Archive for November, 2014

Michael Bay’s 2013 buddy-crime-action-comedy-thriller, Pain & Gain, is a confusing mess of genre, tone and story. But the characters are great. A trio of Miami muscleheads (Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) think it’s a good idea to kidnap, torture and extort Viktor Kershaw (Tony Shaloub) for all his assets. They comically screw up   Read More …

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Let Me In offers a coming-of-age-horror in the style of a vampire buffet (that’s a buffet for vampires, not a buffet of vampires). Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a bullied youngster. Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz) is the reclusive girl who just moved in next to Owen (and is also a vampire). Owen befriends Abby, and hoping   Read More …

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Growing up in Toronto provided me with a spark for entertainment and culture. That spark later bedazzled me, and inspired my on-going goal to make my mark in the world of broadcasting. I’m a graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts Program, where I specialized in the television stream. My time as a student   Read More …

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First off, the kid in Almost Famous doesn’t seem nearly as excited as he should be – he gets to go on tour with a band of his choice, and sustains the disposition of someone who won a free amateur haircut at a church bazaar raffle. That aside, William is a warm and genuine character, stemming   Read More …

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Big has to be viewed with a very innocent mind. Otherwise, things get weird. Shrimpy youngster Josh Baskin finds that the babes don’t go for the short kids. With his horrible middle-school hormones kicking up dust, Josh is disappointed and desperate, and wishes at a carnival fortune teller, “I wish I was big”. Next morning,   Read More …

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