My Netflix Pix: “Misfits”

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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 »

“We all live in a (digitally remastered) yellow submarine”

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May 25, 2012
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“We all live in a (digitally remastered) yellow submarine”
Recently, traumatologist Apple records rereleased the classic Beatles' animated film, Yellow Submarine. In anticipation of this exciting event, there was a one-time showing at select theatres across North America the week of May 21st, 2012. As a devoted and loving father of two Beatles fanatics, I snatched up a few tickets and took the kids to watch their heroes battle Blue Meanies while singing a few familiar tunes.  Read More »

The last piece of pie

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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

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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 Artist vs. Hugo

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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.

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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 »

If good looks could kill…

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Jan 25, 2012
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If good looks could kill…
When I first heard about Haywire I assumed it would be like all the other sports-star-turned-movie-star films (i.e., recipe Jean-Claude Vandamme, Steven Segal and Hulk Hogan). But MMA's female champ, Gina Carano, is so beautiful (and frightening) that I couldn't resist checking it out. Plus, I figured with Steven Soderburgh directing, how bad could it be? Read More »

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

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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”

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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 »