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Thought Bubble: How To Fix Canadian Cinema

Canadian movies and TV have a bad rep. CANADALAND's Jesse Brown talked to Jay Baruchel about how we fix this, and inadvertently hit upon something that could actually be the key to improving our onscreen cultural landscape.

Avatar: The Making of the Bootleg

New York based comedy group Free Love Forum take us behind the scenes of their latest production: the pirated version of James Cameron’s Avatar. It is a truly an envelope shattering experience. The video really illustrates the absurdity of watching a pirated version of Avatar on a small TV, or for that matter pirated movies […]

James Cameron and the Test of Time

What makes a film (or any work of art for that matter) memorable for years after it first appears? What are the films that we go back to again and again? The ones with the amazing special effects? The big stars? Or the ones with the great stories that still resonate? James Cameron makes blockbuster […]

Podcast 14: High Rise Jeans

Jeff, the thief, Will, the knight, and Lucas, the wizard, take a break from stacking boxes and dissolving in acid to talk about what they've been playing and what the new year may bring. Lucas details his least favourite Genghis Khan biopic. Jeff talks about what DC has planned for next year, what looks promising. Oh, and Will saw Avatar. Hike up those pants, listen in, and continue the discussion in the comments.

Avatar Review

You may have heard of James Cameron’s new film, a little movie called Avatar.  Cameron and others have hyped the film to no end, claiming that it will change cinema as we know it (and for $250 million, it had better!).  Avatar features all the hallmarks we’ve come to expect from James Cameron: great action […]

Avatar Theatrical Trailer

Update: The Yahoo Movies link won’t work for our Canadian readers, but we’ve embedded the video here for your viewing pleasure. Yahoo Movies has posted the full theatrical trailer for James Cameron‘s upcoming 3D sci-fi adventure Avatar.  Not convinced by that first teaser trailer?  The new trailer offers an expanded look at Cameron’s new film, finally […]

Avatar Preview Reaction

Dork Shelf saw the 15 minute preview of James Cameron’s Avatar yesterday.  Having seen it do we think the film is worthy of the hype?  Well, yes and no. If you were like us and were left generally unimpressed by the teaser trailer for the film, then rest assured that the film looks far superior […]

Avatar Teaser Trailer

The first trailer for James Cameron‘s super-hyped, 12-years-in-the-making Avatar has finally arrived.  With the exception of the presentation made at Comic-Con this year, this teaser is the first time the public has seen the film in action. If you were one of the lucky people to score tickets for one of the Avatar preview events […]

Exclusive: Avatar Footage to Debut at Comic Con

Dork Shelf has received some interesting information from a reliable source regarding the San Diego Comic Con and James Cameron‘s new film Avatar. Apparently the huge 65,000 square foot H hall at the San Diego Convention Center is being converted into a massive 3D theatre for the event.  This means that not only will Cameron […]