#REVIEW: “WORLD WAR Z”
Review by: Sarah Gopaul for Mr. Will Wong
The suggestion that the living dead may one day roam the Earth used to be no more than a joke or metaphor for more realistic societal issues (see George A. Romero's many interpretations). But as the genre becomes more prevalent, so too does the concept of preparedness -- for anything. Even emergency responders are using the Zombie outbreak in simulation exercises. So what happens to a world with such a dense populace when an aggressive infection takes ...
#REVIEW: “THE BLING RING”
Often Movies are adapted from Books, but Auteur Director Sofia Coppola bases her long-awaited fifth Feature The Bling Ring upon a Vanity Fair Piece by Nancy Jo Sales titled The Suspects Wore Louboutins. The subject matter is familiar to many of us who live and breathe the Pop Culture Milieu. Infamous The Bling Ring, a group of Los Angeles Teens who successfully broke into the homes of Stars between 2008 and 2009 robbing them of cash, fashions and jewelry, while becoming Stars in their own ...
#REVIEW: “THE KINGS OF SUMMER”
We've all been frustrated with our Parents at some point in our lives and really, who in their youth hadn't thought of running away? The Kings of Summer takes a look at three teenage Boys who refuse to accept insubordination, taking a vow of independence in running away from their respective Families, to build a makeshift House in the snake-ladden woods. Headed by the handy Joey (Nick Robinson), the injured but jock-ish Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and eccentric Biaggio (Moises Arias), we go on a ...
#REVIEW: “NOW YOU SEE ME”
One-part Thriller, one-part electrifying Spectacle, Now You See Me is the latest effort from Director Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, Clash of the Titans). Although some might struggle with a sharp tonal shift after its First Act, what amounts still is an over-the-top Thrill Ride, complete with an on-stage body pile, explosions and of course, some awesome Trickery.
Now You See Me centers on a mixed bag of personalities known as The Four Horsemen - a group of Illusionists who each are a ...
#REVIEW: “THE HANGOVER PART III”
There's no Bachelor Party, no Wedding nor Vacation planned, but how is it yet again that our beloved Wolfpack still manage to find themselves in deep trouble? This third and final Installment of The Hangover Franchise has plenty of surprises in store for Fans, but those expecting the boisterousness of its Predecessors, will be in for a surprise. Furthermore, Fans of Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) at long last get their wish of a full-sized serving of him.
The Hangover Part III is a Testament to being ...
#INSIDEOUT: A PREVIEW TO TORONTO’S 2013 INSIDE OUT FESTIVAL
Running May 23 through June 2, 2013, the Inside Out Festival presented by RBC, delivers to us 170 Films (54 Features and 116 Shorts) from 31 Countries. Raising awareness about the LGBT Community, it delivers upon its promise to challenge attitudes and change lives through Cinema.
Focusing on International LGBT Rights this year, a Series of Documentaries and Narrative Films aim to elicit reaction and provoke thought and discussion including:
...And The Unclaimed which centers around two young ...
#REVIEW: “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”
Review by: Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
Science-Fiction is too often marginalized and made an outpost for Misfits. And yet it is far more than just a frontier for the disenfranchised. It is transcendental. Pop Culture’s breeding ground for Experimental Thinkers and New-Age Philosophers. Take the Brainiac behind Star Trek, the late Gene Roddenberry for an example. Via Goblin Green Babes and Space-Age Battleships, he boldly traversed a galaxy of ideas. J.J. Abrams has followed in his ...
#REVIEW: “THE GREAT GATSBY”
Review by: Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
Life is Poetry, and love is its pen, paper and prose. Few are those that find this out, fewer still are those that write it down. F. Scott Fitzgerald did both, and Baz Luhrmann continues to navigate this binary with poise. Having adapted Romeo + Juliet and written Moulin Rouge!, there is no question that his pen is mighty. Furthermore, his romances were equally as exquisite to the eye and ear, whilst touching the souls of many. His latest Film is ...
Blackbird is a Story of Choice and Consequence and this latest effort from Canadian Writer/Director Jason Buxton likely will make you walk away thinking twice about what you say or do. Set in a landscape of Teenage Angst, at the center of it all is lonely soul Sean Randall (Connor Jessup), who strikes an unlikely friendship with Deanna (Alexa Fast). After her Boyfriend Cory (Craig Arnold) discovers this, tempers flare and death threats are made online.
One thing leads to another and ...
Based on the true story of Thor Heydal (Pål Sverre Hagen) and his epic Adventure across the Pacific Ocean in 1947, Kon-Tiki recounts his daring Quest to prove the Theory that South Americans could have in fact been able to cross the Waters pre-Columbus, settling in Polynesia. Leaving behind his Wife Liv (Agnes Kittelsen) and two Sons almost without notice, he enlists a Team of five Men to build a Wood Raft, travelling only with materials that could technologically have been ...