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Phil Brown

Phil Brown
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Phil Brown is a film critic, comedy writer, and filmmaker who can be found haunting theaters and video stores throughout Toronto.
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Contagion (Movie) Review - 2011-11-07 16:37:41

Contagion (Movie) Review

  Let’s get this out of the way up front: Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is essentially a Traffic with a disease. That's not necessarily good or bad, it just means that the movie feels like the director...
What It Means To Be A 3DS Ambassador: Round 1 - 2011-11-07 16:35:18

What It Means To Be A 3DS Ambassador: Round 1

 I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but in addition to being a starving writer, I’m a 3DS Ambassador. That’s right: at the UN meetings of geekiness, I fly...
Shark Night 3D (Movie) Review 1

Shark Night 3D (Movie) Review

If Steven Spielberg wasn’t more powerful than Jesus, Arnold Schwarzenegger circa 1985, and the entire Church of Scientology combined, then we would have gotten a pointless remake of Jaws by now. Think about...
TIFF Preview: 5 Film Festival Recommendations For The Genre Fans - 2011-11-07 16:30:19

TIFF Preview: 5 Film Festival Recommendations For The Genre Fans

Labor day has passed and the summer is officially over. For most people that’s very depressing news, but if you live in Toronto there is a nice little silver lining. The end...
Nintendo’s Suddenly Uncertain Future - 2011-11-07 16:05:24

Nintendo’s Suddenly Uncertain Future

  As recently as a year ago, Nintendo was riding high. The Wii not only introduced motion gaming to the world, but became the highest selling console in the company’s history, even...
Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (Movie) Review 1

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (Movie) Review

Guillermo Del Toro sure likes to terrify kids. I’m talking about the children characters in his movies, of course, though I’m sure he’s pleased that the films have that effect on...
Conan The Barbarian (Movie) Review 1

Conan The Barbarian (Movie) Review

There’s no getting around it. If you want to spend your money on watching a shirtless bodybuilder swing a giant sword this week, you only have one choice. The remake of Conan...
Final Destination 5 (Movie) Review 1

Final Destination 5 (Movie) Review

  Final Destination 5 really comes down to what you expect to get out of it when you plunk down the cash for a ticket. Looking for psychologically complex characters and a moving...
Cowboys And Aliens (Movie) Review 1

Cowboys And Aliens (Movie) Review

  Cowboys And Aliens declares exactly what it wants to be with the title, an attempt to make a peanut-butter-and-chocolate combination of two great genre flavors to see if they taste even better...
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (Movie) Review 1

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (Movie) Review

  There are moments and ideas in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes that briefly make it feel like a film that should have been made. Certainly the movie is better than it...
Another Earth (Movie) Review 1

Another Earth (Movie) Review

Another Earth brings sci-fi to the big screen in the middle of the summer, yet it couldn’t be more different than the loud, clanging space battles occupying neighboring cinemas. This is science...
Captain America: The First Avenger (Movie) Review 1

Captain America: The First Avenger (Movie) Review

  Many of the advanced reviews of Captain America: The First Avenger have criticized the film for being bland. I understand where those people are coming from, but feel they are missing...

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