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Jodorowsky's Dune

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Back in 1974, it was a mad dream of surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, The Holy Mountain) to tackle Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic Dune, especially when you consider that  

The Other Woman

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Have you ever wondered what would happen if the wife (Leslie Mann) and the other woman (Cameron Diaz) of a married man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) discover that they aren’t alone in his revolving fun  

The Quiet Ones

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 John Pogue (the director of Quarantine 2: Terminal) tracks the mystery surrounding a university professor (Jared Harris) and his ragtag team of students seeking to heal a test subject beset by supernatural forces that none of them are quite willing to believe in until it is too late.  

The Railway Man

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
This drama interweaves real biography into the mix as a former officer (Colin Firth) in the British Army who suffered through extreme torture as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during WW  

Canada's Funniest Criminals Balance Genius and Dimwit

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Trailer Park Boys is a mockumentary/sitcom that explores the meaning of life through a comedic ensemble of drunken, perpetually stoned reprobates. In other words, it’s quite relatable.  

Critical Lessons From an After-School Film Club

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
For the past eight-plus years, I have been facilitating an evolving after-school program that began quite innocently with me subbing in for my CityBeat colleague Kathy Y. Wilson.  

'Silicon Valley' Delivers Smart Nerd Humor

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Move over, Sheldon. The Big Bang Theory may have helped popularize or mainstream “nerd culture,” but Silicon Valley keeps it real with sharp wit, spot-on tech references and just a touch of social awkwardness — the makings of any true geek.  

Bears

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Coinciding with Earth Day celebrations, Disneynature sneaks in this documentary about a family of Alaskan bears teaching the young cubs important lessons for survival. Directors Alastair Fothergil  

Ernest & Célestine

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By now my well-documented aversion to animated features has been duly noted, but there’s something about this adaptation of Gabrielle Vincent’s book from directors Stéphane Aubier and Vincent  

A Haunted House 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
No matter what the production listings say, A Haunted House 2 is a Marlon Wayans movie and the budding franchise will rise and fall based on the comic energy and will of Wayans, along with the aud  

Heaven Is for Real

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Randall Wallace, the writer behind Braveheart and Pearl Harbor and director of We Were Soldiers and Secretariat, goes multi-hyphenate on Heaven is for Real, the story of a father (Greg Kinnear) stru  

Joe

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Indie wunderkind director David Gordon Green (George Washington) tackles a reclamation project of sorts by casting Nicolas Cage as the titular figure, an ex-con with a righteous hot temper who bef  

Le Week-End

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
This idiosyncratic gem from last year’s Toronto International Film Festival from writer Hanif Kureishi and director Roger Michell (the filmmaking duo behind The Mother and Venus) felt like a ful  

Transcendence

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister (Christopher Nolan partner from Memento through The Dark Knight Rises, The Italian Job and Moneyball) takes the helm for the first time with Transcendence, a   

Under the Skin

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Fans of Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) will certainly cheer for this pairing of the maverick visionary and Scarlett Johansson that explores the arrival of an alien preying upon the underclass