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Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival: Thunder Road Chronicles a Man on the Brink with a Must-See Performance from Jim Cummings

Posted by Matthew on February 14, 2019
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Thunder Road

Sometimes you see a movie and there’s an actor who you have never seen before who you think “holy crap, where did that person come from?”. They give a performance that you love and maybe it becomes the part that makes them a movie star, or maybe not. You know they came from somewhere though. Maybe it was an indie film, a festival darling, or both.

Thunder Road is for Jim Cummings the former of those two films. An indie film you should see now so that one day when he is a movie star you can say “I saw him when”.

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Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival: ‘Sorry for Your Loss’ Lost Me

Posted by Matthew on February 13, 2019
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Sorry For Your Loss

Movies that don’t evoke a strong reaction are the hardest for me to write about, but they are not the ones I like to write about least. The ones I like to write about the least are the ones I don’t like at all. It sucks to watch something that many people have put a ton of work into and to come away knowing that you’re going to have to tell people you can’t recommend seeing that work.

Unfortunately, that is what I am having to do right now. Sorry For Your Loss is not a good movie.

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Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival: ‘Pork Pie’ is a fun romp through the country

Posted by Matthew on February 12, 2019
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Pork Pie

A man pulls into a service station because he’s having engine trouble. He parks the car, walks into the shop, and asks the man behind the counter if the car can be looked at because he thinks the engine is overheating. As he’s saying this, the engine explodes in the background. We’ve all had bad days, but this guy is having a really bad day, week, and present in general.

This is Jon, a man who is presently a wreck, distraught over losing his fiancĂ©e. He doesn’t know how to do it but he needs to get her back, and so commences a road trip during which he will find himself.

If this is all sounding familiar, well, it is a bit familiar. Lovable screwup goes on road trip with interesting misfits and figures out how to be slightly less of a screwup is not a new story by any stretch, but beautiful locations, a thrilling car chase, and a strong central performance make Pork Pie definitely worth your time.

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Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival: ‘Bernadette’ is sweet, but slightly confused

Posted by Matthew on February 11, 2019
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Bernadette / Sam Straley & James Psathas

Movies that don’t evoke a strong reaction are the most difficult for me to write about. It’s hard to not oversell the good stuff and the bad stuff and create an impression that something is better, or much worse than it actually is. Bernadette is a movie like this. It’s well produced, shot, and acted, and also is feels slightly confused about it wants to be.

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Review: Revenge (Shudder, 2018)

Posted by Simon on September 23, 2018
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Sweet, and served cold.

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‘Star Wars Episode IX’ Cast Announced, Carrie Fisher to return (but not with CGI)

Posted by Matthew on July 28, 2018
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LucasFilm has announced the cast for the next instalment in the Skywalker saga General Leia’s story isn’t quite over yet.

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Huh: David Leitch in talks to direct remake of ‘Enter the Dragon’ because nothing is sacred

Posted by Matthew on July 25, 2018
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Warner Bros. is trying, not for the first time, to remake the classic film. Because of course they are.

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Awesome: Every Tom Cruise Run Ever

Posted by Matthew on July 25, 2018
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Tom Cruise Running

If there’s one thing Tom Cruise is famous for it’s being a dedicated and generous performer who will put his body on the line to make sure that you, the moviegoers, are entertained. If there are two things he is famous for they are that and that he’s a high-ranking member of what is widely considered to be a cult. If there are three things, they’re all and running in the movies. So here’s video of every Tom Cruise Run ever, which is probably the best way to get ready for Mission: Impossible – Fallout this coming weekend.

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The ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ trailer is nothing short of glorious

Posted by Matthew on July 24, 2018
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Holy moly, the trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters might be my favourite thing to come out of comic con this year.

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The first ‘Shazam!’ trailer is just delightful

Posted by Matthew on July 24, 2018
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Shazam

Comic Con catch up continues with another film that looks like DC is figuring out that fun is a good thing. Continue reading…

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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ trailer is here to remind you that Johnny Depp is in this movie

Posted by Matthew on July 24, 2018
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It boggles my mind that they cast Johnny Depp for this entire franchise and Colin Farrell for just the first film, but here we are. In any event, continuing the comic con catch up, here’s the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer:

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The first ‘Aquaman’ trailer (and poster) is kinda great!

Posted by Matthew on July 24, 2018
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Oh hey, it’s SDCC catch up time!

The DC universe has been, to date, a bit….. dark. Excepting Wonder Woman the films have been dark and brooding and grim. If that’s your thing, cool. It hasn’t seemed to be most peoples thing though and DC seems to be listening to those people. So here’s the first trailer and poster for Aquaman, both of which are bright and colourful and fun looking!

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The new ‘Predator’ poster is many-skulled. Skullfull.

Posted by Matthew on July 20, 2018
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The Predator

Did you know there’s a new Predator movie coming soon? There’s a new Predator movie coming soon! Written and directed by Shane Black! If that’s you’re thing (and it should be) then it’s time to get excited! Today and Comic Con they released a shiny new poster.

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The new ‘Halloween’ poster is gorgeous

Posted by Matthew on July 18, 2018
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There’s a new Halloween movie coming this fall from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green. Yes, the guys from Eastbound and Down and Your Highness. Now, I know what you’re thinking, but this thing looks great. More on that in a minute though because they just released an incredible new poster for it.

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The new ‘Robin Hood’ trailer looks… fun, actually?

Posted by Matthew on July 18, 2018
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There’s a new Robin Hood movie coming and so help me god it looks fun. Like, actually fun. Let’s take a look!

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