Ben & Daniel spoil Aquaman!
The Justice League co-founder splashes down in theatres in a genuinely fun DC superhero movie. But should you take your kids to see it?
Aquaman doesn’t dare take itself seriously, and it’s a better movie for it.
It's Tuesday and that means That Shelf will be rounding up the latest movie, TV, and video game trailers. This week we've got Bodied, Aquaman, VICE, and Star Trek: Discovery season two.
Alarmingly misguided, horribly directed, astoundingly racist, and insanely incomprehensible, the McG/Luc Besson/Kevin Costner team-up 3 Days to Kill best's last week's previous low water mark set by Winter's Tale as the worst major studio release of 2013 so far, leading us further down one of the worst starts to any year in film history.
Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of 3 Days to Kill in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, or Vancouver on Thursday, February 20th at 7:00pm, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films!
Eschewing the straight-laced (and sadly often boring) grindhouse aesthetic of its predecessor, Machete Kills dives headlong into off-the-wall comedy like it probably should have done in the first place. It’s still way too long and the energy considerably flags towards the conclusion, but at least the laughs are fairly consistent throughout and there’s hardly anything that can be called a lull in the action and gags.
It only took seven years since it's debut at TIFF to get released in North America, but the teen slasher All the Boys Love Mandy Lane has aged quite well.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills in Ottawa or Halifax on Wednesday, October 9th or in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, or Vancouver on Thursday, October 10th, courtesy of Dork Shelf and VVS Films!
Other potential titles for the abysmally idiotic thriller Paranoia that must have been taken: “Patently Implausible on This or Any Other Earth,” “Captain Obvious,” and “Seriously, Guys, Is This Some Sort of Joke?”
Farce is hard, but thankfully despite a couple of flat jokes and a low budget, Syrup is a fast paced, engaging, and amusing send up of corporate advertising.
Enter for a chance to win one of four run-of-engagement passes to see the comedy Syrup in Toronto (starting Friday, July 12th), courtesy of Dork Shelf and VSC.
Cigars, whiskey, sunglasses, a naked waitress straddling a clothed, but unzipped Nic Cage, the line “I never disrobe before gunplay”, gunplay, sex, sex and gunplay and whiskey and cigars at the same time. This is the sort of thing you will find in Drive Angry, the newest film in Nic Cage's long and illustrious oeuvre, and this is just one scene.
We're unabashed fans of Nicolas Cage and his eccentric oeuvre at the Shelf, so when we heard about his new film Drive Angry we we understandably excited. Cage plays Milton, a man who fights his way out of Hell and returns to Earth in order to avenge the death of his daughter. Did we mention that it's in 3D? That's right, pissed off, undead Nicolas Cage kicking asses in 3D. Do we really need to say anything more?
It must be hard to be a director like John Carpenter. When you create such classics as Halloween, The Thing and Escape from New York within four years, any subsequent films will never apparently measure up. And his new film The Ward, does not, but it is still a solid old-school horror film with plenty of scares and a twist that is only obvious after the fact.