There’s no mistaking Turbo for anything other than a fairy tale fantasy aimed squarely at the young, but there’s something incredibly winsome about it that other films these days miss entirely. It’s genuine and free of any sense of irony.
Far from the “Ice Age with humans” pitch made by the film’s ad campaign, The Croods is an exceptional family adventure that rises above a plot cribbed from countless Disney films to create something special. It’s a funny, vibrant, and surprisingly thoughtful and sincere effort from the makers of the equally great How to Train Your Dragon with action scenes as good as anything that wowed audiences in Rango.
This week in DVD, the big time money maker, but already forgotten Safe House, the unforgettable bomb John Carter, a pair of films so cheesy they're fun, and... um... Act of Valor.
Ever since Paul Greengrass’ Bourne Identity sequels, espionage movies have been about terrorism and government cover-ups, set in third world countries and filmed with shaky handheld cameras and blown out colour schemes. Safe House falls firmly into this camp, loaded with nods to dirty dealings and water boarding. It’s a fairly entertaining movie, just one that definitely feels like it’s coming out a few years too late.
Since 1999, the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival has been bringing some of the best environmentally conscious films from around the world to the city. Featuring nearly 100 films, the 2011 edition of Planet in Focus kicks off tomorrow and runs until Sunday, October 16th.
Gavin Stephens is back, and not a moment to soon! On this episode of the Fortress, Gavin sends an emotional letter to George Lucas concerning the release of Star Wars on Blu-ray.
Wondercon attendees were treated to an extended trailer for the upcoming Green Lantern film last night. The trailer expands on a number of concepts that I was curious about, namely the setting up of the film's main villain (Parallax?) and introducing us to the Green Lantern Corps in their entirety.
In this (mostly) television-related episode Jeff and Will are joined by the Shelf's resident TV dorks Kathleen Corrigan and Ian MacIntyre, as well as TV critic Kat Angus of Dose.ca's excellent TV Casualty Podcast. The group discusses their favourite returning shows, shows they are looking forward to in 2011, the state of television in Canada, and even find time to challenge one another to ridiculously obscure TV trivia.
The first trailer for DC and Warner Bros.' live-action Green Lantern film has hit the web. Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, test pilot and man without fear – or rather man who is able to overcome fear as it was later retconned. The film is being directed by Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale) and also stars Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard and Tim Robbins.
Entertainment Tonight teased fans tonight with the first footage from the upcoming live-action Green Lantern film. Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, test pilot and man without fear - or rather man who is able to overcome fear as it was later retconned. The film also stars Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard and Tim Robbins.
Update: Now with more pictures from the issue after the jump. Entertainment Weekly has released a preview shot of their upcoming July 16th issue featuring our first look at Ryan Reynold as Green Lantern. The film is currently being shot in New Orleans with Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, Casino Royale) in the directors seat. Green Lantern […]
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed this week that actor Peter Sarsgaard is in talks to play Hector Hammond, the super-brained DC Comics villain in the upcoming Green Lantern movie. Hammond is to be the primary antagonist of Ryan Reynolds’ Hal Jordan in the film. Sarsgaard isn’t the only actor set to join Green Lantern though. Blake […]
Ain’t It Cool News is reporting a pretty interesting Green Lantern rumour regarding the role of Sinestro. Jackie Earle Haley — most recently known for his portrayal of Rorscach in Watchmen — is said to be up for the role of Hal Jordan’s mentor-turned-nemesis. It is still unclear whether Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern film will […]
Director Martin Campbell was supposed to start shooting the Green Lantern film in Australia in just a few weeks, but apparently the rise of the Australian dollar seems to be putting that start date in jeopardy. When you’re making a film with a $150 million (US) budget in another country, a spike in the value of […]
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ryan Reynolds has beat out the likes of Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake for the role of DC Comics Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern. Green Lantern which is being fast tracked for a 2011 release will be directed by Casino Royale director Martin Campbell. The fact that Justin Timberlake […]