Latest Movie Releases: Week of September 15
Posted by Matt Moskal | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 8:39am
There are few Canadian comedians operating on the same level as Mark Forward. He is an absurd storyteller and an unusual talent. His debut stand-up comedy album, Things I Thought Of, was released earlier this year. Forward is now self-producing comedy shows to claim ownership over his future as a performer.
Mark and I spoke over the phone from the UMFM studio to a pub in Toronto, ON. While Forward sipped on a pint of Guinness, we talked about the frivolous awards, morning radio shows and superfluous language.
Posted by Elizabeth Hughes Belzil | Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 9:05am
In a small patio nestled in a high-rise apartment building in downtown Toronto, I sit across from Albert Shin. Despite the periodic sounds of honking from below and the roar of planes from above, the spot is peaceful, illuminated by the mid-morning sun. The young Canadian writer-director is friendly and informal, with a boyish face and irrepressible grin. One would hardly guess that he helmed the spectacular In Her Place which played as part of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival's Discovery program. The level of mastery displayed in the film appears more the work of a veteran filmmaker than a second feature shot on a micro-budget.
Posted by Mark McLeod | Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 11:42am
HORRIFYING "PHRIKE FILMFEST 72 HOUR FILM COMPETITION"
Posted by Matt Moskal | Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 2:42pm
Graham Clark is a comedian based out of Vancouver, BC. He and fellow comic Dave Shumka co-host the popular Maximum Fun podcast Stop Podcasting Yourself. The woolly-chinned humorist has also painted his impression across the continent from Just For Laughs to Bumbershoot.
Posted by S.P. Young | Friday, August 8, 2014 @ 5:00pm
"If you listen to 'Halls of Valhalla,' there's the ascending note that he does in that, you wouldn't find many singers that can do that."
Posted by Randy Hazzard | Wednesday, August 6, 2014 @ 9:13pm
We live in a time where Disney has a monopoly on my childhood. They are cross-generational and influential into all things I enjoyed in media growing up. I was raised on the classic animated films, then introduced to new ones like Aladdin and The Lion King. Eventually, they jumped into the future by using Pixar to make them even more relevant than they were. As time went on, they began to scour the back catalog of franchises by purchasing Lucasfilm, Marvel, and The Muppets. Now, the product they produce across all their brands is somehow superior to most other things.
Posted by Andrew Burns | Tuesday, August 5, 2014 @ 4:17pm
Some of you might be wondering, what or who the hell are these Guardians of the Galaxy? It has the Marvel logo all over the promos but these aren't characters or superheroes you've probably ever heard of right? Marvel has had a good thing going here, why take a chance with some space movie? Ten films, billions of dollars, and one hell of an opening weekend later trust me these Marvel guys know what they are doing.
Posted by Tony Hinds | Monday, July 28, 2014 @ 6:15pm
Kurt Metzger's (@kurtmetzger on Twitter) hilarious new stand-up special, White Precious is a refreshingly dark and misanthropic way to spend an hour. Fans already familiar with his popular podcast, Race Wars will not be surprised by the candidly abrasive tone. Metzger gets away with this material because it is also intelligent and thoughtfully conveyed. Undoubtedly, Kurt Metzger is one of the most underrated names in comedy.
Posted by Mark McLeod | Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 1:47am
The first thing you notice when you step off the elevator in Vancouver's Standard Building -- home of New Image College of Fine Arts -- is that this isn't quite the educational learning facility you're expecting. Backed by a lush, almost new age-feeling interior -- which serves as the sign in desk for both the in-house spa and the acting/esthetics school -- I suddenly wasn't sure what to expect. After all, when you're expecting a rather cold and business-like lobby and you get something out of the movies, you tend to be a bit taken off guard.
Posted by Mark McLeod | Thursday, June 26, 2014 @ 11:48pm
Have you ever wished you could be your favorite superhero or movie character at Halloween? Do you have dreams where you wished you were Hellboy or The Hulk Replica Audemars Piguet Watches or an undead zombie? I mean, really be those characters, not just wear a lame store-bought costume? What if I told you that there's a school in Vancouver that can not only transform you into whatever your imagination might dream up, but that they can also give you the skills to do it professionally?
Posted by Matt Moskal | Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 3:21pm
The Noble Thiefs are a stylish soul-rock outfit based out of Winnipeg, MB. Though their music backgrounds range from ska to metal, the foursome have come together to create the perfect storm of passion.
The group are working on their second full-length LP while touring to support their latest seven-inch, Got It Made/When You're In Love.
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Fort Bliss (Clip)
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