Posts Tagged ‘Michael Fassbender’

This week’s releases include: more quirky CIA-alien adventures; a chilling end of the world thriller; a near-silent biopic; a peculiar feel-good story; an action-packed spy movie; and an intimate look at addiction. (more…)

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A scene from HaywireRecent years have brought several films featuring tough, female protagonists that out match their male opponents in every contest, whether they faceoff physically or mentally. Stars of this action subgenre have included Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale and Milla Jovovich. But the vicious fight scenes in Haywire show former MMA fighter Gina Carano could match, and maybe even take, the best of them (at least physically). (more…)

Michael Fassbender in a scene from ShameWhen people talk about Shame, the discussion tends to move towards the uncommon amount of nudity in the film. But that is only a part of two outstanding performances by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, who convincingly display incredibly raw emotions in a powerful narrative. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a martial arts picture; a unique love story; the most recent season of TV’s most popular comedy; the sophomore season of a high school musical; an intriguing family drama; a documentary about a long, sci-fi debate; a woman ascends above her “station”; the fight for abnormal protection continues; a gladiator thrives to meet his goal; a pair of brothers battle evil to save their souls; a couple of real-life friends go on a voyage; and the beginning of the mutant war is revealed. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a demonstration of the survival of the fittest; the true story of daring journalists; a cop that doesn’t play by the rules; a future that must confront its violent past; the defeat of a terrorist hijacking; a sequel to a contemporized Grimm fairy tale; an overdramatic love story; the anthropomorphising of a Labrador retriever; a teenager’s date with his dream woman; a couple of Muppets adventures; a unique take on the vampire; and an explosive story of revenge. (more…)

This week’s releases are about saving people: a Roman soldier must rescue his general; an inspector searches for a serial killer before time runs out for his current captive; and a filmmaker strives to uncover the truth behind America’s downfalls. (more…)

Toronto After Dark, or TAD as it’s become affectionately known, is taking over Bloor Cinema once more to excite audiences with epic feats of violence; make them cower in their seats from horrific monsters; and induce nausea via gore that often defies description.

After some unforeseen technical delays that kept fans on the edge of their seats refreshing their Internet browsers for updates, TAD finally rolled out its entire festival line-up in one grand revelation. And the fifth annual instalment provides little cause for disappointment, as genre fans have their choice of Japanese splatter, cult horror, bizarre villains, supernatural menaces and (of course) zombies.

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