Joel Merritt

I’m pretty sure that most people going into a film about a “haunted” mirror would assume that it would be relatively silly and full of reflection-based scares. If we were talking about Mirrors or its sequel, you would be entirely correct. In the case of Oculus however, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Following […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

  Joe Modzelewski

I had absolutely no knowledge on this film going in. I had not even seen the trailers or knew what exactly the concept was. With a name like ‘The Conjuring’ and looking at its poster some fairly accurate guesses can be made about the premise. I thought I was in for another bland, cheap thrill […]

  Kelly Bedard

Comedy Bar mainstays Bad Dog Theatre are in the middle of a horror show. On purpose. They have one week left in their current episodic adventure, portraying Torontonian walkers and the people who run from them. The show is a good one with a strong cast including director Peter Stevens in a happily more substantial […]

  Joe Modzelewski

Based off of a 2008 Spanish short (titled ‘Mama’ of course), Mama, directed by Andres Muschietti, tells the tale of two mentally damaged girls that were found mysteriously in the woods being taken in by a new family, yet the two girls are not the only beings that were brought into the home as a […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Cinema Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The lovably scatterbrained Fran Kranz has quickly become the great Joss Whedon’s go-to guy for casual genius characters like Dollhouse‘s futuristic tech whiz Topher and The Cabin in the Woods‘ stoner philosopher Marty. He’s a Yale grad […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Warm Bodies is a movie simultaneously blessed and cursed by Twilight. There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that the widescreen release of the Nicholas Hoult-starring zombie-romantic-comedy owes its budget, profile, and probably its very existence to the success of a certain sparkly set of vampires with romantic problems. But given the number of times […]

  Kelly Bedard

If you haven’t read Part I of this over-written countdown, you should go do that now (I worked hard on these!). I’ll wait…. … … … … … Are you back? Okay, here’s Part II. It’s got two relatively small films, two massive world-wide blockbusters, and one new release featuring the breakout star of the […]

  Leeman Kessler

Dig, if you will, a picture of a mincing Mark Hamill, looking like Philip Seymour Hoffman in Boogie Nights, hammering chopsticks into someone’s leg.  Hold that image in your mind and continue reading when you’re ready. Now let’s sit down and talk a little about Sushi Girl, a Dark Crime…Drama?  Comedy?  Thriller?  It’s hard to […]

Picture this. There’s a group of college kids. They are attractive. One of them has a relative that owns a cottage. It’s in the middle of nowhere. They all hop into an RV. There’s no cellphone reception. Or GPS. They get lost. They pull up to a dingy, suspicious looking gas station. Out comes the […]

Writer-director Mary Harron has proven herself as an accomplished auteur in the realm of the psychological thriller. Having written and directed the cult hit, American Psycho, Harron has proven that she’s able to simultaneously challenge you intellectually, while making your heart skip a beat. So it’s more the disappointing that her latest foray into the […]

This looks awesome. Why am I not going to be in Toronto for this?! Why?! Why? Waaaaah. Okay, I’m done whining—while you’re probably scratching your head going, “I don’t even know what you’re whining about yet. Explain, please”. Oh, my darling reader, you’re so polite—anything for you. ZED.TO is an interactive theatre experience in various locales […]

Zombies are nothing new. They’ve been a staple of the silver screen, starting in 1968 with Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, to today’s modern 28 Weeks Later and Zombieland. Zombies feature prominently in books, comics, music (think Michael Jackson’s Thriller), and especially video games. Yet somehow, it took until 2010 for the zombie hordes […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

When I was little, I went to see The Secret Garden in theaters with my mom. During one scene, as young Mary Lennox is creeping towards the garden, I started to freak out. When my mom asked, “What’s wrong?” in a very nice voice, although I’m sure what she meant was “Why the hell is […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Stephen Spielberg! Christmas! Furry creatures that turn into murdering beasts! It’s a Rachael Christmassmorgasborg! Oh lord in Heaven, had I forgotten how much I love Gremlins. This 24 Days of movies project has been immensely rewarding, but nothing quite prepared me for the rewards of rewatching Gremlins as an adult. From the cheesy pseudo-noir opening […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Colin Farrell is trying to sleep with your mom. Go ahead, take a second and digest that. Pretty freaking horrifying, right? And because he’s Colin Farrell, even if your mom is a tough-as-nails Toni Collette, she’s probably going to let him. But just in case that gonorrhea-influenced mess isn’t enough to send you into a […]