The Movie Jerks

Comedians JP Fournier and Shawn Gramiak take on the task of making people love the movies they hate... Or hate them more.

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Dedfest with A Vengence, 2018 and why you need to see these films.
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Dedfest with A Vengence, 2018 and why you need to see these films.
Out of 100s film festivals that run throughout the years, the reason Edmonton’s Dedfest stands out amongst all the others is due to their willingness to take risks. If you attend as many film festivals as I do, you too would grow tired of hearing the festivals declaring that they have brought to ...
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31 days of Horror, week 1, 2018
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31 days of Horror, week 1, 2018
I am off to a good start this year. Luckily this 31 days of Horror, I walk in with more than 31 films to choose from. Many of which I have no idea what they are besides knowing that they are horrors. But day one, "Summer of 84", proved to be great film making, if not great story telling. But Day ...
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"Knuckleball" A Perfect Scare for the Wintery Season
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"Knuckleball" A Perfect Scare for the Wintery Season
On Oct 2nd, I had the pleasure of seeing “Knuckleball” in a theatre with an enthusiastic audience. The film is about 12 old Henry (Lucas Villacis), who’s parents leave him with his grandfather (Michael Ironside) as his parents attend a funeral in another city. His grandfather’s house is the in mi...
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31 Days of Horror 2018
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31 Days of Horror 2018
Thank goodness I survived September. Now I get to delve into the world of horror films for the month of October. Today I start watching 31 new horror films I have never seen before.  Out of all the blogging gimmicks I participate in throughout the year, this one appears to be a well sha...
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Scifi September 2018: The Last Week
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Scifi September 2018: The Last Week
Well, I got through it. This week might not have been the worst of the month, but one certainly disappointed me enough to ruin an evening. One of the things that hurt my selection this year was not saving any good science fiction films for the month. If something interested me, I just went out an...
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Scifi Sept week 3, 2018
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Scifi Sept week 3, 2018
This month has not been good to me. Usually when I choose to watch 30 new science fiction films that I have not seen before I usually stumble on some great films. This week alone has me questioning why I do this to myself. Day 18 Watch the SkyA family friendly film should never end with me yellin...
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TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) reviews by Kevin Alexander
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TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) reviews by Kevin Alexander
Reoccurring guest and one of our listeners favourite's, Kevin Alexander was kind enough to send us multiple reviews from the movies he attended at the Toronto Film Festival 2018. And now we are sharing them with you. Here's a ton of great films to look forward to. Let Me FallIceland is know...
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Scifi September week 2
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Scifi September week 2
Here's my second week of watching a new scifi film (for me) each day during September. Day 10 Tobor the Great If Ed Wood made Iron Giant, this is what I would expect.  The film starts off with derivative narration that feels unconfident and even unprofessional, reminiscent of Ed Wood himself...
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WALL: an Animated Documentary for Our Time
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WALL: an Animated Documentary for Our Time
“Good fences make good neighbours.” – Robert FrostDavid Hare’s “WALL” seems to dispute this old adage. WALL is an NFB North West Studio in Edmonton production, produced by David Christensen and Bonnie Thompson, and Hare is both the writer and star of this animated documentary.I often forget ...
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Scifi September Week 1
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Scifi September Week 1
The first week of Scifi September offered a lot of missed opportunities with a lot of films missing the mark. However there was one film broke the mold and is worth getting people to give it a try. I admit, Day 1's "Abbott and Costello go to Mars" disappointed me greatly. But not as disappointing...
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