Emily Blunt

The Wind Rises Review

While time will only tell if Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film, the World War II era period piece The Wind Rises, will be the animation auteur’s final feature, if it turns out to be true he’s certainly ending his career on a high note.

This Week in DVD: 1/8/13

As we dig out from piles of new releases from before and after the holiday season, we take looks at the home video releases for Looper, Frankenweenie, Cosmopolis, Dredd, Pitch Perfect, Compliance, The Words, Hit and Run, and season one of Anger Management

Looper Review

Films like Looper come around so infrequently, and it’s doubtful that anyone could have seen into the future to know it would have turned out this great. It’s a gutsy and uncompromising genre film that will be hailed as a classic staple by many who see it.

Interview: Emily Blunt

We talk to Looper actress Emily Blunt about working within the action genre, the vision of director Rian Johnson, working with kids and accents, and her own thoughts on time travel.

See LOOPER in OTTAWA, WINNIPEG, or HALIFAX!

Enter to win a pair of tickets to an advance screening of TIFF's 2012 opening night film Looper exclusively in Ottawa, Halifax, and Winnipeg on Wednesday, September 26th from Dork Shelf and Alliance Films. Five lucky winners in each city will also receive a special edition Looper pocket watch!

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 1

With the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival kicking off this Thursday, Dork Shelf begins their coverage of the Festival of Festivals with our look at Dredd 3D, The Sessions, Krivina, Rust and Bone, I Declare War, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and the huge opening night gala, Looper.

The Five-Year Engagement Review

While it will probably appeal to the most adoring fans of producer Judd Apatow and star Jason Segel, The Five-Year Engagement is a mean spirited, mostly unoriginal comedy that can never decide if it wants to pander to women or to bros, when it's a plot clearly designed to pander to the latter.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Review

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen slides into screens this week with one of the most uninspiring titles for a major release in years, but at least this movie does exactly what it says on the box. Admittedly, there are a handful of sweet and funny little moments as well as some nice performances from, but the film is ultimately about, well, salmon fishing in Yemen. It's not exactly riveting subject matter. Sure assassinations, wartime tragedy, liberal doses of verbal sparring, and some gentle romance are woven in, but ultimately the movie is about the magical healing powers of fishing.

The Wolf Man Trailer

I’m not a fan of horror films at all, but after seeing this trailer I definitely plan to check out director Joe Johnston‘s (Hidalgo) remake of The Wolf Man. The film stars one of my all time favorite actors: Benicio Del Toro.  His performances are a rare commodity these days with so much crap out […]