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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 »

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 »

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 »