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Start getting excited for The Beast Pageant

This is the synopsis for The Beast Pageant, a new feature film directed by Albert Birney and Jon Moses:Abraham lives in a confined apartment where his only companion is a giant machine. Inside the machine is a man and a... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Fantasia 2010: Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore

I was no Herschell Gordon Lewis aficionado before sitting down to watch Jimmy Maslon's and cult filmmaker extraordinaire Frank Henenlotter's (Basket Case, Brain Damage) documentary tribute to the Godfather of Gore, who both invented and ruled the splatter genre from the 1960s to the... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Dr. Butcher MD (aka Zombi Holocaust) In Toronto!

Hey Toronto! Feel like navigating voodoo cannibals after a day of navigating the throngs of policemen and protestors during all the G-20 shenanigans? Well,Vagrancy Films and Terry Levene are presenting Dr. Butcher MD (aka Zombi Holocaust) at the Toronto Underground... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Lady Terminator at the Toronto Underground Cinema!

Alrighty... its Father's Day, you and your dad just watched the 4pm screening of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) at the Revue Cinema, but you're still craving for more movies. And not just any kind of movies, now you're... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Toronto's Revue Cinema Celebrates A Year of Silent Sundays

Torontonians really have no reason to complain about the less then stellar line up Hollywood has been serving up at the multiplexes this summer, especially when their local film repertories have been offering a bevy of sumptuous retrospective alternatives. The Revue... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Fancy Free Hong Kong Films on 35mm This Weekend?

This Saturday, May 29th, the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto and Ultra8 Pictures are hosting a free double bill screening of two classic Hong Kong supernatural comedies on 35mm as part of Asian Heritage Month. Dubbed "Restless Spirits:... More »
By Peter K.   
  

ASTRON 6 TEASES MANBORG!

[Updated with higher quality version.]Futuristic cityscapes! Wartime melodrama! A remorseful scientist! Boxing! Gunfights! Stop-animated robot monster!!! From the team that brought us Lazer Ghosts 2 and Fireman comes, come and behold the teaser trailer for Steve Kostanski's upcoming feature MANBORG! (And yes, this isn't just a... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Murder, Magic, Muppets and a New Cinema in Toronto's Little China!

Update: The date for the Jim Henson Screening is actually May 16th, not the 15th as previously reported.Mark your calendars Toronto Twitch cinephiles! On May 14th, The Toronto Underground Cinema, formerly known as both the Golden Harvest and the Golden... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Paul Verhoeven To Adapt A Video Game?

MTV and /Film are positing, based on MTV's recent interview with the director, that Paul Verhoeven's next film will be an adaptation of Jordan Mechner's classic video game The Last Express (1997). Now the details are actually much sketchier then that.... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World K.O.'s the Internet (TEASER APPEARS!)

The teaser for what is sure to be Toronto's own Manhattan, but with more kung-fu and video game references has finally been released. Click for the Epicness of TTC Buses in a Hollywood Blockbuster That Isn't Resident Evil!I'll be honest... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Kevin Smith has signed his Hockey Goon

Kevin Smith has a chance to make an honest-to-god, genuine classic with his planned adaptation of the fantastic Warren Zevon song Hit Somebody. I'm one of the few that have always preferred Smith's sentimentality to his easy geek references in... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Discover Alanthebox and then get excited at the prospect of more Alanthebox

Alan Saunders, better known on the Interwebs as Alanthebox, has got a feature in the works. Actually its been in the works for some time now.Wait, who is Alanthebox you ask? Well, if any of you traversed the popular flash... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Conchords Creator to helm Segal's Muppet Film

I found myself on a Paul Williams kick this Christmas and when I wasn't listening to the Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack I was spinning William's pretty awesome Muppet output. It got me to re-visit the Muppet films and reignited... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Trailer arrives for The Eclipse!

No, not that Twilight one, but Irish writer/director Conor McPherson's excellent supernatural ghost story that is finally getting a theatrical release this March, after a VOD release on Feb. 26th. I caught the film at the Cannes Market last spring and it... More »
By Peter K.   
  

PARKING Review

Chen Mo (Chang Chen) was just trying to pick up a cake for his wife on his way home from work and score himself some "make-up" sex. He wasn't planning on being mistaken for a long-dead relative. He never imagined... More »
By Peter K.   
  

NINJA ASSASSIN Review

Ninjas exist! They live in the mountains and are paid 100 pounds in gold by world governments to kill without mercy!  Look at one of them the wrong way, or make any attempt to expose their ninja conspiracy and... More »
By Peter K.   
  

A Better TV Tomorrow (24 Hour Chinese Movie Channel!)

Canadian Twitchers with Rogers Digital Cable! Are you aware that there's currently a free digital preview of the channel Star Chinese Movies 2*, a station dedicated to airing the best of Chinese cinema from the 1970s to the 1990s? That... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Inglourious Comic Book Covers!

After mining Harry Knowles' Twitter Feed, Devin Faraci of CHUD.com found and posted five incredible faux-comic book covers for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds drawn in the style of Marvel Comics legend Jack Kirby.Here's hoping this inspires an actual comic book adaptation... More »
By Peter K.   
  

George Miller Has Found His Max

Tom Hardy is currently in negotiations to play "Mad" Max Rockatansky in Fury Road, the fourth (and endlessly delayed) film in the post-apocalyptic franchise famous for sending dozens of stuntman to the hospital and making it necessary that Bruce Spence... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Berg Will Not Be Directing the Kwisatz Haderach

Hollywood is still adamant about turning Frank Herbert's science fiction masterpiece Dune into a profitable franchise, but Peter Berg (The Rundown, The Kingdom) will no longer be in the director's chair.  Berg was pegged director a few months ago and... More »
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