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Turbo Kid to Race Into Theatres August 28th!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 22:39
Published in Movie Reviews

Coming to select theatres in Canada starting August 27th.

Also Arriving on VOD on August 28th on Bell, iTunes, Rogers, Shaw and Vimeo.

Back in the 70's, bicycle motocross racing became very popular and it's become the only mode of transporation in an aptly created post-apocalyptic world in Turbo Kid. This realm looks like it belongs in the 80's, and that's part of this film's charm. It waxes tribute all the way and wanes with a cinemagraphic style to make it belong to the low budget category to make it a class of its own.

In this world, there's no gas to move vehicles along. Everything depends on people using their own feet to get anywhere either in life or to destinations unknown. In this Mad Max inspired world, a lone boy simply known as The Kid (Munro Chambers) wants to survive. He trades junk — vestiges of a ruined world and perhaps also his youth — to survive. In what doesn't get traded are his comic books, as they represent a dream world for him that he hopes to become part of.

 

Even poltergeists have trouble vying for attention these days. We're not talking about how the 'remake' compares to the original Steven Speilberg produced and Tobe Hooper directed film but instead, the Enfield haunting (the basis for the next The Conjuring film) suggests that targeting paranormal enthusiasts to earn box office coin is a good way to manifest dollars. Next year's ghostly themed product has the potential to do far better than this rehash of a familiar tale.

What We Do In Shadows, A Review

Monday, 23 February 2015 17:13
Published in Movie Reviews

Special Week-long
Screening
in Victoria, BC

Feb 27 - Mar 5
The Odeon Theatre
780 Yates


The Vic Theatre

Modern life is very rough for the ancient vampire. In Wellington, New Zealand, just What We Do in the Shadows presents a comical look into what life is truly like for these creatures of the night in a more humanist kind of way. They allowed a small crew of cameramen to follow them around to record their antics and to see them acknowledged time to time gives this movie an air of authenticity that can be appreciated. When the film is presented as a mockumentary, the laughs are well earned, and some horror lore enthusiasts will recognize the world that these creatures, along with the werewolves and zombies, belong in.

Missed Opportunities in "Annabelle," A Movie Review

Monday, 27 October 2014 02:17
Published in Movie Reviews

Edgar Allan Poe crafted a better supernatural drama in his poem, Annabel Lee, than with director John R. Leonetti’s studio made product, Annabelle. This horror film about a haunted doll attempting to ruin the love John and Mia Gordon (Ward Horton and Annabelle Wallis) have for each other and their newborn daughter, Lea, is not without some problems. Although there is a slight connection with The Conjuring in this film, that importance is never explained. Instead, the way this film dwells upon a church sermon to guide the plot ruins the film.

My Soul To Take

Sunday, 10 October 2010 10:14
Published in Movie Reviews

Many opportunities are missed in Wes Craven’s latest, My Soul to Take. And for some, the money paid for this film is what some aficionados of terror will want back.

The Crypt

Thursday, 02 December 2010 21:56
Published in Movie Reviews

There’s one famous proverb and that is the dead tell no tales; and if that is true, it follows then that one must tell a story in his stead.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Friday, 10 September 2010 09:55
Published in Movie Reviews

Two guns, one sword and…a bunch of quarters? That’s all one needs to know in order to enjoy Resident Evil: Afterlife. But don’t expect any added bonuses from the genres it belongs to.

The Last Exorcism

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:08
Published in Movie Reviews
The Last Exorcism is reminiscent of what Harry Houndini did after his mother died. He sought to expose the frauds who claimed that they could bring her back so he could talk to her one more time.

Paranormal Activity

Friday, 30 October 2009 23:07
Published in Movie Reviews

With a tell-all title like Paranormal Activity, one would expect Oren Pelia’s debut film to be scary. Instead, it falls short of even being considered a movie one could wet their pants on in fear.

The Trotsky

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:08
Published in Movie Reviews
No prior knowledge is required to see The Trotsky. However, if you know anything about this Russian revolutionary, this film is worth seeing for an echo of what this man did.
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