It should be no secret to anyone who is ... alive ... that social media in 2013 can be just another vehicle for bullying. There have been some high-profile cases in the media - one in my own province. Cases about bullying that left the school ground and headed to the internet. When I was… Continue reading Wasted On the Young || Film Takes Bullying High Tech
I was worried when I first sat down to watch "Hemlock Grove"; fearful of finding more sparkling vampires and lame-ass, overly sentimental werewolves. Of that there is no sign in this made-for-Netflix series. This 13 episode series is based on the book, "Hemlock Grove: A Novel" by Brian McGreevy. I've ordered the book to see how closely the… Continue reading Hemlock Grove: No Twilight Werewolves In Sight
Name of the app: Qwiki - here on itunes What does it do? Basically, this app is a one-touch movie making app. I've been using it since it first arrived and it's grown into quite a community. The great thing about it is that you can make a movie the first time you open the… Continue reading IPhone App Review: Qwiki
The new series, "Orphan Black" from BBC America, looked like it might be an interesting show. Sadly, I will never know if it improves because I couldn't even get through one episode. To begin with, "Orphan Black" feels like a strange rehashing of The CW's "Ringer" without the star power of Sarah Michelle Geller. The… Continue reading “Orphan Black” Is Okay With the Mute Button On
Update, March 21: San Francisco Bay Guardian was able to acquire an audio recording of the comments in question. March 17, 2013, folk singer Michelle Shocked had a concert at Yoshi's in San Francisco. She chose that venue and concert to deliver an anti-gay rant that has many using the descriptive "hate". Reports are unclear… Continue reading Michelle Shocked’s Anti Gay Rant Results in Gig Cancellations
Title: Mama (2013) Director: Andrés Muschietti (Mama, short) Cast: Jessica Chastain ("The Help", "Zero Dark Thirty", "Take Shelter"), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ("Game of Thrones", "Kingdom Of Heaven", "Blackhawk Down"), Megan Charpentier ("Supernatural", "Jennifer's Body", "Resident Evil"), Isabelle Nélisse ("Whitewash") Synopsis: Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest… Continue reading Review: “Mama” Is Topping Box Office For a reason.
Charlotte Kinzie / Kamloops, BC In 2005 my husband, Joel, and I traveled to Cambodia. Joel was a seasoned traveler. I had been to a few countries in Europe and on a lot of camping trips in Canada but that was the extent of my experience. I was willing and excited! During our stay in… Continue reading Destination: Cambodia
Images by C.Kinzie | Kamloops, BC, Canada It's been a strange winter. Months of too warm and now a lot of snow. It doesn't stop trips up into the hills.
Films about killers are made better with humor. It eases the viewer into suddenly realizing that they're feeling sympathetic toward characters who are killing people. It's sneaky and I love it. Films where people get into an inordinate amount of trouble without really trying also please me. Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken in the same… Continue reading Review: “Seven Psychopaths” and All The Best Actors
Let’s talk about Jodie Foster. Last night at the Golden Globe awards award-winning actor, Jodie Foster came out. I think. It was a rather long and convoluted acceptance speech after Foster was announced as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award. I also think that she announced she was retiring from acting but I’m not… Continue reading Celebrities, Privacy and Fans: A Tangle
I like horror movies; that's no secret. In particular, I enjoy horror movies that are more traditional. There's a place for slasher films but I'd much rather watch a good ghost story. "Apartment 143" has a lot of the things that I really enjoy in a good scary movies. There were a few moments when… Continue reading Review: Apartment 143