Friday, March 16, 2012


The greatest Canadian film since The Cat Came Back!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

testing testing

this still works?

Monday, August 09, 2010

R.I.P.-Patricia Neal

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Last Airbender

It was certainly better than the one about that chick moping about in the pool.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Made for television drawn out look at the war between Germany and Italy back in the middle ages with Romania subbing for both and some fantasy shit thrown in to make it interesting. Fan of medieval war flicks may enjoy this but despite the presence of F. Murray Abraham and Rutger Hauer the whole thing was pretty lack lustre. Nice to see Elena Bouryka but alas she can't carry this clunker and I guarantee the music will make you want to ram a pan flute up somebodies arse!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

R.I.P-Maury Chaykin

He may have been American born but he was all Canadian at heart. He will be sadly missed by the Toronto acting community and restaurateurs alike.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gypsy 83

There is usually a good reason why a cult film is just that and that reason is often they aren't very good. GYPSY 83 is no exception. If it wasn't for the goth aspect and the gay themes this snore fest would probably have remained in the cursed development stage. While Todd Stephens may be an icon in the gay community it doesn't automatically make him the next John Waters and I find with his work he seems to be doing just that. I may be wrong there, the man certainly has talent but I just don't like his films. Karen Black was the only thing of interest to me, great to see John Doe but while both Sara Rue and Kett Turton are fine actors there just wasn't enough of a script here to work with and ultimately you couldn't care less what happens in the story and end up falling asleep.



Angelina Jolie is smart, sexy, successful and just so happens to be a Russian sleeper agent who is a one-woman wrecking crew. Sounds great and man oh man I'm there but hey, very little we haven't seen before. As an action film SALT more than delivers as director Phillip Noyce knows how to deliver in this genre but there were three things I found frustrating about this film. First, there was enough to deliver a straight espionage piece and indeed SALT starts out that way but then turns into a simple Jolie vehicle becoming a cross between TOMB RAIDER and WANTED. This is a shame as Jolie could easily carry a serious action picture and with the new JAMES BOND film on indefinite hold I couldn't help but thing the studios simply MUST pair her up with Daniel Craig again. Soon! My second problem is with Jolie herself...lose the bloody high heels will you please. I'm sorry but you just don't go doing the whole parkour thing in a pair of heeled boots. We all get that ya gots them smoking hot walking sticks baby but help us suspend or sense of disbelief and gran some sneakers dammit. My final complaint is with Liev Schreiber, who I'm a great fan of but shit on a stick fellows, if you are going to borrow from THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (remake) do you really think it's wise to cast Liev in the part you did? All in all SALT is a fine little summer thrill ride and of course it's left open with a sequel in mind. Fun stuff but you can wait for the DVD.