• Archive for August, 2011

    TIFF Lottery Results

    by  • 8/31/2011 • TIFF 2011 • 0 Comments

    A lot of my 2nd choices were toss-ups with the 1st choices in those time slots, so I’m happy to end up with no vouchers and have to try to come up with 3rd choices for some pretty tight spots. These are the shows that I have tickets for at this time. I missed out […]

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    Phoebe In Wonderland, Hobo with a Shotgun (417/243)

    by  • 8/31/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND (Netflix) – I actually read the Alice books a couple years ago, and they’re really quit disturbing. Alice was a very sad, lonely girl. A strong character, but seriously flawed. Here we have a film about the kind of Alice I read about in the story as an adult; not the one […]

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    Chaos Theory, Paper Man (415/242)

    by  • 8/30/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    CHAOS THEORY (Netflix) – About the only thing this film really has going for it in the grand scheme is Sarah Chalke, and she’s little more than a prop in lingerie in this film. Romantic comedy that has an anal retentive list maker who plans his day to the minute married to someone who resents […]

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    I have a spam comment – let me show you it.

    by  • 8/30/2011 • meta---ging, spam • 0 Comments

    I wrote a post that listed 10-12 songs that appeared in a film, and I received an excellent spam comment that I couldn’t just delete. It has absolutely nothing to do with the post I wrote, other than being about something music-related. No Beatles song, no Simon and Garfunkle, and not talking about favorite songs. […]

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    The Devil’s Double (413/241)

    by  • 8/29/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE (Carlton) – Dominic Cooper’s portrayal of Uday Saddam Hussein reminds me a bit of Al Pacino in SCARFACE through a somewhat dim memory of that film. Maybe it’s just the portrayal of crazy people with seemingly unlimited power. If even a tenth of this film approaches the reality of what happened in […]

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    Dead Snow, Mona Lisa, Our Idiot Brother (412/240)

    by  • 8/28/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    DEAD SNOW – A group of medical students on Easter holiday in a cabin deep in the mountains; drinking, sex in the outhouse, strange scary mountain man with spooky stories of the Weird Happenings in the area. Some definite homage to classic genre films with the montage arming-up scene in the shed, attempts at unique […]

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    Dance of The Dead, Cemetery Man, The Trotsky (409/239)

    by  • 8/27/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    DANCE OF THE DEAD (2008) (Netflix) – I thought I might have watched this on Easter Zombies, but I must have watched it another time. A bunch of losers who couldn’t get prom dates band together to defeat the undead. It’s a well done teenage zombie film complete with zombie make-out session. There’s a small […]

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    Jesus Christ Superstar (406/238)

    by  • 8/26/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (TIFF Lightbox) – I’m not a huge fan of musicals as a rule, but this and HAIR are two that I find completely amazing. I’m sure that part of the attraction is the sheer sacrilege of Singing Jesus and Judas, but I really watch mostly for Herod’s song and dance number. Jesus, […]

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    TIFF Movies I think I Want to See

    by  • 8/26/2011 • TIFF 2011 • 1 Comment

    Next year? Buying the full Midnight Madness package of films – assuming that I can buy the not-actually-the-midnight-showings versions if I can’t use a week of vacation time for TIFF. Next year, if I take the time off, either the 50 ticket flex or the 30 ticket version plus the Midnight Madness pack. It confuses […]

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    TIFF Ticket Submission Package

    by  • 8/26/2011 • TIFF 2011 • 1 Comment

    I bought a 20-film daytime flex package, and don’t really have much time I can take off from work, so I’m a bit restricted to what I can see. Unlike VIFF, some films are ONLY evening showings, so I’m going to have to buy a couple tickets here and there to catch some of those. […]

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