Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A True Canadian work of Art

Two weeks ago, I saw the movie "One Week" at the theater. Starring Joshua Jackson ("Dawson's Creek","Fringe") and Liane Balaban, It's a movie about a man, whom dealing with the news of terminal cancer, decides to take a road trip through Ontario Canada, on his dream bike.

I had no real expectations before seeing this movie, and that may be part of the reason I had chosen to watch it. I wasn't in the mood for any box office winner and I had already seen most of the blockbusters. So I just picked up a ticket for the only movie in the list that I had not heard a single review on. And I'm glad that I chose this movie because I found it really beautiful, both visually and intellectually.
The movie has a "down-to-earth" feel to it, funny at times, and the depiction of the Ontarian region was as heartwarming as the scenery was beautiful.

Unfortunately, this movie is not the type of movies that reach high ranks in the box office. Most people will find it boring and won't see the movie simply because it's not action packed, it's very quiet and slow paced. The movie really makes you think about life, priorities and the bonds we form with people around us.

Ok, I will stop here, I don't want to spoil the movie for you.

Trust me, the trailer doesnt do it justice. It only shows one side of the movie.
I highly recommend this movie to everyone

Monday, April 13, 2009

Donna is back on 90210 !!

Donna played by Tori Spelling is back on "90210" and if the little bird is right, she is here to stay (at least for the rest of the season).
She will make her "big" comeback on next episode entitled "Okaeri, Donna!", tomorrow April 14 on The CW. Other than Tori Spelling, we will have Oscar winner Screenwriter Diablo Cody making a guest appearance on this episode.

Official episode synopsis: Silver and Kelly receive an unexpected visit from Donna. Meanwhile, Dixon locates his biological mother and enlists Annie's help to go visit her. Also, Naomi's infatuation with Liam gradually increases.

And as you may already know, Dustin Milligan who is playing the attractive (CW's key casting characteristic) "Ethan" has been cast off/ fired/let go, or whatever the publicist said, from the show for undisclosed reasons.
Now this move doesn't really bother me, as I've always been indifferent to this character. Despite the omnipresence of "Ethan" on the show, I don't think that I will miss him much because his departure will beget more focus on other characters like "Dixon", "Kelly" or "Naomi" whom I'm starting to like more and more.

And oh, if by some twisted hand of fate (also known as the writing staff), Shenae Grimes ("Annie") happened to also leave 90210/Act less like a spoiled brat/become more interesting..., I may consider to forgive the CW for cancelling "Privileged".

Tori Spelling on her comeback to 90210

Sunday, April 12, 2009