Fan Expo 2013: A Geek at the Sports Show

When Fan Expo announced that it was adding sports to the lineup for 2013, it dredged up old stereotypes about jocks battling nerds for schoolyard supremacy. Eric Weiss decided to find out whether the mere presence of baseball cards would attract drunken bleacher bums like All You Can Eat Wings Night at Hooters.

TIFF 2013: Almost Human Review

Almost Human Midnight Madness Director: Joe Begos A wild blast of gory and affably silly pure genre fun, Begos’ tale of murderous aliens taking over humans in 1989, small town Maine feels like what would happen in John Carpenter (in his prime) remade David Cronenberg’s Shivers. It’s one of the most unpretentious and supremely entertaining […]

Fan Expo 2013: Sailor Moon reunion

It’s been almost 20 years since North American audiences first joined a quest to fight evil by moonlight and win hearts by daylight – but if the crowds of fans at this year’s Fan Expo was any indication, Sailor Moon is still going strong.

Prince Avalanche Review

David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche feels as warm as reading a great short story. There isn’t a heck of a lot going on in terms of a plot, nor does there particularly need to be. It's a reminder of how great an actor Paul Rudd can be, and it might contain Emile Hirsch's best performance yet.

NXNE Day 2

Some more recommendations for Day 2 of nxne including local rappers Wordburglar and D-Sisive, the post modern T. Nile, and blue grass boys Union Duke.

Game of Thrones Episode 3.8 Recap

It’s wedding season in the seven kingdoms as the first of four planned nuptials finally gets underway. Much of this week’s episode, “Second Sons," concerns the union of Sansa and Tyrion, which turns out to be exactly as sad and awkward as you would expect a forced wedding between a middle-aged dwarf and a 14-year-old girl to be.

The We and The I Review

In the ugly, misanthropic, and dreadfully out of touch The We and The I, Michel Gondry thinks he's showcasing the pitfalls of being an NYC teenager, but he's really showcasing reasons why people hate teenagers.

Olympus Has Fallen Review

Olympus Has Fallen feels like such steroid-fueled action throwback that judged on any conventional level, it would be seen as a bad movie. However, if what you seek is a big stupid night at the movies this sucker will scratch that itch just right.

Gallery: Game On 2.0

This weekend, the Ontario Science Centre launches Game On 2.0, an extensive exhibition and celebration of all things video games, and Dork Shelf got a sneak peek at the 150-plus (playable!) games on display.

Games and art merge at Vector

Video games and traditional art collided at Toronto’s Vector Game + Art Convergence. Read on for Dork Shelf's run-down of the inaugural festival.

Konami’s Revengeance

Even in an industry built on familiarity, change is inevitable. For Konami, that change can move forward and backward, illustrated by Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate.