Found this great roundup of the recently concluded Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff). Great to see the films being appreciated, but even better to hear sound critical advice. Yes, our film-makers need to come from a more critical place, especially when making documentaries. We are presenting positive overviews right now, but I suspect as … Continue reading A Film Festival And A Dance Battle
Eight years ago this month, my grandmother passed away. She was the backbone of my family and an amazing, unapologetic, loving, straight-forward, maddeningly sharp-tongued, soft-hearted, funny, perceptive, hard-working, smart, self-assured, no-nonsense, contradiction of a woman. She was the strongest person I've ever known. Lots of people think their grandmother was the best, but mine really … Continue reading The Best Human Being I Have Ever Known
A social experiment that would probably make Skynet nod sagely has just come to an abrupt end. Researchers had created a friendly, helpless robot that managed to hitchhike its way safely across parts of Europe and Canada. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by unknown assailants once it tried to continue the experiment in the US. The creators … Continue reading RIP #hitchBOT
This is a great article about the lady that styles the food on "Hannibal". "Hannibal" is one of my favourite TV shows, and one of the things I love about it is the luscious cooking and presentation of food--even if sometimes, that food happens to be longpork. Mads' Hannibal Lecter is even more stylish and sophisticated … Continue reading A Cannibal and His Food
Because that movie rocks. It literally rocks. When did you last see a movie that uses horror to highlight social injustice in an entertaining and thoughtful way? South Korean and Australian cinema, particularly the thrillers and horrors, have become my new favourite source for good movies. When I saw the trailer for Snowpiercer I knew … Continue reading You Haven’t Seen Snowpiercer Yet? Say It Ain’t So!
Here's an awesome article about 15 real scientists and their favourite scifi books and movies. An great reminder that if we want to nurture tomorrow, we have to inspire today. I have a million scifi books and movies I loved. I can't name just one. I mean, there was Contact (book and movie, though they're … Continue reading What’s Your Favourite Scifi Book or Movie?
Dear Mr. Besson, I've been a fan since I first saw 'Fifth Element'. A huge fan. And as such, I think it's important that I share something with you. You know that tag line you've been endlessly selling your new film 'Lucy' with? The one about her being the first human to use more than … Continue reading A Public Service Announcement for Luc Besson
I didn't plan on seeing this. Basically, my sister went to the DVD store by herself and I wasn't able to prevent her from buying it. I had made my opposition clear from the moment I saw the uninspiring trailer. However, I have been wrong twice this year about movies I didn't want to see … Continue reading Vampire Academy or Who The Hell Knew That Would Be So Much Fun?
It's trailer day! So here are some fun trailers to get you ready for the rest of the week. First, the one everyone's talking about. NBC's trailer for the new show, Constantine. I did not grow up with the comics, so I rather enjoyed the much maligned movie. But this looks loads better. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPE2oBnzROY You've … Continue reading Trailer Bonanza!
But you should have. So I'm bringing them right to you. First up, another book I haven't read made into a movie that looks fairly interesting. Dystopian? Post-apocalyptic? Both? Who cares, I'm in! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJNNugNe0Wo Next, we have something that looks like a mash up of Chronicle, The Goonies and ET. We may have seen this before. … Continue reading You Probably Haven’t Seen These Trailers