This Week at the Movies

A pretty good crop of movies this week with Hanna being a fantastic piece of cinema and there is also something for everyone as Russell Brand puts a spin on Arthur, Soul Surfer is pretty inspirational, and then there is comedy Your Highness for those who don’t want to think at all.

This weeks movie pick: Hanna

EN 5 Second Review: This is one of those rare movies that breaks the mold. Imagine if you will a fairy tale about a teenage princess who is a highly trained killer and there is no happy ending in sight. It’s weirdly terrific to see actual cinema dressed up as an action film. Don’t expect to understand this film on the first viewing, the good news is that you will want to see it again to figure out what you are missing.

Overall Take: Highly entertaining, our pick of the week is actually worth your 12 bucks. Twice. Also, Saoirse Ronan is amazing. … [Read More…]



EN 5 Second Review: This is a simple movie to review. If you are a Russell Brand fan, this is a must see movie. He is amusing, and this is a fairly serviceable vehicle for his sweet brand of humor. Helen Mirren is spot on as always. However, this movie was not exactly clamoring to be remade, the original was ok, but not exactly a fantastic movie in itself.

Overall Take: Blandly amusing, wait for cable. … [Read More…]


Soul Surfer

EN 5 Second Review: We really did not want to see this, however in the end, we are glad we did. Although this feels a lot like a Lifetime movie however unlike most movies like this at which we give them the full MST3K treatment this movie actually moved us even if it was a little preachy in the end like most sports biopics are. On a side not it is nice to see role models for the preteen set other than the oversexed twilight type roles.

Overall Take: Not a bad choice to take your young daughter to see, or for a church group, but its not worth your 12 bucks otherwise. Wait for its multiple plays on Lifetime. … [Read More…]


Your Highness

EN 5 Second Review:

This is a tough movie to watch. These are some seriously talented actors playing well below their level and its just bizarre to see in a lot of ways. Its offensive, yet reasonably funny and somewhat entertaining on a porkies level. But you just never really get over the weirdness of the casting, It would actually work better with a relatively unknown cast. Watching Natalie Portman spew filth is oddly hilarious though.

Overall Take – Wait for the late night cable showing. … [Read More…]


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The latest celebrity and entertainment headlines including U2 returns to Glastonbury, William and Kate make public appearance and Catherine Zeta Jones is honored.







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This Week at the Movies

This week is all about the demographics. Stallone and company threaten to kick your ass if you don’t go see The Expendables. You can feel free to go sleep through Eat, Pray, Love, or you can go see our pick and one of the funniest movies of the year in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

Latest Recommendations:

The best comedy of the year so far has to be The Other Guys
Carell is at the top of his game in Dinner for Schmucks
For some hot action we recommend Angelina Jolie in Salt
For a fantastic mind trip be sure to catch Inception
The very good and wholesome movie Ramona and Beezus

This weeks Pick

This week’s pick in the wide releases is Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Release Date: August 13, 2010
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Edgar Wright
Screenwriter: Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright
Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman
Genre: Action, Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references)
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Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of the Dead") tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World."
Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass–and now is back in town–to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.
As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past–from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

EN 5 Second Review: In a word. Awesome. Scott Pilgram is everything that Kick-Ass wishes it was. This makes you buy into the world of Scott Pilgram completely and just go along for the ride. If you cannot let yourself enter the realm of Scott Pilgram then you may have trouble keeping up It’s an ADD world and we love it.

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Site of the Day: Vancouver Film School Projects

Vancouver Film School students graduate with a portfolio project or demo reel designed to demonstrate their creative and technical abilities to potential employers and collaborators. These pieces are often the key factor in our students getting hired by internationally renowned companies like Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Electronic Arts.

This site is a selection of outstanding student projects by program


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Free MP3 Download: Psalm – Lee Scratch Perry

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image Review From Amazon: Luke "Scratch" Perry is regarded, along with Osbourne "King Tubby" Ruddock as one of the fathers of dub music, a branch of reggae that involves lots of sampling and remixing of older recordings. This track consists mostly of Perry, slurring his words like a drunk, repeating "Psalm, Psalm, Psalm" over a reggae beat and scads of eerie sound effects. From what I can glean, Perry is exhorting sinners to read the bible ("whoremongers, whoremongers, the psalm") for their own good. Since Perry includes the government and the police among the ranks of sinners, it’s clear that this is more social commentary in the Bob Marley mode than religious proselytization in the Bob Dylan mode

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