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MOVIE REVIEW: PRISONERS
"When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?" - IMDB.com (i’m lazy)
The writing is definitely something worth mentioning. It was perfectly paced for this type of genre and they did not waste any time of too much exposition and explaination of pointless plot points. The subtle hints in the film in regards to the climax were brilliant. The run time is 2 hours and 33 minutes however you never feel the length.
Speaking of brilliance, the cast. I hate Oscar predications because awards shows are full of shit and I truly believe some awards are bought rather than earned. However I am hoping that either Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and even Paul Dano get some sort of recoginition for their stellar performances. I cannot over look the fantastic supporting cast: Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis and Melissa Leo. Side note: Pardon my ignorance, but I had never heard of Melissa Leo before The Fighter but I loved her as a guest star on Louie  and the episodes of Treme i have seen.
The music/score or lack of, definitely set the tone for the film and made it very realistic. Which proves Silence can be just as effective as a great score created by John Williams or Howard “Hometown Home Boy” Shore.
Quebec’s Denis Villeneuve was at the helm of directing, and i think its safe to say that he is one of our country’s best story-tellers of this generation. Unfortunately I have not had the pleasure of seeing Incendies however I believe I will give it a watch over the weekend. This film was one of his two films featured at TIFF this year, and the other being Enemy also starring Gyllenhaal. I did attend TIFF this year however I purposely did not see this film as I knew it would get a wide release. My friends who I saw this with reacted to this film as if it were a horror film; hesistated to look at the screen during some scenes and were on the edge of their seats. We agreed that this film can work as a form of birth control. Child abduction is one of the worst fears that a parent can face. After watching this movie, it puts things into perspective and challenges your morals. It really does make you think about how far you would go for your loved ones.
PRISONERS was released on Friday September 20th, and I have a feeling it will be in Theatres for awhile. GO SEE IT, no excuses!!

MOVIE REVIEW: PRISONERS

"When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?" - IMDB.com (i’m lazy)

The writing is definitely something worth mentioning. It was perfectly paced for this type of genre and they did not waste any time of too much exposition and explaination of pointless plot points. The subtle hints in the film in regards to the climax were brilliant. The run time is 2 hours and 33 minutes however you never feel the length.

Speaking of brilliance, the cast. I hate Oscar predications because awards shows are full of shit and I truly believe some awards are bought rather than earned. However I am hoping that either Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and even Paul Dano get some sort of recoginition for their stellar performances. I cannot over look the fantastic supporting cast: Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis and Melissa Leo. Side note: Pardon my ignorance, but I had never heard of Melissa Leo before The Fighter but I loved her as a guest star on Louie  and the episodes of Treme i have seen.

The music/score or lack of, definitely set the tone for the film and made it very realistic. Which proves Silence can be just as effective as a great score created by John Williams or Howard “Hometown Home Boy” Shore.

Quebec’s Denis Villeneuve was at the helm of directing, and i think its safe to say that he is one of our country’s best story-tellers of this generation. Unfortunately I have not had the pleasure of seeing Incendies however I believe I will give it a watch over the weekend. This film was one of his two films featured at TIFF this year, and the other being Enemy also starring Gyllenhaal.

I did attend TIFF this year however I purposely did not see this film as I knew it would get a wide release. My friends who I saw this with reacted to this film as if it were a horror film; hesistated to look at the screen during some scenes and were on the edge of their seats. We agreed that this film can work as a form of birth control. Child abduction is one of the worst fears that a parent can face. After watching this movie, it puts things into perspective and challenges your morals. It really does make you think about how far you would go for your loved ones.

PRISONERS was released on Friday September 20th, and I have a feeling it will be in Theatres for awhile. GO SEE IT, no excuses!!

MOVIE REVIEW:WRECK-IT RALPH
Ralph is a video game bad guy and his job is to wreck stuff. After many years he yearns to be so much more than just a bad guy, he wants to be a good guy for once. So he ventures off into various games to win a medal to prove to himself and the nay-sayers of his own game that can be a good guy for once.
Wreck-It-Ralph has everything that can be expected from a Disney animated film: great action, colourful backdrops, lovable characters and humour for all ages. It also features awesome references to Video games of the past (8-Bit) and the nostalgia will appeal to the adults and entertain the Gamers of today. The animation and the 3D effects used, puts the audience directly in the game. I am predicting that this will be Disney’s most popular and profitable non-Pixar film to date.
 The 8-Bit and older video game references are fucking fantastic! I was totally geeking out during the Bad Guys Annoymous scene (which can also bee seen in the trailer, no spoilers). Apparently Disney got the actors who had originally voiced the Street Fighter characters featured. I don’t want to spoil the rest of the characters from other games featured. Although keep your eyes open for them as some are prominently featured and some are just in the background.
John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman are great as the film’s anti-heroes. I know they don’t act in it persay but their voice work was great. Jack Mc Brayer and Jane Lynch's characters have lovely chemistry as well. During the credits, I was surprised to see that Alan Tudyk was the voice of King Candy. I swear it could’ve been  famed voice actors Jim Cummings or Billy West. Maybe voice acting such be something Tudyk should consider in the future. Let’s be honest, fan-girls would miss seeing that adorable face on screen.
I think that the main message and theme that this film portrays is something very relevant to children today. No matter how different we all are, we can use those differences to come together and make something great. I know, i know it is incredibly cheesy and expected coming from an animated Disney film. The internet is full of so much hate as it is with tabloids and social networking with bullying, Wreck-It-Ralph was like a breath of fresh air. I highly encourage parents to take their kids, neices, nephews or a friend to see this movie. 
Wreck-It Ralph was released on Friday November 2nd in both 3D and regular formats.

MOVIE REVIEW:WRECK-IT RALPH

Ralph is a video game bad guy and his job is to wreck stuff. After many years he yearns to be so much more than just a bad guy, he wants to be a good guy for once. So he ventures off into various games to win a medal to prove to himself and the nay-sayers of his own game that can be a good guy for once.

Wreck-It-Ralph has everything that can be expected from a Disney animated film: great action, colourful backdrops, lovable characters and humour for all ages. It also features awesome references to Video games of the past (8-Bit) and the nostalgia will appeal to the adults and entertain the Gamers of today. The animation and the 3D effects used, puts the audience directly in the game. I am predicting that this will be Disney’s most popular and profitable non-Pixar film to date.

 The 8-Bit and older video game references are fucking fantastic! I was totally geeking out during the Bad Guys Annoymous scene (which can also bee seen in the trailer, no spoilers). Apparently Disney got the actors who had originally voiced the Street Fighter characters featured. I don’t want to spoil the rest of the characters from other games featured. Although keep your eyes open for them as some are prominently featured and some are just in the background.

John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman are great as the film’s anti-heroes. I know they don’t act in it persay but their voice work was great. Jack Mc Brayer and Jane Lynch's characters have lovely chemistry as well. During the credits, I was surprised to see that Alan Tudyk was the voice of King Candy. I swear it could’ve been  famed voice actors Jim Cummings or Billy West. Maybe voice acting such be something Tudyk should consider in the future. Let’s be honest, fan-girls would miss seeing that adorable face on screen.

I think that the main message and theme that this film portrays is something very relevant to children today. No matter how different we all are, we can use those differences to come together and make something great. I know, i know it is incredibly cheesy and expected coming from an animated Disney film. The internet is full of so much hate as it is with tabloids and social networking with bullying, Wreck-It-Ralph was like a breath of fresh air. I highly encourage parents to take their kids, neices, nephews or a friend to see this movie.

Wreck-It Ralph was released on Friday November 2nd in both 3D and regular formats.

MY FIRST TIFF!!
Needless to say (which I will say over & over again), I am extremely excited. Most of the films I wanted to see, I have got tickets for. Once the confirmed list was posted, I made to sure to weed out the ones that will eventually receive a wide release and I can see at my local theatre at a cheaper price i.e. Looper, Argo and Dredd 3D. Although going to those Gala Screenings would have been the bee’s knees. Basically I want Joseph Gordon-Levitt to marry me and to have drinks and shoot the shit with Affleck and Bryan Cranston.
Below is the list of films I will be checking out at this year’s festival:
The Bay - this is the only “filler” movie I will be watching this year, just because I didn’t know much about it when I booked the ticket. Obviously a dumb move on my part but I watched the trailer last night and looks like I’m in for some scurry shit.
iLL Manors - directed by British musician Plan B and starring the ever-so-handsome Riz Ahmed, about the underground life of violence and drugs and trying to survive in residential London.
Hellbenders - i don’t know anything about this movie except it has been described as a Horror-Comedy and co-starring Clifton Collins Jr, probably the best character actor there is.
Smashed - I heard about this film when it premiered at Sundance at the beginning of the year. It stars Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead play a married couple who are also alcoholics. This was a must-see on my TIFF list.
John Dies at the End- To complete my TIFF experience, I will be watching my number 1 pick of the litter. It is based on a graphic novel (that I haven’t read yet) and there has been mention of it here and there. I’m also glad to hear that it has been given a wide release date at some point in 2013. Obviously I cannot wait that long. It is directed by cult fave Don Coscarelli and co-starring Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown and Doug Jones.
And last but not least is The We and the I, which I will be watching tomorrow evening. This film is directed by one of my favourite film and music video directors, Michel Gondry, who also wrote the screenplay. You can watch the trailer here and find more information on when the film is playing during the festival here.
I will try my very best efforts to write up and post reviews for each film I see as soon as I can. I cannot make any promises.

NERD ALERT!:Acquaintances of mine tell me that there’s a high possibility that I will spot celebs around town and most likely watching the same film as me. If so, I can try to post any celeb sightings anecdotes if they happen. *fingers crossed* Again, no promises. 

MY FIRST TIFF!!

Needless to say (which I will say over & over again), I am extremely excited. Most of the films I wanted to see, I have got tickets for. Once the confirmed list was posted, I made to sure to weed out the ones that will eventually receive a wide release and I can see at my local theatre at a cheaper price i.e. Looper, Argo and Dredd 3D. Although going to those Gala Screenings would have been the bee’s knees. Basically I want Joseph Gordon-Levitt to marry me and to have drinks and shoot the shit with Affleck and Bryan Cranston.

Below is the list of films I will be checking out at this year’s festival:

The Bay - this is the only “filler” movie I will be watching this year, just because I didn’t know much about it when I booked the ticket. Obviously a dumb move on my part but I watched the trailer last night and looks like I’m in for some scurry shit.

iLL Manors - directed by British musician Plan B and starring the ever-so-handsome Riz Ahmed, about the underground life of violence and drugs and trying to survive in residential London.

Hellbenders - i don’t know anything about this movie except it has been described as a Horror-Comedy and co-starring Clifton Collins Jr, probably the best character actor there is.

Smashed - I heard about this film when it premiered at Sundance at the beginning of the year. It stars Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead play a married couple who are also alcoholics. This was a must-see on my TIFF list.

John Dies at the End- To complete my TIFF experience, I will be watching my number 1 pick of the litter. It is based on a graphic novel (that I haven’t read yet) and there has been mention of it here and there. I’m also glad to hear that it has been given a wide release date at some point in 2013. Obviously I cannot wait that long. It is directed by cult fave Don Coscarelli and co-starring Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown and Doug Jones.

And last but not least is The We and the I, which I will be watching tomorrow evening. This film is directed by one of my favourite film and music video directors, Michel Gondry, who also wrote the screenplay. You can watch the trailer here and find more information on when the film is playing during the festival here.

I will try my very best efforts to write up and post reviews for each film I see as soon as I can. I cannot make any promises.

NERD ALERT!:Acquaintances of mine tell me that there’s a high possibility that I will spot celebs around town and most likely watching the same film as me. If so, I can try to post any celeb sightings anecdotes if they happen. *fingers crossed* Again, no promises. 

LEVAR-MUTHAFUCKIN BURTON!!

At this year’s FanExpo, i was fortunate enough to attend Levar Burton’s Q & A panel, (mediated by Space’s Ajay Fry). I initially had reservations about going to this particular panel just because I’m not much of a Star Trek: TNG fan and I didn’t want to listen to Fan Boys ask boring questions about Science. People basically thanked him for the Reading Rainbow television series and explained how the show changed their lives. It was very sweet. You could tell Burton was genuinely flattered and surprised by the Reading Rainbow responses. Other than that he was very engaging with the audience and entertaining to say the least.

An audience member asked if any of his fans reacted like Troy did in Community. He mainly talked about his experience working on that episode and didn’t really answer the question. Which was too bad, because I was hoping for a great anecdote there.

Then one awesome individual asked if Levar could sing the Reading Rainbow Theme song, and he agreed to only if everyone in the hall joined him.

Like many of the people at the panel, Reading Rainbow was apart of our educational television repertoire. Obviously the show has been off the air for some time now. Apparently it is now an app on your smart phone or tablet device. For those who were fans of the show, enjoy this audio clip!



Of course, you don’t have to take my word for it.

LAURENCE ANYWAYS (2012)
Laurence Anyways is a French film starring Parisian actors Melvil Poupaud and Suzanne Clement in a love story about a man attempting to fulfill his desire to have a sex change while trying to maintain a relationship with a woman.
This is the third feature directed by Montreal-born Xavier Dolan. Unfortunately I have not seen any of his other work however I will try my best to get a hold of. And I was shocked to see that he’s only 23! I wish I was that accomplished and dedicated at 23. At that point in my life I dropped out of film school for the 2nd out of 3. 
All I can say is that this is a beautiful trailer to watch. Everything about it came together for me; the music, the dialogue, the shots and the cuts. I really hope the film itself lives up to the preview. That’s probably what I love the most about trailers, there’s always something that strikes you and entices you to check out the movie in its entirety. 

Laurence Anyways is being showcased at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 6 - 16) and you can find more details about this film and when it is playing here.

LAURENCE ANYWAYS (2012)

Laurence Anyways is a French film starring Parisian actors Melvil Poupaud and Suzanne Clement in a love story about a man attempting to fulfill his desire to have a sex change while trying to maintain a relationship with a woman.

This is the third feature directed by Montreal-born Xavier Dolan. Unfortunately I have not seen any of his other work however I will try my best to get a hold of. And I was shocked to see that he’s only 23! I wish I was that accomplished and dedicated at 23. At that point in my life I dropped out of film school for the 2nd out of 3.

All I can say is that this is a beautiful trailer to watch. Everything about it came together for me; the music, the dialogue, the shots and the cuts. I really hope the film itself lives up to the preview. That’s probably what I love the most about trailers, there’s always something that strikes you and entices you to check out the movie in its entirety.

Laurence Anyways is being showcased at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 6 - 16) and you can find more details about this film and when it is playing here.

i had to share this awesome GIF from the international trailer of SKYFALL.This particular trailer is absolutely BAD ASS with sex on top.
To be honest, Quantum of Solace was unmemorable for me. I do remember watching it and kept asking “What’s happening? Who’s that?” then before i knew it, it was over. Which still left me wondering what the fuck happened. Therefore to say that this new film is highly anticipated, is an under statement.
                        
Javier Bardem plays Silva, the baddie in this one and he looks terrifying. The blond eyebrows and his incredible bassy voice, gave me goosebumps. I’m sure like most, after seeing him put holes through heads *spoiler alert*, we know he can hold his own as a villian.  
I’m also very excited to see Naomie Harris as Eve, the “good Bond girl”. You may know her from the Pirates of the Caribbean films and most importantly kicking butt in 28 Days Later. I recently saw her in National Live Theatre’s Frankenstein, also directed by Danny Boyle and co-starring Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch (i dont care how much he looks like an Otter, i’d still bang him).
Judi Dench reprises her role as somewhat matronly M, along with newcomers Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw as Q (FINALLY!).
Daniel Craig does what he does best; being a hot secret agent.
              
SKYFALL blasts its cum all over your face and eye and ear pussies on Friday November 9th in IMAX.
NERD ALERT!: Sam-fucking-Mendes directed this one. My panties are already soaked.
**DISCLAIMER: I apologize for the vulgarity in this particular post as I am very hungover this morning. I do not have  premature urination issues. Thanks and have a lovely long weekend.

i had to share this awesome GIF from the international trailer of SKYFALL.This particular trailer is absolutely BAD ASS with sex on top.

To be honest, Quantum of Solace was unmemorable for me. I do remember watching it and kept asking “What’s happening? Who’s that?” then before i knew it, it was over. Which still left me wondering what the fuck happened. Therefore to say that this new film is highly anticipated, is an under statement.

                       

Javier Bardem plays Silva, the baddie in this one and he looks terrifying. The blond eyebrows and his incredible bassy voice, gave me goosebumps. I’m sure like most, after seeing him put holes through heads *spoiler alert*, we know he can hold his own as a villian.  

I’m also very excited to see Naomie Harris as Eve, the “good Bond girl”. You may know her from the Pirates of the Caribbean films and most importantly kicking butt in 28 Days Later. I recently saw her in National Live Theatre’s Frankenstein, also directed by Danny Boyle and co-starring Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch (i dont care how much he looks like an Otter, i’d still bang him).

Judi Dench reprises her role as somewhat matronly M, along with newcomers Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw as Q (FINALLY!).

Daniel Craig does what he does best; being a hot secret agent.

             

SKYFALL blasts its cum all over your face and eye and ear pussies on Friday November 9th in IMAX.

NERD ALERT!: Sam-fucking-Mendes directed this one. My panties are already soaked.

**DISCLAIMER: I apologize for the vulgarity in this particular post as I am very hungover this morning. I do not have  premature urination issues. Thanks and have a lovely long weekend.

IN MEMORIAM: Barry McKinnon (1954-2012)

Just this past weekend, a dear friend of mine Barry McKinnon died at 12:29 AM on Saturday due to complications with surgery he was having.

Obviously this blog is mainly for movies and tv but I wanted to post something especially for him.

Barry is a good friend of the father of two of my closest girlfriends. I first met him at my best friend’s cottage where I got to listen to him sing a beautiful song that he wrote for his sister who had died from Cancer years before. Not only the song itself but his truly tremendous voice brought me (and I’m sure everyone else) to tears. Barry had the type of voice that could give you goose bumps.

He was not only musically gifted, he had a witty sense of humour and could always make me laugh.

It really does sadden my heart to know that I will never get to laugh at his jokes or hear him sing again. But i know he is in a better place and he will be missed by many people for years to come. We love you Barry.

IN MEMORIAM: Barry McKinnon (1954-2012)

Just this past weekend, a dear friend of mine Barry McKinnon died at 12:29 AM on Saturday due to complications with surgery he was having.

Obviously this blog is mainly for movies and tv but I wanted to post something especially for him.

Barry is a good friend of the father of two of my closest girlfriends. I first met him at my best friend’s cottage where I got to listen to him sing a beautiful song that he wrote for his sister who had died from Cancer years before. Not only the song itself but his truly tremendous voice brought me (and I’m sure everyone else) to tears. Barry had the type of voice that could give you goose bumps.

He was not only musically gifted, he had a witty sense of humour and could always make me laugh.

It really does sadden my heart to know that I will never get to laugh at his jokes or hear him sing again. But i know he is in a better place and he will be missed by many people for years to come. We love you Barry.

MOVIE REVIEW: AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
Chinese Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei, and the controversies behind him, had completely flown under my radar. But I feel like if I was more educated on the subject that the effect that this film had on me would have been a lot different.
As North Americans, I find that we have a great sense of naivety to other countries and what their day-to-day lives consist of. It can be quite surprising to know that basic Human Rights such as Freedom of Speech are not tolerated by any means by the Government. 


TRANSLATION: 'She lived happily for seven years in this world' - Remembering - Ai Weiwei, 2009

Weiwei’s artwork can not only be somewhat abstract and incredibly gorgeous but  
they also portray criticism on social and political issues. For example, the photo above was an installation apart of the “So Sorry” Exhibition in Munich (Oct. 2009-Jan. 2010). Which was made out of children’s backpacks to commemorate the thousands of student casualties from the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008. The name of the exhibition itself came from the Chinese Government’s response to the deaths of these children due to the inadequately built schools. Much to the Government’s dismay, Weiwei and his team took great stride to research all the names of the students who had died, and still has them proudly posted on the wall of his Bejing office. 
Social Networking, Twitter in particular and blogging have played a significant part in Ai Weiwei sharing his thoughts and discoveries with his dedicated followers and fans worldwide. This really makes you reevaluate who you currently follow on Twitter. I guess finding out what type of Latte Kim Kardashian drinks doesn’t seem that important anymore.


“Once you’ve tasted freedom, it stays in your heart and no one can take it. Then, you can be more powerful than a whole country.”



There was a quote from the film that really stuck with me on a personal level. (Unfortunately I cannot find the quote online therefore forgive my paraphrasing). A reporter asked Weiwei if he was a fearless man and he responded with: “I am not fearless. If anything I am fearful because I know what the risks are and the potential consequences of my actions.” I completely agree. I believe that people who are fearless have more to lose because they go into something blindly and would prefer to brag about the act itself rather than be proud of the outcome. As a rebellious teen, I can totally relate. If you want to make a significant change and want people to take notice, you have to do this with open eyes. Which reflects something else he has said: “Your own acts tell the world who you are and what kind of society you think it should be.” I would think it would be safe to say that Weiwei is a badass, one conscious badass.

I highly recommend anyone to see this film whether you are interested in art, politics or activism. I believe it is one of the most influential documentaries made in the last 5 years. I plan on looking into more of his works as well as documentaries, which I encourage others to do the same. Ai Weiwei’s story is something everyone should be aware of and the impact he has had on China, their Government and its people will not go away.

This film won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and was featured at Hot Docs Film Festival this year. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is currently playing at the TIFF Lightbox. GO SEE IT TODAY!!

MOVIE REVIEW: AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY

Chinese Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei, and the controversies behind him, had completely flown under my radar. But I feel like if I was more educated on the subject that the effect that this film had on me would have been a lot different.

As North Americans, I find that we have a great sense of naivety to other countries and what their day-to-day lives consist of. It can be quite surprising to know that basic Human Rights such as Freedom of Speech are not tolerated by any means by the Government.

TRANSLATION: 'She lived happily for seven years in this world' - Remembering - Ai Weiwei, 2009

Weiwei’s artwork can not only be somewhat abstract and incredibly gorgeous but

they also portray criticism on social and political issues. For example, the photo above was an installation apart of the “So Sorry” Exhibition in Munich (Oct. 2009-Jan. 2010). Which was made out of children’s backpacks to commemorate the thousands of student casualties from the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008. The name of the exhibition itself came from the Chinese Government’s response to the deaths of these children due to the inadequately built schools. Much to the Government’s dismay, Weiwei and his team took great stride to research all the names of the students who had died, and still has them proudly posted on the wall of his Bejing office.

Social Networking, Twitter in particular and blogging have played a significant part in Ai Weiwei sharing his thoughts and discoveries with his dedicated followers and fans worldwide. This really makes you reevaluate who you currently follow on Twitter. I guess finding out what type of Latte Kim Kardashian drinks doesn’t seem that important anymore.

“Once you’ve tasted freedom, it stays in your heart and no one can take it. Then, you can be more powerful than a whole country.”

There was a quote from the film that really stuck with me on a personal level. (Unfortunately I cannot find the quote online therefore forgive my paraphrasing). A reporter asked Weiwei if he was a fearless man and he responded with: “I am not fearless. If anything I am fearful because I know what the risks are and the potential consequences of my actions.” I completely agree. I believe that people who are fearless have more to lose because they go into something blindly and would prefer to brag about the act itself rather than be proud of the outcome. As a rebellious teen, I can totally relate. If you want to make a significant change and want people to take notice, you have to do this with open eyes. Which reflects something else he has said: “Your own acts tell the world who you are and what kind of society you think it should be.” I would think it would be safe to say that Weiwei is a badass, one conscious badass.

I highly recommend anyone to see this film whether you are interested in art, politics or activism. I believe it is one of the most influential documentaries made in the last 5 years. I plan on looking into more of his works as well as documentaries, which I encourage others to do the same. Ai Weiwei’s story is something everyone should be aware of and the impact he has had on China, their Government and its people will not go away.

This film won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and was featured at Hot Docs Film Festival this year. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is currently playing at the TIFF Lightbox. GO SEE IT TODAY!!

100 GREATEST MOVIE THREATS OF ALL TIME

I love clips like these. They are not only fun to see how many movies you can name, but they’re also fun to try to use in real life.

Obviously I’m a born-badass and I need lines like these to use in my day-to-day life.

ENJOY!

oh and in case you didn’t know; The Dark Knight Rises opens tomorrow. These eyes and ears are lucky enough to witness awesomeness at 12:00 AM tonight!

MOVIE REVIEW: Safety Not Guaranteed 
Darius, played by Aubrey Plaza, is a 20-something working at a lo/no paid internship for Seattle Magazine. Under the supervision of a head writer (Jake M. Johnson) and a fellow intern (Karan Soni), she volunteers to investigate Kenneth, played by Mark Duplass, who posted a want-ad (magnified in the pic above) to find a partner to go back in time with.
After watching the trailer, and after reading the ad (if it actually existed), i believe the reactions would be fairly similar; Confused yet intrigued. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t watch this movie, but I only really wanted to see it when friends showed interest. I actually went to see this by myself, which is ironic because one of the themes is companionship and that longing for someone to spend the rest of your life with.
Plaza was exceptionally fantastic in this movie. At first glance she plays the same deadpan, melancholy ”everyone-is-stupid-but-me” chick, just trying to get through life. Which is actually addressed when we first get introduced to her character. Even in the first few minutes of the film, you sympathize with Darius and you get a better understanding of who she really is. It is pretty obvious that I’m a fan of hers on Parks & Rec and I enjoyed her small roles as well in Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Damsels in Distress and Funny People (too bad it wasn’t a funny movie). I think that she did such a great job with this film as it had so many other elements than just humour. I hope to see her in many more movies to come, comedy and drama.
My adoration for Mark Duplass grew after watching him play Kenneth, the loner, border-line schizophrenic who wants to go back to 2001 to alter an life changing incident for the better. Ive only ever seen him as Pete Eckhart (who would be me if I was a man living in Chicago) in The League, which is one of the funniest shows on TV. Unfortunately I have yet to endure this Directorial skills (Cyrus and Jeff Who Lives at Home) along with his brother Jay.
You would assume that Kenneth is a straight up psychopath that you would not trust walking you in a dark alley. Especially after listening to his claims and theories on time travel. As the film progresses you see a deeper part of his personality, his craziness is still present but I felt that I could relate to him on a certain level. I rarely get emotionally attached to characters but I really connected with Kenneth. I didn’t cry or anything, it was emotional on another level that I can’t really describe. However I think Duplass deserves much praise for his performance in this film. If you watch The League and this movie, the difference from both Kenneth and Pete are so far from each other. I plan on keeping my eye on Duplass as an actor as well as a director in future projects.
The supporting cast were great; Jake Johnson and Soni make a great pair especially when they go out to “paint the town red”. Jeff Garland makes a brief appearance and plays Darius’ father and Mary Lynn Rajskub plays the bitchy editor of the magazine.
I noticed a trend that is slowly beginning to occur with Romantic Comedies in the next coming months. It seems that pairing it with a little tragedy and drama has made it less of a write -off for most movie goers. How many times can we watch Katherine-fucking Heigl accidentally fall in love with the quirky asshole with a heart of gold and the sexy stubble?? I only fell for it the first time when I saw Knocked Up, and Seth Rogen was still fat then so it doesn’t really count.
This movie was a good watch and a highly recommend it to those of you who are sick of watching remakes, prequels and all the other crap that Hollywood and the film industry is shitting out these days.
Safety Not Guaranteed was released Friday June 8th and is playing in independent theatres. Please go see it before it leaves.

MOVIE REVIEW: Safety Not Guaranteed 

Darius, played by Aubrey Plaza, is a 20-something working at a lo/no paid internship for Seattle Magazine. Under the supervision of a head writer (Jake M. Johnson) and a fellow intern (Karan Soni), she volunteers to investigate Kenneth, played by Mark Duplass, who posted a want-ad (magnified in the pic above) to find a partner to go back in time with.

After watching the trailer, and after reading the ad (if it actually existed), i believe the reactions would be fairly similar; Confused yet intrigued. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t watch this movie, but I only really wanted to see it when friends showed interest. I actually went to see this by myself, which is ironic because one of the themes is companionship and that longing for someone to spend the rest of your life with.

Plaza was exceptionally fantastic in this movie. At first glance she plays the same deadpan, melancholy ”everyone-is-stupid-but-me” chick, just trying to get through life. Which is actually addressed when we first get introduced to her character. Even in the first few minutes of the film, you sympathize with Darius and you get a better understanding of who she really is. It is pretty obvious that I’m a fan of hers on Parks & Rec and I enjoyed her small roles as well in Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Damsels in Distress and Funny People (too bad it wasn’t a funny movie). I think that she did such a great job with this film as it had so many other elements than just humour. I hope to see her in many more movies to come, comedy and drama.

My adoration for Mark Duplass grew after watching him play Kenneth, the loner, border-line schizophrenic who wants to go back to 2001 to alter an life changing incident for the better. Ive only ever seen him as Pete Eckhart (who would be me if I was a man living in Chicago) in The League, which is one of the funniest shows on TV. Unfortunately I have yet to endure this Directorial skills (Cyrus and Jeff Who Lives at Home) along with his brother Jay.

You would assume that Kenneth is a straight up psychopath that you would not trust walking you in a dark alley. Especially after listening to his claims and theories on time travel. As the film progresses you see a deeper part of his personality, his craziness is still present but I felt that I could relate to him on a certain level. I rarely get emotionally attached to characters but I really connected with Kenneth. I didn’t cry or anything, it was emotional on another level that I can’t really describe. However I think Duplass deserves much praise for his performance in this film. If you watch The League and this movie, the difference from both Kenneth and Pete are so far from each other. I plan on keeping my eye on Duplass as an actor as well as a director in future projects.

The supporting cast were great; Jake Johnson and Soni make a great pair especially when they go out to “paint the town red”. Jeff Garland makes a brief appearance and plays Darius’ father and Mary Lynn Rajskub plays the bitchy editor of the magazine.

I noticed a trend that is slowly beginning to occur with Romantic Comedies in the next coming months. It seems that pairing it with a little tragedy and drama has made it less of a write -off for most movie goers. How many times can we watch Katherine-fucking Heigl accidentally fall in love with the quirky asshole with a heart of gold and the sexy stubble?? I only fell for it the first time when I saw Knocked Up, and Seth Rogen was still fat then so it doesn’t really count.

This movie was a good watch and a highly recommend it to those of you who are sick of watching remakes, prequels and all the other crap that Hollywood and the film industry is shitting out these days.

Safety Not Guaranteed was released Friday June 8th and is playing in independent theatres. Please go see it before it leaves.