Archive for October, 2012

A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Toronto After Dark: A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 No Comments

Simon Pegg dominated the screen in A Fantastic Fear of Everything. He controlled it like it was on a leash, dragging it, and subsequently us the audience, along with him on his journey through a minor but substantial psychological break where he thinks he is going to be murdered at any moment. The films progression […]

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Mad Riders

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 No Comments

My goodness! Techland has actually done it! They’ve created a game that doesn’t feel like a massive tech demo! Sure, it’s an arcade title, and it’s smaller than full retail titles… and it’s an offroad racing title that plays very similarly to other arcade-style offroad racing games, but still. Mad Riders is fast, fun, and […]

In Their Skin

Toronto After Dark: In Their Skin

Monday, October 29, 2012 No Comments

In Their Skin is a home invasion type film (admittedly, not my favorite genre) that takes place in a cottage. Yawn! Seriously, this must be the (roughly) 7,503,123rd horror movie set in a cabin secluded from civilization. And yah, the psychotic antagonist was an interesting individual who was well acted, same goes for his wife, […]

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Argo

Monday, October 29, 2012 No Comments

Like Argo’s tag line says, “The movie was fake. The mission was…” well, not quite as depicted, but how often does a Hollywood depiction of a true story show all the facts as they were? Yes, Canada played a far more integral role than the film credited (and there were a number of other factual […]

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Sublime to Debut in Rock Band Next Week

Friday, October 26, 2012 No Comments

How odd that I should have had a hankering to listen to Sublime’s music earlier today. I hadn’t read the weekly announcement from Harmonix yet, so how in the heck did it come to be that I would want to listen to their music, specifically on the day that the developer announced that the band […]

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People Like Us

Friday, October 26, 2012 No Comments

The sexual tension between Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks in People Like Us was definitely noticeable, and was definitely awkward. Why awkward? Because in the movie they play siblings (though only he knows it), and their interactions were tinted with a perceptible sexual vibe. Also, the whole plotline where Chris’ livelihood is at stake may […]

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Toronto After Dark: Lloyd the Conqueror

Friday, October 26, 2012 No Comments

Lloyd the Conqueror is  a Canadian comedy following  three college students who get dragged, by their professor, into joining a LARPing tournament to improve their grades and graduate.  Not knowing much about LARPing (live action role playing) they discover that it is harder than they thought. The film is made for anybody who knows what […]

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Nintendo Holiday Showcase Event 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012 1 Comment

Nintendo is not the little kid it used to be. For years we’ve seen a plumber traverse mushroom-related worlds to save a princess (who was always in another castle) stomping on mushroom-related bad guys and turtles along the way. We’ve seen an adorable pink ball fill up with air and float across a vibrantly colored […]

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Xbox Canada Hosts Halo 4 Media Launch, Brings Master Chief Along

Thursday, October 25, 2012 No Comments

We knew this game was coming. Even when all the folks from Bungie and Microsoft said that the Halo story was done, did anybody really believe them? Yeah, that’s what I thought. And so, this Tuesday, video game journalists from across the GTA, myself included, attended the Toronto media launch event for Halo 4. The […]

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Toronto After Dark: Doomsday Book

Thursday, October 25, 2012 No Comments

Zombies, robots, and meteors. Oh My!  Doomsday Book features three stories about how the world could end.  Each of these stories has its own twist to the usual tales.  Zombification through  mad cow disease, a robot attempting to reach Nirvana, and a meteor that isn’t what it seems. The concept is there and the films […]

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