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Thor: The Dark World Review

Thor is back in the second movie of Marvel’s phase two, Thor: The Dark World. Starring a massive cast that includes Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins, The Dark World sees Thor faceoff against the Dark Elves whose attacks get personal. Watch the trailer after the jump and […]

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Captain Phillips Review

In 2009, Somali pirates climbed aboard an American shipping vessel and took it hostage. It was all over the news and the rescue mission was both carefully executed and very dangerous. Director Paul Greengrass has adopted that story for the screen with Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. Watch the trailer after the jump and then […]

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Ten days in the life of a TIFF enthusiast

Only at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) can fans of Star Trek and Sherlock collide in one loud, sweaty crowd of pure happiness. After waiting two hours in the shadow of Roy Thomson Hall, I laid eyes on Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock or Khan; your pick).

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TIFF 2013: 12 Years a Slave Review

Every year there is one movie that comes to TIFF and becomes an instant hit. This year, that movie was 12 Years a Slave, the winner of the top prize, the People’s Choice Award. Starring an ensemble cast that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong’o, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson and Brad Pitt, this movie follows the true story […]

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TIFF 2013: Gravity Review

The thing about movies I love more than anything else is the way they can take me to places I could never go. And Alfonso Cuarón does that and more in his masterpiece, Gravity. Starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, Gravity tells the story of two astronauts as they fight for survival after an accident leaves them floating in alone […]

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TIFF 2013: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Review

Nelson Mandela has been portrayed on film before, but his own biography has never been given the full biopic treatment. Until now. Starring Idris Elba as the famous president and Naomie Harris as his wife Winnie, the film follows Mandela from 1942 to 1994 covering all the major moments in his life. Watch the trailer […]

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TIFF 2013: You Are Here Review

Mad Men show runner Matthew Weiner has finally made his feature film debut with You Are Here. Starring Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler and Laura Ramsey, the film tells the story of two stoner friends whose lives change when one of them inherits a fortune. Read my review after the jump.

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TIFF 2013: Enough Said Review

What happens when a woman dates a man, while also becoming friends with his ex-wife? You get the very funny movie, Enough Said. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone and the late James Gandolfini, Enough Said is a smart romantic comedy about finding love a second time. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read […]

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Elysium Review

Writer and director Neill Blomkamp broke onto the scene in 2009 with his surprise hit District 9. His follow up, Elysium, is another massive sci-fi commentary, taking the class separation idea further than the Occupy protests could. Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley, the story centers around a future where the richest people on Earth flea the planet […]

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This is the End Review

If the world were to end, how would different famous people react? That is the age-old question This is the End looks to answer. The directorial debut of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the movie stars Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel as themselves after the apocalypse hits and they are forced […]

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