Interview
TRON: Evolution
Art Director David Patch

The 1982 original TRON film evokes some very specific imagery. Recognizer tanks zooming by in defiance of the laws of aerodynamics, lightcycles racing through the city leaving behind light trails, and above all else neon reds and blues crisscrossing against a sleek digital world. These still form the basis of the re-imagined world spearheaded by the film TRON: Legacy, but as we found out, the tie-in video game TRON: Evolution goes a bit further.

TRON: Evolution Preview

Hey, you’ve heard about the new TRON movie Legacy, right? Of course you have! What about the video game, TRON: Evolution from Disney Interactive and Vancouver-based Propaganda Games? This week, I got to try out the newest build of the PlayStation 3 version amidst a handful of other guests at Disney’s Toronto headquarters.

TRON: Legacy Final Theatrical Trailer

Disney has unveiled the final theatrical trailer for the upcoming TRON: Legacy. Like the previous trailers for the film this one is a visual treat, but what makes this one different is that it finally reveals the plot of the film. TRON: Legacy stars Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn — son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) from the 1982 TRON — who must travel to the digital world to find his father who has been missing for 25 years.

Fan Expo 2010 Photos Part Two

Here is the second part of our huge Fan Expo 2010 photo post. Click here to see Part One. You can see hundreds more like these over on the Dork Shelf Facebook Page. Relive Fan Expo 2010 minus the crowds and lines!

Epic Mickey
Cinematic Trailer

Disney Interactive recently unveiled the intro cinematic for the upcoming Epic Mickey video game. The game is being developed by respected game designer Warren Spector (Sytem Shock, Deus Ex) and his Junction Point Studios. Epic Mickey puts the player in the role of Disney’s most famous creation: Mickey Mouse. Everyone’s favourite cartoon rodent is thrust […]

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Review

Ladies, I have a question to ask you: if a skinny awkward physics student informs you that he is stalking you in a non-threatening manner, would you be alarmed? And if you looked like Teresa Palmer, would you even come close to considering him as a potential future boyfriend? I ask because this is exactly […]

Tron: Legacy Update

The hype machine for Disney’s Tron: Legacy is in full swing. The massive press blitz comes in advance of the highly anticipated Comic-Con presentation happening in San Diego on July 21, 2010, dubbed “Comic-TRON”. To start off, Amazon.com now accepting pre-orders for the film’s soundtrack, composed by French techno-engineers Daft Punk. The album is set […]

Split/Second Review

You are the next contestant on Split/Second, the new reality TV show where drivers race not only against one another but against the course itself, which is exploding more often than not. Sadly, Split/Second from Black Rock Studio and Disney Interactive is only a game, putting players in the driver’s seat for this insane fictional […]

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields Review

The Magnetic Fields are an eclectic but fairly obscure American indie rock band that has been recording for nearly twenty years. While not a household name, they have a fairly devoted following, and many musicians, such as Peter Gabriel, count leader Stephin Merritt as one of the great contemporary American songwriters. In Strange Powers: Stephin […]

TRON: Legacy Teaser Trailer

Disney has finally released the teaser trailer for Tron: Legacy, the long awaited sequel to the 1982 cult classic Tron.  The film stars recent Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett, and Michael Sheen. I wrote up a detailed description of the teaser trailer a few weeks back […]

Tron: Legacy Trailer Description and Reaction

I was part of the lucky group of people who were invited to a sneak peek at the first theatrical trailer for Disney’s upcoming Tron: Legacy. The online viral marketing campaign for the film has kicked into high gear in the past two weeks. FlynnLives.com was the first site to pop up, which invited people […]

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 […]

Interview with Nathan Vella of Capy Games, Part 1

  We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Nathan Vella, co-founder of Toronto-based game developer Capybara Games. Capybara Games’ Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes for the Nintendo DS was released in Canada yesterday, and their excellent puzzle-game Critter Crunch is available on PlayStation Network. Will, Nathan, and I met downtown at Capy’s […]

Prince of Persia Trailer

The first trailer for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has arrived; the upcoming Disney film is adapted from the 2003 Ubisoft video game of the same name.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as the least convincing Persian in the history of film, a performance made even more glaringly offensive by his affected English accent.  The […]

Podcast 10: TIFF Roundup

Will, Lucas, Noah, and Shelagh put on their ten-gallon critics’ hats and rustle together all the films they’ve seen recently. Covering films from grindhouse to arthouse, the four cowpokes break down what they saw, what they liked, and why they liked it.