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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 […]

New Dork Shelf Contributors and Other Site News

Regular readers of the site may have noticed some new faces posting articles the past few weeks.  However, there are no new contributors.   It’s actually just been Jeff and Lucas in drag… Sorry to get your hopes up, unless of course you’re into that.  But jokes about my colleagues underwear preference aside, we do […]

Moon Review

Director Duncan Jones had the following conversation with himself. Spoilers ahead. “Okay Zowie, so you want to make a movie, eh?” “Yes, I do.” “Well, what kind of movie do you want to make?” “I don’t know.  I really like Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick.  Maybe something in the science fiction genre?” “Alright, that’s a […]

Hot Tub Time Machine Red Band Trailer

Hot Tub Time Machine.  Do I need to say more? John Cusack, Rob Cordry, Clark Duke and Craig Robinson star in this ridiculous time-travel comedy due out in February 2010. FROM AROUND THE WEB

Podcast 8: Bacon-Con 2009

Sarrah joins Jeff and Will for a discussion of Green Lantern, Comic-Con, James Cameron's cure for cancer, and much more. Exclusives! Events! Bothering George—and it's kosher!

Sam Raimi Directing World of Warcraft Film

Variety is reporting that Sam Raimi; the man who brought us the Evil Dead and Spider-Man films, has signed on to direct a film adaptation of World of Warcraft for WB.  This will be Raimi’s next project after Spider-Man 4, so don’t expect to see Warcraft on the big screen any time soon.  It’s exciting […]

TIFF: Midnight Madness Lineup Announced

Midnight Madness has always been a favourite refuge for dorks like me at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Free of the stuffy attitude that plagues the rest of the festival, Midnight Madness is just about movies.  Awesome movies.  Midnight Madness is a showcase for the best in sci-fi, action, horror, animation and dark comedy from […]

Mighty Muggs: These Toys Will be The Death of Me

I have been collecting toys and comics for most of my life.  While I have been able to collect entire series of comics, the same cannot be said for toys.  I would start with a series that I thought was really cool, but before too long I would get bored and move on.  I have […]

New Iron Man 2 Pictures, Black Widow Revealed

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has some new shots from Iron Man 2.  The new photos include most importantly, our first look at Scarlett Johansson in skin tight leather… errr I mean, as Black Widow. Click here or the image above to see a high resolution shot of the Entertainment Weekly Iron Man 2 […]

3-D Film Festival at the Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre‘s second annual 3-D Film Festival starts this weekend.  Running from July 17th to the 23rd, the festival will feature 3-D movies from the 1960’s heyday and the 1980’s revival of the format.  I’ve always wanted to see Starchaser: The Legend of Orin and Friday the 13th Part III is a horror classic.  […]

Free Screening of Visioneers Starring Zach Galifianakis

Those of you who have seen The Hangover or are familiar with Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job will recognize the great Zach Galifianakis.  The bearded comic is on the verge of becoming a huge star, something we’re all very glad to see. Being fans of Galifianakis, we’re very happy to announce a free […]

Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ryan Reynolds has beat out the likes of Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake for the role of DC Comics Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern. Green Lantern which is being fast tracked for a 2011 release will be directed by Casino Royale director Martin Campbell. The fact that Justin Timberlake […]

The Wright Stuff: Double Bill Pope

The Wright Stuff is returning to the Bloor Cinema.  The film series, presented by director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), is returning for a very special one-night event: an awesome Army of Darkness/Team America double bill!  Bill Pope, the cinematographer who shot both these films will be in attendance to take questions, […]

Toronto After Dark Film Festival Announces First 8 Titles

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival showcases the best in horror, cult and sci-fi films from around the world.  The festival has announced the first 8 titles on this year’s schedule, and there are some great ones. Trick ‘R’ Treat (Dir. Michael Dougherty, USA) Grace (Dir. Paul Solet, Canada) Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl (Dir. […]

Review: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

I had been debating whether or not I should even bother reviewing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; the new Transformers film has been almost universally panned by critics, but is doing gangbusters at the box office.  Should people even try to critique a film like Transformers 2?  It is a film almost entirely bereft of any […]

District 9 Theatrical Trailer

Yahoo Movies has posted the full theatrical trailer for Neill Blomkamp‘s feature film debut District 9. The unorthodox alien invasion film was produced by Peter Jackson, who hired the director to helm the live-action Halo movie which fell through.  District 9 is based on Blomkamp’s short film Alive in Joburg.  District 9 will be released […]