Monthly Archives: January 2011

Oscar 2011 Nominations & Predictions

So it has finally happened. The nominations for the 2011 Academy Awards have been announced this morning.  And we will see who amongst these contenders will walk away with an Oscar at the telecast on February 27, 2011. For now, … Continue reading

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NO STRINGS ATTACHED – movie review

For a rom-com, it’s really not so bad. But it’s not great either. One thing’s for sure: No, it won’t kill Natalie Portman’s career and chances at swiping an Oscar. Helmed by Ivan Reitman (who makes a cameo appearance), NO … Continue reading

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Full List of Golden Globe 2011 Winners

In short, the wins I’m most excited about is Natalie Portman in Black Swan, Paul Giamatti in the Canadian film Barney’s Version,  Colin Firth in The King’s Speech, and Annette Bening in The Kids Are Alright (even though I haven’t … Continue reading

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Golden Globes and That Damn Facebook Movie (aka The Social Network)

This year marked the first time I’ve watched the Golden Globes. I have heard that the previous year, Ricky Gervais was highly entertaining as host and that alcohol flawed freely. This year, Gervais was set to be back as host … Continue reading

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Interview with the late Richard Jeni: The Art of Making People Laugh

Richard Jeni (born April 14, 1957) died from a self-inflicted gun shot to the head on March 10, 2007. I have interviewed him in April of 2005 and was struck by something about him.  I couldn’t help but feel as … Continue reading

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A Travel Addict’s Guide to Great Hotels

I’ve been a fortunate traveler. Having relied on heavy research, good deals, and good luck, I’ve gotten to stay in some of the finest accommodations ranging from a charming B&B in Prague to an actual palace in Italy. Below, you … Continue reading

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Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar nominated INCENDIES – Movie Review

Denis Villeneuve’s INCENDIES has been praised unanimously and has earned a place as Canada’s official selection for the 2011 Academy Awards. Adapted from the acclaimed play by Wajdi Mouawad, “Incendies” shadows the voyage of two young adults to the core … Continue reading

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Top 11 Most Anticipated Films of 2011

While most film critics have been compiling their top 10 film lists for 2010, I thought I’d share my top 11 of 2011. Sure, they are not out yet, but one can daydream, no? I have to admit that when … Continue reading

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Interview with the late George Hickenlooper on “Casino Jack”

There’s no doubt that making a political film was meant to be in Casino Jack director George Hickenlooper’s future.  After all, politics run in his blood. Literally. What no one knew at the time of the film’s world premiere at … Continue reading

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Hotel living…

Perhaps I need to have a serious consultation with a shrink, but it has for some time been my dream to live in a hotel. After all, why not?

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Bring your text to life with Xtranormal.com

My imagination and attention have been recently captured by a nifty little site, XtraNormal.com. Well, perhaps it isn’t so little given that the site boasts millions of visitors and users. In essence, what XtraNormal does is allow just about anyone … Continue reading

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