The Thing

What’s Your Take on Cronenberg?

In honour of the huge David Cronenberg exhibit and retrospective currently happening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto (running until January 19th), Dork Shelf talks to a plethora of film writers, personalities, programmers, podcasters, and filmmakers about what their favourite Cronenberg films are.

Interview: Remake/Remodel Curator John Semley

Few things make filmgoers shudder more than the word “remake.” For years, audiences have been treated to reheated, recast, and reimagined versions of past films, both classics and otherwise. John Semley, Chief Editor for the Onion AV Club’s Toronto branch, aims to create a broader dialogue and discussion surrounding remakes with a new screening series at the Toronto Underground Cinema titled “Remake/Remodel,” where local film writers will present two sides of the same cinematic coin.

This Week in DVD: 1/31/2012

This week's DVD column looks at Ryan Gosling's much talked about Drive, Richard Gere and Topher Grace squaring off in The Double, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz buying a Dream House, and the re-releases of Lawrence Kasdan's 1991 Grand Canyon and 2001's seminal Monkeybone. Yes, Monkeybone.

Fantastic Four #588 Review

Fantastic Four #588 is emotionally powerful, visually gripping, and a definite must read. Dealing with the aftermath of the Human Torch’s death, this heart wrenching tale is everything the last issue wasn’t for me. With no dialogue until the final page, the story still conveys so much about these characters and their supporting cast. Plus, it has the best Hulk versus The Thing battle ever. You have to read to find out why!

Fantastic Four #587 Review

The much hyped, oft-speculated Fantastic Four issue that had generated so much buzz with the promise of a major character death has finally arrived in stores. But for me, what is much more interesting than the death of ----- ------ is the comic’s availability to consumers a day early.

Music Video: Homage to John Carpenter’s The Thing Using G.I. Joes

French music duo Cosmic Neman and Etienne Jaumet of the group Zombie Zombie have produced an awesome video for their single “Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free“. The music video features G.I. Joe action figures in a stop-motion animated homage to John Carpenter‘s amazing 1982 horror film The Thing. Official Zombie Zombie Page […]