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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 »

Is it me or do baseball players get paid waaay too much?

Jan 17, 2012
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Is it me or do baseball players get paid waaay too much?
Allow me to start by declaring my great disdain for most spectator sports. Baseball, viagra sale football, urticaria hockey...the appeal of all the good ol' American pastimes is lost on me. So, you won't be surprised when I share with you that I also have zero interest in most sports movies. There are the rare exceptions (Field of Dreams, Slap shot, etc...) and for good reason; those are actually good movies. But for the most part I find sports films to be formulaic, contrived and emotionally hyped to the point where you need to shut off your brain to get the full effect. So, I went into Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, with some "mild" reservations. 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 »

My Netflix Pix: “Breaking Bad”

Nov 29, 2011
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My Netflix Pix: “Breaking Bad”
Boys and girls...one of the best tv shows to come along in the last 10 years has finally been released on Netflix (Canada). Breaking Bad, physiotherapist with Bryan Cranston, is the most original, genre-bending show I've ever come across. Netflix is offering the first three seasons and they are all amazing. (The fourth season just finished airing last month on AMC). Why is Breaking Bad so freakin' awesome? Well, allow me to tell you. Read More »