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A Monster Calls Review

A Monster Calls meets the challenge of creating a family-friendly film about mental health issues that’s also entertaining and fun to watch.

Chappie Review

Chappie is an odd film with many faults but worth watching for its spectacle and little surprises.

This Week in DVD: 11/27/12

This week at the video store we look at the winning animated adventure ParaNorman, the action blockbuster The Expendables 2, the dance-stravaganza Step Up Revolution, the crap-stravaganza The Apparition, and a pair of films that missed theatrical releases despite being directed by Joe Dante and Amy Heckerling.

This Week in DVD: 10/16/12

This week we look at the heavily anticipated DVD and Blu-ray releases of Moonrise Kingdom and Prometheus, which lead off a crowded week where we also look at the Adam Sandler comedy That's My Boy, and four partially Canadian productions: the complete series of The Firm, Red Lights, Surviving Progress, and Crooked Arrows

Red Lights Review

Red Lights squanders a great concept, good performances, and wonderful atmosphere in favour of a twist ending so wrongheaded and incoherent that it kills and sets fire to everything that came before it.

Interview: Rodrigo Cortes and Cillian Murphy

We talk to Buried director Rodrigo Cortes and actor Cillian Murphy about their work together on the psychic thriller Red Lights and just what it takes to make a film that gives equal time to believers, skeptics, and academics.

CONTEST: See RED LIGHTS in TORONTO

Enter to win one of ten pairs to passes to see an advance screening of Red Lights with star Cillian Murphy and director Rodrigo Cortes in attendance in Toronto on Wednesday, June 27th from Dork Shelf and Alliance Films!

Alien Retrospective: Part Three – Alien 3

What follows is the third part of my in depth journey through the Alien universe, beginning with Aliens, then back to Alien, and ending off with Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. I do this in the hopes that maybe I can explain even just a little bit of the mysterious dark, fury that has left me thinking about LV-426 for the nearly two decades.

Alien Retrospective: Part Two – Alien

What follows is the second part of my in depth journey through the Alien universe, beginning with Aliens, then back to Alien, and ending off with Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. I do this in the hopes that maybe I can explain even just a little bit of the mysterious dark, fury that has left me thinking about LV-426 for the nearly two decades.

Alien Retrospective: Part One – Aliens

What follows is the first part of my in depth journey through the Alien universe, beginning with Aliens, then back to Alien, and ending off with Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. I do this in the hopes that maybe I can explain even just a little bit of the mysterious dark, fury that has left me thinking about LV-426 for the nearly two decades.