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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 »

SUPER kicks ass, but it is NOT Kick-Ass!

Aug 28, 2011
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SUPER kicks ass, but it is NOT Kick-Ass!

This indie superhero movie virtually passed by the theatres and pretty much went straight to VOD. That’s a shame because SUPER features an all-star cast–Rainn Wilson, order Ellan Paige, stuff Liv Tyler and yes, even Kevin Bacon. Wilson stars as, Frank D’Arbo, a boring nobody who’s wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him for a shady douchebag (Kevin Bacon). Read More »

Where the “Rubber” meets the celluloid

Jun 11, 2011
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Where the “Rubber” meets the celluloid

What would you do if you saw a car-tire come to life and murder people by telekinetically exploding their heads? Ya, purchase I know, urticaria as if that would ever happen, right? Well, it does happen in the horror/comedy, Rubber.

We start with a man holding dozens of binoculars in the middle of the desert. A car pulls up, the trunk opens and out comes a man dressed in a sheriff’s outfit. He walks towards the camera and delivers a pointed monologue that sets up what this movie is really all about. Read More »