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Wish I Was Here (PG) **

Wish I Was Here (PG) **

Dysfunctional Family Tries To Make The Best Of What They Have!
By Alan Samuel
Appreciate your heritage.  That’s what a dysfunctional family tries it’s best to do in Wish I Was Here, currently unravelling at the Park Theatre.
Core values are at the heart of this 2 hour movie.  Zach  Braff plays  Aidan Bloom, a 35 year old [...]

July 26th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Deliver Us From Evil (PG) ****

Deliver Us From Evil (PG) ****

Cops Mix With Psychological And Supernatural Horror For Intriguing Mystery
By Alan Samuel
Hold onto a loved one if you’re brave enough to catch Deliver Us From Evil.
Smart and stylish this nifty horror thriller from EOne Entertainment is now lashing out at all things innocent. Do come see what all the fuss is about at Cineplex Odeon [...]

July 19th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

22 Jump Street (PG) ****

22 Jump Street (PG) ****

Great Chemistry Between Mismatched Stars Key To Hilarious Buddy Cop Hijinks
By Alan Samuel
Straight for the heart comes the comic charm of the lead characters in Jump Street 2. Once upon a time the original hit T.V. Series helped put Vancouver on the Hollywood map and made a star of a then fledgling Johnny Depp.  My [...]

July 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Link News, Movie Reviews | Read More »

Wicked (G) *** Broadway Musical A Shining Star In Vancouver!

Wicked (G) *** Broadway Musical A Shining Star In Vancouver!

By Alan Samuel
Again Broadway Across Canada scores a hit with their lavish Wicked production. Long sustained standing ovations aside this delightful musical is bringing the  house down at Vancouver’s venerable Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Based loosely on the classic 1939 MGM classic The Wizard of Oz this new slick version looks at the witches of Oz from [...]

June 7th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Leela’s Lilting Melodic Vocals Fires Up Celtic Angel’s Celtic Hits

Leela’s Lilting Melodic Vocals Fires Up Celtic Angel’s Celtic Hits

Celtic Hits ia a soulful revival of 16 traditional songs that evoke the dreamy and timeless essence of Celtic Music.
Celtic Angel, aka Leela Barbara Fraser (the better half of the performing couple Freedom and Leela), a fourth generation Canadian soprano of Scottish and Irish ancestry, has self produced, composed, and arranged this magical memoir reinventing [...]

June 1st, 2014 | Posted in Link News, Movie Reviews | Read More »

**** Young & Beautiful – Blistering Tale Of Lust An Lost Innocence!

**** Young & Beautiful – Blistering Tale Of Lust An  Lost Innocence!

Coming of age stories can be rife with dangers.  Leave it to the French to know how to take this subject matter and poignantly being it to the big screen. Hot in more than one way is Young & Beautiful, a blistering tale of lust from Sony Pictures Classics.  Mongrel Media delivers the goods in [...]

June 1st, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

***BELLE

***BELLE

Class Warfare And Identity Get A Rude Awakening Through The Eyes Of A “Coloured Girl”
In England Circa 1700!
By Alan Samuel
Race can be a dividing  line. Shades of the truth cloud a young woman’s life in Belle. Not unlike last year’s hit 12 Years A Slave comes this high voltage drama from Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Though [...]

May 26th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Rio 2 (G) ***

Rio 2 (G) ***

Birds Of A Feather Back Together Again!
By Alan Samuel
Upbeat in the extreme is Rio 2.  Fresh food for thought is this inspiring and colourful flick from 20th Century Fox films now carving a nice niche of happy audiences t Cineplex Odeon theatres across B.C.
About two years ago from out of nowhere came the first [...]

April 27th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment, Movie Reviews | Read More »

Jodorowski’S Dune (G) ****

Jodorowski’S Dune (G) ****

Dreams die hard.Especially in the world of make believe. Countless people think they can make it in the movies – both in front and behind the camera. Disappointments are a dime a dozen in the harsh business world of Hollywood where people in the past have been taken advantage of. Courage is needed to stick [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment, Movie Reviews | Read More »

Paranoia (PG) * * *

Paranoia (PG) * * *

Paranoia Should Have Never Been Made As There Is Not A Thrilling Thing About This Corporate Espionage Thriller
By ALAN SAMUEL
Industrial espionage can be a vexing affair. Two power mad adversaries wreck havoc on a young man’s life in Paranoia.  In a perfectly named film this EOne Release is now seeking converts at the Empire Studio [...]

August 25th, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment, Movie Reviews | Read More »