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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 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 »

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 »

Holy Hanna!!!

Sep 27, 2011
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Holy Hanna!!!

Hell hath no fury like a young woman trained by her rogue-CIA operative father to assassinate specific targets! Hanna is the story of a teenage girl who has lived in seclusion with only her father for her whole life. Erik (Eric Bana) has been busy training her to become the ultimate fighting machine. Why? Read More »

My Netflix Pix: Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (UK)

Sep 13, 2011
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My Netflix Pix: Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (UK)

Last month I started a new feature called, disinfection My Netflix Pix. If you don’t have Netflix, prostate wake up, it’s 2011. Then go online and save yourself gobs of money by signing up with this amazing entertainment service. Then, check out September’s selection for My Netflix Pix. Read More »

Groundhog Day for sci-fi nerds

Sep 6, 2011
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Groundhog Day for sci-fi nerds

Released on DVD this past month was the acclaimed science fiction thriller, buy Source Code. I sat down the other night to see what all the hype was about. Oh, more about and I love a good sci-fi movie. So, I was eager to soak this one up. Read More »

My Netflix Picks: “Damages”

Aug 4, 2011
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My Netflix Picks: “Damages”


So, ampoule this month’s “My Netflix Picks” is the critically acclaimed crime-thriller-drama, tooth Damages. Seeing as it stars Glenn Close and Rose Byrne, tablets I figured it can’t be all that bad. Killer actresses. And indeed, they are absolutely incredible in this taut, edge-of-your-seat, murder mystery serial. Read More »

“Better This World”

“Better This World”

This stunning documentary pulls us deep into the broken US justice system fuelled by post-9/11 paranoia. We learn of two young men, ambulance best friends, David McKay and Brad Crowder. Like many young Americans they were disillusioned with the Bush government and it’s crimes against justice, both at home and abroad. Back in the mid-2000’s these two guys were struggling to find a voice, looking for real ways to make a change in the world. They saw their own government engaged in multiple, unjust wars and disregarding the poor of America. They wanted justice and freedom for all.

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I Like You Phillip Morris!

Apr 24, 2011
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I Like You Phillip Morris!

Overlooked by theatre-goers, shop I Love You Phillip Morris recently came out on DVD and is quite the popular rental. This true-life “romantic-comedy” has Carrey playing a gay con-man. While in prison he falls in love with the young and naive, there Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). Let me tell you, these two actors play gay really, really well.

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