November 27th, 2012 | by Jerry Gabriel
Now that Movember is coming to an end, it's time to recap all the really interesting and off beat blogs about what happens when men attempt to grow out their facial hair. Today's Blog on Blog is here to cut through the many sites dedicated to those who know what to do, those that don't, and those who make growing a mustache a very strange experience
September 26th, 2012 | by Jerry Gabriel
With the Comicon caravan passing through Montreal last weekend, I started thinking about the best comic book blogs around. If these are an introduction into the comic book world, then prepare to have your mind blown with high amounts of gamma radiation
August 23rd, 2012 | by Jerry Gabriel
Across North America a new trend is delving into the massive failure of capitalistic projects in the age of austerity and may in fact represent, to a larger extent, the downfall of the American Empire... I am of course speaking about the ubiquity of vacant malls and the many blogs dedicated to them
August 10th, 2012 | by Jerry Gabriel
What do a dancing techno robot, an abject mustache salesman and a kidnapped actress all have in common? Well...not really that much. Except they are all part of the collective of strange personalities found at New Faces of Comedy set
October 19th, 2011 | by Mike Gwilliam
I love free stuff. I also love it when free stuff actually isn't supposed to be free. If you haven't caught on by now, let me spell it out for you: pirating. Not that it's a good thing to pirate music or software or movies, but when you're broke as hell, sometimes it's just a good idea to do a few Google searches. And there are faster ways to get the files you want without using torrents and praying that the file you want has been seeded. This is a guide to get what you want faster than any other method I have discovered
October 14th, 2011 | by Stephanie Laughlin
This week Friday Film Review explores the best websites for web-savvy cinephiles. Are you interested in exploring anything and everything film related on the web, but don't know where to start? Well aren't you lucky you're reading Friday Film Review today, because we are going to look at some of the best movie websites out there right now
September 14th, 2011 | by Jerry Gabriel
Ever since the 1930s proto-nerds have been meeting in dusty old dingy churches to assemble and trade things; they were collectors - hoarders if you will. Those were the infant days of nerddom, when comic-book nerds and sci-fi geeks lived in the shadows of their parents basements, trading, cataloguing and collecting. But now they can step into the artificial light of a convention center! As the annual Montreal Comiccon begins this weekend!
June 25th, 2011 | by Joey McCallum
Born in Sept-Iles and raised in Quebec, local Verdun artist Katerine Darveau uses her limitless imagination, engineering experience, and natural talent to create some of the most fascinating tableau sculptures and naturally beautifying jewellery imaginable. Spending her teenage years in solitude, Katerine learned to develop an elaborate imagination, finding refuge in her dreams and spirit, and allowing her to surpass the borders of the average world. Creation has always been an insatiable need for Katerine. Her fascination with science and energy led her...
June 12th, 2011 | by Jerry Gabriel
If you got off this week at Bonaventure metro and walked through the underground to Windsor Station expecting to find the beer fest, you probably (like I did) found yourself lost, confused and with an intensely whetted pallet for a "drop" of the sweet libation of the gods (also known as beer)
June 5th, 2011 | by Brian Guthmann
I stepped outside of my tent and instantly noticed how many cars had disappeared from the campgrounds. People traveled from far and wide to attend Sasquatch, so it seemed as though everyone need a day to return to work on Tuesday, and with the exception of the select group of Wilco fans, every stage was fairly barren and open to easy front row access. Dressed in suits and tuxes, Noah and the Whale came out with a set up equally polished with their well-orchestrated mournful and occasionally inspirational pop tunes
June 3rd, 2011 | by Stephanie Laughlin
In an industry that revels in youth and sex, getting older is an issue that affects any actor working in Hollywood. Movie stars have to work extremely hard to stay on top because there are countless people below them vying for their own glimpse at the spotlight. As a woman, it seems you have to work even harder to get roles once you hit your forties - and many just don't make it! So what is it
May 31st, 2011 | by Jerry Gabriel
The Barr Brothers are back in Montreal to perform a full show after months of touring that brought them to Canadian Music Week, Japan, SXSW, and a few American cities. After seeing The Barr Brothers for the first time in Toronto for Canadian Music Week, I have to say I was seriously impressed with their work. It was invigorating, especially when I was feeling extreme burnout from attending a bunch of shows in such
May 27th, 2011 | by Stephanie Laughlin
The following is not based on a true story. One could say It's all gone Pete Tong is just writer/director Michael Dowse trying to recreate the success of his debut feature, the cult classic Fubar. Both films do have the same structure: a mockumentary in which the lead character faces
May 20th, 2011 | by Jerry Gabriel
What can you expect at a Lachine Canal Pirate Party? Maybe a few pirates prancing around with loot, eventually forming a conga line and dancing off the plank?
Ahoy Matey! These are not your father's scurvy ridden, sea motion addled pirates. These pirates like to party-down!
May 17th, 2011 | by Brian Guthmann
Founded slightly over a decade ago in a (paradoxically) historic building, Fabric boasts more height than width. Three separate dancefloors on three separate stories create an atmosphere appealing to anyone who subscribes to the mantra of "variety is the spice of life". Each floor hosts multiple DJs a night and hundreds, sometimes thousands of dancers
May 13th, 2011 | by Stephanie Laughlin
For a film to be good, you need a strong script combined with solid acting and directing. Obviously. Then there's also all those other elements that go into filmmaking; elements that we as audience members often don't think about as we're too mesmerized by Vin Diesel kicking butt, Johnny Depp acting like a lunatic pirate or Ryan Gosling breaking hearts. For a film to truly go from good to great, details like lighting, set design and music are absolutely crucial. And we can't forget fashion of course, the wonderful light and fluffy icing on a great film cake