The Dev Slate team gets bold and tackles a comedy classic: Animal House!
Misguidedly choosing incredibly lame jokes instead of maintaining Mark Millar's (sometimes) misguided edginess, Kick Ass 2 is a dreadful mess of hedged bets that somehow becomes more offensive to watch than if the film had been actively going for the shock value Millar's work often courts in the first place.
Despite what should be a novel gender switcheroo designed to look at teenage sexuality from a girl's perspective, The To Do List is still just an awkwardly assembled, bodily fluid loving gross out comedy with almost no distinction from its male counterparts.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to catch an advance screening of The To Do List in Toronto on Thursday, July 18th or in Ottawa, Halifax, or Winnipeg on Monday, July 22nd, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.
From top to bottom, ParaNorman is a little genre gem for longtime fans and pint-sized newcomers. This is an animated film that refuses to talk down to children, packs in more entertainment value than should be legally allowed, and actually has something to say to the impressionable viewers.
In the age of the omnipresent CG animated film and vapid big budget spectacle, it’s incredibly refreshing to see a lovingly handcrafted stop-motion animated movie like ParaNorman come along. We had a chance to speak with directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell earlier this year, and talked about the talented young cast of the film, the directors' own experiences with bullying, ParaNorman's relationship to the horror genre, the importance of zombies, and much more.
In the age of the omnipresent CG animated film and vapid big budget spectacle, it's incredibly refreshing to see a lovingly handcrafted stop-motion animated movie like ParaNorman come along. We had a chance to speak with directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell earlier this year, and talked about the "John Carpenter meets John Hughes" origins of the film, how technology has helped make stop-frame animation more practical, and much more.
Enter to win one of five family four packs of passes to see an advance screening of the 3D animated zombie comedy ParaNorman in Toronto on Saturday, August 4th at 10am from Dork Shelf and Alliance Films!
Fright Night is unquestionably the best film to come out of the recent deluge of recycled properties. This doesn’t just mean it is the best horror reboots in recent years, but it is one of the best remakes in any genre. It is the rare reboot that hits many of the same notes of the original film, while simultaneously subverting the audience’s expectations of what is going to happen. The fact that Fright Night manages to be on par with the original is a miracle in a world of shoddy remakes and cheap cash-ins.