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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).

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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 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 »

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 »