The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

Warner Brothers brings home the new Lego playset today with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on blu-ray and DVD. Mike Mitchell takes over directing duties that sees Emmet (Chris Pratt) encountering a whole new series of problems as the young boy who plays with the set, Finn (Jadon Sand) now has to share…

Lifeforce (1985) – Tobe Hooper

Special effects wizard John Dykstra, legendary composer Henry Mancini, Alien scribe Dan O’Bannon, Sir Patrick Stewart, and the lovely Mathilda May are all part of Tobe Hooper’s sci-fi vampire movie. And you’d think that with credits like that, including Steve Railsback and Peter Firth would make this a solid entry in the Monsters in the…

Toronto After Dark 2016: Train to Busan – Sang-ho Yeon

Train to Busan, the Korean zombie film that played to great acclaim at Cannes was the second feature of Toronto After Dark’s Zombie Night at Scotiabank Theatre Saturday night. A big budget, bloody kills, cool special effects and a solid story made for an engaging screening that saw zombie lovers out in force in the…

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) – Bryan Singer

  There’s probably a good, or at least a passable story somewhere amongst the mutants, Singer as a director has done some nice work with Marvel’s X-Men franchise in the past, but this time, it just feels like too much flash, and no substance. To say the visual effects super-saturate this film is an understatement….

Corner Gas: The Movie (2014) – David Storey

One of Canada’s most beloved sitcom had a theatrical release this month, and now, it’s been released to DVD and Blu-Ray. Corner Gas: The Movie, takes us back to Dog River, and catches us up with all of our old friends, Brent (Brent Butt), Lacey (Gabrielle Miller), Hank (Fred Ewanuick), Oscar (Eric Peterson) & Emma…

The Last Policeman (2012) – Ben H. Winters

This week’s perusal of the Book Shelf brought me this, the first in a trilogy, that combines a whodunnit with some light science fiction. Not too long from now, an asteroid, Maia, is discovered, way too late to do anything about it, on a direct collision with Earth. They have until the beginning of October….

TIFF 2012: Fin (The End) – Jorge Torregrossa

  This is one film I wanted to see just based on the brief description provided when it was first announced, and I’m so excited that I got to see it so close to the start of my festival.  Intrigued by its mysterious premise, my mind automatically started trying to come up with theories as…