Mission: Impossible - Fallout opens across Canada July 27th but you and a guest can attend an early screening in Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary or Ottawa courtesy of Dork Shelf and Paramount Pictures!
Patriots Day Review
Peter Berg's Patriots Day takes a tragedy that's still fresh in our memories and makes something that's equal parts thrilling and harrowing.
Contest: See Patriots Day Across Canada
Patriots Day opens across Canada January 13th, but you can attend an advanced screening courtesy of eOne Films and Dork Shelf on January 11th in select cities!
Geek Hard Podcast: Episode 269
On this episode we review Pixels and talk with cartoonist Gillian G and author Adrienne Kress of The Secret Loves of Geek Girls.
Pixels Shouldn’t Offend Gamers, It Should Offend Everyone
Pixels has more respect for classic video game characters than it does for women, and that's a much better reason to hate the film.
The Best of Me Review
Dull, tedious, and preachy, The Best of Me is the worst Nicholas Sparks adaptation yet.
CONTEST: See THE BEST OF ME in TORONTO!
Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of The Best of Me in Toronto on October 15th.
CONTEST: Win TRUE DETECTIVE on Blu-ray!
Enter for a chance to win a copy of True Detective on Blu-Ray, courtesy of Dork Shelf and HBO Home Entertainment Canada!
True Detective Episode 1.8 Recap
By the end, the thing that made True Detective darkest - the potential that Rust and Marty were truly bad people - became the very aspect that put the bright stars in Pizzolatto and Fukunaga’s night sky.
True Detective Episode 1.7 Recap
Disguised as a lit trail of gunpowder leading to a jam-packed keg, True Detective is a thread of black yarn that continues to burn throughout the crowded firework factory that Nic Pizzolatto has made for us, expertly missing all the fuses and gas cans that lesser shows would ignite.
True Detective Episode 1.6 Recap
For the first time in True Detective’s run we have been left with an image, burdened with a heavy past, moving toward a future not known by anyone inside the show’s delicate clockwork collage. It’s no longer a matter of whodunit, it’s a matter of who’s-gonna-do-it.
True Detective Episode 1.5 Recap
Episode five takes True Detective's idea of temporal play and turns it into yet another aspect of horror that the show’s been so adept at delivering, delving into existential time-space contemplations and having its characters relive the nightmares contained in their lives.
True Detective Episode 1.4 Recap
True Detective has become like H.P. Lovecraft framed through the window of an all Bunk and McNulty version of The Wire: exploring ideas of faith, madness, brutality and obsessive self-destruction read with the cop-speak language that TV has made us experts in through decades of crime dramas and police procedurals.
True Detective Episode 1.3 Recap
This week’s installment of True Detective certainly saves its two biggest developments for the end (including one heck of a cliffhanger) and does a great job of casting doubt upon Marty and Rust’s abilities to do their jobs effectively.
True Detective Episode 1.2 Recap
By the close of the second episode of HBO’s True Detective, it seems like the stinger to each installment will be to remind the audience that there’s an actual overarching case that needs to be solved and not just an almost painfully intimate portrait of two men that are slowly breaking down. Then again, “Seeing Things” tends to suggest that the very case and how it ultimately turns out will ultimately come down to the personalities of the people trying to solve it rather than the particulars.