Sunday, September 14, 2014

What to Watch: CIFF 2014

The Calgary International Film Festival is almost upon us! Starting this Thursday and running until September 28, 2014, CIFF will bring us films from all over the world in all different genres.

Here are my picks for the movies to watch in this years line up. There are a lot to choose from so see the full listing here. But for now, check out the films that I will go see...sitting in the back of the theatre eating popcorn alone.

Backcountry (Canadian Cinema Series)
Oh, a movie about what would happen to me if you ever made me do something in the "backcountry". Like...I don't even like sitting on grass if there is a chance I am going to get bit by a mosquito. Rookie Blue's Missy Peregrym stars in this movie about an urban couple who go camping and end up in a bear version of The Grey. Horror. (More info)

Advance Style (Documentary Series)
"I'm dressed up for the theatre of my life every day..."
Oh dear GOD if I ever live to be this old - let me dress like these ladies. The Documentary series of CIFF is always my favorite, and it looks like this year may not disappoint. This documentary about old ladies dressing up looks FAB-U-LOUS. Directed by Ari Cohen, who started on online blog Advance Style to showcase the elderly who have street style. It's like Ab Fab on CRACK. It's like - the only movie I need to see at CIFF (but I'll see more, because I can). (More info)

Maps to the Stars (Headliners Series)
Julianne Moore looks like a raging lunatic in this David Cronenberg film...I mean, it's about people in Hollywood so of course they are going to be outrageous. Oh, the good life. (More info)

Foxcatcher (Headliners Series)
Steve Carell is acting serious...with a prosthetic nose and weird teeth. That alone is a draw for this 'based on a true story' film about a wrestling coach and his team. Channing Tatum is also in it - and if you believe People Magazine, he is also currently the Sexiest Man there's that. (More info)

Dirty Singles (Canadian Cinema Series)
It appears that everyone in this film is not single...but maybe they become single because they are all a bunch of skanks (male and female). Being single sucks. Dating sucks. Being in a relationship sucks. And breaking up sucks. Did I miss anything? Oh yeah...and getting the herp looks like it would most definitely suck. This movie however looks like it may need  a thumbs up. (More info)

God Help the Girl (Music on Screen Series)
A pop musical! Be still my heart CIFF. This film, set in Scotland, is about some kids that start a pop band. And it looks like there may be some nerd love. Hearts. (More info)

Born to Fly (Documentary Series)
Also in the Documentary Series is Born to Fly, a film about...basically crazy people who do dangerous things for entertainment and to look like they are flying. Whatever, it looks like we get to see someone break a bone. I'm sold. (More info)


Monday, September 1, 2014

Jessie Ware's Want Your Feeling (LISTEN)

Ah Jessie Ware! Her second album is coming out on October 21 and this is another sampling of what we are going to hear on it.

Team Jessie Ware. Fack I love her.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jimmy Kimmel reunites the Friends females

Jennifer Aniston was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday and ended up doing a read through of Jimmy's Friends fan fiction. Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox both came out and read lines in Kimmel's replica Friends kitchen.

The kitchen made me very nostalgic, but Jennifer Aniston. Hum, maybe you should have played down the "I am annoyed" bit...I feel like she may have been told to act like she was pissed, but it ruined the whole skit.

If she was not acting and really being a cow about the whole thing - well that's just annoying.

Anyways, WAHHHHH Friends, I miss you!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Big Brother Canada Season 3 Casting Opens TODAY

The national casting call has been made for Big Brother Canada season 3. From today until November 24, 2014 - can apply online to be on the hit game show.

This is a big year for the show, as all previous years have aired on Shaw's speciality channel, Slice, and next season they are moving to Shaw's parent channel - Global. I would say this is the year you want to get cast.

So you can apply online at OR you can audition in person during the open casting calls. The casting calls will be held at the following locations starting in October:

Vancouver, British Columbia – Sunday, October 19

Calgary, Alberta – Sunday, October 19

Regina, Saskatchewan – Friday, October 24 (OMG - WILL THEY FINALLY CAST SOMEONE FROM THE PRAIRIES?!?!)

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Friday, October 24

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Wednesday, October 29

Montréal, Québec – Thursday, October 30

Toronto, Ontario – Sunday, November 23

To all you applying - bravo and good luck!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Taylor Swift finally announces she is deserting Country Music

Taylor Swift confirmed today that she will be releasing her 'first' official pop album on October 27 called 1989.

And country music fans are all like...huh? Did your last album not have dub step in it? We already knew you had gone to the dark side.

Her new single, Shake It Off, was released today and has Taylor white girl rapping, shaking her butt with some black girls (cause you know they know how to shake their booties the best), holding a ghetto blaster that plays tapes (WHAT TAPE IS IN THERE? Does Pop-Up Video still exist? Get on it.), 'participating in' every type of dance they could think of and wearing giant hipster glasses.

Is Taylor Swift cool enough for you now world?

It's safe to say, Taylor will do just fine in the pop music scene - but, she has a while to go before she reaches the pop levels of Gaga, Perry and Britney. Like...a long while.