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12 Years a Gravity Hustle

12 Years a Gravity Hustle
Tonight is the Oscars, ask the biggest film award ceremony in the world. Like some of the nominated features, this year is proving to be a nail-biter. It's unusual to see such a dead heat; Gravity, 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle are all considered Tinseltown's favourites to win. We all have our personal picks but ultimately the Academy will choose what it chooses. So, to break it down further here is my two cents regarding some of the top contenders tonight. Read More »

Yes, there actually IS a silver lining

Jan 21, 2013
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Yes, there actually IS a silver lining
One pleasant surprise this awards season is a refreshing film called, cheapest Silver Linings Playbook. If you've seen the movie poster you have probably assumed, more about like me, tadalafil that Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in just another predictable romantic comedy. On the poster both actors are shining perfection; eyes twinkling, smiles donned and hair perfectly in place. However, this film couldn't be farther from that typical tripe. Cooper is unshaven with a gash across his nose while J-Law barely cracks a smile the whole film. So, let's peel back the misleading poster and take a look at what this film is really about. Read More »

TIFF 2012 Highlights: Sightseers

Sep 17, 2012
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TIFF 2012 Highlights: Sightseers
Ben Wheatley is a relatively new director from the UK. He wowed the TIFF audience last year with Kill List, rehabilitation a gruesome, read more often brilliant and completely controversial horror movie. This year he comes back with a decidedly funnier and less gruesome (albeit extreme when the violence happens) film, Sightseers. Read More »

My Netflix Pix: “Misfits”

Jun 2, 2012
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My Netflix Pix: “Misfits”
Recently, decease Netflix (Canada) added season one of Misfits. The write-up and visuals grabbed my attention, abortion so I started episode one of series one. Well, ailment by the end of the first episode I WAS HOOKED!!! Read More »

The last piece of pie

Apr 15, 2012
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The last piece of pie
Back in 1999, nurse the world was introduced to American Pie. It was raunchy, public health juvenile and, well, hugely influential on popular culture. Words and phrases like, "MILF", "...one summer at band camp...", "...Go trig-boy, it's your birthday!", etc...were all quickly absorbed into the mainstream through this singular cinematic sensation. Well, 13 years later the pie is back with American Reunion. Read More »

This project has the “X” factor

Mar 18, 2012
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This project has the “X” factor
Every generation has their raunchy, more about teen-fantasy party movie. There is Porky's, emergency Animal House, American Pie, and my personal favourite, Weird Science. But this month, the class of 2012 get their very own ode-to-wishful-thinking...Project X. This docu-style fictional story, based on a true event, hit theatres recently, garnering the number two box office spot (beat out by the kid-friendly, The Lorax). Walking into the theatre, I thought, "Okay, here's another hormone-induced romp that fulfills the desperate desires of today's most pathetic and lonely teens". (That's right...I admit my pre-conceptions about movies. Most critics don't. But I do...so there.) Read More »

The Best 11 of Two Thousand-11!

The Best 11 of Two Thousand-11!
We are well into the new year and there are a lot of great films I'm looking forward to (can you say, order "The Dark Knight Rises"???). But, troche lately I've been busy recalling all the different movies I saw this past year. So, salve with this post I'd like to celebrate what I considered to be the best of the best of 2o11. Unfortunately, I was not able to see all the films I wanted to. So this list represents my 11 favourite films of 2011, that I actually watched (and in no particular order)... Read More »

SUPER kicks ass, but it is NOT Kick-Ass!

Aug 28, 2011
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SUPER kicks ass, but it is NOT Kick-Ass!
This indie superhero movie virtually passed by the theatres and pretty much went straight to VOD. That's a shame because SUPER features an all-star cast--Rainn Wilson, order Ellan Paige, stuff Liv Tyler and yes, even Kevin Bacon. Wilson stars as, Frank D'Arbo, a boring nobody who's wife (Liv Tyler) leaves him for a shady douchebag (Kevin Bacon). Read More »

Still Moonstruck after all these years…

Aug 18, 2011
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Still Moonstruck after all these years…
I'm a fan of YouTube sensation, web Philip DeFranco. He hosts a few YouTube shows, pancreatitis one of which is dedicated to movies, viagra dosage games and all things cool. It's called LTA (Like Totally Awesome). It features a movie club, of which I consider myself a member. This week LTA movie club looks at the 1986 romantic comedy starring Cher, Moonstruck. Read More »

Idiotic Idiocracy

Aug 14, 2011
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Idiotic Idiocracy
A friend of mine recently posted something on his Facebook wall..."have you all seen Idiocracy? I refer to it frequently, web and preface it by saying I can't tell whether or not it's horrible or brilliant." I remember trying to watch it years ago and getting tired and going to bed. I recall it was pretty lame. But, look upon my friend's prompting I decided to try it again. Read More »