Patrick Wilson

Parental Guidance: Aquaman

The Justice League co-founder splashes down in theatres in a genuinely fun DC superhero movie. But should you take your kids to see it?

The Founder Review

The Founder marks another great performance from Michael Keaton, but unlike the character he plays, its aspirations are greater than its reach.

Blu-Ray Round Up: 11/4/13

This week brings looks at some leftover spooks, 'splosions, and some romance as we transition from Halloween in to the deeper recesses of fall. We look at Roland Emmerich's latest blockbuster White House Down, John Carpenter's underrated In the Mouth of Madness, James's Wan's surprise megahit The Conjuring, Richard Linklater's trilogy capping Before Midnight, and Neil Jordan's unjustly slept-on Byzantium.

CONTEST: See INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 Across Canada!

Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of Insidious: Chapter 2 on Thursday, September 12th in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, or Vancouver, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films!

The Conjuring Review

Probably a third place behind The Exorcist and The Changeling in terms of stories that deal in hauntings and possessions (and ahead of even the best films with Amityville in the title), James Wan’s unnerving effort The Conjuring is nothing if not genuine when it comes to wringing tension and scares from the audience.

Young Adult Review

Sometimes movies take themselves far too seriously for their own good. Writers will come up with ridiculous premises that directors play a bit too straight in hopes that the film ends up saying something meaningful about the human condition. Young Adult is one such film.

Insidious Interview:
James Wan & Leigh Whannell

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with the creative team behind the original Saw, director James Wan and writer/actor Leigh Whannell. We discussed their new film Insidious, the horror genre, their film inspirations and influences, their favourite Toronto haunts and the dark secrets that their respective dork shelves undoubtedly hold.