Jesse Corbeil

Mass Effect 3 [PS3 review]

Developer: BiowarePublisher: Electronic ArtsGame Rating: M (Mature)Players: 1 to 4 How does one write a fair review of something as big as Mass Effect 3? When the game landed last March, it wasn’t so much a product launch as it was a megaton marketing blast over a groundswell of fan-generated buzz that would make most game developers weak in the knees. The whole circus of trailers, trailers of tra...[Read More]

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) [Blu-ray review]

Starring: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard HarrisDirected by: Lewis MilestoneRunning Time: 185 minutes Back Cover 1787. HMS Bounty sets out on a journey through perilous seas to a tropical paradise…and into history as one of the most ill-fated vessels in naval lore. Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front) directs this colour-drenched spectacular nominated for seven Academy Awards inc...[Read More]

The Bad Seed [Blu-ray review]

Starring: Nancy Kelly, William Hopper, Patty McCormack, Eileen HeckartDirected by: Mervyn LeRoyRunning Time: 129 minutes Back Cover Rhoda (Patty McCormack) is a well-mannered 8-year-old little lady — and an efficient, unfeeling killer. And in this spellbinding chronicle of evil, whatever Rhoda wants, she ruthlessly gets. Her mother Christine (Nancy Kelly), reluctantly made to see her child’s...[Read More]

WB Planning Lethal Weapon Reboot

Believe it or not, Lethal Weapon is getting a reboot. The venerable cop film series that put Australian superstar and complete wingnut Mel Gibson on the American map became big news again briefly in 2008, when word of a fifth film was being bandied about. Ultimately, Mel Gibson declined to take part, so the project was shelved. Now, a reboot with a new cast, penned by Tales From the Gangster Squad...[Read More]

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Exit 67 (Sortie 67) – Theatrical Review

  Jephté Bastien’s new feature is a bleak drama that dives wholeheartedly into the underworld of Montreal’s north end. Jecko is a troubled hood of mixed heritage growing up on the mean streets of the Saint Michel neighbourhood, who trades the misery of a foster home for the edgier family of a street gang. As years go by, Jecko works his way up the ladder, but questions about his actions start...[Read More]

Geeks on Parade at the Montreal Comic-Con [Photo Essay]

The weekend of 11 and 12 September saw Montreal’s Place Bonaventure become ground zero for all things geeky. Comics, comic artists, comic writers, comic lovers, comic book characters, toys, a certain DeLorean and a few actors from some of our most enduring sci-fi franchises were all in attendance and on display. And that was just in the main areas. There was also a dedicated presentation room for ...[Read More]

Why a del Toro-free Hobbit is a Bad Thing

For many, the news that Guillermo del Toro had to step away from the beleaguered Hobbit films was just another strike in a long line of bad news. In fact, it now looks like MGM’s recent financial woes have relegated the film, along with the next James Bond and god knows what else, to production hell.

News Mashup: Release dates, Casting, and Bears – Oh MY!

Lots of news out of Hollywood right now. If the current crop of release dates, casting announcements and such are any indication, you’re going to spend a lot of the next year at the cinema. Here are a few highlights.

Warner Bros. Comes to Town

Q2 is here and Warner is showing off their products to the media once again.

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Edge of Darkness – Theatrical Review

Holy wow, Mel Gibson’s in the movies again! Mel’s first lead role since 2002 sees him take on the role of detective Craven from the critically-acclaimed 1980s BBC series upon which Edge of Darkness is based. Craven is a loving, if distant, father to Emma, a young research tech at a large defence contractor. When Emma is shotgunned on Craven’s front porch, it sets off a circus ride of intrigue and ...[Read More]

Dante’s Inferno Demo: First impressions

It’s not always a great idea to re-visit a classic like The Divine Comedy, because there’s no guarantee that you’ll get away with it. Sandow Birk and Marcus Sanders’ modern English retelling of Dante’s opus, which starts off: ‘About halfway through the course of my pathetic life, I woke up and found myself in a stupor in some dark place. I’m not sure how I...[Read More]

Contact: Whither Blu-ray?

This 1997 Robert Zemeckis showboat is almost as well known for lawsuits and controversies as it is for the content on the cellulose. Contact opened to mixed reviews, but subsequent awards and nominations seem to have vindicated those who liked it. Anyone who still hasn’t seen the film and who expects it to closely follow Carl Sagan’s 1985 book may be disappointed. It is really best to view the two...[Read More]

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