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Exclusive: HELLIONS Poster Offers Trick 'R' Treat Imagery

As Bruce McDonald's Halloween-themed horror film Hellions continues to wind its way through the festival circuit (next stop: Toronto International Film Festival), we have this handsome pumpkin patch and trick 'r treat poster depicting the film's murderous younglings.From Ben Umstead's Sundance review:Chloe... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

DEDfest 2015: GREEN ROOM, THE INVITATION And BITE Lead First Wave Of Titles

The City of Champions, Edmonton, Alberta, will have ample time to prepare itself for the eighth annual DEDfest film festival happening this October, from the 20th to the 25th. The genre film festival will give the residents of Edmonton something... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

EMPYREAN: Watch This Intensely Beautiful Trailer For The Canadian Indie

Thomas Robert Lee's debut feature film Empyrean has booked its first festival date at the Calgary International Film Festival and to celebrate we have the first trailer to share with you. The premiere screening will be a homecoming for the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Sidewalk Film Fest 2015 Review: THREE FINGERS, A Powerful Engagement With Trauma

While the average person in the United States might be familiar with the illness known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among war veterans, it is arguably an 'invisible' illness (unlike the loss of a limb, for example)... More »
  

Review: NO ESCAPE Shows Us The Asia That Americans Should Be Afraid Of

Asia is terrifying. With its obscure languages, stifling humidity, tropical foliage, peculiar deities, dubious military regimes, weird food and proximity to historically hazardous war zones, American citizens would be insane to go near any part of it. The only Westerners... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY Puts The Fun In Funny

Peter Bogdanovich's screwball sensibilities thankfully do not get the better of him in the absurd and kinetic She's Funny That Way. The film follows the various dramas, loves and lusts of the players of a theater production in New... More »
  

Mamoru Oshii's GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID Acquired By ARC Entertainment For North America

Arc Entertainment have acquired the North American rights for Mamoru Oshii's action sci-fi thriller Garm Wars: The Last Druid. They plan to release the film in cinemas and on VOD on October 2nd. The planet Annwn, inhabited by the Garm, is... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey Canada! TURBO KID Is Riding Into A Town Near You On August 28

Turbo Kid, the Canadian cult hit and festival circuit darling, is coming to a Canadian cinema near you.The shenanigans begin on Thursday, August 27th with Raven Banner and Cineplex's Sinister Cinema series. For one night only Turbo Kid will play... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Saskatoon Fantastic 2015: COP CAR, TURBO KID, A HARD DAY and More

The 6th Annual Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival has come out of the gate swinging with the announcement of its feature film line-up. Or should I say, come out of the gate driving like a bat out of hell. Jon Watts' sensation... More »
  

Have Your Say: What's Your Favourite Robert De Niro Performance?

Happy Birthday Robert Anthony De Niro Jr, born on this day 1943. Arguably the greatest American actor of his generation, Robert De Niro has, in recent years, become a prime contender for the "should have retired years ago" cone of shame.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Mayhem 2015: Jonathan Rigby To Narrate Long-Lost Dracula Script From Hammer Archive

Now this sounds like a real treat for those attending the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham this October. Actor and Historian Jonathan Rigby will be narrating a long-lost Dracula script written by Hammer writer/producer Anthony Hinds. He will be joined on... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Portland 2015: Festival Announces Lineup And The SonuvaZombiefilmmaker!

The third annual Portland Film Festival happens from September 1st through 7th this year. With a program featuring 80 narrative and documentary feature films and 134 short films the festival announced their feature film competition programs, opening and closing screenings, music... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

DEADWOOD Alive? F-Bombs Away!

Deadwood was buried under its own genius after just three seasons, and a mere 2980 f-bombs! It remains one of the fucking standout TV experiences of my fucking life, and the latest hints at a possible fucking movie are sure to... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Spielberg's BRIDGE OF SPIES Leads The 2015 New York Film Festival's Main Slate

The 53rd New York Film Festival starts September 25 - October 11 at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center, and boy are they packing a punch this year.Their Main Slate was announced today, leading with the world premiere of Steven... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Here's THE THING About THE HATEFUL EIGHT Trailer, Paranoid Men Holed Up In A Cold, Tight Spot

Prominently featuring Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson, the first real trailer for Quentin Tarantino's 70mm Western, The Hateful Eight, is giving off an excellent Django Unchained meets The Thing vibe here. Paranoia, guns, shacks, prisoners, a laundry list of great... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

John Logan & Patti Smith Bring JUST KIDS To Showtime

Patti Smith's 2010 memoir Just Kids is one of those books that is just full of magic. Charting the protopunk's bohemian New York Days with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, Smith's work nabbed the National Book Award for nonfiction for damn good... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Targets Style Over Spying

For its big screen reboot of the classic 60s spy series, Warner Brothers is hoping Guy Ritchie can replicate the success of their earlier Sherlock Holmes adaptations, again favouring witty banter and period detail over the material's more action-oriented elements.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, An Artful And Entertaining Musical Biopic

"You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge." So begins the title track of NWA's seminal 1988 album Straight Outta Compton, a hip-hop landmark that almost single-handedly changed the direction of the art form. The making of... More »
  

PAY THE GHOST: RLJ Entertainment Inc. Acquires Nic Cage Thriller

Those of your looking to fulfill your regular intake of Nicolas Cage can look forward to the September 23rd release of the thriller Pay The Ghost. One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole (Nicolas Cage)... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

FEAR INC. Is Open For Business, New Horror Comedy From Funny Or Die Duo

Production began today in Los Angeles on a new horror comedy called Fear Inc. The film is being written, directed and produced by Luke Barnett and Vincent Masciale from Funny or Die. They are making the film under their own... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
 
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