The Other Horrors of the 1980s

Just in time for Halloween, resident film writers Phil Brown and Andrew Parker take a look at some of their favourite, less iconic horror films of the 1980s. No Shinings, Evil Deads, Freddys, Jasons, Pinheads, or Chuckys allowed.

This Week in DVD: 10/30/12

This week at the video store, we check out the timely comedy of The Campaign, the out of time Oliver Stone thriller Savages, the zombie apocalypse of [REC]3: Genesis, the romantic dramedy stylings of A Little Bit of Heaven and Ruby Sparks, and the goings on in the world of Mad Men.

The New Old: Love & Darkness

This week’s archival home entertainment column takes a look at some real heavy hitters with Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love, Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire, the campy Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, and director’s cuts of both Frank Oz’s Little Shop of Horrors and the Al Pacino ham-fest The Devil’s Advocate.

TAD 2012: The Final Chapter

Andrew Parker and Brandon Bastaldo close out the 2012 Toronto After Dark Film Festival with looks at some of the other films they saw over the past week, including Citadel, Sushi Girl, A Fantastic Fear of Everything, My Amityville Horror, and Game of Werewolves!

CONTEST: See ACE ATTORNEY on Halloween!

HOLD IT! As Gamercamp’s official media sponsor, Dork Shelf is pleased to be able to offer our readers the chance to win one of three pairs of passes to see the Toronto premiere of Ace Attorney on Wednesday October 31st at 7 PM!

Silent Hill: Revelation Review

Sillier and dumber, but oddly not worse than its predecessor, Silent Hill: Revelation, offers up more messed up visuals in service of a useless story as the search continues for an actually decent film based around the beloved Konami video gane franchise.

The 2012 Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival

Three of our film writers take a look at the 4th annual Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival, running from October 25th to the 28th largely from the 100 year old Revue Cinema. Our writers give their brief reviews of some of the selections from a festival showcasing some of the finest films in the world from a Polish perspective.

This Week in DVD: 10/23/12

This week Andrew Parker and Phil Brown take a look at the DVD/Blu-ray releases of Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper saga Magic Mike, Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli’s Chernobyl Diaries, and Timur Bekmambetov’s inexplicably awesome Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

TAD 2012 Reviews
Part One

We continue our coverage of the 2012 Toronto After Dark Film Festival with a look back at the buzzed about opening night film American Mary and we review three upcoming single titled films: Resolution, After, and Wrong.

Band of the Month: Snowblink

Get to know Snowblink in this interview with member Daniela Gesundheit, which features talk of traditional Chinese medicine, connecting with environments, and what it’s been like to be an addition to the Toronto music scene.

This Week in DVD: 10/16/12

This week we look at the heavily anticipated DVD and Blu-ray releases of Moonrise Kingdom and Prometheus, which lead off a crowded week where we also look at the Adam Sandler comedy That’s My Boy, and four partially Canadian productions: the complete series of The Firm, Red Lights, Surviving Progress, and Crooked Arrows

Contest: See Silent Hill: Revelation in 4 Cities!

Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to see an advance screening of Silent Hill: Revelation in Halifax on Wednesday, October 24th or in Toronto, Ottawa, and Winnipeg on Thursday, October 25th from Dork Shelf and Alliance Films.

The New Old: The Monster Mash

Just in time to kick off October, we sit down with the brand new Blu-ray release of the Universal Classic Monsters Essential Collection to look at Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wold Man, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon