Category Archives: Canada

My TIFF 2011 movie schedule!

336 films. 11 days. Another year has rolled around. It’s been 12 months since I kinda kick-started my blog for the first time after a hiatus and wrote My TIFF 2010 movie schedule! and TIFF thoughts & 123 movie reviews. … Continue reading

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360°

It has been 360 days since I was in Ireland. And in 3 days time I shall return! A 16 day sojourn, until Sunday July 24th. I shall do my bit to live up to the national stereotype by taking … Continue reading

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I AM ONE // Happy birthday blog

Birthday Bumps!!! So a year ago I was just arriving in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA world cup and figured it would be useful to have an online depository for travel writing, videos, photos and your typical self-effacing and … Continue reading

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Q. How many kerrymen does it take to change a light bulb?

A. 100! 1 to hold the light bulb… 99 to rotate the house. lol. I’m sad to report that these tired old light bulb jokes may well be rendered obsolete with the introduction of Peg. (Nothing to do with Peig, … Continue reading

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Hot Docs 2011 preview & thoughts

What’s up doc… Without sounding too rosemantic, there are some wonderful things about living in North America. I’m not talking about twinkies, maple syrup or Hershey’s cookies and cream. I’m actually talking about film festivals. Showcases for films looking for … Continue reading

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Movie Reviews: The High Cost of Living // Certified Copy

Fin(e) The High Cost of Living directed by Deborah Chow [imdb | trailer] me rating: 2.5/5 saw it: cinema (limited release in Canada for the moment) In the initial months and years “post-Garden State” Zach Braff was considered by some … Continue reading

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Ryan Giggs loves yoga

“I hardly drink any alcohol these days. I have taken up yoga, which is great.” Last summer while watching Ryan Giggs continue to defy time I remember thinking he needed to bring out a fitness DVD. If Kerry Katona can … Continue reading

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WRESTLEMAAAaaa…… satellite signal lost

!”£$%^&*)_+!”£$%^&* Just back from Toronto’s Scotiabank theatre where I decided, after this afternoon’s foray into wrestler deaths, to go nostalgia-crazy and watch Wrestlemania XVII live. With other people. And buckets of popcorn. And coca-cola-coked up kids. And a ridiculously extortionate … Continue reading

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Movie reviews: Incendies, Unknown & The Reef

Sharks, sabotage and secrets. Incendies directed by Denis Villeneuve [imdb | trailer] me rating: 4.5/5 saw it: cinema (limited release in Canada, wider international release expected) Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s work isn’t all that well known outside of his native … Continue reading

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MAN MACHINE… IBM’s Watson finally hits Jeopardy! [but thinks Toronto is in the US...]

Isn’t technology wonderful! Our very first home computer, an IBM Aptiva G60, was bought by my parents sometime in late 1994. It ran Windows 3.1 and was a perfect machine for word-processing and tetris. Anything heavier though and it would … Continue reading

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Bye bye Incandescent. Bye bye CFL. Buy LED.

Thanks Mr. Edison, we’ll take it from here! I currently work part-time in a hardware store. It’s educational, tedious, fun and repetative, usually at the same time. Makes me feel like I’m in a BBC sitcom a lot of time, … Continue reading

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The Walkmen | Live @ Phoenix, Toronto, Oct 9th 2010

When I used to go out I would know everyone that I saw, Now I go out alone if I go out at all…

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Villagers | Live @ The Drake Underground, Toronto, Sept 27th 2010 [w/ Lost in the Trees]

On a sunlit stage… Villagers played here in Toronto on Monday night in the lovely Drake Hotel‘s basement venue for the paltry sum of $10 (€8). I only realised before the show that I hadn’t been to a proper paid … Continue reading

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TIFF thoughts & 123 movie reviews

Cinema ah ah. So the 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival finished up last weekend and while most people with more pressing deadlines will have posted their reviews, recaps and summaries, I figure the casual nature of my blog affords … Continue reading

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