Kevin Durand

Fruitvale Station Review

Despite some questionable narrative elements, the still powerful Fruitvale Station tells a tragic tale with one of the best performances in screen history from Michael B. Jordan. That's not hyperbole. His is the kind of performance that makes a decent film positively superlative.

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

Contest: Win Cosmopolis on DVD!

Enter for a chance to win one of five copies of David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis on DVD or one grand prize of a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack of the film, a copy of Don DeLilo's novel, the film's soundtrack, and a mini-poster signed by David Cronenberg and actors Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Gadon, Emily Hampshire, and Kevin Durand!

Resident Evil: Retribution Review

Resident Evil: Retribution sadly takes a turn for the worse despite some grand action sequences, strong female characters, and great use of 3D. It simply makes the storyline far too complicated for its own good; jerking the audience around like it’s… well… a bad video game.

This Week in DVD: 8/28/12

Another busy week at the video store as Battleship blasts its way onto home video, alongside Starship Troopers: Invasion, some Can-con with Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster and A Beginner's Guide to Endings, the documentary sequel Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, the genuinely funny horror comedy A Little Bit Zombie, and the God awful "horror comedy" Jersey Shore Shark Attack.

Interview: Kevin Durand on Cosmopolis

We talk to one of our favourite people to interview, Mr. Kevin Durand about his role in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, his preparation for such an intense acting challenge, and why Robert Pattinson's height helped his sense of job security.

Cosmopolis Review

While a challenging film for average viewers to get involved with David Cronenberg's big screen adaptation of Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis holds a lot to like for attentive viewers with great acting and dialogue, but very little of Cronenberg's own personality in favour of focusing on DeLillo's.

Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster Review

Featuring a great leading performance from Scott Speedman, Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster stands to be one of the best English language Canadian films in quite some time, and it marks director Nathan Morlando’s debut as a filmmaker to watch for in the future.

Real Steel Review

It might seem hard to believe that the guy who made the remakes of Cheaper by the Dozen and The Pink Panther got something incredibly right, but he honestly knocks his latest film, Real Steel, out of the park. Shawn Levy gets right what Michael Bay has gotten wrong over the course of three straight Transformers films. Real Steel is a gratifying and visually stylish blend of high end special effects and a lowbrow, meat-headed story. Most importantly, Levy and his team of writers keep things simple by applying the standard sports movie template to a film about robots beating the snot out of each other.

Real Steel Canadian Premiere Interviews

A couple of weeks ago Walt Disney Studios, Touchstone Pictures, and Dreamworks had the Canadian premiere of their latest film Real Steel at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto. The event was attended by Canadian actors Kevin Durand (from Thunder Bay) and Dakota Goyo (from Newmarket) and the film's Canadian director Shawn Levy (from Montreal). It was also attended by a guy best known for playing a really pissed off Canadian (despite being Australian): Hugh Jackman.