Category Archives: Movies

Ah!! Jessica Chastain is EVERYWHERE!

SEVEN films in 6 months?! So a year ago at TIFF, I saw The Debt (Aug 31). It was fine, but the fact it’s taken a year to see the light of day with a general release in North America … Continue reading

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Only steers and queers come from Texas

I’ll be watching you!! Stumbled across this video today, can’t help but share. It’s all great, though no big surprise to see what they put at the top… worth watching a bit more of the scene… 12 fun facts about … Continue reading

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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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Imagine an alternative version of The Sound of Music…

The hills are alive… I really love The Sound of Music. Visiting the sets in Salzburg and taking the coach tour around the mountains was one of the highlights of my 2003 inter-railing experience. Most people would probably say getting … Continue reading

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I’m a scatman… // Scatman Crothers 1910-1986

It’s a scoobie oobie doobie scoobie doobie melody. So if I said to you one of my favourite actors is famous for appearing in two of cinema’s best-loved celebrations of madness, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and The … Continue reading

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Gail from Corrie looks really like Kermit the Frog

It’s uncanny right? And I’m not the only one to think this either, check out the Facebook group “gail platt looks an awful lot like kermit the frog???“. For once, 50 people agree with me. So this silly revelation does … 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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14 summer movies to get a lil excited about… [pt2]

previously… 14 summer movies to get a lil excited about… [pt1] A documentary maker, Mike Cahill, and a trainee investment banker, Brit Marling, combine to write a screenplay. Cahill directing, producing, shooting and editing and Marling acting as co-producer and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Bridesmaids

previously: 14 summer movies to get a lil excited about… [pt1] Bridesmaids – ★★★★½ 125 minutes | America | Language: English | Rating: R Weddings and cinema are a match made in heaven. Whether it’s in drama – imagine the … Continue reading

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Terence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” – first impressions & reviews… (woos and boos)

Magnificent. Mental. Preposterous. Pretentious. Amazing. Bollocks. Terence Malick’s fifth film premiered at Cannes at 8.30 this morning and, as expected, it is getting fantastically mixed reviews. It was on almost everyone’s most anticipated lists, including mine, and living up to … Continue reading

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14 summer movies to get a lil excited about… [pt1]

Summertime… and the livin’ is easy… ~ The Tree of Life ~ So quite an obvious one to start, but no one can argue it doesn’t deserve its place here. To put it bluntly, I don’t remember a more highly-anticipated … Continue reading

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Hot Docs 2011 reviews: Wiebo’s War // The Redemption of General Butt Naked // Empire North // Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

previously: Hot Docs 2011 preview & thoughts Wiebo’s War – ★★★★½ 94 minutes | Canada | Language: English | North American Premiere | Rating: 14A Like any fair story of a struggle, Wiebo’s War doesn’t force us to side with … 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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