Tuesday, May 30, 2006

SPC: I'm pretending its still May Introduce Yourself Challenge :)


Ok, here is my final Self Portrait Challenge for May: Introduce Yourself. I missed last week, even though I really thought the day before the big move I would have some computer time, and I did - it was called: unplugging, ain't it fun! Anyhoo, the June challenge is posted but I still have one more May in me ;)

Uh oh, I better think of something so say after all that....

This is me in my new place a few weeks ago, before furniture or paint.

Oops, again
Need a new place, again
A familiar street - I have lived so close to hear before its not the first time I've had this postal code
Tired, again
Thrilled, again
Excited, again

Blank Slate

Is it second or third time lucky.. cuz whichever it is, I am SO READY!

* Sadly, the image accompanying this post has disappeared over the years.

Monday, May 29, 2006

#82 - Try 5 new foods

Little did I know how much help I would have with this one!! I mentioned it to my Mom and she magically contributed a bunch of these - and keeps suggesting more! It must be a Mom thing :)

The first two are fruits that I tried on Bunny Day (you may know it as ... Easter)

1. Mangosteens: I actually don't remember what these tasted like but I liked them!!!

2. Asian Pear: Nice & light, quite fresh tasting

3. Fried Rice with Olive Leaf This was an absolutely amazing selection from Simon's Wok. I highly recommend it! Ok the pic isn't of the actual rice - I forgot to take one of it.

4. Pannen Kocken! Oh, my, goodness. These are a delightful Dutch treat. Somewhere in the land between pancakes & crepes lies the worderfulness of Pannen Kocken. Jamie & Justin brought this back from Holland and I feel ever so lucky to have been able to savoured them. AND you have them with things like maple syrup, Nutella, or even apple strop!

5. Shrimp & Pork Dumplings I never ever ever! Would have tried dumplings! They look not cooked and just boiled or something... so I guess they are a really great thing to have on this list, and I really liked them!! That being said I did fried them after boiling them and had soy sauce with them and they were very yummy goodness.

To see more of my 101 list, click here!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

101 in 1001 Update #12!!

Well here we are in the shiny new apartment - YAY! And the essetials are now up and running:


All is good :) I have managed to get one of my 101 tasks done this week: #37 -Have a red bedroom and very much look forward to getting to some other ones on my list now that I will have all my stuff outthat such as: #41 - Own only things that are beautiful or useful, or both, #25 - Have everything I consider in 'the basic's' wardrobe, both of those will take some time but its great to start the process!! Also in the process of unpacking my movies I found that I actually have 12 of the films on my #3 - List of 101 Films I Can't Believe I Haven't Seen! No excuses now!! hehehe

OK that is enough for now - back to unpacking!

#22 - Save a part of every paycheque - done!

#94 - Read every day - done! Currently reading "Children of the Mind" by Orson Scott Card, its the 4th in the "Ender's Game" series, and I don't believe I have read it before although I read the first three as well as Ender's Shadow. I started it on the day I moved as I need a way to relax and calm the mind and um, my cable wasn't installed yet.

#92 - Learn/Discover something new every
Sunday May 21/06 - old school thermometer is reliable
Monday May 22/06 - painting is much nicer with help!
Tuesday May 23/06 - I have more than 'about 30 boxes' - see pic below
Wednesday May 24/06 - Professional movers are *so* worth it
Thursday May 25/06 - mak taking is.. not fun, also - toad in the hole, yummy!
Friday May 26/06 - If you think you should take the day off, take it as if you go in anyway you will sure waste a bunch of time
Saturday May 27/06 - Walking to my new grocery store takes about 20min. They have some interesting stuff there!! I love when you can choose between 4 different brands of chick peas!

Click here for my 101 list

* Sadly, the images accompanying this post has disappeared over the years.

#37 - Have a red bedroom


YAY!!! This one is complete, and I had much help along the way - thank you's go out to Danette, Jamie & Justin for helping me with this one. Almost the entire gallon of paint was used for the marvelous creation, and its a freakin tiny room!! Mind you I think my painting & priming leave a bit to be desired, hehe. I love the curtain, adding some sparkle and its a good thing I had it as there is no door!

Here is a start to finish looks... it's like my own little design show!

Beginning with a small and dark room .....

Some patching was required... who knew I was handy?

And some priming...

ADD RED .. and a plant!

Its red.. really really red!!! One of the movers actually said "This is the redest room I have ever seen" WOOHOO! Exactly what I wanted :)

* Sadly, the images accompanying this post has disappeared over the years.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 26, 2006!!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!

I'm still amongst oodles of boxes therefore we have a Dragnet newsletter this week: just the facts. OH but I do have to say, very excited for Souvenir of Canada coming out in regular release - I was really close to seeing it during the Film Fest last year I was completely drawn to the publicity photo which featured Ookpik. OH - and sooooo excited to see The Proposition as it was written by Nick Cave! And of course we can't forget the release of the 3rd X-Men film this week: X-Men: The Last Stand. Ok so that isn't very Dragnet-like, but hey - I can't help it if I'm excited!!

Festival Watch:
Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival continues until May 28, 2006, Toronto

Have a great weekend!


Friday May 26, 2006 Releases

Dir: Patrice Chereau (Son Frere, Intimacy, La Reine Margot)
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Claudia Coli
Limited Release

Keeping up With the Steins
Dir: Scott Marshall (Spin Cycle)
Cast: Daryl Sabara, Jeremy Piven, Garry Marshall, Daryl Hannah, Jamie Gertz
Limited Release

The Proposition
Dir: John Hillcoat (To Have and to Hold, Ghosts... of the Civil Dead)
Cast: John Hurt, Danny Huston, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson
Limited Release

Souvenir of Canada
Dir: Robin Neinstein - directorial film debut
Writer/Narrator: Douglas Coupland
Limited Release

X-Men: The Last Stand
Dir: Brett Ratner (Red Dragon, Rush Hour 2, The Family Man)
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Kelsey Grammer, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 26, 2006**

Sunday, May 21, 2006

101 in 1001 update #11

I've spent the majority of the week painting and prepping for the move, therefore this week we have our regular updates only:

#22 - Save a part of every paycheque - done!

#94 - Read every day
Sunday May 14/06 - In Style
Monday May 15/06 - The Probable Future
Tuesday May 16/06 -
The Metro
Wednesday May 17/06 - Five Weeks in a Balloon
Thursday May 18/06 - Eye, Now
Friday May 19/06 - The Metro
Saturday May 20/06 -
Various signs in Canadian Tire while waiting to get a refund

#92 - Learn/Discover something new every
Sunday May 14/06 - Insomnia is caused when your brain is thinking about too many things
Monday May 15/06 - How to use a new program at work
Tuesday May 16/06 - a new word that I've already forgotten
Wednesday May 17/06 - often when painting wells, you need multiple coats
Thursday May 18/06 - there is a No Frills a streetcar away from my new place - woot!
Friday May 19/06 - It is possible to be really productive at work!
Saturday May 20/06 - A lot about Holland!!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 19, 2006!!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!

A wide variety of releases this week to choose from! Will it be the hyped up mystery thriller book-to-film release of The Da Vinci Code? The animated animals of Over the Hedge? The critically acclaimed French film La Petite Jerusalem? Teen slasher flick starring wrestler by adult film director See No Evil (scary combo there...). I think for me I'm gonna bet on the South Korean flick by Oldboy director Park Chan-wook and try to get out to see Lady Vengeance / Chinjeolhan geumjassi. It looks beautiful, although sounds a little heavy on the violence. We shall see.

Festival Watch:
Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival runs May 18 - 28, 2006, Toronto
Gotta say, I love the print ad's for Inside Out this year with the tagline something along the lines of 'film lovers festival' and all these couples making out in a theatre, its totally cute.

Have a great weekend!


Friday May 19, 2006 Releases

The Da Vinci Code
Dir: Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Cinderella Man)
Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellan, Alfred Molina, Paul Bettany, Jean Reno

Down in the Valley
Dir: David Jacobson (Dahmer, Criminal)
Cast: Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Bruce Dern
Limited Release

Lady Vengeance / Chinjeolhan geumjassi
Dir: Park chan-wook (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Simpan)
Cast: Lee Young-ae, Choi min-sik, Oh dal-su, Kim si-hu, Lee seung-shin, Kim bu-sun
South Korea
Limited Release

Over the Hedge
Dir: Tim Johnson (Antz), Karey Kirkpatrick - directorial debut
Voices: Bruce Willis, Nick Bolte, Garry Shandling, Sanda Sykes, William Shatner

La Petite Jerusalem / Little Jerusalem
Writer/Dir: Karin Albou (L'Innocente, Aid El Kebir)
Cast: Fanny Valette, Elsa Zylberstein, Hedi Tillette de Clermont-Tonnerre
Limited Release

See No Evil
Dir: Gregory Dark - numerous adult videos
Cast: Kane/Glen Jacobs

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 19, 2006**

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Self Portrait Challenge - Introduce yourself #3


The current subject for SPT is to Introduce yourself.

Who am I?

I was taking pics of my new apartment after (thinking) I was done priming for there day and then noticed these 3 panels of ick green on the bathroom door and I just HAD to make them not that colours, so ... regardless to say I am these things....

I am compulsive
I am stubborn
I am determind
I get things done
I tend to take on too much (I'm working on that though)
I get excited about everything
I giggle
I want everyone to be happy
I like to share

* Sadly, the image accompanying this post has disappeared over the years.

Monday, May 15, 2006

For Zamie & Justin

As you can see things are carrying on mostly per normal....


Jinx running out of the frame...

Bascha still loves her spot....

Pretty tulips!!!

Healthy ground cover action!

Mom said these looks like they are doing well when I showed her the pic...

These have tons of buds

This tulip is like three different colours, I don't think you can really tell from the pic but its quite delicate & beautiful

This is climbing!!!

Someone was waiting for me at the door...

And then there were cuddles

And me and Mr. man are doing just fine too :)

* Sadly, the images accompanying this post has disappeared over the years.

Unconscious Mutterings

Unconscious Mutterings for this week

I say ... and you think ... ?

Immune :: bubble
Together :: forever
Blank :: blank
Professional :: Jean Reno
Thousand :: dollars
Shutter :: speed
Upside down :: right side up
Neck :: deck
Unlisted :: hehe

Sunday, May 14, 2006

101 in 1001 Weekly Update #10

Well here we are, 10 weeks in and I'm at 10/101 on my 101 in 1001 days mission!! Its amazing, I felt like I didn't makes tons of progress this week but in fact I've knocked off 2 off my 101 in 1001 list, and made some progess on others. Its all relative I guess!! I also felt like I hadn't been posting as much but in fact I think I have! I've been crazy busy with the new apartment and have set down the primer in my new bedroom so it will be red soon! YAY!!

I've made progress on #14 Write something about all the films I see by writing reviews on Outland, The Bridge on the River Kwai and Québec-Montréal, and 2 or thoses are from #3, 101 List of film's I haven't seen, so its like killing 2 birds with 1 stone. Hmmm I need a better saying for that cuz I wouldn't kill any birds to begin with!

Then the 2 I finished with total completeness are #81 - Treat my Mom to Red Lobster (which I'm counting as complete even though she didn't *totally* let me treat, but I believe that to be veto'd as you can't really argue with Mom on Mother's day, right? I'm stubborn but not stupid!), and #42 - Tell someone a secret, which wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Some of the regular day to day tasks are a little slacksville, especially reading - I usually read on the subway but been very tired, carrying many things and also obsessed with those sudoko puzzles which are picking away at my reading time! Hopefully it will be more enlightening reading this week.

And now for our regular updates:

#22 - Save a part of every paycheque - done!

#94 - Read every day
Sunday May 7/06 - Emails
Monday May 8/06 - The Metro
Tuesday May 9/06 - Never Coming to a Theatre Near you
Wednesday May 10/06 - emails/blogs
Thursday May 11/06 - Eye, Now
Friday May 12/06 - The Metro
Saturday May 13/06 - emails

#92 - Learn/Discover something new every
Sunday May 7/06 - What a 'flipper ball' is, fun with plumbing items, lol
Monday May 8/06 - People tend to get electric shocks in my cube
Tuesday May 9/06 - 'dod' is not a word
Wednesday May 10/06 - How to make macros in Excel, and the Page Break preview function Thursday May 11/06 - Blossoms are flowers on trees (thanks Mom!)
Friday May 12/06 - Amniotomy means same as ARM which means breaking the water
Saturday May 13/06 - When you pick a route, stick to it!

#81 - Treat my Mom to Red Lobster

Initially when I made my 101 list I didn't want to have anything that involved other people, just in case they didn't want to participate in my idea. But I stuck with this one because it just seemed right and my Mom agreed to it before I finished the sentence of even asking the question! What better day to go than Mother's Day? So we went and it was yummy nummy goodness!! Thanks Mom for coming & for being the coolest Mom in the world!!!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 12, 2006!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!

Holy Moly Batman, only 2 releases this week? Wowzers I wonder what is up with that! Less competition I guess as this weeks releases are total opposite ends of the spectrum. In my research I have discovered that Wolfgang Peterson is going to be the director of the film adaptation of book Ender's Game. Wow. Hmm. Not sure how I feel about that. Ender's Game is one of those books that you hope yet fear will be a film, I'm not convinced its even possible to adapt it into a film without some major changes, and I wouldn't want to change a thing.

Festival Watch:
Toronto Jewish Film Festival, continues until May 14, 2006, Toronto

CONTACT, a month long photography festival is showcasing films about photography at the NFB May 12-14, the festival itself runs until the end of May 2006, Toronto

Have a great weekend!


Friday May 12, 2006 Releases

Just My Luck
Dir: Donald Petrie (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Miss Congeniality)
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Faizon Love, Missi Pyle

Dir: Wolfgang Petersen (Troy, The Perfect Storm, In the Line of Fire, Das Boot)
Cast: Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Jacinda Barrett, Andre Braugher, Mia Maestro

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 12, 2006**

Thursday, May 11, 2006


Director: Peter Hyams (2010, Capricorn One, Running Scared, End of Days)
Cast: Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen
UK, 1981

Seen: April 23, 2006 on Mpix

Reason to see: Scifi Fun

This is probably the third time I've seen this film, and I still enjoy it. Usually described as space western, and I believe that fits. Not as literal as say, Firefly though. Although made in the early 80's it still has that 70's feel in terms of people looking like.. people not 'stars' and 'models'. Sean Connery does a great job, the story is interesting, and good blend of action and tension.

Shannon's Overall View:
I quite enjoyed it
I have and will watch it again
I would recommend it

The Bridge on the River Kwai - part of #3 list of 101 films

Director: David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, A Passage to India)
Cast: Alec Guinness, William Holden, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Hawkins
UK/USA, 1957

Seen: April 23th, 2006 thanks to Rogers Direct

Reason to see: It's on my 101 list of films I can't believe I haven't seen, and its just one of those movies that is always on 'best of' lists, and Alec Guiness is in it!

Usually I avoid war movies like the plague, but as this is critically acclaimed and not recently made I thought it would be safe. It was. Well, it didn't disturb me the way most war movies do, although I'm still not sure exactly what it was trying to say. It does focus a lot in belief, and sticking to the rules & your guns and when does this get to the point of ridiculous or does that never happen. Is the principle of something more important than the actually experience of the result. What happens when you can't stand back and see something for what it is? Who gets to make decisions, and why? What are the reprecussions of our actions? Why are we willing to do things.

It was also interesting to me that I couldn't figure out where the film was made, as I don't know if there was a certain country they were trying to make look good or bad or both.

Favorite Quotes:
"Good show, jolly good show!"
"On the theory that there is always one more thing to do..."
"There is always the unexpected, isn't there?"

Shannon's Overall View:
I think its a great film
I would watch it again
I would recommend it

Québec-Montréal - part of #3 101 films

Director: Richardo Trogi (Horloge Biologique)
Cast: Patrice Robitaille, Jean-Phillipe Pearson, Isabelle Blais, Julie LeBreton
Canada, 2002

Seen: April 2006 via Rogers Direct

Reason to see: Its on my list of 101 list of films I can't believe I haven't seen for being Canadian, and I wanted a film starting with the letter Q, and it got kudos on festival circuit.

I do tend to enjoy films in French just because I like hearing French so, there was that. Not pleased with the women characters being stereotypical and objectified - literally. Most 'bit' parts were off screen and/or your only reference to the woman was a body part as she spoke be it mouth, feet or butt. Also relationship/sexual stereotypes. The flirt, the unhappy goal driven girlfriend, the 'loose' girl. Albeit, the guys were stereotyped too. The 'just sex' guy, the 'relationship' guy and the guy who always ends up back in the same relationship over and over.

I was left with not being sure what they were trying to say. Could be slice of life film. Maybe it was a guy point of view relationship movie, if so it makes me realize the reverse of a guy watching a chick flick, cuz this movie - I just didn't get it.

Favorite Quote: "I warn you, I'm stopping for ice cream"

Shannon's Overall View:
I'm not convinced that I liked it, although there were some interesting moments
I most likely wouldn't watch it again
I'm not sure who I would recommend it to

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

#42 - Tell someone a secret

Done :)

Anyone who knows me well knows that sometimes it can take a LOT to get this kinda thing outta me. Course, I'm not gonna say what it is because that would be telling!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Self Portrait Challenge - Introduce Yourself #2


The Self Portrait Challenge for May is Introduce Yourself.

One of the suggested questions for this is: why are you doing self portraits? After I read that I went hrmph. Then I stared into space. Why am I doing this? After a long while I decided that its because I think its fun, and I'm all for fun! :)

* Sadly, the image accompanying this post has disappeared over the years.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Unconscious Mutterings - Week 170 (week 3 for me)

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Represent :: Stand for
Mumbling :: yes I do that
Meetup :: isn't that two words?
Tantalizing :: yes
Fake :: Lame
Dale :: Chip and..
Deny :: Access
Calories :: 50
Roll :: warm with butter, please!
44 :: divisable by 11

Sunday, May 07, 2006

101 in 1001 Weekly Update #9

Things have been going pretty well with the this, I've completed #87 Do something before I feel ready , as well as gotten to 2/10 complete on trying new restaurants for #83. My current obsession this week stemmed from finding out that yes, there is a use for The Metro!! The wonderful little puzzle in the back called Sudoku, and ironically enough they don't put the name of the puzzle in the paper, lol. I had to ask a co-worker. They are tons of fun, and it took me 2 whole days to actually figure them out as I kept screwing it up but now.. now I've got it and its is fun!!

And now for our regular updates:

#22 - Save a part of every paycheque - done!

#94 - Read every day
Sunday April 29/06 - 9 Steps to Financial Freedom
Monday April 30/06 - The Metro
Tuesday May 1/06 - blogs
Wednesday May 2/06 - The Metro
Thursday May 3/06 - Eye, Now
Friday May 4/06 - The Metro
Saturday May 5/06 - posters in the subway

#92 - Learn/Discover something new every
Sunday April 29/06 - Mortal Kombat is a *great* movie to fall asleep to
Monday April 30/06 - The Metro has Suboku puzzle on the back page
Tuesday May 1/06 - Sudoku site
Wednesday May 2/06 - Today was a bad day for the swear jar, bad bad sailorish me.
Thursday May 3/06 - If I don't make/pick up tea I have 5-10 minutes extra on the way to work
Friday May 4/06 - ECV stands for External Cephalic Version, a procedure that externally rotates the fetus from breech to vertex (cephalic/headfirst) position
Saturday May 5/06 - there is a cool polyfil type product that starts out pink and dries white so you know when its ready to sand/prime!

#83 - Try out 10 new restaurants #2 Simon's Wok

Went to Simon's Wok on April 23th with Vern, Jamie & her husband for yummy vegetarian Chinese food to celebrate the work Vern is doing on his book, it was very exciting time! Great opportunity to try some new foods like fried rice with olive leaf which was absolutely excellent. I highly recommend checking it out.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

10 beans

I got tagged from Jamie on this and here is my list!

Spilling 10 Beans about me

1. I know I haven't known someone very long if they say "You're so quiet"
2. I can spot a counterfeit bill in seconds
3. I have an opinion on everything
4. I like to share, as long as I feel I have enough to share
5. I don't play the lottery.
6. No matter how old I get I will always like Chef Boyardi Mini Ravioli
7. I am a creature of habit who does not like change
8. I love Star Trek (Movies, classic, TNG, DS9 and Voyager, but not Enterprise)
9. I hate being good at things I don't like to do.
10. I have had many nicknames including: Little Demon, Punk, Doll, Shannie, Smiley & Boo

Friday, May 05, 2006

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise
Canada, 2006

Seen: Feb 28, 2006 at Paramount

Reason to see: Canadian documentary on Metal music. I couldn't resist it, and I'm glad I didn't.

I did get out to see and would highly recommend Metal: A Headbangers Journey. It's a fascinating look at metal music as a genre and as a culture. Some of my favorite interviews were with Dee Snider, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Zombie and Ronnie James Dio. To see when its coming near you, or see the trailer, check out its website.

Shannon's Overall View:
I loved it
I will watch it again
I highly recommend it

#87 - Do something before I feel ready

I've never had a green thumb. After various attempts to have plants, none sucessful, I eventually just decided to only every get cut flowers as they are pretty while they last and you *except* them to die. But... I do like them which is why I put #38 Keep a plant alive from ‘The Auction’ from one year to the next on my list of 101 things. Considering the auction isn't until November I thought I had tons of time to relax on the keeping plants alive front .. until... a coworker who is in a few days a week asked me to care for her plants where she isn't here. Oh my, I was like - pick someone else!! Not me!! I'll kill them!! But after saying this she still insisted I could do it. After a few weeks I missed them on the days when they were not on my desk. A few days after that, there was some secret repotting going on, I ended up with my own little violet. Wish me luck in keeping it alive!

Film Fan Fridays for Friday May 5, 2006!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!

Releases this week are all across the board! From Sundance hit Art School Confidential to family fun Hoot to historical action/adventure/romance The Promise to blockbuster Mission Impossible III, there really should be something out there for everyone! We also have Something New, 3rd new release recently playing in limited release not in the downtown core. I'm finding this new trend fascinating. No Canadian film this week though, boohoo!!

Festival Watch:
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival continues until May 7, 2006, Toronto

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, runs May 6-14, 2006, Toronto

Summer Preview!
As we are now in May with birds singing and flowers blooming, we also are starting to see the beginning of the summer blockbuster season. Now, I don't usually say that summer flicks go hand in hand with works like 'quality' but they can be fun as all get out, and a nice break from the blistering heat outside which we can expect in the days ahead. Summer films are total escapism in my opinion and the season begins with week with the release of Mission Impossible III. May continues with adventurous films such as Poseidon to be released May 12, remake of the 1972 The Poseidon Adventure, I am really looking forward to this one, I love water movies!
And we trek forward to the .. shall we say thriller? Mystery? The Da Vinci Code comes out May 19th. What would May be without mutants? Good thing we don't to find out as X-Men: The Last Stand is out on May 26. June releases are of only on the bookends of the month with yet another remakes, this time of a creepy genre, The Omen is out June 6th, and what could be the most anticipated films of the summer, Superman Returns is being released June 30th for the long weekend. July continues with the remakes and sequels trend with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest out July 7th, and Michael Mann's Miami Vice out July 28. I believe we have the only *original* idea film of the biggies out on July 21 with M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water.

Have a great weekend!


Friday May 5, 2006 Releases

Art School Confidential
Dir: Terry Zwigoff (Bad Santa, Ghost World, Crumb)
Cast: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent, Anjelica Huston
Limited Release

Dir: Will Shriner - directorial film debut
Cast: Logan Lerman, Brie Larson, Cody Linley

Mission Impossible III
Dir: J.J. Abrams - directorial film debut
Cast: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Keri Russell

On A Clear Day
Dir: Gaby Dellal (Football, Toy Boys)
Cast: Peter Mullan, Brenda Blethyn, Jamie Sives, Sean McGinley
Limited Release

The Promise / Wu ji
Dir: Chen Kaige (Together / He ni zai yi qu, Farewell My Concubine / Ba wang bie ji)
Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada, Cecilia Cheung, Dong-Kun Jang
China/Hong Kong/ Japan/South Korea

Something New
Dir: Sanaa Hamri - directorial film debut
Cast: Alfre Woodard, Earl Billings, Simon Baker
Limited Release

When Do We Eat?
Dir: Salvador Litvak (Great Harry and Jane)
Cast: Jack Klugman, Shiri Appleby, Lesley Ann Warren
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 5, 2006**

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Self Portrait Tuesday - May challenge - Introduce Yourself #1


May challenge for Self Portrait Tuesday: Introduce yourself

Who am I?

I'm the one giggling like mad a few cubicles over
I'm the one who decides not to squish into the subway, even if I'm running late for work
I'm the one who sighs loudly when you sit directly in front of me in an very spacious movie theatre
I'm the one with the killer sunburn
I'm the one with the dark black make up at any occasion
I'm the one who falls asleep in class or alternately I'm the one who takes ridiculously detailed notes
I'm the one who rolled my eyes in the interview
I'm the short blonde
I'm the one with the desk so organized people don't feel comfortable working at it
I'm the one who can't disguise if I'm unimpressed with you or your actions
I'm the one who lights up like its Christmas when I find out something exciting
I'm the one who was up til 3am
I'm the one who always says "Sure, lets have another pint"
I'm the one here for "the French film" and not Cuba Gooding Jr's lastest movie
I'm the who has said so many time "All sales are final, and that means no exchanges or refunds, please note that no latecomers are admitted to the theatre and the house will open half an hour before the show..."
I'm the one who doesn't recognize you
I'm the one who called ahead
I'm the one who isn't friendly to telemarketers
I'm the one who arrives hours early with a book and snacks to a play only 5 other people ended up going to
I'm the one who found the inconsistency
I'm the one who walked into the door and made the clock fly off the wall
I'm the one who made it balance
I'm the one who sneezes in sets of three, loudly
I"m the one in the picture, silly!!

* Sadly, the image accompanying this post has disappeared over the years.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Unconscious Mutterings Week 169 (week 2 for me)

Here is this week's Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Out of place :: Out of time
Helicopter :: lol... what I sounded like before my new mic
Francis :: Francine
Ryan :: oh, I thought of a last name of a guy I was in grade school with
Wedding :: Anniversary
Apalled :: Agast
Historian :: Boring
Powerful :: Red
Uncomfortable :: Itchy

Get yer groove on!

Get dancing and join in on Jamie's Virtual Dance Party!

I know I did, and I had a great time!!!

Weekly Catch Up: Welcome March!

Whelp, we made it through February and all the SNOW, so I'm happy it is now March. I'm not fooling myself, I know March is still ...