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Happy Hunger Games

I just got home from a midnight screening of The Hunger Games and it was really well done. When the cast list was first announced, I was a little worried about Katniss and Peeta because they didn’t look the same… Continue Reading →

Another Successful Year at the Oscars

Last night I went to an Oscar Party at La Fontana CaffĂ© in Burnaby. My friend Marina (who is a huge cinephile) was hosting as part of her local movie meetup group. Part of the fun is filling out a… Continue Reading →

VIFF 2011: Miss Representation

When the trailer for Miss Representation started making the rounds on social media, I knew I wanted to see it. Fortunately, it screened as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival 2011. This documentary film, written and directed by former… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Movies Based on Novels

It’s always been a trend to make movies and plays based on books and novels. Adapting written works for the screen is nothing new. However, there are some movies in pre-production and filming right now that I’m excited to see…. Continue Reading →

VIFF: In the Wake of the Flood

Yesterday, Friday evening I went to see a screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival (aka VIFF or “Film Fest”) called In the Wake of the Flood. The film is about Atwood’s latest book tour for The Year of the… Continue Reading →

Oscar Predictions (updated with wins)

My friends Nigel, Deepinder, and I have been voting on the Oscars each year since 2003 (I think). One of these days I swear we’re going to have an Oscar party! Bascially we vote beforehand and then keep track who… Continue Reading →

Julie & Julia (movie)

Today (home sick, stomach flu?) I watched Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. I had wanted to read the book first (as always) because the story is based on two books, Julie & Julia by Julie Powell… Continue Reading →

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