Blackbird is an effective, crowd pleasing tear-jerker with a well worn plot that succeeds thanks to great performances and a desire to steer clear of genre cliches whenever possible.
Not silly or gory enough to please genre or B-movie aficionados and too stupid to appeal to pretty much anyone else, aquatic monster movie The Meg fails to clear a low set bar.
The cast of James Gunn’s dramedy Super were on hand at the Ryerson Theatre on Friday, September 10, for the gala presentation of their film which stars Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page as a pair of would-be do-gooders trying to take down the thugs and bad guys in a small American city.
The summer finally brings one of the first truly noteworthy dramas with the release of Boy A, a complex drama based on the famous novel of the same name. Also coming to theatres this week are a string of truly mindless films, including Jason Statham action-packed Death Race, Rainn Wilson silly comedy, The Rocker, farcical comedy Hamlet 2, and worst of all, The House Bunny.
Okay, so it was a busy, busy night. I just got home from the MuchMusic Video Awards and I ended up shooting just over 600 photos (not as many as some years, but enough to make sorting and editing a major job). I got images of nearly all the major attendees, including the New Kids on the Block, Rihanna, Rainn Wilson, Girlicious, Simple Plan and a bunch of others.