Movie Review: Dead Snow 2 (2014) & Period Piece (2014)

| November 18, 2014

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival knows that Zombie Night is one of their biggest nights, and these films tend to be some of the highlights of the festival. This year was no exception. Dead Snow played in the festival in 2009, and went on to win the Audience Choice Award and generated a buzz for the film in Toronto. I remember the Toronto Zombie Walk that year had plenty of Herzog-esque zombies. When the Toronto After Dark team announced the sequel, I knew it would be among one of the first screenings that would sell out; I was right.

Movie review: The East (2013)

| November 12, 2014

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If you saw the other side of an argument from a first-hand perspective, would it change your mind? The East explores that idea with this thriller co-written (with Zal Batmanglij) by and starring Brit Marling. As a hotshot operative for a private intelligence firm, ‘Jane’ (Brit Marling) is placed undercover in a variety of places […]

Movie Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

| November 11, 2014

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Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is a difficult film to review. On the one hand, the film is out-and-out Art-house with the black & white, minimal dialogue, some odd dance scenes (you know your usual suspects in an Art-house film), but at the same time it creates a great deal […]

Movie Reviews: Zombeavers (2014) & Day 40 (2014)

| November 11, 2014

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Saturday night programming at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival is usually Zombie night, so why is there a Beaver coming up on stage? Justin McConnell, programmer at Toronto After Dark Film Festival, is known for his creative introductions. Tonight is no exception. Justin walks onto the stage dressed in a full Beaver Costume and he must have been sweating under those hot spot lights. One can assume that the outfit goes along with the animal theme of tonight’s films, Zombeavers, and Day 40.

Movie Review: Interstellar (2014)

| November 5, 2014

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Maybe I was too young when I first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey and couldn’t understand it. Despite its grandeur, it left me a little cold. Even after multiple re-watches in later years, at least one of which in glorious 70mm. It’s obviously a towering achievement, but I’ve never felt overly engaged by the stiffness […]

Movie Review: Suburban Gothic (2014) and Young Blood (2014)

| October 28, 2014

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  Mid-October is an exciting time for Toronto genre film lovers.  The Toronto After Dark (TADFF)  is one of the largest film festivals in Toronto. The festival is in its ninth year and is held at the Scotiabank Theatre located in the downtown core. Heading towards its opening night, I’m thankful for the new location. As I […]

Movie Review: The Rover (2014)

| October 14, 2014

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Director David Michod proves that Animal Kingdom wasn’t a one off and in the process has created one of the great post-apocalyptic films in quite some time. The Rover is a melancholy, thoughtful, and slow burning film that ultimately leads you to an ending that is perfectly in line with the rest of the film […]

Movie Review: The Machine (2013)

| September 8, 2014

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Sci-fi comes in many forms and while there have been several big budget films lately, the most common place you’ll find a sci-fi film is in the low-budget market. The Machine is a British film, which means more often than not that we’re in the low end of the budget range, but this isn’t always a bad thing as good ideas can flourish regardless of budget.

Movie Review: Machete Kills (2013)

| August 23, 2014

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When Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez made Grindhouse in 2007, they linked the two movies within it with 70′s style adverts for fake exploitation B-movies. One of these was Machete, which proved so popular that Robert Rodriguez ended up making the film in 2010. Now, Machete returns once again in Machete Kills…

Bonus Stage: Metal Gear Solid, Batgirl, Mario World and more

| August 22, 2014

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Welcome to the brand new Bonus Stage! Now bringing you the best cosplay, fan-art, videos music and more from all over geekdom!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review: Shell Shocked

| August 13, 2014

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Ever since Nickelodeon bought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand from Mirage Studios back in 2009, the franchise has been enjoying a second renaissance of sorts. The IDW comic book series is an exciting and entertaining retelling of the Ninja Turtles mythos. The CGI Nickelodeon show takes the best bits from the 1980s cartoon and mixes […]

Bonus Stage: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Sailor Moon and more

| August 8, 2014

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Welcome to the brand new Bonus Stage! Now bringing you the best cosplay, fan-art, videos music and more from all over geekdom!