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12 Years a Gravity Hustle

12 Years a Gravity Hustle
Tonight is the Oscars, ask the biggest film award ceremony in the world. Like some of the nominated features, this year is proving to be a nail-biter. It's unusual to see such a dead heat; Gravity, 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle are all considered Tinseltown's favourites to win. We all have our personal picks but ultimately the Academy will choose what it chooses. So, to break it down further here is my two cents regarding some of the top contenders tonight. Read More »

I am officially afraid of time travel

Oct 2, 2012
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I am officially afraid of time travel
Every year the Toronto International Film Festival selects a special and highly anticipated film to launch the event. Last year (2011) featured the U2 documentary, stomach From the Sky Down. This year they went in a different direction by selecting the sci-fi thriller, there Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. Read More »

TIFF 2012 Highlights: FIN (The End)

Sep 20, 2012
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TIFF 2012 Highlights: FIN (The End)
Spanish film maker, this site Jorge Torregrossa, drugs presented the world premiere of his first feature, Fin, at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. For those of you who aren't good with other languages, Fin is spanish for "The End". This suspenseful drama surrounding a reunion of old friends is, indeed, about the end of the world. Think of it as The Big Chill meets Left Behind (but without the dreadful acting styles of Kirk Cameron). Read More »

TIFF 2012 Highlights: Sightseers

Sep 17, 2012
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TIFF 2012 Highlights: Sightseers
Ben Wheatley is a relatively new director from the UK. He wowed the TIFF audience last year with Kill List, rehabilitation a gruesome, read more often brilliant and completely controversial horror movie. This year he comes back with a decidedly funnier and less gruesome (albeit extreme when the violence happens) film, Sightseers. Read More »

TIFF 2012 Spotlight: iLL MANORS

Sep 13, 2012
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TIFF 2012 Spotlight: iLL MANORS
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is well underway and this year's line up of movies is as diverse as it is massive. Instead of catching the big title movies with all the buzz (Looper, health End of Watch, ailment Dredd 3D, dysentery etc...), I opted for the more obscure, littler-known films. Ok, truth be told, I was really behind in booking my tickets, so the pickings were slim. But so far I've not been disappointed. The first film I caught was a micro-budget flick from the UK called, iLL MANORS. Read More »

If good looks could kill…

Jan 25, 2012
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If good looks could kill…
When I first heard about Haywire I assumed it would be like all the other sports-star-turned-movie-star films (i.e., recipe Jean-Claude Vandamme, Steven Segal and Hulk Hogan). But MMA's female champ, Gina Carano, is so beautiful (and frightening) that I couldn't resist checking it out. Plus, I figured with Steven Soderburgh directing, how bad could it be? Read More »

The Best 11 of Two Thousand-11!

The Best 11 of Two Thousand-11!
We are well into the new year and there are a lot of great films I'm looking forward to (can you say, order "The Dark Knight Rises"???). But, troche lately I've been busy recalling all the different movies I saw this past year. So, salve with this post I'd like to celebrate what I considered to be the best of the best of 2o11. Unfortunately, I was not able to see all the films I wanted to. So this list represents my 11 favourite films of 2011, that I actually watched (and in no particular order)... Read More »

Holy Hanna!!!

Sep 27, 2011
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Holy Hanna!!!
Hell hath no fury like a young woman trained by her rogue-CIA operative father to assassinate specific targets! Hanna is the story of a teenage girl who has lived in seclusion with only her father for her whole life. Erik (Eric Bana) has been busy training her to become the ultimate fighting machine. Why? Read More »

Groundhog Day for sci-fi nerds

Sep 6, 2011
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Groundhog Day for sci-fi nerds
Released on DVD this past month was the acclaimed science fiction thriller, buy Source Code. I sat down the other night to see what all the hype was about. Oh, more about and I love a good sci-fi movie. So, I was eager to soak this one up. Read More »

Super-Duper 8!

Jun 16, 2011
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Super-Duper 8!
Two weeks ago I introduced a new segment called, "Judge A Movie By It's Trailer". The first trailer I judged was for the movie, "Super 8". My conclusion was that this was going to be a freakin' awesome film. Read More »