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Borat: The Movie


Looks like some people are taking it a bit too seriously.


So is it a planet or isn’t it? Pluto’s dubious status continues to cause debate among scientists, stargazers, and a lot of people with nothing better to do.

In the meantime, it seems they’re filming a movie in my neighbourhood. This struck me as more than a little odd when I passed by the orange signs, since I can’t even begin to fathom why anyone would choose my area – good for cheap rent, not much good for atmosphere – for a film location. So I checked out the information on the signs. The film, it seems, has a working title of “Neptune” – which, as far as I know, is definitely still a planet. No information about it appears yet on IMDb, as far as I can tell.

Oh, and a European space probe crashed into the moon yesterday. Seems this was designed to satisfy people who’d become bored with “World’s Scariest Police Chases” and spectacular NASCAR crashes.


Not lost in translation


Went to see Bon Cop, Bad Cop this afternoon. And I must say: absolutely brilliant! This much-touted bilingual cop caper is an over-the-top parody of every shopworn Two Solitudes cliché in the book, with a whole lot of Québécois swearing thrown in for good measure. Anyone who takes this movie too seriously, and goes looking […]

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Looking for escapism?


Want to watch something other than CNN? Clerks II opens this weekend.

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Go Yoda!


Since I know you all care so much… Star Wars Episode III was pretty much as I expected. In other words, the dialogue stank, the plot was ludicrous, the acting was painful to watch… but Yoda with a light sabre ruled! By the way, I wonder if you’d hear laughter in a theatre anywhere other […]

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Michael Moore hates America


Michael Moore would do well to remember the old axiom: What goes around comes around: Twin Cities filmmaker Mike Wilson’s upcoming “Michael Moore Hates America” details his unsuccessful attempts to interview Moore, the director who won an Oscar two years ago for “Bowling for Columbine.” Moore’s earlier film, “Roger and Me,” detailed his own failed […]

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Girl with a Pearl Earring


I saw the movie Girl with a Pearl Earring today. It was good. A bit slow, but great acting. Recommended.

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Just butt out!


It’s National Non-Smoking Week this week, and across Canada, longtime smokers are trying to kick the habit… including two of my coworkers. Can you say stressful? Still, I say kudos to those who manage to quit, and good luck to those who are trying. I’ve never had an ounce of willpower in my life so […]

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Golden Globe nominees


It’s a new record: I officially have not seen a single one of the Golden Globe-nominated movies for this year. Frankly, I don’t think I’ve missed much. Update: After seeing the full list of nominees, I realized I’ve seen more of them than I’d thought. None of the best drama nominees for picture, actor or […]

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Everyone’s fed up with “Bennifer” – which is why the promotion for their new movie together, “Jersey Girl”, won’t be featuring them: Although Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are international A-list stars, the studio that’s distributing the couple’s next film has decided it’s better off not talking quite so much about the leads of the […]

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