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‘The Great Man’ (‘Le Grand homme’)

‘The Great Man’ (‘Le Grand homme’)

An intimate metaphysical drama depicting the traumas of war and emigration, and how they ricochet within France’s own borders, Sarah Leonor’s The Great Man (Le Grand homme) marks an assured sophomore effort following the director’s well-received debut, A Real Life (which starred the late Guillaume Depardieu). Reminiscent of Claire Denis’s Beau Travail with its stylistic [...]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment, Movie Reviews | Read More »

Land Ho! (PG) ****

Land Ho! (PG) ****

Odd-Couple Buddies Shtick Familiar But Enjoyable!
By Alan Samuel
Trips can be memorable.  Let’s hope the people if Iceland are able to recover from the jovial jabs lobbed their  way in Land Ho!   Funny and poignant this Sony Pictures Classics will warm your hearts at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas.
Experienced travellers know it helps to take a trip [...]

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

A Tale From The Canadian North Provides Food For Thought!

A Tale From The Canadian North Provides Food For Thought!

By Alan Samuel
A mother’s determination to teach her son about the past provides plenty of food for thought in Uvanga. Set in the desolate Canadian north this handsome production arrives on our urban shores courtesy of Mongrel Media. Enjoy this fantastic journey into the great outdoors now at the doorsteps of Vancouver’s Vancity Theatre.
Old memories [...]

August 16th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

It’s Mind Over Matter In This Action Flick featuring Sultry Johansson

It’s Mind Over Matter In This Action Flick featuring Sultry Johansson

By Alan Samuel
Brace yourself  for action when Luc Besson takes control of a film. Team him up with one of the sexiest actresses on the planet and something big may result. Sparks ignite and the action never lets up in Lucy, the latest forceful thriller from Universal Pictures now dazzling audiences at Cineplex odeon arenas [...]

August 9th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

I Origins (PG) *** Mad Scientist Gets The Indie Treatment In Low Budget Scifi

I Origins (PG) *** Mad Scientist Gets The Indie Treatment In Low Budget Scifi

By Alan Samuel
Unique and original comes the efforts of Fox  Searchlight with their release of I Origins  And an eye-opener it is! Journey down to select Cineplex Odeon theatres in B.C. to get in on the action.
Mad scientists are nothing new for Hollywood. But what a lab rat with a sincere desire to good.  Think [...]

August 4th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Hollywood Heavyweights Spielberg, Oprah Team Up For Cross Cultural Comedy The Hundred-Foot Journey

Hollywood Heavyweights Spielberg, Oprah Team Up For Cross Cultural Comedy The Hundred-Foot Journey

TORONTO – Two Hollywood heavyweights filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Media mogul Oprah Winfrey are teaming up for Spielberg’s DreamWorks Pictures’ The Hundred-Foot Journey, which follows the fateful lives of the Kaddam family as they are displaced from their native India. The family seeks refuge in the south of France and soon settles in the small [...]

August 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Bollywood, Movie Reviews, Top News | Read More »

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 »