Ryerson University Film Festival at The Royal

The Ryerson University Film Festival is an annual showcase for graduating students of the School of Image Arts in Toronto.  The festival features many films, including the thesis works completed by students in their final year. The festival is a great opportunity to check out some up and coming local filmmakers.  One such local filmmaker […]

Star Trek Review

As a life long Trekkie, I went into the new J.J. Abrams Trek reboot/sequel with my expectations set to stun—fearing that if I set them to kill I would end up vapourizing myself… whatever that means.  Phaser analogy aside, I knew that J.J Abrams’ vision of Star Trek would be different from that of its […]

20th Anniversary Screening of Troll 2 at The Bloor

If you were lucky enough to see the documentary Best Worst Movie at the Hot Docs Film Festival this past week then you know all about the movie Troll 2. Considered by many as possibly the worst film ever made, Troll 2 was filmed by an Italian director who barely spoke any English and was […]

Canada Gets Exclusive GTA IV Xbox 360 Bundle

Microsoft Canada has announced that Canada will be getting an exclusive Xbox 360 Bundle.  The Grand Theft Auto IV: Limited Anniversary Edition includes the best selling Grand Theft Auto IV and an Xbox 360 Elite console with all the fixings. The bundle will arrive in stores on May 5th and Future Shop is now taking […]

David Lynch Double Bill at The Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre has a amazing Double Bill on Tuesday, April 28th, Wild At Heart and Eraserhead from director David Lynch.  If you’ve never seen a David Lynch film, these two flicks are an excellent starter pack. As Lynch movies go, Wild At Heart could be considered a more mainstream entry into the his filmography, […]

Transformers 2 Trailer 20 City Sneak Preview

On April 29th, Paramount Pictures will be presenting special one-time screenings of Michael Bay‘s 2007 Transformers film in cities across North America.  Attached to the film will be the new trailer for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.  Toronto will be getting the IMAX version of the film and trailer because we’re lucky enough to […]

Free Screening of Comic Book Confidential

To kick off Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, The Beguiling and the Hot Docs Film Festival have teamed up to present a free screening of Comic Book Confidential.  The documentary by Toronto film maker Ron Mann traces the history of comic books from their early origins through the […]

137 Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

postmodernbarney has posted a truly epic list of 137 uncomfortable-but-true plot summaries of movies, TV shows, and comic books we all know and love. Among my favourites: E.T.: Out-of-control pet causes mayhem, sadness. Big Trouble in Little China: Redneck trucker kills Chinese immigrants. War Machine: Alcoholic rich white man gives weapons to black man. Risky […]

Inglourious Basterds Behind-the-Scenes Clip Still Won’t Convince me to Watch American Idol

Quentin Tarantino decided to debut some behind-the-scenes footage from his new film, the Second World War Nazi-Killfest Inglourious Basterds. The clip features our first look at Toronto native-son Mike Myers as British General Ed Fenech.  Thanks to the internet—and Dork Shelf—you don’t have to sit through the low-brow schlock that is American Idol, you can […]

TV Character Battle: Ben Linus of Lost vs. That Guy from Lie To Me

Friend of Dork Shelf and fellow dork in her own right, Christie St. Martin, has posted an epic TV character grudge match over at her newly redesigned site.  What would happen if you pitted Benjamin Linus from Lost, master deceiver and manipulator extraordinaire against Lie To Me‘s Dr. Cal Lightman, a human Lie Detector? Having […]

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 […]

Moon Trailer Lands Online

Clips of the upcoming sci-fi film Moon have been circulating online for a few months now, but today brings the first real trailer for the movie.   Director Duncan Jones has been touring the festival circuit for some time with Moon, where the film has garnered significant buzz.  Looks interesting, I see shades of other science […]

Dork Shelf Podcasts Now On iTunes

The Dork Shelf Podcasts can now be subscribed to on iTunes. Our bi-monthly shows discussing all the latest Dork Shelf.com goings on featuring Will, Lucas and Jeff and an assortment of wild and crazy guests are now easier than ever to listen to. Just click the link below if you use iTunes and your subscription […]

Scott Pilgrim Pics Galore Hit the Web

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) has been posting numerous behind-the-scenes photos from his new film Scott Pilgrim vs The World on his official website. Principal photography for the film began this week in Toronto and aside from the few hastily snapped paparazzi photos (which have disappeared from the web), Wright’s daily […]