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Contest: See AD ASTRA Across Canada!

The new sci-fi adventure movie AD ASTRA blasts into theatres everywhere on September 20, but That Shelf wants to send you and a friend to advance screenings of the film across Canada!

The Homesman Review

Not without ambition or merit, Tommy Lee Jones' The Homesman struggles to connect with its own material and emotional heft.

The Family Review

While it would be nice to say that the oddball Mafioso comedy The Family is a great return to form for French auteur Luc Besson, it wouldn’t be true. At best, it’s an intriguing misfire, full of style over substance, but the substance should be beefed up and the style cut back considerably.

CONTEST: See THE FAMILY Across Canada! (Again!)

Didn't win passes to the last advance screening we did for The Family? Well, here's a second chance. Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of The Family on Monday, September 9th at 7:00pm in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Edmonton, or Calgary, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films!

Contest: See THE FAMILY Across Canada!

Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of The Famly in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, or Victoria on Wednesday, September 4th, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.

Emperor Review

Despite the genius of casting Tommy Lee Jones as famed American military icon Douglas MacArthur in a small supporting role, Emperor is a disappointing historical drama that wastes too much time on a useless love story instead of the more interesting and thoughtful issues at hand.

Lincoln Review

It might still have Steven Spielberg's trademark streak of sentimentality, but Lincoln might be the director's most satisfying historical drama to date,

Men in Black III Review

Men in Black III is better than Men in Black II in so much as being tooth gratingly annoying and thoroughly incomprehensible is better than outright incompetence.

The New Old: Boys, Men, Aliens, and Gremlins

Lots of talk about boys and men this week as Brandon Bastaldo takes a look at the coming of age tale La Haine, Andrew Parker looks at the Quebecois hockey comedy Les Boys II, and Phil Brown looks at Men in Black, About a Boy, and the almost childlike inhibition of Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

Captain America: The First Avenger Review

If a man in a giant bat costume can be rationalized – intensely and dramatically – then so too can a man named Captain America. The name alone makes my skin crawl; it’s filled with so much camp and pomp. When I imagined what such a film would feel like I thought of Independence Day. With that as my prejudice, this movie had some challenges to overcome in the battle of authenticity versus believability. However, I am happy to report that Captain America: The First Avenger nailed it.

Captain America: The First Avenger Trailer

The first full length trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger has hit the web. The Marvel Comics adaptation is being directed by Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer, The Wolfman) and stars Chris Evans as the titular super soldier.