Archive for July, 2010

Twitch’s Todd Brown gives a tour through the Torontonian landscape of Scott Pilgrim!

Twitch’s Todd Brown is a longtime fan of the comic, as well as one of the many Torontonians who are stoked about seeing their neighbourhoods proudly depicted onscreen (without being disguised as unnamed US locations!). We were able to get Todd to divulge some insight as to the many film locations, with a little help from the Acts of Minor Treason blog’s “Pilgrim-age” through the locations in all the books!

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Jackie Chan returns to form with LITTLE BIG SOLDIER

Stuck in “development hell” for over 20 years, Jackie Chan’s longtime pet project Little Big Soldier is an action-adventure set in China’s violent Warring States period (475 B.C. – 221 B.C.), in which regional warlords incorporated smaller states around them to create seven fortified conglomerates. Jackie Chan and Wang Lee-Hom (last seen in Ang Lee’s [...]

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Fantasia commemmorates the 60th anniversary of the Korean War with A LITTLE POND

60 years ago, the Korean War ravaged the Korean peninsula. On June 25th, 1950 – two years after the partition of the peninsula into North and South Korea – an army of 100,000 North Korean soldiers crossed the border, catching their southern neighbours completely off guard. These soldiers marched on the orders of Kim Il-sung, [...]

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Jon Knautz’ THE SHRINE joins the ranks of classic ‘crazy village’ movies

The Shrine – Jon Knautz’ follow-up to Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer – joins the ranks of ‘crazy village’ films The Wicker Man, Seventh Moon, Children of the Corn, Black Noon, Deadly Blessing, Population 436, and the classic Harvest Home. This insular community is protecting something, and, as the tagline says – “once you find it, [...]

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Satirical Skewering HK-Style with Pang Ho-Cheung’s LOVE IN A PUFF and DREAM HOME

Often praised for his attention to absurdist detail, Pang Ho-Cheung first came to international attention in 2001 with the black comedy You Shoot, I Shoot – the same year he wrote the novel Fulltime Killer, upon which Fantasia fave Johnnie To based his film of the same name. Since then Pang has come to be [...]

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Fantasia Video Capsule: July 17-20!

Fantasia 2010 du 17 au 20 juillet from Fantasia International Film Fest on Vimeo.

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Tickets still available for the Metropolis Gala Event at Place des Arts!

Contrary to the rumours circulating in our line-ups, there are still some tickets left for the Metropolis Gala Event at the PDA. Tickets for the presentation of ”METROPOLIS” are still on sale at the Place des Arts box office for $20 (+taxes + PDA’s service charge). 175 Sainte-Catherine West, Montreal, QC H2X 1Z8 (514) 842-2112 [...]

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Week 3 of the Fantasia Festival persists in pleasing journalists, bloggers and movie lovers!

The Gazette “…an astounding variety of entries” http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/Best+Bets/3294787/story.html Sound On Sight “Fantasia, North America’s biggest and best genre film festival, is a unique experience.” http://www.soundonsight.org/sordid-cinema-podcast-13-horror-at-fantasia/ Twitch Film “…some of the more bombastic titles hit the fest this year” http://twitchfilm.net/reviews/2010/07/fantasia-2010-castaway-on-the-moon-review.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TwitchEverything+%28Twitch%3A+Everything%29 “…a jam packed full house at the Fantasia film festival” http://twitchfilm.net/reviews/2010/07/fantasia-2010-rec2-review.php Hour “Fantasia … is of [...]

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WHERE EVIL GROWS: Daniel Stamm’s THE LAST EXORCISM gets ready to possess the Fantasia crowd!

Faith and blasphemy intersect in this subjectively-shot verite horror from Daniel Stamm (director of 2008’s phenomenal A Necessary Death) and co-producers Eli Roth and Andrew Gurland. THE LAST EXORCISM plays July 24th at 9:40pm in the Hall Theatre.

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THE TROUBLE WITH PICTS: Neil Marshall and Axelle Carolyn talk about CENTURION

British director Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday) will be gracing the Fantasia stage tonight, to host the Canadian Premiere of his new film Centurion, with one of the film’s stars (and his wife), Axelle Carolyn (author of It Lives Again! Horror in the New Millennium). CENTURION screens Saturday July 24 at 7:00pm in the Hall Theatre, and a second screening has been added July 28th at 3pm in the Salle JA De Seve.

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