Film | The Fulcrum

By: The Fulcrum  09-12-2011


/ 2011/11/30 3:15 pm

Our Academy Award predictions AS WE APPROACH the end of the year, the question that will inevitably come to the minds of movie fans is, “What should we expect to see at the Academy Awards?” Practically every movie is guilty of shameless self-advertising. They put a commercial on TV saying how many people have seen it, what Rolling Stone thought of it, and [..]

/ 2011/11/23 2:58 pm

The Muppets 4/5 THE MUPPETS IS one movie that could have easily been butchered by a group of old, crusty, out-of-touch executives who think Jim Henson’s creations aren’t cool enough to appeal to modern audiences. Luckily, in this recent incarnation, the classic marionette and puppet hybrids have not been replaced with computer generated doppelgangers and Kermit the Frog does not wear [..]

/ 2011/11/10 12:00 pm

  Tower Heist 3/5 It’s the movie where the 99 per cent get angry and take back what they rightfully deserve. Don’t worry, Tower Heist is not some boring Occupy-the-world documentary, but rather an enjoyable action-adventure heist film. Ben Stiller stars as Josh Kovacs, a recently fired building manager for a posh, uptown New York City apartment building, who becomes [..]

/ 2011/11/10 11:47 am

Illustration by Brennan Bova   Campus club offers a different movie-going experience TIRED OF PAYING $10 for not-so-good blockbusters at the movies? Sick of  Hollywood recycling content and actors to create the usual crappy comedy, romance, or drama? Well, a club at the University of Ottawa might just solve your problems. Cinema Academica is a group on campus that allows students and community members to meet [..]

/ 2011/10/27 1:40 pm

Drive 3.5/5   DRIVE IS SURE to surprise and confuse most movie-goers, since the trailers and TV spots released paint it as a high-octane action-thriller when that is just not the case. Instead, director Nicolas Winding Refn takes what could have been a generic, by-the-numbers affair and injects it with healthy dose of eccentric images and sounds to create something [..]

/ 2011/10/19 9:10 pm

Nightmare on Elm Street, 3/5 REVOLTINGLY GORY, VIOLENT, and disturbing, the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street is sure to frighten the socks off the most avid horror-flick lover. This adaptation of the 1984 original stays relatively true to the original story line—Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley), a child killer who was burned alive, haunts the teenagers of [..]

/ 2011/09/21 3:14 pm

Contagion 3.5/5 The best way to describe director Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is to imagine 28 Days Later without the zombies. Much like in the Danny Boyle film, a highly contagious virus is unleashed onto the public and no one on earth is safe from its deadly effects. Except, in this case, the virus does not send the infected into a [..]

/ 2011/09/14 11:46 pm

OIAF comes to town FOR THOSE WHO didn’t know, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest animation festival in North America, and it’s growing every year. There were over 2,000 entries in the 2011 competition, but only 151 made the cut. Taking place from Sept. 21–25, the festival includes a final selection of children’s films, shorts, and independent [..]

/ 2011/08/31 7:50 pm

Captain America: The First Avenger Hollywood seems to be suffering from a superhero complex. Its latest obsession with comic-books-turned-action-movies have been flooding the box office and director Joe Johnson is no exception. Marvel comics has been resurrected, yet again, in the form of Captain America: The First Avenger. The film stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, a hapless and tiny [..]

/ 2011/08/27 4:48 pm

Local outdoor film festival marks 10th anniversary IMAGINE SPENDING A lazy summer evening relaxing while watching one of your favourite movies in a park, surrounded by all your friends, for practically no cost. Lucky for all of us cash-strapped students, that’s a possibility here in the city. Taking place in Dundonald Park, the Centretown Movies Outdoor Film Festival has been [..]

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