Michael Caine

Home Entertainment: Kingsman Review

Matthew Vaughn's finest film to date, Kingsman: The Secret Service looks great on Blu-ray and comes complete with a feature length making-of doc, something which is all too rare these days.

Unsung Anniversaries #3: American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt

For this week's Unsung Anniversaries, we go with a pretty deep cut to celebrate the 25th anniversary of American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt, and in the process talk a little bit about the history of 1980s movie making powerhouse Cannon Films, what happens when a franchise has to recast its lead, and why the film has two standout performances from cult acting icons that almost make it worth watching.

Contest: Win Run-of-Engagement Passes to Catch NOW YOU SEE ME!

Enter for a chance to win one of five pairs of run-of-engagement passes to see Now You See Me, in theatres today, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films, and get a look at our exclusive red carpet interview with actor Jesse Eisenberg. One grand prize winner will also receive a poster signed by Jesse!

Now You See Me Review

Now You See Me is a deliriously fun, albeit silly movie, but if you were thinking of seeing a movie about and all star cast of magicians pulling off heists from the director of The Transporter what did you think you were buying a ticket for?

Contest: See NOW YOU SEE ME Across Canada!

Enter for a chance to win passes to an advance screening of Now You See Me in Toronto (on Wednesday, May 29th at a special red carpet event) or in Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver (on Thursday, May 30th) courtesy of eOne Films and Dork Shelf. But pay close attention, as that's not all we're giving away and we have the first four minutes of the film right here!

Contest: See NOW YOU SEE ME in 4 Cities!

Enter for a chance to win one of five pairs of passes to an advance screening of Now You See Me in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, or Vancouver on Wednesday, May 22nd, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.

Nine Non-Bonds at the Lightbox

In honour of the release of the latest 007 adventure, the TIFF Bell Lightbox takes a look at some of the other spy thrillers that came out of the legacy of James Bond in Beyond Bond: The Other Secret Agents.

The Dark Knight Rises Review

An appropriate end to the Christopher Nolan cycle of serious Batman films, The Dark Knight Rises manages to up the stakes in terms of action, suspense, and even in terms of wit. On the other hand, it’s not hard to say that this third instalment with Christian Bale behind the cowl is the least of the franchise, but most of the problems this time our are fairly nitpicky in nature and come mostly when Nolan seemingly needs to force himself to get serious again when even the director seems like he just wants to have some actual fun for a change.

Interview: Journey 2 Director Brad Peyton

We talk to Journey 2 director and Newfoundland native Brad Peyton about the challenges of shooting underwater, adapting Jules Verne, being in awe of Michael Caine, and getting The Rock to play the ukulele.

The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Trailer Arrives

The first theatrical teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises has debuted online. Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) has a great track record with very non-descript but thoroughly engaging teasers for each one of his films, usually accompanied by an equally gripping poster to build anticipation.

The Dark Knight Rises Casts Hathaway & Hardy

Hero Complex today ended one of the biggest bits of casting speculation in recent memory: Anne Hathaway is set to play Catwoman and Tom Hardy will play Bane in the third installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman cycle, The Dark Knight Rises. They join returning cast members Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman.