Scott Pilgrim

TCAF 2011 Review: Snow

Heavily embedded in the culture and locations of Queen Street West, Snow, by Benjamin Rivers, is a very Toronto-centric indie graphic novel. It's the 30-something equivalent of Brian Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim saga, but with a more culturally relevant storyline and less manga-influenced art.

February Monthly Music

As this year starts to get steady on its legs, we'll all need to find some new strength as well. This month’s picks will do just that for you – all of these acts radiate confidence and are really starting to come into their own. Let’s take a note from their songbook and get going!

Free Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Screening

On Friday, November 5th at 7:00 PM the Bloor Cinema presents a FREE fan screening of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World to be followed by a Q&A with director Edgar Wright, creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and actress Ellen Wong, with special guest moderator Don McKellar. Also, as a special treat for the hardcore Pilgrim fans we’ll be screening the ‘Making of’ documentary featured on the Blu-Ray/DVD.

Hopeless Savages: Greatest Hits
Review

Hopeless Savages: Greatest Hits 2000 - 2010 brings together all the published issues of Jen Ven Meter's comic and a few colour stories that fill in key moments in the Hopeless Savage family drama. The collection features the art of Christine Norrie, Chynna Clugston Flores, Ross Campbell, Andi Watson, Becky Cloonan and Bryan Lee O’ Malley.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Fan Review

Thus far this month Dork Shelf has featured several reviews of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World–you can check them out here. And here. These are excellent reviews, from the non-biased perspectives of writers who were not steeped in the books before watching the movie. This review is the opposite of that. I’ve been reading, collecting, […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Toronto Premiere Interviews

Last week the Dork Shelf crew hit the red carpet at the Winter Garden for the Toronto premiere of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. There we had a chance to talk with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and the cast, including Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth […]

Wright Stuff comes to The Underground

While shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in our fair city last year, director Edgar Wright made Toronto his home. When Wright wasn’t busy making his movie—which wasn’t often—he was engaging with the local film community. On several occasions he curated his Wright Stuff film series at a local movie house that shall remain nameless. […]

Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6 Release Party Pictures

Last night Scott Pilgrim fans of all stripes—dorks, hipsters and everything in between—descended upon Toronto’s Mirvish Village for the midnight release of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s sixth and final volume in the series: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour. Markham Street played host to a veritable nerd block party of epic proportions, complete with costumes, video games, rock […]

Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour Review

I hate it when a beloved series rushes through its climax. I felt that with Y: The Last Man, and I’m currently feeling that creeping sensation with Ex Machina. Nothing worse than enjoying a series for years, anticipating the unique storytelling opportunities that only a finale can offer, and then discovering that the creators have […]

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Video Blog and Wright Stuff

The first behind-the-scenes video blog for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World has been posted on the film’s official site.  Director Edgar Wright gives a tour of the studio as the cast practices fight choreography.  Scott Pilgrim is based on the eponymous series of graphic novels and is currently filming in Toronto. Also, since Edgar Wright […]

Podcast 3: Steak Sandwich (Take 3)

Jeff, Will, and Lucas deliver an hour of meaty aural content that's sure to set your heart racing. The dorks start off by talking about the games and comics they've been consuming, then discuss the nature and appeal of adaptations. Will speaks of the Johnny Mnemonic that could have been, Lucas wants to know why we revisit stuff, and Jeff can salvage X-Men: The Last Stand. The podcast is back and beefier than ever.

The Wright Stuff at The Bloor Cinema

Edgar Wright, the man behind Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Spaced has made Toronto his home for the time being.  Wright is in town filming a little movie called Scott Pilgrim, based on the eponymous comics set in our fair city.  So what better way to make himself at home than to take […]