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Half a life with Rush

Half a life with Rush

My memories of how I discovered Rush, and the impact their music has had on my life. "How many musicians do you think are in the band?" I sank into the lounge chair. Headphones blocking out the world. The music filled my head as I counted the number of instruments I...

JJ Grey & Mofro – Brighter Days

JJ Grey & Mofro – Brighter Days

“It can happen to anybody: you sit still and you feel things tingling around you, everything's alive around you, and in that a smile comes on your face involuntarily, and in that I felt no opposite. It has no part of the play of good and bad or of comedy or tragedy. I...

Blade Runner 2049 review

Blade Runner 2049 review

It's been 5 years since I wrote about the Blade Runner sequel but the wait was worth it! A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. — IMDB TL;DR —...

Superman promises to be realistic

Superman promises to be realistic

An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world. — IMDB Ever since George Reeves donned the cape on TV, I've been a fan of Superman. In 2013, we'll see Man of Steel,...

Mental

Mental

A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls. - IMDB Mental is a wonderfully funny film. Written and Directed by P. J. Hogan (who brought us Muriel's Wedding), it presents mental illness with humour that...

Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly

Jackie Cogan is a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game. IMDB The story is interesting because it's not just about crime, it sets the story against the backdrop of harsh economic times. The script...

Blade Runner sequel

Blade Runner sequel

In an interview with Metro, Ridley Scott revealed three things sci-fi movie fans will appreciate. Deckard is a replicant! A sequel to Blade Runner is happening. A Prometheus sequel is in the works. When asked about the Blade Runner sequel, Ridley Scott...

Looper

Looper

In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self (Bruce...

Tai Chi 0 mixes Wushu and Steampunk

Tai Chi 0 mixes Wushu and Steampunk

Tai Chi 0 (zero) brings the old school Wu Xia genre to life with spectacular martial arts and steampunk! The film tells the story of Yang Lu Chan (played by Yuan Xiaochao), who has a growth on his forehead, which,...