Avengers assemble!

Avengers assemble!

As a kid, my favourite Saturday morning cartoon was The Marvel Super Heroes, a barely animated series produced in the 1960s that was still airing in reruns on French-Canadian TV ...Read more →

Big screen versus small screen

Big screen versus small screen

"The television screen is the retina of the mind’s eye." – Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg) In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, James Wolcott makes a case for television getting ...Read more →

Pop culture nostalgia, 1997 edition

Pop culture nostalgia, 1997 edition

Fifteen years ago, I graduated from high school and started college. It was a big year for me, but that’s not what makes me want to write about it. As ...Read more →

Video store-dust memories

Video store-dust memories

"In the meantime, the only thing I could do was get a job at this video store because of my knowledge of movies. And it ended up being like my ...Read more →

Kevin Smith, life coach

Kevin Smith, life coach

"We can’t all be Superman, but we sure as shit can train hard, and with loads of practice, we can be Batman," writes Kevin Smith in Tough Shit: Life Advice ...Read more →

My Genie/Jutra forecast

My Genie/Jutra forecast

Hey, more movie award shows! They may not be the Oscars, but the Genie and Jutra Awards have the merit of putting the spotlight on Canadian and Québécois cinema respectively. ...Read more →

Waiting for Oscar

Waiting for Oscar

Hosted by good old Billy Crystal, the 84th Academy Awards ceremony will take place this Sunday, February 26. Like many movie fans, I like to try and predict who will ...Read more →

The Lizard King lives on

The Lizard King lives on

As gloriously played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of my favourite movies, Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous, rock critic Lester Bangs had this to say about the legendary Californian psychedelic ...Read more →

I, Dragonslayer

I, Dragonslayer

"I am sharpening my sword So you can take me to the dragon’s lair Or you can take me to Rapunzel’s windowsill Either way it is time for a bigger ...Read more →

Funnyman: The legend of Judd Apatow

Funnyman: The legend of Judd Apatow

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve watched four comedies at home: the 2004 Will Ferrell vehicle Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, a long-time favourite of mine; last year’s ...Read more →

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