The Judge Gala (Opening Night Film) It’s not that the Robert Downey Jr./Robert Duvall familial, courtroom face to face is patently unwatchable, but it feels as if it were created by robots in a laboratory that were programmed to exactly pin-point the kind of legal drama that would slay in the sticks. Hotshot big city […]
One third of the Sylvester Stallone/Arnold Schwarzenegger team up Escape Plan is a decent popcorn action flick. The other two thirds are fairly abysmal. Fortunately, the good section is the middle hour of the film, meaning it’s a perfect film to watch on TV right after you missed the opening 30 minutes and right before you have to take off to be somewhere.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of Escape Plan - starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger - on Thursday, October 17th in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, or Vancouver, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.
This week on DVD Pixar's Brave and the re-boot of The Amazing Spider-man both take aim for home entertainment superiority. We also take a look at the underrated holiday heartwarmer Arthur Christmas, the apocalyptic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and two cheesy direct to DVD action films: one that has Bruce Willis and the other with Steve Austin and Steven Segal.
This week, our archival DVD column looks at various stages of growing up with looks at Good Will Hunting, High Fidelity, and Adventures in Babysitting, and a look at the volatile nature of change in The Proposition.
Lots of talk about boys and men this week as Brandon Bastaldo takes a look at the coming of age tale La Haine, 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.
Short films are (almost) always amazing and inspiring. It is much more challeging to make a short film, as filmmakers have less time to develop a story and therefore must be as minimalist and economical as possible. Here is part one of my reviews of selected shorts from this year’s festival. Have you ever wondered […]