CTV Morning Live: October 31, 2014 — Vampire movies!

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The delightfully be-coiffed Heidi Petracek invited me back on CTV Morning Live today to discuss creepy movies. I talked about the excellent Nightcrawler, the execrable Dracula Untold, gave some suggestions for Halloween vampire movies, including Dracula (1979), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Let The Right One In, and 28 Days Later, which is more of a zompire plague movie,…Read More

In Cinemas. October 31, 2014 — Nightcrawler, Map To The Stars, Before I Go To Sleep, Happy New Year, and The Trial

Nightcrawler This role is game-changer for Jake Gyllenhaal's career. Gaunt and hollow-eyed, he's Louis Bloom, a lone insomniac and nocturnal denizen of Los Angeles. Ambitious and amoral, he becomes a freelance videographer, chasing crime and traffic accidents to capture and feed the insatiable beast of local TV news. This is a dark, slippery thriller, one…Read More

Where’s the Oscar bait?

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Friday is Halloween. It makes sense a crappy—in most reviewers' opinions, anyway—horror movie is in cinemas, Ouija. But since the Toronto International Film Festival in September, the traditional start of the season where Hollywood studios release their best stuff, we haven't seen much that's award-worthy. I'm talking about prestige pictures. Where are they? It's as if it's…Read More