30 Minutes or Less is a strange sort of film, but the elements are all there to make for a decent bit of entertainment. It is an affably ridiculous action comedy that takes an extremely convoluted plot and boils it down to a film that clocks in at just a shade over 80 minutes. The film continues in the same self-referential vein of most hybrid comedies of the past few years, with nods to everything from Die Hard and The Great Santini, to Friday the 13th Part 3. It all adds up to a film that is fun while it lasts, but ultimately ends up going nowhere special.
Horrible Bosses does a great job at being good, despite an underwhelming premise. It is one of those films that succeeds by virtue of its casting. Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman have made a living playing funny straight men: people who want to be normal but their environment won’t let them. They play three middle aged guys who have a typical complaint: they hate their bosses. These bosses, however, are not just annoying kind, but the life destroying kind.
In this exciting new episode of the Fortress, Gavin illustrates the potential diversity of Ray Parker Junior's classic Ghostbusters theme song, and more importantly how to tie it into your day to day life.
This week Gavin and Jeff are joined by Todd Van Allen, host of the Comedy Above The Pub Podcast. The three men share their thoughts on comedy and politics in Canada, and wax poetic about upcoming blockbusters.
Steampunk it! In this exciting new episode of the Fortress, Gavin shows us all the amazing world of Steampunk. Behold, as Gavin deftly transforms mundane everyday objects into "Steampunk" everyday objects!
This week Gavin and Jeff are joined by Arda Ocal and Brent Furtney, co-hosts of The Score's Right After Wrestling, as well as the hilarious Deborah Etta Robinson.
I didn’t walk into Your Highness with high expectations, that would have been silly, but I was looking forward to it in a way that defies my general like of good taste. A stoner-fantasy genre hybrid suddenly felt like exactly the nosh I was hungry for. But there isn’t a formula for this sort of subgenre as much as there is a vibe, and I’m sad to say no matter how much you tint your eyes rose coloured before entering the theatre, Your Highness doesn’t do a great job flowing with it.
Much like the original Arthur with Dudley Moore from 1980, director Jason Winner's Russell Brand starring remake is a film perfectly befitting of it's main character. It is a film that coasts by so effortlessly on the charm and wit of the actor at the centre of it, that it is a hard film to dislike. It also really isn't that great of a film, and much like the billionaire, alcoholic playboy at the heart of the film, it has a lot of problems that are either never addressed or are dealt with too late in the film to have much of an impact.
This week Gavin decides that he wants to see the villain from Mad Max: The Road Warrior, Lord Humungus, in a slightly diffrent role from his usual Ayatollah of Rock n' Rolla persona.
Fortress of Baller-itude is the video blog of Gavin Stephens Canada's best Nerdy comedian and co-host of the popular G33K N3RD D0RK podcast. Twice a month Gavin shares his opinions and perspectives on pop culture and fandom. Episode Two - Gavin breaks down the best video game soundtracks to get your nerdy partner in the mood.
The masterful cinematic combination of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost have oodles of talent on their own; but bring the three of them together, and they hit a whole new level of brilliance. Separate the trio, and while the work is still very good, it doesn’t quite reach the same peak. Scott Pilgrim is one example of this; and now Paul is another. Not a great film, but a very good one.
In the thriling conclusion of Wednesday's show, we are again joined by members of the Toronto Roller Derby. The gang discusses the dynamics of the sport of derby, the origins of the derby girl, and the common nerdom we share.
Fortress of Baller-tude is the new video blog of Gavin Stephens, Canada's best nerdy comedian and co-host of our own G33K N3RD D0RK podcast. Twice a month Gavin will share his opinions and perspectives on pop culture, fandom and beyond.
Joining Gavin and Jeff this week are members of the Toronto Roller Derby. The gang discusses the dynamics of the sport of derby, the secret origins of the derby girls, and, well there was so much stuff we had to spread it out over two episodes. So check back here this Friday for the part two!
That’s right folks, Gavin Stephens and Jeff Brown, stars of G33K N3RD D0RK, will host their first live podcast event March 6th at the Underground Comedy Club! A night of geeky music, comedy, a live podcast! Featuring musical guests Nerds with Guitars, comedians Gavin Stephens, Rob Mailloux, Kathleen Corrigan, surprise guests, giveaways and more! Underground […]