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Anthony Hopkins to play Thor’s Daddy

The Heat Vision Blog has some intriguing news about Kenneth Branagh’s big screen adaptation of Marvel Comics Thor, both on the casting and story front.  Word has come down that Sir Anthony Hopkins is in negotiations to play Odin, the chief god of Asgard and the father of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his brother Loki […]

Avatar Theatrical Trailer

Update: The Yahoo Movies link won’t work for our Canadian readers, but we’ve embedded the video here for your viewing pleasure. Yahoo Movies has posted the full theatrical trailer for James Cameron‘s upcoming 3D sci-fi adventure Avatar.  Not convinced by that first teaser trailer?  The new trailer offers an expanded look at Cameron’s new film, finally […]

Rumour: DiCaprio is The Third Man

CHUD has posted a very interesting rumour regarding a potential remake of the classic film The Third Man, the 1949 film noir directed by Carol Reed, starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten.  Canal Plus is said to be shopping the remake around and has lined up screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises) as well as Leonardo […]

How Transformers 2 Should Have Ended

The folks over at How It Should Have Ended are best known for their hilarious animated alternate endings to popular films.  They have finally tackled the cinematic abomination that was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, showing the many different ways the film probably should have ended. The HISHE team clearly has a love for Transformers, […]

Revisiting the High Nineties: The Indian Runner

Welcome to the first installment of what is sure to become the biggest thing on the ‘net since it stopped making those NIN-inspired up dial up noises. This will be an ongoing series of articles in which I recommend a film from the decade that gave me the love of the medium. The nineties were […]

Rage Review: Sally Potter’s Venture into Mobile Territory

Any new project by veteran filmmaker Sally Potter deserves attention. Any new film project which markets itself to mobile phones and the internet almost exclusively also demands attention. Put these two things together and you have Potter’s newest and most (at least technically) daring work to date. Rage is her new film set in the […]

Haley to be Green Lantern Villain?

Ain’t It Cool News is reporting a pretty interesting Green Lantern rumour regarding the role of Sinestro.  Jackie Earle Haley — most recently known for his portrayal of Rorscach in Watchmen — is said to be up for the role of Hal Jordan’s mentor-turned-nemesis.  It is still unclear whether Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern film will […]

The Expendables Trailer

The first trailer for Sylvester Stallone‘s 1980’s style action extravaganza The Expendables has arrived.  The film stars some of the greatest action movie stars in the history of film, including Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and Stallone himself.  Hell, he’s even thrown in Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts for good measure. The Expendables will […]

Brody and Grace to take on Predators?

Arnold “The Governator” Schwarzenegger. Bill “Henchman” Duke. Gary “Actually Crazy” Busey. Carl “Apollo Creed” Weathers. Jessie “The Body” Ventura. Danny “I’m gettin’ too old for this shit” Glover. What do these titans of the 80’s and 90’s action film have in common? All have gone toe-to-toe with the intergalactic hunter known as the Predator. Despite rippling biceps, superior numbers, and […]

Foxy Wild Things

Seeing as I’ve been in their presence for several years now, it’s still a surprise to me when I meet people who are not familiar with the phenomenon that is the hipster. Existing mainly within major metropolitan areas, they’re usually artsy, skinny jean wearing, indie-rock listening, vintage hunting, irony loving youths who, like so many generational ‘fringe’ […]

Zombieland Review

All over the world there are screenwriters toiling away at their keyboards, each desperately racing to finish the next big Michael Cera comedy vehicle.  The writers of Zombieland were definitely the former, but sadly Cera was not available.  Luckily for everyone, Jesse Eisenberg (the thinking man’s Michael Cera?) was available and Zombieland is much better […]

TIFF Review: White Material

The films of the incomparable Claire Denis are subtle lessons in semiotics.  They are like moving photographs, or graphic novels with almost no words: the viewer must (and can) put together the story from the images, like they are a fly hovering with no knowledge of past context. The third of Denis’ African-centred films, White […]

TIFF Review: Enter the Void

I don’t think a title has ever been more accurate for defining a film.  Nor has a film been as divisive in recent festival memory as to whether it is a work of genius or an exercise in audience torture.  This is not necessarily a film to love or hate though.  Rather, like his earlier […]

TIFF Review: A Town Called Panic

One of the few animated films to be shown at the Cannes film festival (not only this year but in the festival’s history), this strange little gem from Belgium starts at a cracking pace that it easily sustains for 75 minutes of roaring fun.  It is also the first G-rated film to be shown in […]

Podcast 10: TIFF Roundup

Will, Lucas, Noah, and Shelagh put on their ten-gallon critics' hats and rustle together all the films they've seen recently. Covering films from grindhouse to arthouse, the four cowpokes break down what they saw, what they liked, and why they liked it.