recognize as the ill-fated George Kirk from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, has been cast as Thor. The big screen adaptation of Marvel Comics’ Thor is being helmed by Kenneth Branagh, who many considered an unconventional choice to direct. Branagh’s involvement led many to believe […]

The Road Trailer

The big screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy‘s post-apocalyptic novel The Road finally has a trailer. Director John Hillcoat, who made the excellent Aussie Western The Proposition, has been hard at work on The Road for nearly two years and his vision looks to be very faithful to the McCarthy’s novel. Initially slated for release last […]

My Little Pony Live-Action Film Trailer

With live-action iterations of Transformers and G.I. Joe both hitting theatres this summer, it’s easy to forget the other 1980′s cartoon/toy-line adaptation that will be coming to a theatre near you in the coming months.  I am of course referring to My Little Pony: Reign of Buttercup Sprinkles. What a delicious little send up of […]

Star Trek Review

As a life long Trekkie, I went into the new J.J. Abrams Trek reboot/sequel with my expectations set to stun—fearing that if I set them to kill I would end up vapourizing myself… whatever that means.  Phaser analogy aside, I knew that J.J Abrams’ vision of Star Trek would be different from that of its […]

Every Star Trek Theatrical Trailer

With the release of J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot/prequel this week, Dork Shelf wanted to take a look back at the previous 10 Star Trek films—or at least their trailers. There have been great Trek movies like Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: First Contact.  […]

20th Anniversary Screening of Troll 2 at The Bloor

If you were lucky enough to see the documentary Best Worst Movie at the Hot Docs Film Festival this past week then you know all about the movie Troll 2. Considered by many as possibly the worst film ever made, Troll 2 was filmed by an Italian director who barely spoke any English and was […]

If Star Wars Characters Used Twitter

Artist and Blogger Josh Shaffer of StrangeGods.net has drawn an excellent series of drawings featuring Star Wars characters using the microblogging service Twitter. The series also features Sith Lord Darth Vader and everyone’s favourite bounty hunter Boba Fett. Twittering a long time ago in a galaxy far far away… @ StrangeGods.net And speaking of Twitter, […]

Star Wars Day: Original Theatrical Star Wars Trailers

Today is May 4th, which means that it’s Star Wars Day, May the Fourth be with you! Get it?  Ughh… that wasn’t funny when my high school computer science teacher said it, and it still isn’t.  In any event to celebrate Star Wars Day, I Heart Chaos has posted the original theatrical trailers for the […]

The Definitive Collection of Awesomely Bad Wolverine Costumes

To celebrate the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine humour site Nextround.net has posted the definitive collection of bad Wolverine costumes. From costumes without claws, to guys who have no business even attempting to look like everyone’s favourite Canuck this list has pretty much everything you would expect from horrible fan made Wolverine costumes. Definitive Collection […]

District 9 Trailer Lands

Commercial director Neill Blomkamp was originally hired by Peter Jackson to direct the live-action Halo film, but when that fell through Blomkamp was left in the lurch.  Thankfully at least some good has come of the situation, with Halo in development hell Blomkamp was given the opportunity to make District 9, a feature length version […]

8 Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Predator

With the recent announcement of the Robert Rodriguez produced sequel/reboot of the Predator franchise, Premiere Magazine went back and took a look at the film that started it all.  They learned that the original Predator isn’t just a movie featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger in top form, or even an above average 1980′s action film.  No, Premiere […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles To Get Batman Begins-Style Reboot?

MTV’s Splash Page Blog recently sat down with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Peter Laird to talk about the now confirmed live-action TMNT reboot. The Turtles are set to return to the silver screen in 2011 and Laird had this to say about the project: “I can say that at this point there are a lot […]

David Lynch Double Bill at The Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre has a amazing Double Bill on Tuesday, April 28th, Wild At Heart and Eraserhead from director David Lynch.  If you’ve never seen a David Lynch film, these two flicks are an excellent starter pack. As Lynch movies go, Wild At Heart could be considered a more mainstream entry into the his filmography, […]

Hot Docs 2009 Picks

The 2009 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival starts next week in Toronto. Showcasing the best in documentary filmmaking from Canada and around the world, Hot Docs is playing some truly great stuff this year. Dork Shelf has compiled a list of the films that we’re planning to see at this years festival and the picks are […]

Free Screening of Comic Book Confidential

To kick off Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, The Beguiling and the Hot Docs Film Festival have teamed up to present a free screening of Comic Book Confidential.  The documentary by Toronto film maker Ron Mann traces the history of comic books from their early origins through the […]