I went, I saw, I screened… and another WWSFF comes to a close. I’m not sure if it was the nice weather or the economy, but attendance seemed to be down slightly this year, especially at the usually popular Shorts for Shorties package of films. Most screenings I attended had perhaps two dozen people in …
I’ll be honest: the new trend towards digitizing the mouths of animals and babies to make them “talk” (or dance or rollerskate or whatever) creeps me right out. Unfortunately, that device is in full swing in this fairly uninspired family comedy based on the popular comic strip.
Not since The 40-Year-Old Virgin has a film so perfectly blended raunchy humor with a tender heart to create a kick-ass comedy that scores on every level right from frame one.
It was with some degree of trepidation that I sat down to see Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I’m not a huge Team Apatow fan, even though I loved Judd’s TV assorted TV series and thought The 40-Year-Old Virgin was great. Their work, as Moviepie Linda cited in her rather scathing review of Drillbit Taylor, was becoming …
The 16th edition of North America’s largest short-film festival kicks off today, offering some 281 shorts from 34 countries – among them, 34 world premieres and more than 200 Toronto premieres. Returning programmes include the always popular Sci-Fi: Out There (self-explanatory), Slap ‘n’ Tickle (the racier R-rated shorts), Shorts For Shorties (kids’ flicks) and Celebrity …
It amounted to little more than an impersonal blur of sports and politics.
As far as big-budget, high-concept summer popcorn flicks go, this action-fantasy-comedy is a bit of a disappointing start to the season.
Hardcore Trekkies will want to seek out this third failed pilot based on Gene Roddenberry’s PAX series, but casual viewers should probably just skip it.
There’s not a lot of conflict, not a lot of action, just a bunch of people getting through a holiday that often proves to be as disappointing as this movie.
Shrek meets It’s a Wonderful Life, and learns that (yes) his life isn’t so bad after all.