Comfort Food

When life is hard, I have a habit of wanting to go back to a simpler time, when things were easy. When smiles, laughter, contentment didn’t have to be worked for and nothing was in the way of just enjoying life. The thing that allows me to do that, in the most economical way, is…read more

Simple Premise, Hard to Explain

I have been staring at a blank page for about half an hour trying to figure out how to write about the show High Maintenance. It is not an easy show to convey even though it has a pretty simple premise. IMDB put it most succinctly: A comedy that explores the private lives of unique New…read more

Bird Course

Friends From College is a show with a simple premise; you follow the shenanigans of a group of 6 close friends that have known each other since college and the people around them that interact with this friendship. The second season of the show came out early this year to little/no fanfare (none that I saw anyways)……read more

What have I learned

I first heard about the Netflix show Sex Education simply because Gillian Anderson was in it and my friends thought I should know because of my “obsession” with The X-Files. I read a synopsis of the show which sounded a little silly, kinda run of the mill, but there was definitely a possibility of fun……read more

Are Diamonds Forever?

Do you want to know why most men believe they need to spend 2-3 months salary on an engagement ring and why some women still believe they should hold their would-be husbands to that standard? Well, you can blame De Beers. Before the late 1930’s relatively few people bought diamond engagement rings. People… …more

Cracks in the Glass

Last weekend I went out to the theatre to see a movie. It had been a month and a half since I’d had the pleasure of fold down chairs, loud chewers, and the smell of stale popcorn. My friend and I showed up without having decided what we were going to see as it was……read more

What’s going on

Over the last, almost, year and a half, life seems to have run away from me. Not because I was doing so much but really because I could do so little. I have gone through some things in the last while that have made it difficult for me to create and articulate. But in recent times I……read more

Not sure Yet

Not Sure Yet Last weekend, with much fanfare and anticipation, “Star Trek Discovery” premiered. Before the first 2 episodes of the show aired, quite a few of my friends were adamant in finding out what my… …more

Real or Made-up?

Real or Made-Up? When I was a kid I was intrigued by makeup. I would stand by my mother, her hair in curlers as she applied powders, creams, and colours, getting ready for the day. I wanted to do the same. Despite dabbing a little lipstick on my lips and brushing a… …more

Best of the Worst

Best of the Worst As a movie goer and avid comic reader, it has been clear to me for a long time that there is a problem with the DC cinematic universe. Since the horrendous Batman Forever where producers insisted on veering away from the dark humour that is Tim Burton, they… …more

Finally

So you know how I was complaining that I wasted my money going to see the new Street Fighter movie? Well I went out to see another movie this weekend. I finally got to see Coraline. I have to… …more

WTF?

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li I don’t know how a studio, directors, actors, and writers can come together to create a blatantly obvious piece of crap and release it to the public. This movie is bad. From the opening credits as in the effects in the credits are bad, to the closing credits… …more

In Anticipation

I am currently in the midst of reading Watchmen. You know the greatest graphic of all time that will soon be released as a movie that will possibly be the greatest superhero movie of all time. Usually I wouldn’t do that. If a… …more

Boredom

My mind wanders a lot when I am bored. I don’t really day dream in the usual girly way about frolicking in fields, that new pair of Gucci shoes, or the new mail boy in the office but my mind does come up with some weird crap to entertain itself. Like, I was informed by……read more

You can do that but please don’t do that

Musical artists like doing cover songs because either it simply has a beat/sound that they love or they want to pay tribute to another artist/band that has had a major influence on them. Some people do it right and some people do it horribly wrong. Let’s look at a few. Covers that are better… …more

Is this what love is?

This is my attempt at writing something about love. I wrote it a couple of years ago and I know it is not the greatest but I like it. I have a soft spot for it. I think it is appropriate for this time of year. Enjoy. Is this what love is? I… …more

Thanks for the chocolate. You can leave now.

“I know it is not Valentine’s Day yet but I already feel more cynical than usual.” * “It is a money making ploy that is perpetrated by the money hungry capitalist empires and is situated right in the middle of chocolate season.” * “All the public displays of affection are just nauseating. There… …more

An Evening with …

I have been working on this piece since Sunday. Why? Because this week I was not writing a movie review. The movie I saw on Friday was Push and it was a complete waste of time, talent, and a great concept. The way the film was put together was sloppy and incredibly boring. The movie……read more

It makes the world go ’round

I haven’t taught you guys anything in a while so because of the current economic turmoil I thought I would teach you a little something about money. Pay your taxes You know the phrase “Pay through the nose”? I think it is a little misleading. It really should be “Pay with the nose”… …more

Whose business is it anyway?

Michael Phelps. Well I guess you know what I’m talking about. Can I just say that I have heard enough about this man already, I know – he smoked marijuana, but seriously who cares? I mean other than the lazy ass people who would rather have their children look up to someone else as a……read more