Cineplex Canada Digital Film Fest

Posted 8 years ago by myetvmedia

The Great Digital Film Festival now in its 5th year plays in Cineplexes all across Canada, January 31st through to February 6th. Here are the 10 movies we recommend.



Showtimes-Feb. 2nd 3pm

The forerunner for cgi, the definition of what cool looked like, and the inspiration for Daft Punk, Tron is a move meant to be seen on the big screen. It was refused an Oscar nomination for Visual Effects for “cheating,” because it used computers, it set the standard for cgi and visual effects. With Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner and David Warner, you can’t call yourself a sci-fi guy if you haven’t seen this.



Showtimes-Feb. 4th 9:50pm

SPECTRE has stolen two nuclear bombs, and it falls to the suavest of the suave, the slickest of slick, James Bond (Sean Connery), to save the world. Again. Running from England to Miami, even to the ocean floor, Bond proceeds to shoot, slap, seduce and charm his way to world safety. Winner of the Academy Award for Visual Effects, it’s quintessential Bond.


Iron Man

Showtimes-Feb 1st, 4:15pm

The first step to a unified superhero cinematic universe, often copied, never topped, Iron Man is the kind of movie the silver screen was invented for. Loud, explosive, over the top (much like Robert Downey Jr. himself) until you’ve seen this on the big screen, you’re basically an unperson.


Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Showtimes-Jan 31st 7:15pm, Feb 3rd 5:30pm, Feb 4th 2:00pm

Wyld Stallyns rule. Two slackers travel through time to assemble various historical figures for a class presentation so their band, the Wyld Stallyns, can save the world. With Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and the late George Carlin, along with Joan of Arc, Sigmund Freud, Billy the Kid and Abe Lincoln.



Showtimes-Feb 1st, 6:50pm

Picking up where Iron Man left off, the Avengers (Robert Downey Jr.,  Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo) ride into battle against gods, monsters, aliens and themselves.  The ultimate showcase in property damage and heroism.



Showtimes-January 31st 2:00pm, Feb 6th 7:15 pm

Celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, one of the greatest animated films ever made, based on the manga by Katsuhiro Otomo, Akira has government conspiracies, superpowered gang bangers, and something horrible lurking under the Olympic stadium. Violent, visceral, with one of the best examples of body horror in animation, this is something you have to see to believe. With Johnny Yong Bosch and Joshua Seth.



Showtimes: Feb 1st 9:35pm, Feb 5th 1:00pm

Before Heath Ledger ran around with knives and slap, Jack Nicholson played the failed artist turned supervillain in Tim Burton’s Batman. Now back on the silver screen for its 25th anniversary.



Showtimes: Feb 1st, 11:00am

The first, the best, the one everyone takes their dues from. The one that made you believe a man could fly. With Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder and the often-imitated but never equalled Christopher Reeve.



Showtimes: Feb 3rd 9:45pm, Feb 6th 12:30pm

Guy Ritchie spins a tale of vengeful Travellers, fight clubs, giant diamonds, pigs and puppy dogs. Violent, funny, and occasionally incomprehensible, it’s a fun movie with memorable characters and a hilarious script.


Flash Gordon

Showtimes: Feb 2nd, 7:30pm

Flash! AhAHHHHHHHHH! He’ll save every one of us! With a soundtrack by Queen and Brian Blessed leading a flock of Hawkmen, I have to recommend this. Loud colours, big action, Brian Blessed’s bristling beard, you know exactly what to expect. A weird, wacky, fun movie, with Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max Von Sydow and Timothy Dalton.
For more info on the Digital Film Fest, check out their website.


– Donal O’Connor

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