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Iron Man 2 Review

How can a movie be obnoxious and charming at the same time? I don’t know. But somehow Iron Man 2 manages to be both an over the top summer blockbuster and a gleefully charismatic and funny film. With the origin story out of the way, Jon Favreau’s sequel can move into new territory. The film […]

David Wants to Fly Review

Every filmmaker dreams of meeting their favourite director. So when aspiring filmmaker David Sieveking had the opportunity, he begins his film David Wants to Fly with a trip to the United States to hear David Lynch speak about his passion for Transcendental Meditation, a movement founded by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—who also inspired, among others, […]

The People vs. George Lucas Review

It’s appropriate that I am writing this review on May 4th, also known as Star Wars Day—May the Fourth be with you…! *groan* Before I talk about The People vs. George Lucas, let me first qualify my review with a short preamble about my relationship with Mr. Lucas. May 18th, 1999. It’s raining, it’s cold […]

The Parking Lot Movie Review

It has been my long-held belief that everyone in North America should work at least one minimum wage job in their life, for a minimum of six months. Not just to understand how impossible it is to live on minimum wage, but also to understand how we treat people who provide us with necessary services, […]

Disco and Atomic War Review

As part of the former USSR, Estonia was geographically closer to (supposedly) democratic Finland than the communist powers in Moscow. When Finland began to broadcast television, they showed not only their own programs, but American ones as well. The north coastal Estonian city of Tallinn was only 80 km from Helsinki, and as much as […]

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Review

Rush is probably the strangest anomaly in rock music. They have sold the third most number of albums worldwide of any band (after The Rolling Stones and The Beatles), but have never had a number one single. Their fans are arguably the most devoted in the world, and yet (until recently), Rush has been panned […]

A Nightmare on Elm Street Review

Alan Jones joins us for a guest spot review of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Alan is president of the University of Toronto Cinema Studies Students Union (CINSSU). This review and many others can be read on the official CINSSU blog. Walking into the new Platinum Dunes horror remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street […]

Jonah Hex Trailer Shoots Online

The first trailer for the big screen adaptation of Jonah Hex has appeared online. Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, the film is a supernatural Western starring Josh Brolin as the titular anti-hero out for revenge. The film has something for everyone: it co-stars acting powerhouses John Malkovich and Michael Fassbender, […]

Free Screening of Exit Through the Gift Shop

Anyone familiar with the street art movement knows the name Banksy. Though no one knows the true identity of the illusive urban artist, his distinctive graffiti art can be seen in cities all over the world. If you’re a fan of Banksy’s work or street art in general, the new documentary Exit Through the Gift […]

The Losers Review

Right from the get-go, The Losers makes damn sure to tell the audience that they’re watching a really cool movie. The movie has it all: shaky hand-held camera work, freeze frames, jump cuts and the requisite “group walking towards the camera in slow motion” scene—reassuring the audience that they are indeed watching an awesome film. […]

Toronto Underground Cinema
set to Open

Anyone who has walked down Spadina Avenue near Queen Street has probably noticed that mysterious Golden Classics sign. I knew that there had once been a movie theatre at 186 Spadina Avenue, I just didn’t know if the space still existed. The 700+ seat cinema, first known as the Golden Harvest and later as the […]

Kick-Ass Review

No pressure with that title. I mean, yes I think this is a pretty good review, but the bar is set pretty high… Kick-Ass is director Matthew Vaughn’s film adaptation of the Mark Millar penned comic book of the same name. Set in New York, the story takes place in a world much like ours, […]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Review

I have a new hero, and her name is Lizbeth Salander. She is smarter than most men give her credit for; tougher than her dark and heavily pierced exterior would ever lead you to believe; she is damaged, but she fights back. And she knows how to bring the most evil of men (and the […]

Toronto Comic Con Starts Today

The first Wizard World Toronto Comic Con kicks off today (that’s March 26th) at 12pm. There will be something at the con for dorks of all stripes; whether you’re a fan of sci-fi, horror, comic books, video games, anime, etc. If it’s dorky, chances are you’ll find it at Toronto Comic Con. Featured guests include […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Trailer

The first trailer for Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has hit the web. Based on the graphic novels of Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim stars Michael Cera as the eponymous slacker/hero. Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is an out of work, twenty-something living in Toronto. He’s getting by though, Scott is in […]