Whistler Film Festival, one fo the last festivals on the Canadian circuit, has started! Due to the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has moved online the year. The festival started on December 1st and runs until December 20th, and films will be available to stream all the way to December 31st.
Starting this week, we will have some limited coverage of the festival, which boasts nearly 100 films this year; an impressive feat given the ongoing worldwide pandemic. You can find all of my coverage at the WFF 2020 tag here on Awesome Friday!
I’m thrilled to be able to cover the festival this year, which features predominantly Canadian content. You can find a complete listing of features, short films, and creator talks on the Whistler Film Festival website.
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I first reviewed Absolute Drift way back in the before-times of 2015 (when I was deep in my lead-with-an-almighty-anecdote phase, apparently) after having met developer Dune of Funselektor demoing his game at a stall in Vancouver’s Chinatown. It’s clear that I loved the game (if fact, it was pretty much love at first sight, from the beginning), and this love only grew stronger as I played it for hours on PC, then on PS4.
You can imagine my glee, then, when I saw the Switch version was incoming.
Absolute Drift is the perfect game for dipping in and relaxing after a hard day, so I was curious as to whether the port would capture that again. Well, thanks to a copy provider by the publisher, I can tell you that I’ve been back in its gloriously minimalist settings for the last week, and it is somehow better than ever.
Continue reading “(Re-)Review – Absolute Drift on Switch is still absolutely vital, and now also portable”
Hello friends! Hot on the heels of the Vancouver Film Festival and Blood In The Snow, we’ll be covering yet another film festival – VAFF!
Continue reading “Vancouver Asian Film Festival Starts Tomorrow! #VAFF”
Canadian horror lovers take note: The annual Blood in the Snow horror film festival is coming up from October 28th to November 7th, and I will be covering the films!
Continue reading “Heads Up Canada: Blood in the Snow Film Festival is coming!”
We haven’t really talked about Soul since it hasn’t really come up since the website relaunch, but now it has been affected by the ongoing worldwide crisis that is COVID-19.
Continue reading “Pixar’s latest, ‘Soul’ pushed back to Christmas, and to Disney+”
Remember when I said that The Batman moving back to 2022 wasn’t going to be the last of that kind of story? I wasn’t kidding!
Continue reading “‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ has also been delayed, but at least there’s a new poster”
Who had this one in the betting pool? The Batman, previously schedule for an October 1st 2021 release, has been pushed back to spring 2022.
Continue reading “‘The Batman’ delayed into 2022, and a number of other schedule changes, too”
Thanks, COVID-19. One of the largest cinema chains in the US and UK is closing all their locations.
Continue reading “Cineworld, Regal to close all theatres in the US and UK”
COVID strikes again. Why is anything still scheduled for this year?
Continue reading “‘Dune’ Delayed to fall 2021”
Another result of the ongoing worldwide pandemic, No Time To Die has officially been delayed again until April 2nd, 2021.
Continue reading “‘No Time To Die’ Officially Delayed until Easter 2021”
Kamala Khan is one of the most popular and important new characters in the Marvel comics universe. It was previously announced that she’d be getting her own Disney+ series and now they’ve cast Canadian newcomer Iman Vellani in the title role.
Continue reading “Canadian Newcomer Iman Vellani cast as Ms Marvel for Disney+”
Yes, you read that right. Jamie Foxx, who starred as Electro in the worst Spider-Man movie is in talks to join the case of the upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home.
How is that going to work? No idea!
Continue reading “Jamie Foxx in talks to return as Electro in the next Spider-Man movie.”
Avatar, remember Avatar? The movie that was the highest grossing film of all time for a decade?
Anyway, we’re getting four sequels to Avatar and I’ve lost count of how many times they’ve been delayed at this point, but now James Cameron says that two of them are almost ready to go!
Continue reading “James Cameron says that ‘Avatar 2’ is done filming, and ‘Avatar 3’ is nearly done”
M. Night Shyamalan is a, uh, divisive filmmaker to say the least, and he’s got a new movie underway. It’s going to be called “Old” and it has a poster.
Continue reading “New M. Night Shyamalan film to be titled ‘Old’, see the first poster.”