It may not have set the world on fire when it screened at TIFF last September or when it opened, albeit briefly, shortly thereafter. But there is something positive to be said about the Nicolas Cage/Nicole Kidman thriller Trespass, coming to DVD, Blu-ray and digital download today (November 1).
Actually, there are a few things. Herewith, the Top 10 Reasons to Check Out Trespass:
Do Israelis make good horror films? One way to find out: catch the one-night-only screening of Rabies, the 2010 thriller (in Hebrew with English subtitles) playing Sunday (October 30) at 8 pm at Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto), $10.
There are terrific, inspiring, hilarious, motivational and heartbreaking documentaries, and then there is Buck, a brilliant film that embodies every one of those adjectives and, not surprisingly, is ridiculously entertaining.
Oooh, this is 14 kinds of interesting. Britain’s NME is reporting that Aaron Sorkin, Oscar-winning writer of Facebook saga The Social Network plus Moneyball and A Few Good Men to name a few, has been inked to write an upcoming biopic on late Apple founder Steve Jobs based on biographer Walter Isaacson’s just-released book.
Today marks the 25th birthday of Aubrey Drake Graham – that’s Degrassi actor and rapper Drake to you and me – and man, does that guy have it made.
Talented, smart, handsome, creative, well-respected and about as hot as they come (as a fantastic recent appearance on SNL demonstrated) the Toronto-born star is nothing if not enviable.
To celebrate, we offer up some Drake trivia and his awesome video for the song "Marvin’s Room."
If Halloween is like Christmas to horror and sci-fi fans, then bust out the eggnog as the motherlode is about to descend in the form of the 6th annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival, which brings all manner of sick, twisted, gruesome, hilarious and disturbing titles to the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave.) starting today and running to October 27.
It got fairly solid reviews during its premiere last spring at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Now the hotly tipped documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne – directed (thematically if not actually) by Ozzy offspring Jack - is coming to Canada, screening for one night, October 26, at Cineplex theatre nationwide.
With luck, a day will come when the idea of a male-dominated profession – or even a female-dominated one – will seem as quaint as a Commodore 64 computer. And people will cite trailblazers like legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers for helping advance gender equality in the workplace.
Mengers, who died Saturday in her Los Angeles home after a series of small strokes at age 78 (or 81, depending on who you believe) was not only one of the hottest agents of the 70s but virtually the only female one.
It’s questionable whether the programmers at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox set out to schedule two wildly contrasting films - one kind of highbrow, one decidedly lowbrow - on the same night at the same venue. But whatever your mood today, chances are one of these offerings will match it.
Even in a city where film festivals, no matter how creatively programmed or smartly executed, are pretty much a dime a dozen, the annual Reel Asian International Film Festival – feting its 15th anniversary this year and its debut in, uh, Richmond Hill as well as Toronto – emerges as essential.