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How do you solve a problem like movie theatres?

January 29, 2018

A recent story and podcast in Bloomberg highlighted that movie theatres are working hard to get people going back to watch movies on the big screen, but I think cinemas are going about it all the wrong way. A lot …

Trailers for Fargo (shot in Calgary) and The Revenant (shot in Canmore) are out!

July 17, 2015

It’s been a great week for Alberta’s film industry, as two of their big productions released amazing trailers. First was the trailer for the second season of Fargo, which stars Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson, Jean Smart, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, Nick …

From Fievel to Clint: The five westerns you have to watch for Stampede!

June 30, 2015

This year I’ll be celebrating my tenth Calgary Stampede and, if I’m being honest, I think my feet are still blistered from the first one. That’s what you get when you wear cowboy boots for the first time at the …

Canadian Star Wars fans are not very happy with iTunes Canada right now!

April 14, 2015

You guys ever hear of those Star Wars movies? *Flashback to the time I watched all six movies in a row for Entertainment Weekly!* With the next generation of Star Wars movies set for release later year, it probably came …

Four very Alberta moments at the Oscars!

February 23, 2015

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images Did you watch last night’s Oscars? There were certainly some highs and lows. Truthfully, I’m not sure how much I’ll remember of them this time next week. But, that’s not to say that it wasn’t …

Mike Myers’ wonderfully weird Sears commercial!

November 7, 2014

Off all the places I thought I’d see Mike Myers again, I can honestly say that I didn’t think it would be in a Sears commercial. And if I’m being completely honest, I didn’t think I’d ever see another Sears …

Watch the trailer for Corner Gas: The Movie!

November 6, 2014

Well..that was fast! Just a few months after announcing that a Corner Gas movie was being made, we now have our first trailer and news that movie will open on December 1st. Whoever said Canadian film crews weren’t efficient. When …

Three OSCAR sure shots at this year’s CIFF!

September 12, 2014

Let’s get the annual joke about Calgary’s International Film Festival out of the way first. Yes, its acronym is CIFF. Yes, I wish they’d change it. Okay, now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about this …

Trailer: Check out Calgary’s First Film Directed By Calgary!

August 8, 2014

I think a lot of people think of Calgary has just oil, gas and the Stampede. And I’ll be honest, it mostly is. But, the part that isn’t oil, gas and Stampede is pretty freaking awesome too! I first heard …

Video: Digging deep for dinosaurs with Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon!

August 8, 2014

Presented by Travel Alberta Dan Aykroyd is a man of many talents. Whether you know him for bustin’ ghosts, playing the blues or any number of his projects in between, the Canadian actor is easily one of the busiest guys …

A list of my recent regrets.

June 22, 2014

It’s summer!  I’ve made some plans: I’m starting a club for people who know they should be watching Orphan Black, but still aren’t. The show wrapped up its second season this weekend and despite having every episode on my PVR, …

Trailer: Wolfcop roars in theatres!

June 5, 2014

Time and time again, I hear people bashing Canadian productions. But with the fantastic The Grand Seduction opening in theatres last week and another great Canadian release this weekend, maybe it’s time to give your head a shake! Okay, so …

The Corner Gas movie is happening!

May 20, 2014

UPDATE: Wow!  That was fast!  The Corner Gas movie reached its Kickstarter goal in less than an hour.  Man, oh man those fans sure do love Dog River! They’ve been talking about it for years and today Brent Butt made …

I just backed the Kenny vs. Spenny movie and you should too!

March 23, 2014

If you’ve read this blog even once over the past few months, you’ll know that backing the Veronica Mars movie on Kickstarter was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  So since then, I’ve been on the search for …

The best $100 I ever spent

March 12, 2014

The first few moments after finding out that Veronica Mars had launched a Kickstarter campaign were a blur. I literally didn’t know what to do. Should I tweet, Instagram, blog, shout, yell or cheer?  In the end, I think I …