If you’re one of the many people who think Canadian TV is crappy, maybe it’s time you stop tuning in to Little Mosque on the Prairie and start watching SPACE network’s Todd and the Book of Pure Evil. This home-grown Canuck series finishes off tonight with an hour long bound to be epic season finale and believe us, this show is worth watching.
Here is the deal. There is a feeling in this country that people just don't care about English Canadian films. That we would rather watch any crap that the US slams down our throats then a decent English Canadian flick. We here at the cinema always think hard about showing Canadians films or not. We just aren't sure people will actually come out to see them. The first and second wave of Canadian Cinema films has been announced!
When was the last time you saw a good Canadian film? How many Canadian films can most people even name? Maybe that’s because unlike music and television, there are no government enforced quotas for Canadian content in our movie theatres, allowing Hollywood to dominate our screens. the city’s newest rep theatre, the Toronto Underground Cinema is taking long overdue measures to remedy this. Starting this Thursday, the Underground is dedicating all 8 of its weekend screenings to great Canadian films.
The 14th annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival starts today and runs through November 15th. The festival is Canada’s premier pan-Asian film festival, showcasing the best in Asian and Asian-Canadian cinema. Reel Asian also hosts a number of industry panels, as well as events for film fans.
The 14th annual Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival is Canada's premier pan-Asian international film festival, fostering the exchange of cultural and artistic ideals between east and west. It provides a public forum for homegrown Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.
We had a chance to chat with Terra Hazelton and Andy Sparacino, two of the stars of Fubar 2. Hazelton plays Trish, a strip club waitress with a heart of gold and Terry's love interest. Those familiar with the first Fubar film will know Sparacino — who played Terry and Dean's old friend and "party leader" Tron — a role that he reprises in the sequel. We talk Fubar 2, music, LARPing and World of Warcraft, and even have enough time to shotgun a few beers.
As much as I always loved the first Fubar movie, I was very skeptical when I found out they were premiering the sequel at this year’s festival. To mix metaphors, I thought they were returning to the well to milk a dead cow. Fortunately there was enough water left in the well to keep the cow alive and ready to be milked for our viewing pleasure once again!
Directed by Bruce McDonald (Roadkill, Hard Core Logo, Pontypool), Trigger tells the story of Vic (Tracy Wright) and Kat (Molly Parker), childhood friends who once had an extremely successful rock band until on stage argument signaled their demise. Ten years later, Kat works in the music industry in Los Angeles and Vic is still in Toronto. Kat returns home to attend a benefit concert and convinces Vic to accompany her. Through the evening, the two women battle each other and their inner demons. Which of them is happy? Can you go back to where you were or are some bridges burnt beyond repair?
Quirky and original new film from Canadian director and screenwriter Daniel Cockburn. Its plot is certainly hard, if not impossible, to summate, as a traditional plot as such does not exist. But that certainly doesn’t mean the film has no story; far from it.
According to Dead Rising 2 producer and Capcom head of R&D Keiji Inafune, it very well may be. The legendary producer recently spoke with NowGamer and commented that Canada is “getting very important now…they’ve got potential to be at the epicenter of videogame development.” Inafune recently collaborated with Canadian studio Blue Castle Games on the […]
Local dorks, you certainly have your work cut out for you. The Joe Shuster Comic Book Awards, TO Jam Arcade and the Hobbystar Fan Appreciation show are all happening this weekend! If you’re a comic dork then you’ll definitely want to check out the sixth annual Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards on June […]
Dork Shelf had a chance to chat with Canadian actor Aaron Douglas at FanExpo a few months ago. Douglas, best known to audiences for his work as Chief Tyrol on the acclaimed Sci-Fi series Battlestar Galactica, had just wrapped filming on the new police-drama The Bridge when we spoke with him. We talked about his […]
On behalf of the team here at Dork Shelf, I’d like to wish everyone a happy holidays and a very happy new year! It’s hard to believe that it has been ten months since we opened for “business”. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers, commenters and contributors. We […]
The Risky Biz Blog is reporting that Canadian director David Cronenberg is set to remake his own 1986 film The Fly. Cronenberg’s original version of The Fly was itself a remake of a 1958 film of the same name. The 1986 Fly starred Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, and was arguably Cronenberg’s breakout movie. The […]
Only a Canadian could make a campy pseudo-musical film about the Manson Family. While perhaps fading from the memory of those not alive at the time, Charles Manson is still one of the icons of crazed cult leaders and serial killers. Director Reginald Harkema (A Girl is a Girl, Monkey Warfare) creates a visually stunning […]