TIFF 2017: Hotiles Review.
This week on The Development Slate, your hosts imagine how to make a newer, better DOOM film.
Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014) – Based on Gillian Flynn’s best selling novel and directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl has all the hallmarks of an awards courting prestige movie on paper. Thankfully, their movie was nothing of the sort. It’s a gleefully trashy, twisty, nasty, lurid little thriller filtered through Fincher’s meticulous visual style […]
It's hard to talk about David Fincher's Gone Girl without spoiling it, but rest assured that it's a blast.
Hector and the Search for Happiness is a dumb, privileged, resolutely male, and borderline insane movie about empty, feel good vibes.
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Hector and the Search for Happiness Special Presentations Listen, if I’m going to sit through Eat Pray Love for dudes I’m going to want way more tanks, nudity, Vegas buffets and duking it out. Not a film that’s just an odyssey linking various cutesy inspirational memes with each other. This is one of the most […]
TIFF didn't announce an opening night film alongside today's announcements of Galas and Special Presentations for their 2014 festival this September, but they announced plenty to get people excited for the event.
Enter for a chance to win one of four prize packs celebrating the release of The World's End (now playing in theatres everywhere), including a special, limited edition beer glass and a pair of run-of-engagement passes to see the film!
Despite a jarring transition to its genre story this time out and not being the same laugh a second riot that Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were, Edgar Wright's trilogy capping The World's End becomes the best of the trilogy simply through being incredibly thoughtful (on top of being hilarious).
Dork Shelf sits down with writer-director Edgar Wright and actor Nick Frost to talk about their trilogy capping comedy The World's End, working with Simon and everyone they have grown close to one last time, what separates this effort from the recent glut of “manchild” moves, how nostalgia for music is a trademark of stunted adolescents, what their next plans together might be like if they ever happen, the one awkward thing that Frost always seems to have to do on his wife’s birthday, and why Wright has changed his opinion on Bad Boys 2 (somewhat).
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to the Toronto premiere of Edgar Wright's The World's End on Wednesday, August 7th, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films. Who knows? Maybe there will even be a surprise guest there...
In one of the most bizarre studio and ego driven productions to be released from a major studio this year, Jack Reacher manages to be too surreal to appeal to action fans and it’s too lunkheaded to appeal to proper cineastes. It’s simultaneously a better version of Alex Cross and a worse reimagining of MacGruber. It’s equally as awesome and awful as that sounds.
Wrath of the Titans shows marked improvement in terms of acting and the use of 3-D over its predecessor, but it's really still just a bunch of ugly looking crap happening for no reason courtesy of the man tapped to helm the Michael Bay Ninja Turtles reboot.
Johnny English Reborn is a film that will become seminal when speaking about forgettable films and sequels no one asked for. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo and The Odd Couple II almost have more reasons to exist than this film. While those superfluous follow-ups strike out on huge levels, JE2 is simply a bore from start to finish with little to redeem it and little effort shown on the part of the filmmakers.