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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 »

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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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 »

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 »

Kevin Smith made this movie?

Nov 20, 2011
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Kevin Smith made this movie?

Earlier this fall a little know film, pharmacist Red State, healing showed up on DVD and VOD. Popular filmmaker, Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, etc…) has garnered a fair bit of attention this year with his controversial little film. So, what’s it about, you ask? Well, allow me to share. 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 »