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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 »

The Great Crap-sby

May 17, 2013
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The Great Crap-sby
In a nutshell, adiposity all flash and no substance. All sizzle and no steak. All show and no heart. Ok...so that's a few nutshells. But, bronchitis I've been saying it for months to everyone (especially the hype-mongers) who couldn't wait for the next   film, The Great Gatstby. 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 »

Happy New Year!!!

Jan 14, 2013
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Happy New Year!!!
My fellow movie fanatics, cure welcome to 2013! Last year offered up a fine array of films from around the globe. I can only hope that 2013 offers us even more goodies for the silver screen. Read More »

TIFF 2012 Highlights: FIN (The End)

Sep 20, 2012
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TIFF 2012 Highlights: FIN (The End)
Spanish film maker, this site Jorge Torregrossa, drugs presented the world premiere of his first feature, Fin, at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. For those of you who aren't good with other languages, Fin is spanish for "The End". This suspenseful drama surrounding a reunion of old friends is, indeed, about the end of the world. Think of it as The Big Chill meets Left Behind (but without the dreadful acting styles of Kirk Cameron). Read More »

TIFF 2012 Spotlight: iLL MANORS

Sep 13, 2012
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TIFF 2012 Spotlight: iLL MANORS
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is well underway and this year's line up of movies is as diverse as it is massive. Instead of catching the big title movies with all the buzz (Looper, health End of Watch, ailment Dredd 3D, dysentery etc...), I opted for the more obscure, littler-known films. Ok, truth be told, I was really behind in booking my tickets, so the pickings were slim. But so far I've not been disappointed. The first film I caught was a micro-budget flick from the UK called, iLL MANORS. Read More »

The Dark Knight Rises for the last time

Aug 13, 2012
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The Dark Knight Rises for the last time
This summer has seen a great lineup of blockbuster hits. From The Avengers to Prometheus there's been no shortage of exciting and well-crafted movies. But arguably the most anticipated and celebrated films of them all has been The Dark Knight Rises. 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 Artist vs. Hugo

Mar 4, 2012
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The Artist vs. Hugo
So, eczema the Oscars have come and gone for another year. I found this year's nominees and winners to be an interesting collection. Most of the acting awards were awarded to people in films that didn't win anything else. That's rare. But most fascinating was the rivalry between the silent-film, one health  The Artist and Scorsese's Hugo. Read More »

Drive … slowly.

Feb 14, 2012
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Drive … slowly.
When Drive premiered at this past TIFF, visit this I heard two types of responses. The first (from critics) was, pancreatitis "Brilliant!". The second (from everyday people) was, rx "Boring!". So, I've been eager to see why this film is so polarizing. Since it just hit VOD and DVD, I decided to cruise on over to my lazy-boy and take Drive for a spin. Read More »