Author Archives: Jason Forbes

About Jason Forbes

Engineer, movie-enthusiast, and video-game addict. When not defending the universe from Skeletor, I can be found in the lab or man-cave.

VIFF: Program Changes

The festival runners will be announcing additional screenings of popular films and festival favorites as VIFF continues throughout the next two weeks. These updates will be announced in the theater before screenings, posted on bulletins in the cinemas, and updated on the … Continue reading

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Like Crazy made a big impact at Sundance earlier this year, winning the grand jury prize for best picture, so it seemed like a reasonable choice for my first film at VIFF. After picking up my tickets at will-call, I … Continue reading

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VIFF 2011: Opening Day

Opening day for the Vancouver International Film Festival is upon us. I will be NewFoundFilm’s man on the ground for the next two weeks, trying to take in as many of the festival showings as humanely possible. The calendar for … Continue reading

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REVIEW: In Need of Help

Isn’t Autumn a wonderful time of year for the movie enthusiast? This is when the reign of the summer blockbuster ends and studios begin releasing their, well, their more serious films. The reason for this is twofold. First, most film … Continue reading

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NEWSREEL: Deathly Hollows Part 2 Trailer

It has been a decade spanning movie franchise, but the Harry Potter series is finally coming to a close with the release of the final chapter this summer. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 is set to be … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Hanna and The Feral Children

Two or three years ago – I don’t recall which – I first heard the story of Kasper Hauser. Kasper was a Germam boy who claimed to be held captive from birth in isolation, until his release 15 years later. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: No Adjustment Needed

In 1978, Philip K. Dick wrote an essay titled How to Build a Universe that Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later. Among other things, in this essay he mentions two themes which attracted him to science-fiction: What is reality? What … Continue reading

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MUN CINEMA: Incendies

For residents of St. John’s, this Thursday – March 10th – there will be a showing of Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies as part of the Mun Cinema Series. This film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Unbearable Lightness of Rango

Rango is not a children’s movie. The latest offering from Gore Verbinski may be animated like a children’s movie, may be advertised as a children’s movie, but this is definitely not a children’s movie.  Instead, Rango seems to be targeted … Continue reading

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On the QT and Very Hush Hush

Quentin Tarintino is back and reportedly working on a Spaghetti Western à la Sergio Leone. AintItCool quotes Franco Nero as stating his involvement in the upcoming QT film tentatively named The Angel, The Bad And The Wise, a clear nod … Continue reading

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