Interview with Eugene Levy

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Remember when I said I was no longer an editor at The Coast? This is still true, but the good people there still allow me to write for them and hooked me up with Eugene Levy, who was in Halifax a few days ago to receive an honorary doctorate from Dalhousie University. He was friendly…Read More

Footnote review

So, I was going to mention a change in my professional life, for those who are keeping track. I've left my job as an editor at The Coast, the Halifax alternative weekly newspaper. I was film editor there, a position I very much enjoyed. I've moved on to a new editorial position elsewhere, which I'm…Read More

Dark Shadows review

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Directed by Tim BurtonWritten by Seth Grahame-Smith and John August fromthe TV series created by Dan CurtisI have lots of time for Tim Burton. The guy has sustained a career in Hollywood as its resident gothic surrealist. And we're talking some 25 years now, making the movies he wants to make—with the possible exception of…Read More

The Cabin in the Woods review

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Directed by Drew Goddard. Written by Goddard and Joss Whedon.  From the outset, The Cabin in the Woods hints that it is not a typical horror film. The opening scenes introduce two mid-level bureaucratic types (played fantastically by Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford) having a run of the mill water cooler discussion. It becomes increasingly…Read More

The Avengers review

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Directed by Joss Whedon Written by Whedon and Zak Penn From the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby I'm at a bit of a loss to describe the scale of this thing, this Avengers movie. It's been in the works for some time, going back to Iron Man and Hulk in 2008.…Read More

My Library

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OK, so here's something different.I'd like to share with you the list of movies in my DVD (and Blu-Ray) library. The reason I'm sharing isn't for self-aggrandizement—this is a relatively modest collection: I know three people just here in Halifax who have far larger and more varied libraries. What I need is a place online…Read More