Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's a Love Thing with Twin Kennedy

Meet Canada's newest country duo - Twin Kennedy.

Well, that actually isn't true. They've been around, touring and writing songs as Carli and Julie for years. Since they were children they have been playing instruments and singing for any audience that would have them. They have always been Carli and Julie, or the twins, or the Kennedys - but I guess it was time to make a name that sounded a little a country duo. Before they made their next album they decided it was time to find something that would stick.

"We knew for a year that we wanted to make a change, something that was easy...we thought of Dear Kennedy, Miss Kennedy..." said Julie. "...we really wanted to keep Kennedy, but then everyone always came back to the twin thing," said Carli.

They became Twin Kennedy...if there was ever a more country sounding duo name I don't know what that would be. Maybe Cowgirls on Hay-Bales...but I think I like Twin Kennedy more.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Ryan Reynolds heads to Vancouver to film Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds is going to be back in Vancouver reprising his role as Deadpool from X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009. Deadpool will begin filming in the stars hometown in March.

I'm not sure if you recall how that movie ended, but Reynolds went from hawt to, hawt MESS...and then you thought he died.But he didn't, as usual.

As we know, Reynold's previous shot at superhero stardom was a misstep off a skyscraper in the form of Green Lantern. Let's hope this one has a more positive effect on his career. Who knows, maybe he will try harder now that he and Blake Lively have a baby. Daddy needs to put food on the table right?


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CBC's Schitt's Creek premieres - ALL OF THE LEVYS

My Canadian television dreams have come true.

As we all know, I am obsessed with the Levys - OBSESSED. When Dan and Eugene are photographed together I die. When you put the two of them and Catherine O'Hara in a TV show I am I breathing right now? Oh, and Eugene's other kid, Sarah, plays the town waitress. ALL THE LEVYS!

Schitt's Creek premiered tonight on CBC. A sitcom about a rich family that loses everything and ends up moving to a town that they bought as a joke called Schitt's Creek. A spoiled daughter, a pretentious hipster son, a former actress mother and a business man father - all now living in a motel with a leaky roof surrounded by townies.

Your classic riches to rags story.

The first episode was a little hard to get through - everyone, minus Eugene, was a little too over-the-top for my liking and not entirely consistent in character, but by the second episode I am beginning to come around.

It's not all about the Levys. The Mayor of the town is played by Chris Elliot (who you will probably remember played Lily's dad on How I Met You Mother) who I love ( hate, God his character is annoying). We have also been introduced to the motel receptionist Stevie (Emily Hampshire) - who is probably my favorite non-Levy on the show.

My favorite scene of the show was when they go to the Mayor's house for dinner and Dan (OMG, what is his character's name? David? He really should have just pulled a Will Smith and called himself Dan Levy in the show.) explains to the Mayor and his wife an experimental art 'show' that he curated at an art gallery in Brooklyn. Something about an artist wearing a clay mask of a fawn, taking off her shirt and breast feeding her is the most believable tale in the whole show.

I would like to see how the story develops. Currently it is pretty flat. The characters are dynamic and could definitely make for a highly entertaining series if they hook the audience. I'm intrigued, but I'm not hooked...yet.


Saturday, January 3, 2015

My Stage Debut with the Alberta Ballet: The Nutcracker

I have never had an aching desire to be on stage. When I was little I did some stage-y type stuff, but with age, I have grown fond of behind the scenes writing, where you heard and not seen. That suits me. I do however, have a desire to tell a story. If going on stage means having a good story to tell - well then, I will enter stage right. Here is a story about the time I took the stage with the graceful ballerinas of the Alberta Ballet.

Late in September 2014, while Calgary was under a pile of wet tree-breaking snow, I received a message from the Alberta Ballet requesting that I be in in their popular holiday production of The Nutcracker for a night during its run.

My first thought was, "Will I have to interact with the human sized rats? I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with the nightmares that would follow for the rest of my life," followed by,"Do they think I can dance? Because I definitely have the grace of a rhino."

I didn't get answers to those questions, but said yes anyways. All I knew was I had to wear a costume and that other people, including the Mayor, had done it in the past. This was reassuring - because, as amazing as Nenshi is, I think he and I would get about the same grade in ballet class.

Months went by and then it was the week of the big day.

Viral Videos: Who wants to get crazy for New Years?

If you didn't celebrate New Years like this...then I think you failed.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of documentary (TRAILER)

If you went to the Backstreet Boys tour this year - you will have already seen clips from the upcoming Backstreet Boys documentary...but if you didn't*, here is the trailer.

It will probably the best thing that will hit theatres in 2015. (Jan 30 in North America, February 26 internationally).


*I'm not sure what you were doing when the best show of your life was on tour - but you better count that as a LIFE FAIL.

The boys are back - first look at the Entourage Movie (TRAILER)

I am pretty excited for this movie to come out. My life was lacking some serious asshole sans Ari Gold and I just couldn't find a suitable replacement.

A couple things I would like to point out:
  1. Turtle isn't fat anymore - as is also pointed out be a girl in the trailer.
  2. The movie they made looks stupid. 
  3. Mark Wahlberg is in the trailer - that better not be all the screen time he gets.
  4. Bob Saget is not in the trailer, but since he was the best guest star ever on the show, he better be in the movie.
  5. Haley Joel Osment with a beard is terrifying.
  6. It looks like Lloyd has lost some weight as well.