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Blog by Don Kennedy


March 27th, 2013
Admission gets us into the life of Portia Nathan (Tina Fey), a workaholic admissions officer at prestigious Princeton University which like all Ivy League schools has a plethora of applicants of which only a few are granted access. She’s delusional about being  happy with Mark (Michael Sheen) her rumpled, scholarly, patronizing and distant significant other but the only believable relationshi ...

The Call

March 16th, 2013
The Call picks up in the LAPD 911 emergency response centre. This static location affords a voluminous amount of close up and personal face time with Halle Berry and the camera can do nothing but adore her despite the worlds most unflattering ‘fro. She’s Jordan Turner, a calm and collected 911 operator until six months ago when a panic stricken teen (Evie Thompson) begged for help while home ...


March 16th, 2013
The title Stoker might suggest a connection to Dracula creator Bram Stoker which would be wrong but that doesn’t mean there are no monsters afoot. India Stoker is eerily played by Mia Wasikowska who won the coveted lead in 2010’s Alice in Wonderland and coincidentally very often seems to have slipped through a terrifying looking glass in this subliminally creepy film. Although living a privil ...

Hit 'n Strum

March 12th, 2013
Hit 'n Strum features Vancouver as its most recognizable star and in this picture she looks absolutely stunning. The focus is on two diametrically opposed citizens and their interaction after literally bumping into on another. Mike (Vancouver native Kirk Caouette) is a homeless street busker and binner and Stephanie (Michelle Hamilton) a concrete tower high finance lawyer. As is often the cas ...

Dead Man Down

March 11th, 2013

Dead Man Down is written by J.H. Wyman one of the writers for the filmed in Vancouver Fringe series and stars Colin Farrell who brings his A game and lost bad boy face to the character of Victor. He has a budding voyeuristic relationship with Beatrice (Noomi Rapace) the shy but receptive girl seemingly sequestered with her mother in the opposite tower to his New York apartment. He’s a ...

Oz the Great and Powerful

March 11th, 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful embellishes the beloved 1939 classic Wizard of Oz by giving the back story of that wish granter whom Dorothy followed the harrowing yellow brick road to find. Oscar Diggs (James Franco) gets his nickname Oz from the first letters of the first two of his nine given names. He’s an ethically challenged circus magician whose philandering makes escape from retribution nec ...

Jack the Giant Slayer

March 5th, 2013
Jack the Giant Slayer features rising star Nicholas Hault (Warm Bodies) as Jack, a somewhat distracted subject of King Brahmwell (Ian McShane) who never the less champions the honour of the King’s daughter Princess Isabelle (Elenor Tomlinson) while at the castle. He’s there to sell the family horse and wagon in order to buy thatch for his uncle’s farmhouse roof. He makes a poor deal with a li ...

21 and Over

March 5th, 2013
21 and Over is what happens when The Hangover meets Animal House. Perhaps an honest progression since writers Jon Lucas and Scott More did the same jobs for both Hangover films. Since the Hangover 2 didn’t have nearly the gusto of the original their perspective might have been that this is a good idea since rabid Hangover fans may not have even heard of, much less seen Animal House. Maybe the ...