Latest Movie Releases: Week of July 6
2015 Winnipeg Folk Festival: Interview with Artistic Director Chris Frayer, this year's must-see acts, & video highlights from 2014
Posted by Showbiz Monkeys | Tuesday, July 7, 2015 @ 7:28am
The Winnipeg Folk Festival has been going strong on the Canadian prairies for over four decades. Music, community, environment, food, fun -- these are all integral parts of what makes the Winnipeg Folk Festival so special year after year. There are travellers from across Canada and the U.S. midwest; families with babies and grandmas and everyone in between; hippies and hipsters; Americana fans, Canadiana fans, hip-hop fans, indie rock fans, bluegrass fans, EDM fans, and of course folk music fans; and then there are the crazy campers, but that's a piece for another day.
Posted by Tony Hinds | Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 7:10am
Welcome to B-movie territory. Self/Less is silly, brainless and paint-by-numbers in an endearing fashion. It's ideal lazy Sunday afternoon fare. The type of film you'd be happy to find playing on cable on a rainy day. If this were the golden 70's, Self/Less could very well have opened with the words: "Presented by Roger Corman."
Posted by Tony Hinds | Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 12:29am
A Spike Lee Joint. I always smile when those words grace a film's opening. It's not a credit we can always expect as Lee occasionally chooses the more drab, "a Spike Lee film," when embarking on potential money makers. Some for better, such as Inside Man, and some for worse, such as his regrettable remake of Chan-Wook Park's Oldboy. I was pleased and excited to learn his newest, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is an official Spike Lee joint.
Posted by Scotty Specter | Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 9:29am
After seeing the trailer for Ted 2, I was really looking forward to watching the sequel to one of the funniest and successful comedies of recent times. It fell nothing short of what I had expected; crude humour, bad acting, and satire. Was I expecting amazing film work with jaw dropping angles and visuals? Not a chance. What I was expecting was a funny movie with stupid and insulting humour which was exactly what I got.
Posted by Maria Frauzen | Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 8:21am
Jurassic Park -- what a classic franchise, only this time it fully encompassed what a world of dinosaurs would look like. Every detail of this world was spot on from the title scene (taking the viewers back to the original opening) to the physical design of the world itself. The CGI in this film was impressive and having the 3D element added in made it as realistic as possible. The aerial scenes of the park were striking, which really helped place the audience into this world full of extraordinary creatures.
Posted by Michael Walkey | Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 7:52pm
One of my favorite moments during Dave Letterman's final few weeks was Norm Macdonald's tearful salute. As he was performing a standup routine during one of Dave's last shows, he told a story of seeing Letterman do stand up when he was a kid which made MacDonald want to go into comedy. He capped off the routine telling a joke he heard Dave say that night all those years ago.
We can list off all of Dave's television and comedic accomplishments, but it's the personal stories that will always have the most lasting impact. Having a personal influence or being a specific inspiration to another human being goes far beyond any award or money made.
Posted by Michael Walkey | Monday, May 25, 2015 @ 7:50pm
I was at a lounge last Saturday night. A well dressed man in his early twenties was sitting at a nearby table and I overheard him ordering an Old Fashioned because "That's what Don Draper drinks!" I wanted to call this guy a loser but I was doing exactly the same thing. Except I didn't admit it aloud. Besides, his horn rimmed glasses were much nicer than mine.
Last week, one of the most influential shows in television history came to an end. A show that influenced fashions, furniture, and yes, alcoholic beverages of choice for wannabe hipsters.
Posted by Kyle Tetarenko | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 10:30pm
Dean Winchester has tipped over his king.
Posted by Kyle Tetarenko | Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 9:49pm
Charlie is gone and the Winchesters are less for it but Dean doesn't intend to take this lying down.
Posted by Paul Little | Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 8:53pm
Joel McHale is known for his hilarious commentary on the craziness that is pop culture on E!'s The Soup, and of course his lead role as Jeff Winger on the cult comedy, Community, formerly on NBC and now available on Yahoo! Screen. He's also appeared in films as varied as The Informant!, TED, and Deliver Us from Evil. Oh, and he's also a stand-up comic.
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Big Game (Clip)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Featurette)
Lila and Eve (Clip)
Northmen (A Viking Saga)
Glass Chin (Clip)
Enter to win a pair of tickets to The Ethnic Show -- ft. Alonzo Bodden, Rachid Badouri, Frank Spadone, Gina Yashere, Ahmed Ahmed, Ronny Chieng, and Dan Naturman -- at Montréal's Just for Laughs this Thursday, July 9.
(Montréal (or willing to travel))
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